2011 Cambodia Outlook Conference Opened
Phnom Penh, March 16, 2011 AKP – The 2011 Cambodia Outlook Conference: A Partnership of CDRI and ANZ Royal Bank was opened here this morning at Phnom Penh Hotel under the presidency of Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen.
The one-day conference being held under the theme “Driving High Growth and Sustainable Development for Cambodia-Opportunities and Challenges” will discuss three important topics – (1) driving high growth and sustainable development in Cambodia, (2) important factors ensuring high growth environment and sustainable development in Cambodia and (3) preparing Cambodia for high growth and sustainable development through strengthening success factors and removing impediments, according to H.E. Dr. Hang Chuon Naron, Permanent Vice-Chairman of the Supreme National Economic Council and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Cambodia Development Resource Institute (CDRI).
“I am fully confident that the result of discussion in this conference will become the most significant inputs for the policies design of the Royal Government with high effectiveness and efficiency, and especially is the common framework for the private sectors to plan their profitable investment and contribute to building a prosperous society,” he said.
In his opening keynote address, Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said Cambodia economy is performing well. Growth for 2010 has recently been revised upward from 5.5 percent to 5.9 percent of GDP.
“The future outlook for Cambodia is positive – the economy is projected to grow between 6 percent to 7 percent annually over the medium term. It is expected that Cambodia will benefit from future global investment and credit flows which will favour Asia due to the weakening of demand in the other parts of the world. The growth of the traditional U.S. and EU markets could remain below its earlier trend at least for some time. With the growing regional cooperation and integration and faster growth of the Asian economies, Asian markets could offer more prospects of export and income growth to Cambodia. Thus, we have to diversify Cambodia’s economic structure to focus not only on serving the U.S. and EU markets, but also Asian market,” he said.
The Cambodian premier also touched on key opportunities and challenges Cambodia faces in ensuring a future of high inclusive growth, sustainable development for Cambodia.
His full keynote address reads as follows:
NA President Meets Indonesian Delegation
Phnom Penh, March 16, 2011 AKP –
Cambodian National Assembly President Samdech Akka Moha Ponhea Chakrei Heng Samrin met here on Mar. 15 with H.E. Laode Ida, Deputy Speaker of Regional Senate of the Republic of Indonesia.
In the meeting, H.E. Laode Ida told Samdech Heng Samrin that his visit to Cambodia is aimed to seek Cambodia’s support for Indonesian Regional Senate’s candidacy as a full member of the ASEAN Inter-Parliament Assembly (AIPA).
In reply, Samdech Heng Samrin welcomed and pledged to discuss Indonesia’s proposal with other AIPA member countries.
He also expressed thanks to Indonesia for its role as co-chairman of Paris Peace Conference on Cambodia and its active contribution to help resolve the border issue between Cambodia and Thailand.
Earlier on Mar. 14, H.E. Laode Ida also met with H.E. Cheam Yeap, Chairman of Economy, Finance, Banking and Audit Commission of the National Assembly and Head of Cambodian AIPA Group. –AKP
Article in Khmer by HUN Yuth Kun
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PM Calls On Medical Workers to Change Their Attitude
Phnom Penh, March 16, 2011 AKP – Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has called on medical workers to change their attitude and respect the rights of patients.
Speaking at the Ministry of Health’s annual meeting at Intercontinental Hotel in Phnom Penh on Mar. 15, Samdech Techo Hun Sen said medical workers are the rescuers of the patients’ lives.
“I would like to appeal to all medical workers to change their attitude in accordance with the medical worker’s code of conduct. You have to remember that you are the savior of the patients,” Samdech Techo Hun Sen said.
Minister of Health H.E. Mam Bun Heng said the ministry has been working to strengthen health service’s quality as well as to promote medical professionalism. –AKP
Article in Khmer by CHEY Phum Pul
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