Selected Comments at the Inauguration of the Buddhist Temple of Botum Kessar in the Kampong Cham’s Stoeung Trang District

… First of all I would like to present my deep thanks and sympathy to fathers, mothers and national compatriots for being present here today. On behalf of my father and my family, may I humbly call on the souls of my great grandparents, grandparents to move from the old pagoda to this new place of respect. I have a great pleasure also to be able to return to

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Selected Comments at the Inauguration of the Doem Sdao Bailey Bridge in the District of Koh Sotin, Kompong Cham Province

… May I take this opportunity to declare the inauguration of the Chinese-Cambodian Friendship Doem Sdao Bridge, and the putting into use the Sen Tarsu road, linking the area to the national road 11, and on to the national road 7. I am very pleased to see that these achievements would contribute to the reduction of hardships of the people in the area with a great interaction in the region. A few years ago we have put into use no far from here the

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Selected Comments at the Inauguration of a Dharma Hall and Achievements in the Pagoda of Chroy Thmar in the Province of Kompong Cham

… I am glad to be back today with all of you to inaugurate a new Dharma assembly building and the office of chief monk.  I am feeling great to notice various other achievements that have been realized one after the other. HE Governor Chieng Am has mentioned in his report just now about history of the pagoda, which is now in its 89 years of existence. I would add some information about the pagoda’s history as in between 1970 and 1975 it was an artillery position of the Lon Nol regime to provide cover attacks to eastern sid

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Selected Comments during the Visit to the Construction Site of Doeum Sdao Bridge in the District of Koh Sotin, Kompong Cham Province

… I think everyone is pleased with a new achievement today – the Doeam Sdao Bridge, which ends difficult passage for people in the region. Those who have resettled here can go to Phnom Penh and return to Koh Sotin or the area together with family to visit the native village by land. Personally I am glad to see that the wish of our people has been realized. The bridge has been under construction for about 117 days and it is ready for our people to use. As the flood has come early this year, the dike that was built for our people to cross

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Selected Comments at the Groundbreaking of the Buddhist Temple in the Sovanratana Sophoan Pagoda in the District of Stoeungtrang, Kompong Cham Province

… As I made my way here, I was told that it was raining since three o’clock (am) and I noticed that in Takhmao there was also a big rain. In general it has been raining in many places giving sign that the rainy season has started from this third week of May. Our people are also preparing necessary tools for the 2004 rainy season rice production. It is in this remark that I am very pleased to come to meet our people in the communes of Peam Prosna and Preah Andaung in the district of Stoeungtrang – my native place. Three of my

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Selected Comments at the Groundbreaking Ceremony to Build a Bridge at Doem Sdao in the Commune of Pongro, the District of Koh Sotin of Kompong Cham Province

… A year has gone by since my presence last year on March 29 to inaugurate the 96-metre Bailey Bridge of Pongro with eleven solar energized lights, the 75-metre Bailey Bridge of Roka Kaong with seven solar energized lights and the eleven-kilometre road between Pongro and Mohaleap. We are gathering here today to celebrate another groundbreaking

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Selected Comments during the Visit to the Construction Site of the Kompong Raing Bridge in the District of Dambe in between Kompong Cham Province and Kratie Province

… It is a great pleasure for me to visit the construction site of the Kompong Raing Bridge which is important for the efforts to bring about an internal integration of formerly inaccessible or hardly accessible areas. The bridge is indeed linking the Dambe district of Kompong Cham province to the district of Chhlong of Kratie province. The area is between

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Selected Adlib Address at the Inauguration of a Buddhist Hall of Common in the Pagoda of Preah Chi Thom, Srey Santhor District, Kompong Cham Province

… I have a great pleasure for having a chance to be with all of you to inaugurate the hall of common in the Preah Chi Thom pagoda. May I seek your apology for the postponement of my presence to this ceremony from last week because it felt on the Chinese New Year, which is commonly practiced by the Chinese-Cambodians, especially those reside along the

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