On 28 July 2016, in the course of meeting with officials, authorities and the armed forces of the Kratie province, Samdech Techo Hun Sen urged better services for people, especially in responding to their requirements and suggestions. Samdech Techo advised that officials must consider themselves ones that serve the people with high responsibility. They must work hard to achieve merits in their services while safeguarding security and public order, preventing trafficking of drugs, forest and natural resources crimes. Samdech Techo also urged active participation and action in protecting the Mekong dolphins, which is scarce resource that attracts incomes from tourism for Cambodia.
At the same time, Samdech Techo instructed the provincial authority of Kratie to nurture good neighborly relation and cooperation for the sake of friendship and mutual trade interest. He also appealed to officials and armed forces of the Kratie province to strand together in solidarity to promote further development successes of Kratie, while calling for close cooperation with customs and excise office agents in gathering incomes for national budget. Started on 20 July, Samdech Techo visited and met with Royal Government officials, people, armed forces in the provinces of Pursat, Battambang, Banteay Meanjei, Siam Riep, Kompong Thom, Stoeung Treng and Kratie./.