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In Preah Vihear 20 health centres, 16 smaller health posts and one hospital provide health services for the 235,000 people living in one of the country's largest provinces. Many of the 108 midwives working in these health centres and health posts have lim
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Preah Vihear provincial tourism ...
Preah Vihear provincial tourism department's chief Kong Vibol attributed the sharp rise to improving roads leading to the temple and good security as no more military confrontation between Cambodian and Thai troops over disputed border near the temple.
"More and more foreigners are curious to see the temple," Kong Vibol
told Xinhua Wednesday, "We expect the temple will become one of the country's largest cultural destinations for tourists in the coming years."
The border dispute-in which conflict ...
The border dispute-in which conflict between the Thai and Cambodian militaries erupted in and around the World Heritage site-was little more than a bump in the tourist development of the region, according to Preah Vihear tourism director Kong Vibol.
"There were lots of foreign tourists visiting the temple before the clashes and after the International Court of Justice ordered that the area be a demilitarised zone," he
The court imposed the demilitar-ised zone in July, the Post has previously reported.
The increase had come despite the absence of tour agencies operating at the temple, Kong Vibol
Foreign delegations that came to monitor the border situation around the temple had contributed to the higher numbers, he
Local tourist numbers fell more than 32 per cent at the temple, tour data showed.
Preah Vihear province experienced a drop of more than five per cent in local tourist numbers, but Kong Vibol
said that might improve as flood- waters in many areas receded.
Although the temple complex has been ...
Although the temple complex has been visited by fewer Cambodian tourists, the number of foreign tourists is on the rise, said Preah Vihear Provincial Tourism Department Director Kong Vibol.
"They are still scared to see the temples, fearing a repeat of the deadly clashes between Cambodian and Thai troops," he
"Tourism has been increasing every month ...
"Tourism has been increasing every month because security along the border is improving, and provincial road connections are getting better," said Kong Vibol, director of the Preah Vihear province Tourism Department.
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Kong Vibol, secretary of state for finance, said that the resumption of loans indicated that the IMF was becoming satisfied with Cambodia's commitment to economic reform.
The Cambodian minister of finance Keat Chhon said the resumption of IMF assistance sent a positive signal to the financial community and aid donors.
He added that Cambodia would continue to press ahead with key reforms to assure other international financial institutions and donor countries that the IMF's confidence in his government was not misguided.