Home-made Boats Produced in Cambodia
AKP Phnom Penh, August 28, 2012 –
Marine Fishery Inspectorate Headquarters and Fishery Administration Cantonments in the provinces of Preah Sihanouk, Koh Kong and Kampot have recently received a number of home-made boats from the regional fishery livelihoods project.
The home-made boats were produced by Chhay Cheathy’s workshop located in Tuol Sangke sub-district, Russey Keo district, Phnom Penh.
His workshop produced an average of 60-80 boats yearly, the workshop owner said, adding that he received training from Australian specialists in combination with his existing talents.
He was recognized from many institutions and local and foreign organizations in the country, and has until now produced over 1,000 boats.
The boat is made with raw materials imported from China and Korea, and equipped with machines and accessories from Japan, he said.
Since 1997, the workshop has produced a great deal of boats to supply to government institutions and other organizations in the country, such as military police (20), RCAF’s special force (15), fishery Administration sponsored by DANIDA (15), FAO (8), Fishery Administration (6), WildAid (6), European Community (4), IOM (3), World Wildlife Fund (2), Care (2), Environment Ministry (2), etc.
Article in Khmer by NGO Somony
Article in English by THOU Peou