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Groundbreaking for statue of PM’s first teacher held in Kratie

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Design illustration of the statue of Venerable Kim Chreng and of Prime Minister Hun Sen when he was a child in Bos Leav commune’s Tasos village of Kratie province’s Chitr Borei district. PROVINCIAL ADMINISTRATION

Groundbreaking for statue of PM’s first teacher held in Kratie

Kratie provincial governor Va Thorn and Chea Thearith, Personal Assistant to Prime Minister Hun Sen on August 27 held a groundbreaking ceremony for construction of statues of Venerable Kim Chreng and of Prime Minister Hun Sen when he was a child in Bos Leav commune’s Tasos village of Kratie province’s Chitr Borei district.

Va Thorn said the construction was to commemorate the prime minister's first teacher Kim Chreng, who had educated him as a child, the first step on his journey towards becoming the intellectual who has led the nation to its present-day state of development.

He added that Kratie province is also a historical site of the liberation of Cambodia from the genocidal regime of Pol Pot. The statues would leave a historical legacy for the public and encourage future generations to remember his sacrifices.

He continued that the site will become a tourist attraction, raising the profile of the province. The province is also preparing to celebrate the receiving of a historic river bridge in the near future which will expand its development and increase economic growth. It will also reduce migration and travel time and expedite the transportation of agricultural products throughout the Kingdom.

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