Siem Reap: Pav Sina, President of the Collective Union of Movement of Workers CUMW, urged Cambodians, both inside and outside the country, to support Cambodian products, especially souvenirs, which show the great identity and culture of Cambodia since ancient times.
On the occasion of attending the inauguration ceremony of Cambodia Handicraft Incubation Center SATCHA in Siem Reap City, Siem Reap Province on March 11, 2023, Pav Sina said that the establishment of this center is aimed at showing talent as well as the ingenious work of Khmer artisans, which is a contribution to the preservation of the heritage of Khmer ancestors, especially in promoting and preserving Khmer culture.
This center has really played an important role in building the capacity of Cambodian artisans for the production of souvenirs that contribute to the preservation of culture by showing the Khmer civilization since the Dem era. In particular, to promote and support Cambodian artisans in creating job opportunities at the local level in order to prevent migration to work abroad. He said.
"I would like to appeal to all local and foreign citizens to subscribe as well as buy all these souvenirs to display at home, company, organization and all relevant institutions to contribute to the promotion of our domestic products " He said.
He added that what is more special is to retain skilled citizens, especially Cambodian artisans with this unique work and continue to spread to the next generation, both production and processing. As well as preserving the culture of the Khmer nation.
Her Excellency, Dr. Pheung Sackona, Minister of Culture and Fine Arts, said at the inauguration ceremony that "weaving, handicrafts, sculptures, including pottery can be dangerous.” "From generation to generation, there is no successor, it must be lost."
Her Excellency continued that there are six relevant ministries to participate in the promotion because Cambodian souvenirs are not only sold locally, but also sold in foreign markets.
Her Excellency added, that "We see that this work is far ahead, but our initiative is clearly planned, there is a definite change in doing this work, but also requires the participation of our artisans too, because the artisans are the greatest decision-makers in living through his skills, making the truth famous in our Khmer territory and internationally known. "
Pierre Andre Romano the CEO of BRB & Satcha said that "Cambodia is a country full of talent and professionalism. The purpose of establishing this center is to help promote and support our Cambodian handicrafts to national and international guests."