Phnom Penh (FN), Feb. 1 – Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen decided exempt tax on private educational institutions for another five-year term (2024-2028).

The decision was made during a courtesy call by delegation of Cambodia Higher Education Association held on Wednesday morning (Feb 1) at the Peace Palace.

The premier considered private educational institutions to be significant partners in promoting the education sector in the kingdom. In this regard, the premier always allows the leaders and members of the Cambodia Higher Education Association (CHEA) to pay a courtesy call and discuss some work in the education field once a year.

Heng Vanda told Fresh News that 138 leaders and members from 123 educational institutions attended the courtesy call on the premier. Of the 123 institutions, 40 are higher educational institutions and 83 are general educational institutions.

During the meeting, the premier lauded the measurement of Cambodia's Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports to promote online education during the COVID19 outbreak as well as thanked all higher education institutions for their active participation in human resource training and humanitarian activities.

On behalf of the leaders, and members of the CHEA, Heng Vanda expressed his deepest gratitude to Samdech for exempting tax on educational institutions for another five-year term. He said the tax exemption scheme has been imposed since 1996.