PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN MLUP BAITONG AND KEIDANREN NATURE CONSERVATION FUND. THE TV MEETING, AUGUST 10, 2007. Presenter: Sim Kong, Program Development Manager. I- Mlup Baitong Background. Mlup Baitong (MB) was established in 1998 as a project of the Great Britain NGO
PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN MLUP BAITONG AND KEIDANREN NATURE CONSERVATION FUND
THE TV MEETING, AUGUST 10, 2007
Sim Kong, Program Development Manager
It is located in the remote jungle area of northeastern border of Kirirom National Park in Chambok Commune, Phnom Sruich district, Kampong Speu province
- The Management Committee (MC), Its bylaw, and Community Regulations was established
- All necessary infrastructure and facilities have been constructed. Those include forest trails, trail stairs, small bridges, an entrance fee ticket-sales booth, an entrance gate, rest shelters, a 96-square-meter Information Center, a 380-square-meter botanical nursery with water supply system, ox-carts, toilets, 20 home stays, a 40-square-meter restaurant, a car parking lot, and vending cottages.
- Relevant tourism services including entrance fee collection, car parking, ox-cart riding, tourist guiding, food preparation, souvenir vending, traditional dancing performance, and home stay have been established.
All MC members and service providers have been trained on environmental issues, meeting facilitation skills, problem solving, report writing, micro-project/business designing, project implementation and management, implementation of relevant laws, forest protection methods, and tourism service techniques and management. The last includes teaching on community based ecotourism concepts, bookkeeping, accounting, financial management, tour guiding, first-aid, hygiene and sanitation, basic English conversation and computer skills. In addition, the concept of Self Help Group (SHG) was also introduced to the Women Association.
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