Cambodian singers, dancers leave for friendship concert in Bangkok
Saturday, 27 November 2010 08:08 Xinhua
PHNOM PENH, Nov. 27 (Xinhua) -- Five most popular singers and a group of blessing dancers left for Thailand on Saturday morning for a joint concert in order to strengthen relationship and culture exchange between Cambodia and Thailand, said an information official.
"This is the first time that Cambodia sent singers to join concert in Thailand since the border conflict at the complex of Preah Vihear temple happened (in July 2008)," Nouv Sovathero, secretary of state for the Ministry of Information, said Saturday.
A free concert aimed at strengthening Cambodia-Thai relations will be held on Sunday, Nov. 28 at the Indoor Stadium at Hua Mark in Bangkok, he said.
"The concert will be live televised through the state-owned National Television of Cambodia (TVK) and other TVs in Cambodia," he added.
At the musical and cultural shows, the Cambodian artists will perform together with Thai artists, he said.
"Through the concert, we hope that the relationship and mutual understanding on cultures between the two countries will be better, " he said.
He said in the future, Cambodia will organize such concert and will also invite Thai artists for the event.
Cambodia and Thailand had border conflict just one week after Cambodia's Preah Vihear Temple was registered as World Heritage Site in July 2008. And several military clashes have already been happened with recorded small causalities from both sides.
The border issue, however, has been eased as the top leaders of Cambodia and Thailand have held several meetings since September. .
Cambodia National Assembly Approves 2.4 billion Budgets for 2011Development
Saturday, 27 November 2010 02:16 DAP NEWS / VIBOL
CAMBODIA, PHNOM PENH, Nov 26, 2010-Cambodia National assembly on Friday approved 2.4 billion budgets for 2011 development to a move to boost social and economic development.
The budget will contribute to health ministry with $173 million, national defense and security ministry with 312 million US dollars, education with 230 million US dollar, and the national budget in 2011 increased about, 1970 million if comparing with last year.
The government also will release 50 million US dollar to buy rice product from local farmers and turn the country to be rice basket to supply global market and last year, it harvested about 7 million ton with surplus of 3 million tons of rice product.
At the same time, the government will export one million of milled rice product by 2015. The government needs the budget to reduce poverty of 27 per cent and conclude one per cent annually.