India and Cambodia have signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) to boost bilateral cooperation in the field of Tourism and another related to umbrella projects under Mekong Ganga Cooperation initiative.
These MoUs were signed in the presence of Indian Vice President M.Hamid Ansari and his Cambodian counterpart Prime Minister Hun Sen in Phnom Penh.
The second MoU for umbrella projects under Mekong Ganga Cooperation initiative covers five Quick Impact Projects including
- 2 projects in Health care.
- 1 project on Agriculture.
- 1 project in Women’s Empowerment through Information and Communications Technology (ICT).
- 50,000 US dollars grant for the Cambodia-India Entrepreneurship Development Centre (CIEDC) which was launched in February 2006.
About Mekong–Ganga Cooperation (MGC)
- Established: in 2000 at Vientiane at the First MGC Ministerial Meeting.
- Members: It comprises six member countries viz. India, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam.
- The organization takes its name from two large rivers Ganga and Mekong flowing in the region.
- MGC emphasises on four areas of cooperation including tourism, education, culture and transportation linkage for solid foundation of trade and investment cooperation in the region.