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Win-Win monument to be erected in Koh Kong

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The memorial will celebrate the end of Cambodia’s civil war and pay homage to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s Win-Win policy. Koh Kong Provincial Hall

Win-Win monument to be erected in Koh Kong

Koh Kong is organising the construction of a Win-Win memorial at the Lok Yeay Mao slope near National Road 48 in Khemarak Phoumin city for the public to understand the history of what happened in the province.

Koh Kong provincial hall deputy governor and spokesman Sok Sothy told The Post on Monday that there would be a groundbreaking for the monument to be built after Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defence Tea Banh attended the announcement of the sub-committee for the monument’s construction.

“On May 17, Samdech Pichey Sena Tea Banh, the leader of the national team on the construction of the Win-Win Monument visited the site in Smach Meanchey district of Khemarak Phoumin city,” he said.

However, he said, there is no information yet confirming the construction’s starting date.

The Koh Kong provincial administration’s website quoted provincial governor Phouthong Mithona as saying she fully supported the study and construction of a memorial to end the civil war in Cambodia through Prime Minister Hun Sen’s Win-Win policy.

“I request to all relevant stakeholders to fully participate and cooperate in the process of historical research at the location – the historical research of Democratic Kampuchea, research documents, evidence and historical content for educational programmes and exhibitions to promote construction as planned,” she said.

The monument will be 59m high and located in Boeng Khun Chhang village, Smach Meanchey district, Khemarak Phoumin city along national road 48, more than 10km from the Khemarak Phoumin.

The Ministry of National Defence website quoted Nem Sowath, Tea Banh’s special adviser and director-general of the General Department of Politics and Foreign Affairs, as saying that in the past, Koh Kong has had a national liberation movement with Prime Minister Hun Sen, Say Phuthorng, a permanent member of the CPP, who passed away, and Minister of National Defence Tea Banh.

The movement was historically credited for joining the national liberation movement in late 1978 and early 1979 in the southwest of this province.

“Constructing a Win-Win monument in Koh Kong province will become a historical military landmark.

“In addition to the monument, there are museums people can visit to find out what happened in Koh Kong province and its connection to national history, which brought peace and development to this day,” Sowath said.

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