Cambodian PM Highlights the 4 Main Priorities for Country Development

Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, once again highlighted the four main priorities for the country development while presiding over the opening ceremony of the 2016 Cambodia Outlook Conference

held here this morning under the theme "Getting Things Moving - Regional and National Infrastructure and Logistics for Connectivity, Growth and Development."

"I wish to stress that the Royal Government of Cambodia has set four priorities, viz. roads, water, electricity and human in its national development strategy. Actually, these four priorities have been identified since 1980s. Going forward, these priorities will remain the core of Cambodia's development agenda for the foreseeable future but only the weight given to each priority will be adjusted in accordance with specific circumstances in the future," he underlined.

Cambodia is located at the centre of a very dynamic region and experiencing robust economic growth, said Samdech Techo Hun Sen, adding that without a doubt, this central geo-economic and geo-political location is very favourable for improving connectivity across our region.

The Cambodian premier also laid stress on the rapid expansion of road, rail, sea and air transport links, economic corridors, special economic zones and socio-economic development in Cambodia.

According to Samdech Techo Hun Sen, along with the expansion of physical infrastructure, transport and logistics networks which enable the remarkable improvement in connectivity, regional cooperation and integration have also been enhanced. In particular, Cambodia has rapidly integrated itself into the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), the ASEAN, the recently formed AEC and ASEAN plus 6 partners - China, Japan, South Korea, India, Australia and New Zealand which will create Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) in the near future while investment and trade relations with European Union and United States continue to be deepened.

Source: AKP