New Government Cabinet Building Inaugurated
Phnom Penh, October 20, 2010 AKP -- The new office building of the Council of Ministers and the Prime Minister’s office and the International Conference Center building were officially inaugurated on Tuesday and bubbled the “Peace Building” and “Friendship Building”, respectively.
The inauguration ceremony were presided over by His Majesty Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia; National Assembly President Samdech Akka Moha Ponhea Chakrei Heng Samrin; Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen and his wife Lok Chumteav Bun Rany Hun Sen; Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia H.E. Mr. Pan Guangxue, senators, lawmakers, senior government officials as well as foreign diplomatic corps to Cambodia.
In his keynote speech, Prime Techo Hun Sen highly valued the special character of the “Peace Building” and considered it a new historic Cambodian achievement as it built by the national budget and Cambodian local companies.
Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen expressed profound thanks to the Chinese government for the donation of the office building of the Council of Ministers “Friendship Building” saying that the seven-storey building with some 40-meter high was first initiated and achieved through the visit of Her Excellency Mrs. Wu Yi, then deputy prime minister of the People’s Republic of China in March 2004.
For his parts, Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia H.E. Mr. Pan Guangxue said that the project was a realization of one of the aid pledges made by Chinese Premier H.E. Mr. Wen Jiabao during his visit to Cambodia in April, 2006.
King Father Norodom Sihanouk and Queen Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk, who were now in Beijing, China for the medical treatment, have also extended their warm congratulation to this historic inauguration ceremony.--AKP
(By KEO Chandara)
WB Predicts Cambodia’s GDP Growth to 4.9 Percent in 2010
Phnom Penh, October 20, 2010 AKP -- Cambodia’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth will reach 4.9 percent in 2010, according to the WB’s report issued on Oct. 19 in a press conference here.
According to the above-said report, Cambodia’s economy is recovery and predicted that the country’s GDP will reach 4.9 percent in 2010 and 6 percent in 2011 due to the increasing demand of garment exports, tourism and agriculture-products.
The report also indicated that the garment exports have increased 15 percent in the first six months of this year and it is expected to increase 14 percent in 2010 and tourism field to increase 9 percent in 2010.--AKP
(By CHEA Vannak)
Cambodian National Football Team to Leave for Suzuki Cup in Laos
Phnom Penh, October 20, 2010 AKP -- Cambodia’s national football team will leave for Suzuki Cup in Laos on Wednesday, an official from the country’s Football Federation said Tuesday, according to Chinese News Agency Xinhua.
Ouk Socheat, secretary general of Cambodia’s Football Federation said 18 footballers and seven others who are coaches and the federation’s member will leave for Laos on Wednesday.
He said, as planned, Cambodia’s football team will compete with Laos on Oct. 22, with East Timor on Oct. 24 and the Philippines on Oct. 26.
According to Ouk Socheat, of the four countries, two of them will be selected for the next competing with other two groups A and B.
However, he said, for the rest of two that will not be selected will return home and will have no chance for next competing stage.
The current Group A: Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, and Group B: Vietnam, Singapore and Myanmar.
The tournament is organized by ASEAN Football Federation.
Ouk Socheat said when Cambodia was a host for the same even in 2008, Cambodia won Laos with 3-2, while this time Laos is a host.
With the same experience in 2008, Cambodia drew East Timor 2-2, but lost to the Philippines 3-2.
Ouk Socheat said he hopes Cambodian team will be selected because more training was conducted by a South Korean coach.--AKP