U.S. Thanks Cambodia for Supporting the U.S. Search for American Soldiers’ Remains
Phnom Penh, March 23, 2011 AKP – Mrs. Ann Mills Griffith, executive director of U.S. National League of Prisoner Of War/Missing In Action (POW/MIA) Families profoundly thanked the Cambodian government and people for their active support in searching the remains of the American soldiers missing in Cambodia during the war time.
Cambodia has been recognized by its efforts and high standard in this issue, Mrs. Ann Mills Griffith said here today during a meeting with Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen.
Mrs. Griffith also would like to have a joint meeting between Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and the U.S. to cooperate in searching the remains of the American soldiers who lost their lives during the Indochina war, Ieng Sophalet, assistant to the Cambodian premier told reporters after the meeting.
In reply, Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen expressed Cambodia’s irreversible stance since 1994 to actively cooperate in this humanitarian work even though Cambodia and the U.S. have not yet reestablished their diplomatic relations at that time.
He further encouraged all sides to cooperate in looking for new information sources and urged the U.S to speed up the search because the people who have known this issue are getting very old now. –AKP
Article in Khmer by CHEY Phum Pul
Article in English by SOKMOM Nimul
Cambodian PM Asks for Chinese Investment in Rice and Cassava Processing Facilities in Cambodia
Phnom Penh, March 23, 2011 AKP – Cambodia’s Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has asked Chinese ambassador to Cambodia to help encourage Chinese investors for the investment in rice and cassava processing facilities in Cambodia.
While presiding over a ceremony to break ground for the construction of Road 57B in Thmar Korl district of the northwestern province of Battambang, the Cambodian premier said this to boost Cambodia’s economy and to promote rice exportation to China and other countries.
He also presented huge potentials for agricultural development in the area, saying that the cultivated area in the region covers more than 25,000 hectares, as a big rice stockpile and agricultural centre of the country. As planned, he said, it will be an agro-industrial centre of the country in the future.
The Cambodian prime minister called on Cambodian laborers not to leave their home to work illegally in Thailand because they could face many risks happening to them.
He also expressed profound thanks to the government and people of China for their financial support for the road construction in Cambodia.
The road with a length of 176 kilometers is constructed with a fund of US$89.9 million financed by China’s soft loan. It will take 48 months to complete.
When completed, the road will provide huge economic benefit to the Cambodian people to truck their agricultural produce to markets and facilitate them in traveling easier and faster. –AKP
Article in Khmer by CHIM Nary
Article in English by THOU Peou