India-Cambodia Friendship School

India-Cambodia Friendship School

The Trea Sar Primary School was established in 1979 in Khum Khanasor in Kampong Cham Province with one building donated by the local community. In 1990, the then Cambodian National Defence Minister, Mr. Kay Buntha, donated another adjacent building with additional four rooms. In 1991, the Cambodian Prime Minister H.E. Hun Sen renamed the school as Kampuchea-India Mithapheap (Friendship) School. In 2002, Chief Monk of the local pagoda donated an additional building to the school.

During the visit of Hon’ble President of India to Cambodia in September 2010, a grant-in-aid of US$ 246,894/- (US dollars two hundred forty six thousand and eight hundred ninety four) for the re-development of Cambodia-India Friendship School was announced.

WAPCOS Ltd, a Government of India undertaking, was appointed as the Project Management Consultant for this project. The construction work was awarded to M/s Chhortevuth Co. Ltd, Phnom Penh and WAPCOS Ltd. looked after the technical aspect of construction work. The re-development work of the school consisted of erection of boundary wall around the school with gate, fencing of a small pond inside the school premises, strengthening of the foundation of one of the four room building, painting of walls and windows of the two existing four room building, construction of a four room building at the site of the old non-existent building, construction of a four unit toilet with ground water pumped from a existing tube well by solar power and septic tank for waste disposal and construction of a two room building.

The re-development of India-Cambodia Friendship School was completed on 31 March 2015. The school is a long lasting symbol of friendship between India and Cambodia.

During the visit of Hon’ble Vice President of India to Cambodia, the Project Completion Certificate was handed over by Hon’ble Vice President to Hon’ble Prime Minister of Kingdom of Cambodia on 16 September 2015.

A team led by Ambassador of India to Cambodia visited India-Cambodia Friendship School on 31 October 2015. The team members consisted of doctors, Indian & Cambodian members of NGOs working in Cambodia, representatives of Indian business houses in Cambodia and officials from Indian Embassy. Medical examination of about 250 children was carried out at the school premises and medicines provided to ailing children. Gifts, books and lunch packages sponsored by NGOs/business houses, were distributed to the school children.

Plans are in place for second phase of operation of school under which projects for further improvement of facilities will be undertaken.

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