Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has summarised the country's key achievements in the past year.
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) to be held this week.
According to the premier, the income per capita 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.
Samdech Techo 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.
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.
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.