Changwon to build international exchange cooperation center in Cambodia

Changwon City plans to build an international exchange cooperation center in Ta Keo, near Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh, signing a contract with the non-governmental organization, Good Hands, on July 24.

The idea to build the Changwon International Exchange Cooperation Center in Cambodia stemmed from the 12th International Congress of Educating Cities at Changwon in April, to foster networks within the Asia-Pacific region and to put the adopted “Changwon Youth Declaration” into action.

The declaration underscores the “value of marine ecosystems and biodiversity” through sustainable development and emphasizes the need to conserve the seas by interconnecting the oceans and human beings.

The center will include a library, kindergarten and a health center on a lot of 295.5 square meters. Once completed, it will be used to educate children, provide medical treatment for locals, and carry out projects to improve the quality of groundwater.

Good Hands is an NGO for international development and aid, established in 2003, and has branches in Cambodia, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal and Kenya to dispatch activists “to support education, access to drinking water and local development.”

Mayor Park Wan-su, left, and the chief of the NGO Good Hands, pose with a contract on building an international exchange cooperation center in Ta Keo, near Cambodia’s capital, at his office, July 24.

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