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Former GE President to improve education in health sector in Cambodia

Business2018-05-17

By APD writer Kin Ratha Phnom Penh, May 17 (APD) - Former vice chairman of General Electric (GE) John G. Rice will help to improve the education in health sector in Cambodia after he had been appointed to be the government advisor since early this year. The commitment was made during the meeting between Prime Minister Hun Sen and Mr. John Ric at Peace Palace on Wednesday. Mr. Sry Thamrong, a Minister Attached to the Prime Minister, told reporters after the meeting that Mr. Rice has been donating a lot of medical equipment to the hospitals in Cambodia, and he will help to train more medial doctors and other health officials in Cambodia. He added that Mr. John Rice decided to work for government as advisor without getting salary. He pledged to help Cambodia because he loves this country. “He [Mr. Rice] told Prime Minister that he will cooperate with Calmette Hospital for improve the capacity and human resources there,” Mr. Thamrong said He said that both Prime Minister Hun Sen and Mr.Rice also talked about exhange project about whether sending Cambodian health officials to get trained in United States or inviting US experts to train in Cambodia. He added that Mr. Rice will meet president of Calmette Hospital today to discuss about the training and he promised to provide think-tank to help Cambodia for development in all sectors. The premier applauded for the help, and asked Mr. Rice to work closely with Public Works Minister Sun Chanthol and Chairman, Supreme National Economic Council Aun Pornmoniroth. Mr Rice has served for 39 years at GE which is one of the leading companies in the world and was appointed president and CEO of GE’s global growth and operations in 2011. He was appointed as government advisor in early this year after retiring from GE at the end of last year. (ASIA PACIFIC DAILY)

By APD writer Kin Ratha

Phnom Penh, May 17 (APD) - Former vice chairman of General Electric (GE) John G. Rice will help to improve the education in health sector in Cambodia after he had been appointed to be the government advisor since early this year.

The commitment was made during the meeting between Prime Minister Hun Sen and Mr. John Ric at Peace Palace on Wednesday.

Mr. Sry Thamrong, a Minister Attached to the Prime Minister, told reporters after the meeting that Mr. Rice has been donating a lot of medical equipment to the hospitals in Cambodia, and he will help to train more medial doctors and other health officials in Cambodia.

He added that Mr. John Rice decided to work for government as advisor without getting salary. He pledged to help Cambodia because he loves this country.

“He [Mr. Rice] told Prime Minister that he will cooperate with Calmette Hospital for improve the capacity and human resources there,” Mr. Thamrong said

He said that both Prime Minister Hun Sen and Mr.Rice also talked about exhange project about whether sending Cambodian health officials to get trained in United States or inviting US experts to train in Cambodia.

He added that Mr. Rice will meet president of Calmette Hospital today to discuss about the training and he promised to provide think-tank to help Cambodia for development in all sectors.

The premier applauded for the help, and asked Mr. Rice to work closely with Public Works Minister Sun Chanthol and Chairman, Supreme National Economic Council Aun Pornmoniroth.

Mr Rice has served for 39 years at GE which is one of the leading companies in the world and was appointed president and CEO of GE’s global growth and operations in 2011. He was appointed as government advisor in early this year after retiring from GE at the end of last year.

(ASIA PACIFIC DAILY)

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