PM Hun Sen to Groundbreak National Road No. 10 in March

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Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen will chair the groundbreaking ceremony of National Road No. 10 on 9 March 2020, according to the Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol on Friday.
National Road 10 connects Battambang to Koh Kong province in the west of Cambodia. Upon completion the people of Battambang, Pursat, Banteay Meanchey, and Pailin do not have to travel to Phnom Penh in order to go to Sihanoukville anymore. They can take this new route to Koh Kong...Read More


PM Hun Sen: Cambodia Did Great Humanitarian Work by Allowing Entry to Westerdam Cruise

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Speaking at the closing of Interior Ministry’s 2019 annual meeting on Thursday, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said that Cambodia has done a huge humanitarian work by allowing Westerdam to dock safely after the giant cruise was rejected by several ports.
“Covid-19 issue has not ended; now passengers of Westerdam are on their flights back home as told by minister in charge of civil aviation. We have done a great deal of humanitarian work so far. Health Minister Mam Bunheng confirmed...Read More


PM Hun Sen Thanks Thailand, Indonesia, and Japan for Updating Status of Westerdam Passengers

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Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen thanked Thailand, Indonesia, and Japan for announcing that their citizens, who were passengers of Westerdam cruise ship docking in Cambodia, were tested “negative” of Covid-19.
The premier spoke in the closing of annual congress of Ministry of Interior held on Thursday afternoon in Phnom Penh.
“We are thankful to the Kingdom of Thailand for informing us that no Westerdam passengers were found positive of coronavirus when they arrived Bangkok for transit” he said.
“We are grateful...Read More


Covid-19 Is Attacking Economy, Says PM Hun Sen

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Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen expressed his concern over the impact on the Cambodian economy due to a crisis of the coronavirus, speaking at the graduation ceremony on Tuesday.
“This Covid-19 has hit the economy, particularly the tourism sector, transportation, and raw materials,” stated the premier.
Samdech stressed that factories in some countries have been closed as China is their main source of raw materials and that factories in Cambodia could also face closures due to the lack of raw material...Read More


PM Hun Sen Says No Comments on EU's Decision to Partially Withdraw EBA

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Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said that he has no comments on the European Union’s decision regarding the partial withdrawal of preferential tax system of EBA, speaking at the graduation ceremony on Tuesday.
“I accept the decision [of the European Commission]. It’s your right. But I ask you to accept the decision of Cambodia as well. I have no comments! If you give [preferential scheme], we take; if not, no problem,” said Prime Minister Hun Sen.
The premier, however, expressed his...Read More


PM Hun Sen: If Cambodia Does Not Allow Westerdam Ship to Dock, Global Humanitarian Crisis Occurs

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Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen reiterated on Tuesday morning that if Cambodia did not allow Westerdam to dock, there will be a global humanitarian crisis. He added Cambodia has the responsibility to ensure that passengers on board get access to a thorough medical test to confirm no cases of Covid-19.
Speaking at the graduation ceremony of nearly 2,000 students of the National Institute of Education, the premier claimed that allowing the Westerdam to dock was a fulfilling humanitarian mission as a...Read More


No Cambodian Students in Wuhan Infected with Covid-19, Says PM Hun Sen

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Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen confirmed that no Cambodian students in Wuhan, China infected with coronavirus; they are in good health, speaking at the graduation ceremony on Tuesday.
The announcement was made after a number of opposition social media sites shared a fake news on the death of Cambodian student in Wuhan due to a new coronavirus or Covid-19.
“It is unfortunate that there was a fake news saying a Cambodian student in Wuhan died from coronavirus,” said Prime Minister Hun...Read More


Defence Minister Tea Banh: PM Hun Sen's Permission for Westerdam Entry Is a Humanitarian Gesture

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Minister of National Defence Tea Banh said that Prime Minister Hun Sen’s decision to allow Westerdam cruise to dock in Sihanoukville port is purely a humanitarian gesture
He addressed at the ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM Retreat) held in Hanoi, Vietnam on 19 February 2020.
Although allowing entry for ship to dock in Cambodia was challenging, Prime Minister Hun Sen was willingly to take part in solving complex problems, which reflects humanitarian and ethical acts.
Cambodia is a responsible nation as...Read More


Westerdam’s Owner Thanks PM Hun Sen for Allowing His Cruise to Dock in Cambodia

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The President of Holland America Line Orlando Ashford, owner of Westerdam, thanked Prime Minister Hun Sen for his humanitarian gesture for allowing Westerdam to dock in Sihanoukville port.
Orlando Ashford paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Hun Sen at the Peace Palace on Tuesday.
According to Eang Sophalleth, personal secretary to the premier, Orlando Ashford expressed his deep gratitude to Prime Minister Hun Sen and to the Cambodian people and authorities for the warm welcome and hospitality without discrimination.
Strongman...Read More


US Ambassador to Cambodia Conveys Gratitude to PM Hun Sen on Allowing Entry to Westerdam Cruise

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The US Ambassador to Cambodia Patrick Murphy thanked Prime Minister Hun Sen for his humanitarian gesture for allowing Westerdam to dock in Sihanoukville port.
Ambassador paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Hun Sen at the Peace Palace on Tuesday.
“This is a true humanitarian gesture. Without the entry, there will be a humanitarian crisis,” Premier’s Personal Secretary Eang Sophalleth quoted Ambassador Patrick Murphy as saying.
The ambassador expressed his deep gratitude to Prime Minister Hun Sen and to the Cambodian...Read More


Cambodia to Take Care of Westerdam Passengers If Their Respective Countries Reject: PM Hun Sen

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Speaking at the annual meeting of National Council for Women on Tuesday, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen affirmed his commitment to look after the over 2,000 people of Westerdam docked in Cambodia if their respective countries reject them.
The premier stressed that the fear of Covid-19 has undermined humanity and friendship and destroyed human rights.
“The world might break apart when human value degrades. What is the value of human when their right to living is not even promoted,” the premier...Read More


UNWTO Sends Letter of Appreciation to PM Hun Sen

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Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Zurab Pololikashvili, yesterday, sent a letter of appreciation to Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen to convey deep appreciation for the humanitarian response of the Royal Government of Cambodia to allow Westerdam cruise ship to dock on Cambodia’s territory.
“I would like to express my most heartfelt appreciation and that of UNWTO as a whole to the Royal Government of Cambodia for its remarkable humanitarian response to the plight of MS Westerdam cruise ship which...Read More


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