Selected Impromptu Comments at the Groundbreaking Ceremony to Build the 182 Kilometres National Road 55 in Pursat Province [Unofficial Translation]

Elegant Rice Species

I am so happy to be able to return once again to Pursat province where fifteen years ago on 18 March 2000 I was here for the groundbreaking ceremony of the National Road 56. Today we are here to launch another groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the National Road 55, which is running some 182 Kilometres. I am so joyful to see that from day to day we have put into operation various completed infrastructural achievements and opened new construction projects. That is what we call development. I could recall that from here in the year 2000 I also inaugurated a primary school and junior secondary school buildings. I also provided two additional school buildings making the whole school complex funded by me.

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Selected Extempore Comments at the Graduation and Diploma Presenting Ceremony of the Royal School of Administration

A Course Special for Women Officials

As is reported by HE Pich Bunthin on a special training course that I also like to take this chance to express my sincere thank to involvement made by the Ministry of Environment and Tourism. HE Pich Bunthin has made an appeal in his report for institutions to consider different models of cooperation on issue of training in order to bolster qualification for our officials at all levels. The Ministry of Public Functions will be ready for that kind of cooperation of all forms and professions. As far as this topic is concerned, I have discussed with HE Sar Kheng. Now, the Cabinet requests the Royal School of Administration to conduct a training course specially for female officials who have been appointed Secretary of State, Undersecretary of State, Deputy Governors of provinces and districts, General Secretary and Deputy General Secretary. I wanted to know if it is able to cater to this need. I would delegate the matter to Deputy Prime Minister HE Sar Kheng.

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Remarks at the Opening of the Regional Workshop on “Transforming Rural Areas – Strategic Vision for the Asia and Pacific”

His Excellency Mr. John Murray McIntire, Vice President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development
Her Excellency Ms. Hoonae Kim, Director for Asia and the Pacific Division of the International Fund for Agricultural Development
Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Distinguished guests
All the Participants,

Today, I am honored and delighted to participate in the regional workshop on “Transforming Rural Areas: Strategic Vision for the Asia and Pacific” which is co-organized by the Royal Government of Cambodia and the International Fund for Agricultural Development. I would like to extend my sincere thanks and high appreciation to the International Fund for Agricultural Development for initiating this workshop and collaborating closely with the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries to make this important event possible in the Kingdom of Cambodia.

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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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Selected Impromptu Comments during the Inauguration of the 100-MW Coal-Powered Electric Station in Preah Sihanouk Province and the 230-KV Power Transmission Line from Phnom Penh to Kampong Cham

Cambodia’s First Coal-Fired Power Station

Today, I am so happy to be in the province of Preah Sihanouk once again to put into official use the 100 MW coal fired station and, taking this opportune moment, to inaugurate from here the 230 KV power transmission line from Udong of Kompong Speu to the province of Kompong Cham. We may note together that this is the first Cambodian coal fired power station ever.  Just now, the Executive Director of Leader Company, Dato Seri H’ng Bok San, thanked our officials for taking their times to join this event. I think it is their pleasures to be here because Preah Sihanouk province and city is the tourist destination. My presence here today signifies a new achievement in the Kingdom of Cambodia.

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Speech On the Occasion of Official Launching of Cambodia’s Trade Integration Strategy 2014-2018, Peace Palace

Excellencies, Ambassadors to the Kingdom of Cambodia,
Ms. Claire Van der Vaeren, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative for Cambodia,
Mr. Eric Sidgewick, ADB Country Director for Cambodia,
Dr. Ratnakar Adhikari, Executive Director of the Enhanced Integrated Framework,
Mr. Bernhard Schlachter, Executive Officer of the UNOPS,
Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, National and International Guests,

It is my pleasure to attend theLaunching of Cambodia’s Diagnostic Trade Integration Strategy 2014-2018”, organized by the Ministry of Commerce in cooperation with relevant ministries and institutions. On behalf of the Royal Government of Cambodia and myself, I wish to highly commend the management and officials of the Ministry of Commerce for contributing to the formulation of “Cambodia’s Trade Integration Strategy 2014-2018” which is based on the political platform and the

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Selected Extempore Comments at the Graduation, Diploma and Certificates Presenting Ceremony at the Royal School of Administration (RSA) – Unofficial Translation

RSA Administered by the Ministry of Public Functions

I am so glad to preside over two events at the same time – (1) to give out diplomas and certificates to 290 senior officials, medium and senior administrative officials for 2014 and (2) to launch the training and retraining courses for 237 students who are senior officials and trainees for 2014. I am pleased that Minister of Public Functions, HE Pich Bunthin, mentioned in his report it is my 17th time to come to this school since 1986. As honorary professor, though I have not had the chance to come teach on a regular basis, I still do come to talk to you at the graduation before you rejoin your line of works. Generally, we meet twice for each intake – one at the course opening and again at the course closing.

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