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All achievements obtained by the royal government in the past are thanked to the right policy with the support from all members of the legislative and executive bodies, civil servants at all levels, armed forces and all citizens despite the difference in their political tendencies, origins, religious beliefs and social roles, as well as with support from the friendly countries and international communities.

The per capita income reached US$1,238 in 2015, up from US$1,136 a year earlier, while the poverty rate decreased from 47.8 percent in 2007 to 14 percent in 2014 and further went down in the following years.

By the end of 2015, there are more than 40,000 factories across Cambodia, employing a total of over 1,000,000 workers, pointed out Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen in his five-page message to his compatriots on the occasion of the Khmer Traditional New Year, Year of the Monkey.

Prime Minister Hun Sen’s Greetings to all Cambodians, on the occasion of Traditional Khmer New Year, The Year of Monkey

Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo HunSen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has extended his warmest greetings and best wishes to all Cambodian compatriots living in the country and overseas on the occasion of the upcoming Traditional Khmer New Year (the start of the Buddhist Year 2560 BE, the Year of Monkey), to be held from 13th -16th April 2016.

SamdechTecho Hun Sen said in his new year message this year that the celebrations of Traditional Khmer New Year are taking placewhile the Royal Government of Cambodia in the fifth legislature has reached half of its term and carried out the in-depth reform in all domains with a view to promoting the sustainable economic growth to be ready to implement the ASEAN Economic Community from 2016.

Last year, the Royal Government of Cambodia did its best to overcome all obstacles and challenges, both inside and outside the country, to develop a political system that can maintain peace, political stability, security and social order in the country, said the premier in his five-page message to his compatriots on the occasion of the Khmer Traditional New Year (Year of Monkey).

SamdechTecho Hun Sen also highlighted achievements in various areas, especially education, physical infrastructure construction, power generation, industrial development, agricultural production, clean water supply and sanitation, construction, tourism, and public financial management.

Of the total number, he added, more than 1,400 factories are heavy industries with about 860,000 workers, and 39,000 are small enterprises and handicrafts with some 194,000 workers.
Industrial development is a strategy stated clearly in the government’s Rectangular Strategy-Phase III in order to transform this potential sector into another source of Cambodia’s economic growth, underlined SamdechTecho Hun Sen.

In March 2015, the Royal Government of Cambodia adopted the Industrial Development Policy (IDP) 2015-2025 which is the country’s new growth strategy to further promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth in the long run.

The volume of rice production last year in both rainy and dry seasons reached the total estimation of over 9 million tons, of which the rice surplus was around 4.5 million tons or approximated 2.9 million tons of husked rice for exportation. Last year, over 500,000 tons of rice was exported. In term of tourism sector, last year, there are over 4.7 million international tourists visiting Cambodia, allowing this sector to create jobs for 620,000 people. In the construction sector, some 2300 construction projects were approved with the total investment of US$ 3 billion.

In this new year, the royal government will make a further effort to maintain peace, political stability, security and social order; to protect the constitution and all attainments obtained by the Royal Government and its citizens; and to prevent all acts aiming at creating chaos, social instability in the country; as well as to continue promoting reform in all domains as stated in the Rectangular Strategy-Phase III with a strong commitment to enhance good governance of all ministries and institutions, both at national and sub-national levels, and to provide public services with effectiveness, transparency, quality, timeliness so as to gain trust from the citizens.

SamdechTecho Hun Sen extended, in his message, the New Year greetings and best wishes to His Majesty NorodomSihamoni, King of Cambodia, and Her Majesty Queen-Mother NorodomMonineath Sihanouk as well.