Integration of Culture in Sustainable Development Policies:
To use cultural potential for national social economic development.
The Royal Government of Cambodia recognized that the Rectangular Strategy for Growth, Employment, Equity and Efficiency is still crucial and suitable for Cambodia to pursue its implementation by keeping the four angles, expanding the coverage, and prioritizing the policies and mechanisms to be more concrete as the Rectangular Strategy Phase III, which ensures development, sustainability and poverty reduction in response to the aspirations of the people and both national and international new contexts. In its National Strategic Development Plan 2014-2018 a development framework and a road map for the implementation of Rectangular Strategy Phase III that lays out the political commitment to a socioeconomic development process. It outlines visible and realistic actions, programmes and projects that strive to make its people educated and healthy, living in harmony within the family and society. Its puts forth the principal of aim of maintaining peace, political stability, security and social order to promote rule of law and protect human rights and dignity, sustainable long-term equitable economic growth and increased outreach, effectiveness, quality and credibility of public services. Cultural sector also plays very important role in this context. Aims of National Strategic plan related to culture are to Increase education particularly the education amongst youth and children so that they understand very clearly the superb value of Cambodian culture, tradition, and customs which are the identity symbols of Cambodian nation and so they participate to preserve, promote, develop this national culture and to reduce the negative impact from the foreign cultures. The MOCFA will continue ensuring preservation and sustainable development of built living heritage, including archaeological urban and underwater heritage, traditional performing arts, minority traditions and arts, museums as well as the fight against illicit trafficking of cultural artefacts and will actively promote creativity in the domain of arts, cultural industries and cultural entrepreneurship.
Improving the performing arts promotion and dissemination to strengthen the positioning of Cambodia as a Cultural destination: Maintain traditional knowledge and forms of work as forms of sustainable development as part of the recognition of creative industries. Safeguard of traditional performing arts and promote of creativity, contemporary works and innovation through the arts and creative industries. In order to create market for art and cultural products, there needs to be access and awareness. Promotion and dissemination of performing arts and creativity in order to connect products and customers that the government will address in this regard.
MCFA uses its allocated financial resources for implementation of the measure.