Speech and Selected Adlib Comments at the Inauguration of the Cambodia-Vietnam Friendship Bridge Chrey Thom-Long Binh, and Road Connection under the Concessional Loan from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam [Unofficial Translation]

In addition to the prepared text, speaking to the Inauguration the Cambodian-Vietnamese Friendship Bridge Jrey Thom-Long Binh, Samdech Techo Hun Sen made the following adlib comments on transforming former battlefields into development areas: Today, I have a great pleasure to attend with H.E Nguyễn Xuân Phúc, Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, in…

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Selected Impromptu Comments at the Groundbreaking Ceremony to Rebuild National Road 21 from Takhmao Town of Kandal through to Jrey Thom Border Pass [Unofficial Translation]

Assistance from Republic of Korea to Rebuild National Road 21 I am so pleased today to be able to join with all of you to launch the groundbreaking ceremony to rebuild the national road 21. Actually, the project has commenced for nearly a year now. Today we are launching the groundbreaking ceremony to rebuild the…

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Selected Impromptu Comments at the Celebration of National Day for Clean City: Success Clean City, Success Tourism [Unofficial Translation]

In addition to the prepared text, Samdech Techo Hun Sen made impromptu comments on a few issues as followed:

Marriage Park

I wish to bring up a few things in relation to tree planting. Some of you may have remembered that I have initiated what is called the marriage park, where trees are to be planted when people get married. The first of its kind was conducted in Kraing Yov commune, which has then replicated to other places. The movement has been in place for a while. It seems to have neglected now. I wish to see the movement come back. At various tourist destinations, we should encourage newly married couple to plant tree. Our problem is action is taken when I mention about it and it dies down when I do not recall.

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Selected Impromptu Comments during the Connection of the Bridge of Nak Loeung across the Mekong River, District of Loeuk Dek, Kandal Province [Unofficial Translation]

The Tsubasa Bridge and New 500 Banknote

I have a great pleasure today to join with HE Kazuyuki NAKANE, parliamentary Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, on this auspicious occasion to cast concrete for final connection of the Bridge of Neak Loeung of 2,215 meters considered as the longest bridge in the country. Before going further, I would like to affirm two things.

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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.

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Selected Extempore Comments during the Visit to Khsach Kandal district, Kandal province, to Observe Rice Cultivation in Early Rainy Season (Unofficial Translation)

Observing early-rainy season rice cultivation in 2013, Samdech Techo Hun Sen visited the district of Khsach Kandal, Kandal province, where he joins with farmers to prepare land and to transplant rice. Samdech Techo also takes the chance to share with them, and the people of Cambodia as a whole, the latest developments on the process of forming the committee to address the election irregularities, the legal process of setting up a new Cabinet and urgent matters that the new Cabinet will need to attend to. CNV makes some selection of the impromptu comments and translates them as followed:

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Selected Impromptu Comments at the Inauguration of the Buddhist Achievements in the Pagoda of Seirei Sarpij, Preah Sdech district, Prey Veng province (Unofficial Translation)

Three Achievements, Buddhist and Secular Relation

I am so glad today to have the opportunity to return to the pagoda of Serei Sarpij after I came here once in 1997 to put into official operation the Primary School of Buddhism – Hun Sen Serei Sarpij in this pagoda. Having come here again, I clearly noted with my own eyes the progress made contrastingly from when I was here in 1997, and am sure far more from

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