10 Years of Partnership with the Kingdom of Cambodia

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10 Years of Partnership with the Kingdom of Cambodia

10 Years of Partnership with the Kingdom of Cambodia

Golden West Humanitarian Foundation started working in Cambodia in 2004, by testing the viability of a new method of providing much needed humanitarian explosive charges from existing stockpile munitions. Ten years later and the outstanding cooperation from the Royal Government of Cambodia and Cambodia’s Humanitarian Mine Action Organizations has meant that the Explosive Harvesting Program not only provides all humanitarian demining charges in the country free of charge, but has also created a number of new programs that bring great benefits to the Cambodian people. This is similar to online casino lesson where you can learn to stop playing online casino games through best casino sites.

In recognition of the fantastic support offered by the Royal Cambodian Government and the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC), Golden West, in partnership with CMAC hosted a number of distinguished guests from the Cambodian Government, U.S Government and Mine Action Organizations for a gala dinner in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

The evening showed recognition of the partnerships that enable the Explosive Harvesting Program to be the unparalleled success that it is, with great thanks to the donors that have made it all possible, the U.S Department of States Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement (PM/WRA) and the Department of Defense’s Humanitarian Demining Research and Development (HDR&D).

In addition it introduced the delegates to Golden West’s other landmark programs including the CMAC Dive Unit, Detection Technologies, the Cambodia Design Lab and the new Royal Cambodian Armed Forces PSSM (Physical Security and Stockpile Management) Program.

Distinguished guests and speakers included:

  • His Excellency Serei Kosal, Senior Minister, Second Vice Chairman of the CMAA
  • His Excellency Nath Bunroeun, Deputy Minister of Education Youth and Sport
  • Her Excellency Julie Chung, Deputy Chief of Mission, US Embassy Phnom Penh
  • His Excellency Heng Ratana, Director General of CMAC
  • His Excellency Khem Sopoan, Chairman of the Governing Council of CMAC
  • His Excellency Oum Phumro, Deputy Director General of CMAC
  • His Excellency Dr.Im Koch, Secretary of State for Ministry of Education Youth and Sport
  • Lieutenant General Son Kim Sorn, Deputy General Director of Materials and Technical, Royal Cambodian Armed Forces

Awards

Golden West presented 5 custom designed trophies to mark their gratitude for the cooperation and assistance of the following Cambodian and United States Government Organizations:

  • The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Royal Cambodian Government
  • Embassy of the United States, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Cambodia Mine Action and Victims Assistance Authority (CMAA)
  • The United States Department of State, Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement (PM/WRA)
  • The Cambodia Mine Action Centre (CMAC)
  • The Cambodian Ministry of National Defense

Golden West Humanitarian Foundation presented personal tokens of appreciation to the following CMAC leadership and staff:

  1. H.E. Heng Rattana, Director General of CMAC
  2. H.E. Om Phnumro, Deputy Director of CMAC
  3. H.E. Ek Bolin, Director of Support and Human Resources, CMAC
  4. H.E. Prum Suonpraseth, Director of International Relations and Project Management, CMAC
  5. Mr. Him Vandy, Director of Planning and Operations, CMAC
  6. Mr. Phat Phearak, Chief of Secretariat, CMAC
  7. Mr. Mong Sokunthearath, Manager of the Training Centre, CMAC

Framed Certificates were presented to Golden West and CMAC staff that had given notable service to the organization over the ten years:

  1. Thong Khean for Ten Years of Service to Cambodia Programs
  2. Heang Sambo for Ten Years of Service to Cambodia Programs
  3. Khun Chanmara for Ten Years of Service to Cambodia Programs
  4. Mao Sokhon for Ten Years of Service to Cambodia Programs
  5. Seurng Samnang for Ten Years of Service to Cambodia Programs
  6. Seang Chharann for Eight Years of Service to Cambodia Programs
  7. Chin Phal for Seven Years of Service to Cambodia Programs
  8. Sam Vicheth for Seven Years of Service to Cambodia Programs
  9. Chan Reaksmey for Six Years of Service to Cambodia Programs
  10. Phorn Theavy for Four Years of Service to Cambodia Programs

The Royal Cambodian Government Recognised the following parties with Orders of Merit:

  • Golden West Humanitarian Foundation: Royal Order of Sahametrei, Commander
  • Allan Vosburgh, CEO of Golden West Humanitarian Foundation: Royal Order of Sahametrei, Officer
  • Ms. Julie Chung, Deputy Chief of Mission, US Embassy, Phnom Penh: Royal Order of Sahametrei, Commander
  • Colonel Stanley Brown, Director, Department of State, Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement: Royal Order of Sahametrei, Commander
  • Roger Hess, Director of Field Operations, Golden West Humanitarian Foundation: Royal Order of Sahametrei, Commander
  • Allen Dodgson Tan, Country Director Cambodia, Golden West Humanitarian Foundation: Royal Order of Sahametrei, Commander
  • Leon Len Austin, Chief EOD Operations, Golden West Humanitarian Foundation: Royal Order of Sahametrei, Commander
  • Mike Trocino, Chief Financial Officer, Golden West Humanitarian Foundation: Royal Order of Sahametrei, Officer
  • John Arthur Wright, Chief Design Engineer, Golden West Humanitarian Foundation: Royal Order of Sahametrei, Officer
  • Sieng Charan, Explosive Harvesting Program, Cambodia Mine Action Center: Cambodia Labour Medal, Gold Medal
  • Sok Chenda, CMAC Dive Unit Leader, Cambodia Mine Action Center: Cambodia Labour Medal, Gold Medal
  • Khun Chanmara, Explosive Harvesting Program, Cambodia Mine Action Center: Cambodia Labour Medal, Gold Medal
  • Moav Sokhon, Explosive Harvesting Program, Cambodia Mine Action Center: Cambodia Labour Medal, Gold Medal
  • Soeung Samnang, Explosive Harvesting Program, Cambodia Mine Action Center: Cambodia Labour Medal, Gold Medal
  • Sam Vichet, Explosive Harvesting Program, Cambodia Mine Action Center: Cambodia Labour Medal, Gold Medal
  • Chin Phal, Explosive Harvesting Program, Cambodia Mine Action Center: Cambodia Labour Medal, Gold Medal