Selected Impromptu Comments at the Graduation and Diploma Presenting Ceremony of the Royal University of Phnom Penh [Unofficial Translation]

Microfinance Loans for Education Yesterday, in this mutual recognition of tourism guides among countries in ASEAN, I brought up this issue about loans from banks and/or microfinance for students who wish to continue their studies but do not have the financial resource ability. I think it is now time to urge banks and/or microfinance to…

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Adlib Comments at the Closing Session of the 2016 Stocktaking and 2017 Directive Settings Conference of the Ministry of Interior [Unofficial Translation]

In addition to the prepared text, Samdech Techo made the following selected adlib comments: Guarantee Political Stability and Macroeconomic Stability for Country Development … I would continue to remind that in order to develop a country the biggest issue is to maintain political stability on one side and macroeconomic stability on the other. They have…

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Speech and Selected Impromptu Comments at the Opening Ceremony of the National Conference on Development of Microfinance in Cambodia

Samdech, Excellencies, Lok Oknha, Ladies and Gentlemen, All participants Today, I am very pleased to participate in the opening of the “Nation Conference on the Development of Microfinance in Cambodia”. It has been exactly 10 years since we organized the first national conference on microfinance development on 11-13 January 2006, in which we declared 2006 the…

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Unofficial Translation Selected Impromptu Comments and Response at the Fourth Session, Fifth Legislature of the National Assembly on issue of Disaster Management [Unofficial Translation]

NCDM – A Coordinator, Not Operator

The fact that I have taken the forum, I do not mean to respond to what were raised by previous speakers. I think that people can draw a judgment on this. I just wanted to make some clarifications on issue relating to responsibility. The law that we have compiled here should be a roadmap for disaster management in our country – at both national and sub-national levels. Though I was not present but I followed closely opinions expressed by members of the National Assembly. (I wish to clarify that) the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) is just a coordinating mechanism while all implementations are left to operators. Who are the operators? They are ministries and state institutions created by laws and they have been given budget already. Take for instance, should the situation requires deployment of army to places where incidents occur, the army may be deployed while the Ministry of National Defense already has its budget. They also have the means at regional, divisional or provincial military region levels. Should there be a need for the police force, the Ministry of Interior, which is its budget holder.

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