Speech on the Occasion of the Dissemination and Launch of the National Strategic Development Plan (NSDP) 2014-2018

Excellencies, Ladies, Gentlemen,
Distinguished National and International Guests,
Dear All Participants,

Today, I am delighted to participate in the launching ceremony of the National Strategic Development Plan 2014-2018.

Selected Impromptu Comments at the Launch of Construction of the Tehno Overpass in Phnom Penh [Unofficial Translation]

Phnom Penh – From Empty to Congested Capital

I am so glad today to be able to join with Buddhist monks and compatriots in the launch of the construction of an overpass and an underpass at the Techno junction that we will, as is proclaimed by Mayor of Phnom Penh, Pa So Cheatvong, call it the Techno Overpass. Our starting had been a difficult one. We came from a capital where there were no dwellers and roads on which there were no commuters. We have now come to a state of traffic congestion in the capital after 30 years of the liberation from the regime of Pol Pot. Our needs at liberation time were different. In those days, all we needed was sufficient food for the people. There was not a big problem as far as lodging or housing was concerned. There were many empty houses available. Now we have more needs to answer.

Selected Impromptu Comments at the Graduation and Diploma Presenting Ceremony of the BELTEI International University [Unofficial Translation]

Cambodian Human Resource – Bracing for AEC

I am glad to preside over the graduation and diploma presentation ceremony of our students at the BELTEI International University (BIU) and the inauguration of the new 15 storey BIU building. HE Ly Chheng, rector of the BIU has made a report on the development of this foundation – I mean you have BELTEI International Institute and BELTEI International University. I highly appreciate your active involvement in human resource development. According to the report, today we have 735 graduates for diploma presentation. As indicated in his progress report, up to 96.50% of graduates who learnt and used English as means have found employment.

Selected Extempore Comments on a Visit to Handicap Soldiers and Their Families at the Techo Village Development Center at Koh Sla, Chhouk District, Kompot Province [Unofficial Translation]

It is tremendously a great pleasure for my wife and I as well as other leaders to meet you – handicap soldiers, families, teachers and Buddhist monks again today. Please allow me to excuse myself for being absent on 7 March 2012, when you organized the inauguration ceremony of a temple in your Buddhist monastery here. It was because I could not leave my late father then as he was in critical health condition. I had to ask HE Say Chhum, Vice President of the Senate, and HE Chea Sophara, Minister of Rural Development, to represent me in that very important religious ceremony.

Selected Impromptu Comments at the Inauguration of the Atai Hydropower Station and Transmission Lines from Phnom Penh to Battambang province, via Kompong Chhnang and Pursat provinces

I am so glad to join with all of our Buddhist monks and our compatriots, together with Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, for the inauguration of the Atai Hydropower plant and transmission lines to Phnom Penh and from Phnom Penh to Battambang province, via the provinces of Kompong Chhnang and Pursat. The Atai Hydropower plant produces 120 MW. The electricity from Atai is running through the substations of O Saom and Pursat with transmission lines of 175 Km. We also put into official operation today transmission lines from Phnom Penh to Battambang province of 302 Km. These achievements have

Selected Impromptu Comments during the Inauguration of the National Road 57B in Battambang Province

I have a great pleasure to be able to come and join with the Buddhist monks, Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, the Ambassador and our people to put into official use the National Road 57B that is running 176 Kilometers long in the Cambodian territory. Yesterday I had a concern if I could make a journey this far or not since I had a fever and I am still having some of it now. It all started on last Sunday but I still went to preside over the celebration of the Cultural Day event. The night of Monday, the fever was terrible. On the following Tuesday, I had a meeting from 8 am through to 12:30 pm. The fever got worse. I still have one more event to take part for the graduation and diploma presenting ceremony of the

Keynote Address on the Occasion of the 17th Government-Private Sector Forum

Your Excellencies, Neak Oknha, Ladies and Gentlemen,

Today, I am very delighted to join all of you once again in this auspicious 17th Government-Private Sector Forum (G-PSF). This is the first G-PSF being held after the Royal Government of the Fifth Legislature was formed after free, fair, transparent and just general elections on 28 July 2013.

Selected Impromptu Comments during the Inauguration of the 100-MW Coal-Powered Electric Station in Preah Sihanouk Province and the 230-KV Power Transmission Line from Phnom Penh to Kampong Cham

Cambodia’s First Coal-Fired Power Station

Today, I am so happy to be in the province of Preah Sihanouk once again to put into official use the 100 MW coal fired station and, taking this opportune moment, to inaugurate from here the 230 KV power transmission line from Udong of Kompong Speu to the province of Kompong Cham. We may note together that this is the first Cambodian coal fired power station ever.  Just now, the Executive Director of Leader Company, Dato Seri H’ng Bok San, thanked our officials for taking their times to join this event. I think it is their pleasures to be here because Preah Sihanouk province and city is the tourist destination. My presence here today signifies a new achievement in the Kingdom of Cambodia.

Selected Impromptu Comments at the Inauguration Ceremony of the SOS Children’s Village in O’Russey District, Kratie City, Kratie Province

Welcome and Thank SOS Children’s Village International

I am so glad today that we meet here together to put into official use of the Cambodian SOS Children’s Village in the province of Kratie. It is indeed a motivated feeling to see more achievements mushrooming on our land as is stipulated by Mr. Siddhartha Kaul, President of the SOS Children’s Villages International, which is partner of the Royal Government of Cambodia. This is indeed the ninth project and Mr. Siddhartha Kaul has

Selected Impromptu Comments at the Groundbreaking Ceremony to Construct the bridge at the border between Cambodia and Vietnam at Chrey Thom, Kandal Province

I would like to take this opportune moment to express my sincere thank to the Vietnamese people who live and are present also on the other side of the river for this occasion. I am so happy today to be able to come here with Prime Minister HE Nguyen Tan Dung for the launching of the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the 428 meters Chrey Thom-Long Binh Bridge – a historic indicator of the history of the two countries relations.