Phnom Penh Governor Highlights Capital’s Development in Past 40 Years

H.E. Khuong Sreng, Governor of Phnom Penh Municipality, has highlighted the process of rebuilding and development of the capital city, at the opening ceremony of Resilient City Conference, held at Sokha Phnom Penh Hotel this morning, as part of the 39th General Assembly of the International Association of Francophone Mayors (AIMF) .

In the past 40 years, he pointed out, Phnom Penh development has undergone five major steps. First, from 1979 to 1993, Phnom Penh management was for peace, repatriation and against the return of the genocidal regime of Khmer Rouge. Second, from 1993 to 2000, Phnom Penh management focused on the practical role of maintaining political stability and rehabilitating physical infrastructure. Third, from 2000 to 2008, Phnom Penh management was for the cause of internal security, continued rehabilitation and construction of physical infrastructure. Fourth, from 2008 to 2013, security and public order strengthening, continued rehabilitation and construction of physical infrastructure, and development of poor communities were the key focus of Phnom Penh management. Fifth, from 2013 until now, Phnom Penh management was for the cause of reform, sustainable development and future Smart City.

Regarding the 39th AIMF General Assembly, H.E. Khuong Sreng, also a permanent member of AIMF, said this is a unique and historical event for Phnom Penh to further deepen and broaden its cooperation with AIMF as well as with other member cities.

Some 400 delegates from 140 cities in 41 countries are attending the 39th General Assembly of AIMF being hosted by Cambodia on Dec. 3-4, 2019.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press