Keynote Address at the Official Launch of Cambodia Industrial Development Policy 2015-2025

Excellencies, Members of the Royal Government,
Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, and All Participants! 

Today, I am honored and delighted to attend this important gathering to launch and disseminate the“Cambodia Industrial Development Policy 2015-2025”(IDP), jointly organized by the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) and the Supreme National Economic Council (SNEC). I would like to join Kitti Sedha Pundit Keat Chhon, Permanent Deputy Prime Minister, to extend our warm welcome and profound appreciation to all of you for your participation in this event.

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Selected Impromptu Comments at the Graduation and Diploma Presentation Ceremony of the Vanda Institute

Most Female Students, Quality Education

I am so glad today to be able to join with all of you once again in presenting diploma for 3,169 graduates of the Vanda Institute. This institute has the most female students. This is what the Royal Government would like to have. When I presided over the inauguration of AEON Supermarket and Mall, I met a number of young employees. They claimed to have graduated from Vanda Institute. In another inauguration ceremony of the Cho Ray Hospital Phnom Penh, accountants working there also told me they graduated from Vanda Institute. This has ascertained the fact presented in the report that among 3,169 students, 2,672 of them have already found their jobs.

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Keynote Address on the Occasion of Cambodia Outlook Conference 2015: A Partnership of CDRI and ANZ Royal Bank “ASEAN Economic Community 2015 and Beyond: Reform Agenda”

Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen,

I am honored and delighted to deliver the keynote address in this important Cambodia Outlook Conference 2015 held under the theme of “ASEAN Economic Community 2015 and beyond: Reform Agenda”. This is the ninth occasion on which I have attended and delivered keynote address in this outlook conference. I once again congratulate the CDRI and ANZ Royal Bank on their initiative to organize this annual conference which brings together government officials, representatives of the private sector, the research community, NGOs and development partners to review achievements and challenges to find the best way forward for the cause of the national interest.

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Selected Impromptu Comments in Addition to the Prepared Text on Outlook Conference 2015 – ASEAN Economic Community 2015 and Beyond: Reform Agenda

First of all, I am asking for your understanding concerning the changing of schedule. I planned to read this speech in the morning. However, since we had this protocol to accompany their Majesties to have a medical checkup in the People’s Republic of China, I then proposed two options – 1) I would send someone on my behalf and 2) we change our conference opening from morning to afternoon. It did indeed cause some difficulties to some of you. However, absence of the Prime Minister at the time when Their Majesties leave the country would not be a good protocol. I am asking for understanding from the Cambodia Development Resource Institute (CDRI) as well as the conference participants. I also notice here Ms Eva Mysliwiec who mothered CDRI in our difficult time at Tuol Kork with HE Chea Chanto, then Minister of Planning. CDRI has now reached its twenty some years or in other word a fully grown young man. I also noted the presence of HE Fumiaki Takahashi, former Ambassador (of Japan to the Kingdom of Cambodia). It is good to meet everyone.

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Selected Impromptu Comments during the Inauguration of the Hydropower Station of Russei Jrum Kraom, Mondul Seima District, Koh Kong Province [Unofficial Translation]

Biggest Hydropower Station So far

Today, I am so pleased to be able to join with our people to put into official use the 338 MW hydropower station of Russei Jrum Kraom – the biggest hydropower station we ever built so far. We used to put into official use the power station of only dozens of MW power. Today, we have a 338 MW power generation station which, for us, is a big scale of power station. As for China, on their Yangtze River, they built one of tens of thousands of MW. In 2018, we hope to have another hydropower station ready and it will produce up to 400 MW.

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Speech at the Opening of the International Investment Conference 2014 Under the Theme of: Cambodian – New Era of Opportunity “Growth, Change and ASEAN Integration”

Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen,

Today I am delighted to attend the opening of the International Investment Conference 2014 held under the theme of Cambodia: New Era of Opportunity “Growth, Change and ASEAN Integration” which is organized by the International Business Chamber of Cambodia. This event is indeed Cambodia’s first biggest international investment conference held in 2014 after the formation of the Royal Government of the Fifth Legislature which is born from a free, fair and transparent general election on July 28, 2013.

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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

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Speech at the Cambodia Outlook Conference 2014: A Partnership of CDRI and ANZ Royal Bank – “Cambodia – the Next Five Years: Reform and Competitiveness in an Integrated Region”

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen

It is my great pleasure today to preside over the opening of the 2014 Cambodia Outlook Conference on the very timely theme of “Cambodia the Next Five Years – Reform and Competitiveness in an Integrated Region”. This is the eighth occasion on which I have had the pleasure of delivering the opening keynote address in this outlook conference. I wish to once again congratulate CDRI and ANZ Royal Bank on their initiative in hosting this important annual conference, which brings together officials from the Royal Government, and senior representatives of the private sector, the research community, non-government organisations, and international development partners to consider Cambodia’s achievements, the challenges we face, and how we can work together to overcome those challenges for the benefit of our nation.

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