The event was within the framework of a conference to share experience in religious affairs between the Vietnamese Government Committee for Religious Affairs and the Cambodian Ministry of Cults and Religions.
Permanent Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Le Van Tam said Can Tho is the centre of the Mekong Delta with a population of nearly 1.3 million people. It is home to 12 valid religions and beliefs with 380 worship places and over 485,000 followers.
They have abided by State laws and policies, actively joined in charity activities and built rural infrastructure, contributing tens of billions of Vietnamese dong to the city’s social welfare services each year
Touch Sarom, for her part, said the Cambodian government attaches importance to religious work.
Cambodia is now home to around 5,000 pagodas and 7,000 monks and nuns.