Burmese Mother Appreciates Cambodia’s Care and Support

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Phnom Penh, July 14, 2023 --The mother of Aung Khant Moe, a two-year-old Burmese boy who went through operation for Omphalocele, a rare abdominal wall defect, has expressed her gratitude and appreciation for Cambodia for the care and support to her son.“Thank you so much everyone for supporting my son. We were very anxious about coming so far away from home, but after arriving in Cambodia, the medical staff and other patients always come to help us with so much care. Even though we don’t speak the same language, I can feel so much support by the Cambodian people,” she said.“In Myanmar, there are many children with disease suffering like my son under the current situation. Thank you so much for caring about Burmese people. It means so much to us,” she added.According to Japan Heart’s Facebook page, the operation was conduction last Sunday. It was a five-hour long surgery and was carried out by a team of Cambodian and Japanese medical professionals.In such a little body, the source said, the boy has survived the long surgery and is now slowly recovering in the intensive care unit (ICU). He is accompanied by his mother and the medical team day and night.

Cambodia International Airports See Skyrocket Growth in Passengers in H1

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Phnom Penh, July 14, 2023 --The international airports in Phnom Penh capital and the provinces of Siem Reap and Preah Sihanouk received a total of 2.48 million passengers in the first half of 2023, a skyrocket increase of 270 percent compared to the same period last year, according to a report of the State Secretariat of Civil Aviation.From January to June of this year, the three international airports welcomed 24,725 flights, a year-on-year surge of 147.6 percent, the report pointed out.The three airports handled some 24,000 tonnage of air freight during the six-month period, a decrease of 17 percent compared to the first half of 2022.Cambodia recorded some 2.57 million international visitors in the first six months of this year, a sharp increase of 409 percent from 506,762 over the same period last year, the Tourism Ministry reported last week.Reconnecting flights and opening new air routes contributed to the remarkable growth of air passengers and foreign tourists to Cambodia, said H.E. Top Sopheak, Secretary of State and Spokesperson of the Ministry of Tourism.“The reconnection of air flights and the increase in routes, particularly direct flights to Cambodia, have made it easier for passengers to travel to Cambodia,” he stressed.