The industrial estate, actively involved in community life around the zone, has opened a library in local village's school.
Phnom Penh, 29th December 2016 – This Thursday, a Phnom Penh SEZ team, including some of its top management, gathered for the opening ceremony of a new library at Angsdok Primary School, in Trapoengpor Village.
The opening ceremony was presided over by Mr Hem Darith, Posenchey district governor and Mr. Hiroshi Uematsu, CEO of Phnom Penh SEZ PLC, and attended by a crowd of 100 children, teachers and parents.
"Today is an important day for me to be here at the opening ceremony of the library of Angsdok Primary school. Libraries clearly have a central role to play in children’s daily life. It provides them not only with recreational material but also with educational resources," said Hiroshi Uematsu.
The new library, representing a total investment of almost $12, 000 and whose building work was completed on the 20th of December, will now open its doors to offer a place of culture and books for 434 kids at Angsdok Primary School. In February 2016, Phnom Penh SEZ already financed, built and equipped another library in the local primary school of Ang Boeng Chok, in Chum Teav Mao village.
"We constantly engage with the community of Khan Posenchey, and over the past years we have undertaken small but significant projects that help to make this a better place to be. PPSEZ is not just an industrial park, it is also a main actor in local community life," said Uematsu.
Since 2009, in addition to the two library constructions, 6 other social projects have been set up by the industrial estate, including; improving roads conditions, developing garden areas and building new washroom facilities for several surrounding schools.
When the event came to a close, Hiroshi Uematsu shared his positive impressions, "We are delighted to contribute to this kind of initiative, seeing all the kids smiling today makes it already a success. PPSEZ seeks to be a better corporate citizen through our program of public works and we will keep participating to meliorate the life of the surrounding community as much as we can in the future years."