Roads/Bridges Reduce People’s Hardships
I am so happy to preside over this ceremony to seal the connection of main span of the 415 meters bridge at Koh Thom district, Kandal province, in the western side of the river Bassac in the village of Prek Thun, Prek Thmey commune, Koh Thom district, Kandal province. I am seeking understanding from those of you who so far have been operating boat ferries. With the bridges in places, river and canals, they face losing ferry business. China has contributed in building seven bridges already, six of which are in operation. HE Ambassador just mentioned that Cambodia needs two more bridges for the projects that spans from 2016 through to 2018. In fact, we are in need of more bridges. Over the Bassac river, aside from the bridge at Koh Thom, we also need one more bridge at Sa Ang […]
I am so proud that today we are sealing the main span connection of the Cambodia-China Friendship Bridge at Koh Thom. Last week we put into official use the 140 Km national road 44 in the province of Kompong Speu. I hope that the achievement today will contribute to lessening people’s hardships and poverty, while creating favorable conditions for them. They used to have difficulties in crossing the river because they had to pay for the service of ferry but also spend so much time doing so. I hope that once the bridge construction is ready, people will benefit the chance to cross the river and transport things they need to from east to west and vice versa easily.
NR 21 Phnom Penh to Border with Vietnam and Bridge for Trade and Electricity
The construction of NR 21 is underway. I am seeking understanding from people residing along the construction project because we have to enlarge the road to cater to growing demand to accommodate traffic in time of speedy development. The road actually runs from Phnom Penh, through Takhmao, Koh Thom and through to the border with Vietnam. The transport corridor between Cambodia and Vietnam not only signifies issue of ferry but also communication, trade among people, as well as running electricity transmission. The fact that we are building infrastructures is not for serving any particular person’s interest alone but for everyone. However, the first beneficiaries of this are people residing along both sides of the river.
The benefit widens to increasing income, reduces expenses that people had to pay for ferry and so much time they had to waste while taking a ferry or boat crossing the river. I hope the construction of the bridge will be ready by end of the year to quicken time that people have been waiting for. I hope that the China Road and Bridge Corporation and the Technical Consultancy companies will speed up schedules and finish the construction by the time our people celebrate water festival, and especially their traditional celebration of Katina. However, they must ensure technical norms […]
Mekong River Commission to Laos, Regional Flood Management & Mitigation Centre in Cambodia
Yesterday I was in a hotel in Vientiane this time. Today I am here at Koh Thom. In my mission to Laos, I conducted bilateral discussion with our Laotian friends. I would share with you that the secretariat of the Mekong River Commission, which has once been in Thailand, and later in Lao, and later in Cambodia, and finally split into two parts, one is in Laos and another is in Cambodia. We have decided to allow the part in Cambodia to join with the other part in Laos. We will keep in Cambodia only the Regional Management and Mitigation Centre. HE Lim Kean Hor, Minister of Water Resource and Meteorology, will work it out and continue to discuss about this issue of uniting the two parts of the Mekong Rover Commission.
I wish also to share that while being in Laos, I also had participated in the Forum on Asian Leaders and was conferred the ASEAN Lifetime Achievement Award (by the Asian Strategy and Leadership Institute). I must clarify that this is not an achievement proven to Hun Sen. solely but to the people of Cambodia altogether for supporting my leadership and decision to bring Cambodia into ASEAN. I thank the Cambodian people for supporting the Cambodian People’s Party, my leadership and Cambodian working stance in ASEAN, which creates numerous achievements in both Cambodia and in ASEAN frameworks. I devote the award for people of Cambodia in the whole country […]
Who Spread News of Hun Sen.’s Unwell May Care for Their Families’ Health
Last night I came across a VDO and the footage maker seemed to have inferred that Hun Sen had a stroke and is on his way to Singapore. It was indeed a story they made about two years ago. Phay Siphan of the Royal Government said that as of this moment Prime Minister of Cambodia is having his golf. I just wanted to respond with a message that that was an insult and very sinful thing to say. I would urge those young people to worry about health of their own health, father and mother or others in their families. They should not extend their worries to health of the Prime Minister. By the way, I remember that at that time two members of the National Assembly from the opposition party said should (the news) be true, we must pack and leave because it will not be sure who is in control of the country […]
If they wanted to spread the news about Hun Sen, they should write that Prime Minister is concerned about his belly and overweight, which caused him difficulties to swing in golf. It has been quite a development these days that when I stepped in the car on a long travel, I just fell asleep. Take for instance on the flight from Vientiane to Phnom Penh, I slept until the plane landed […]
Another VDO made by a young Cambodian living in Korea. Someone said that Hun Sen never talked about shortcomings in Facebook. Another one said that I agree but I also never see the opposition party talks about achievements of the Royal Government. I agree that I have talked little about that in Facebook but I revealed them on TV. Take for instance I made it a strong case against ID cards issuing process. That has now changed. They no longer wait until they have many before they give out to people but whatever amount they received in hands […] take for instance omission of driving license issuance for people who drive motorcycle with cylinder of 125 CC or less. While urging our people to respect traffic rule, I also had to respect the law myself. I went to let the police fine me for not wearing a helmet while driving motorcycle […]
Voters’ Registration on 1 September 2016
I would take this time to appeal to people in the whole country to register starting on 1 September. The National Election Committee will commence voters’ registration once again. I must make it clear that this is a new lists voters’ registration and everyone, though you already had your name in the previous lists, you have to re-register. They are compiling a new list for eligible voters. Please set aside your time to re-register and register. If you do not re-register or register, you will lose your voting right for the forthcoming election of the 4-June communal elections in 2017 and the July 2018 general elections.
According to a new electoral law, it is the Prime Minister’s decision to call on an election date. I am ready to do so. Stipulated in the previous law, every five years, the general elections would take place on Sunday of the fourth week of July. To guarantee respect of the Constitution that the National Assembly has a five-year term, cannot dissolve before end of term, unless it dissolves twice within twelve months, I am declaring that the date set for the general elections will be on Sunday of the fourth week of July (2018) which is 29 July. If we do not follow this, we would have to amend the Constitution. I am calling again for people to re-register and register to ensure your rights to vote. I will also have to re-register or I will not be eligible for voting or being a candidate.
Some people working in the golf course where I had a swing the other day asked if they could have a chance to re-register or register anywhere near their working places without having to go back to their native places. Previously, they had to register in their home villages. Even if they were in Phnom Penh for work, they had to go back to register or exercise their voting rights. Now they do not have to do that. If they stay in Phnom Penh for work, they can just register in Phnom Penh. People may register anywhere they had to and do not have to go back to their native villages. There is a law not to allow people to take alcohol for 24 hours.
What is key issue here is the ID cards. Authority must speed up their ID cards issuance. Previously, people must have both ID cards and voting tickets. Now, you just need ID cards. Fingerprints are important. They guarantee not only people’s identification but also their property. They may compare every time your fingerprints against all papers – land or property ownerships, etc.
Well now that the time to take senior secondary school exam is getting close now, I would urge the CPP working team, led by HE Sun Chanthol here, to find good teachers to provide extra lessons for our students so that we will have better exam results for Koh Thom. In Kep, 94 out of 97 students of the secondary school final exams passed. I am so proud. In my recent visit to Kep, I build a three-story school building of fifteen classrooms. I hope that our students here in Koh Thom district will make your best efforts to get grade of distinction in the forthcoming exams./.