Kampot — The Primer Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, Samdech Hun Sen, presided the official opening of the new cement company Chip Mong Insee Cement (CMIC) at the Prey Tapret Village, Sdach Kong Khang Lech Commune, Banteay Meas District, Kampot Province this morning. Some Don Bosco Cambodia representatives attended the ceremony invited by the CMIC’s board. Don Bosco Cambodia and CMIC keep good relations of friendship and informal cooperation, especially with the involvement of some Don Bosco past pupils in the company. The creation of a new cement company in Kampot Province means the opening of more job opportunities for Cambodian young people and, in special, for Don Bosco past pupils. Kampot Cement, known as K-Cement Company, the other cement company, includes in its personnel several past pupils from the Don Bosco schools of Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville and Kep. The region of Kampot is rich in minerals useful for the production of cement, making Cambodia one exporter of construction material for a regional market. At the same time, the current construction booming of Cambodia is provided thousands of jobs to young men around the country. In the past, the provinces of Kep, Kampot and Takeo were high in the expulsion of their youth to bigger cities and nearby countries. However, many industries are putting their sites in this traditional rural area such as garment factories, commercial hubs and, of course, the cement companies.
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About 50,000 children could attend basic education supported by DBFC and about 10,000 young persons learned a skill that allowed them to look for a stable job and rising their standard of life (1991-2013). It has been possible thanks to join efforts with donors, volunteers, associations, other organizations, government, past pupils and many others.
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