Cambodia benefits from Japanese tech

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A2A Town (Cambodia) Co Ltd president Takeshi Izuka (left) meets with Minister of Economy and Finance Aun Pornmoniroth on Tuesday. Photo supplied

Minister of Economy and Finance Aun Pornmoniroth has encouraged the Japanese-owned Kirirom Institute of Technology to seek more Japanese technology companies to aid the establishment of the Eco-Technology Park at the Kirirom resort in Kampong Speu province.

The park aims to develop human resources in order to materialise the government’s vision to transform into a digital economy and digital government, Pornmoniroth said.

 

He made the comment on Tuesday at a meeting with the president of Japanese-owned A2A Town (Cambodia) Co Ltd, Takeshi Izuka.

Izuka is also a founder of the Kirirom Institute of Technology, which is located at the Kirirom resort.

Pornmoniroth said Cambodia has been implementing a Friendly Business Environment policy to attract more foreign investors by making them feel confident and secure with their investments.

A2A Town and the Kirirom Institute of Cambodia should work with the newly-established Decho Business Centre to seek new innovations and establish start-up programmes, he said.

At the same time, the Kirirom Institute of Cambodia should consider working closely with the government in the development of human resources in technology in line with the government’s long-term policy for a digital economy, he added.

“The ministry will seek support from the government to allow A2A Town to gather more investors and Japanese-owned technology companies to jointly establish an Eco-Technology Park at the Kirirom resort which aims to contribute to the development of human resources and human capital in the technology sector in Cambodia,” he said.

 

Izuka said the Kirirom Institute of Technology currently focuses mainly on software engineering, data science and cybersecurity. The institute has awarded scholarships to hundreds of Cambodians to receive education and training.