Senior translator Qiu Huasheng, deputy director general of CAS Bureau of International Cooperation, and XTBG director Prof. Chen Jin headed a CAS delegation to Cambodia on invitation during December 21-26.
Meeting with Dr. Yin Kim Sean, Cambodian vice minister of environment on December 22, the two sides exchanged ideas on the procedures of promoting the survey project of establishing a national botanical garden in Cambodia.
Dr. Mok Mareth, Cambodian Minister of Environment, met CAS delegation on December 23. He invited some officials of finance and foreign affairs to have discussion with the delegation. “Cambodian Ministry of Environment will play an active role in coordinating the preparatory work of the establishment of national botanical garden”, said the Minister.
Cambodian Environment Minister meets CAS delegation
Discussing the master plan of establishing national botanical garden
Some Cambodian officials will be invited to visit XTBG next year, so as to have a better understanding on scientific botanical gardens and their management.
The CAS delegation had field survey at Phnom Kulen National Park (candidate site for the botanical garden) in Siem Reap Province on December 24.
Prof. Chen Jin checks plan of the botanical garden
Being sister province of Yunnan Province, Siem Reap has close contact with Yunnan. Officials of Siem Reap welcomed CAS delegation. They said that they would like to give full support for the establishment of national botanical garden in the province.
Vice Governor Sok Leakhena of Siem Reap meets the delegation
The CAS delegation included Prof. Dr. Cao Min, deputy director of XTBG, and some related officials.