Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Senate president hails Kingdom’s sporting achievements



Senate president hails Kingdom’s sporting achievements

Senate President Say Chhum (third from left), flanked by NOCC President Thong Khon to his right and secretary-general Vath Chamroeun to his left, poses for a photo with Cambodian gold medallists after a meeting at the Senate building on Tuesday. Supplied
Senate President Say Chhum (third from left), flanked by NOCC President Thong Khon to his right and secretary-general Vath Chamroeun to his left, poses for a photo with Cambodian gold medallists after a meeting at the Senate building on Tuesday. Supplied

Senate president hails Kingdom’s sporting achievements

National Olympic Committee of Cambodia top brass accompanied as many as 40 gold medallists from various regional and international competitions over the years to the Senate House on Tuesday morning for a meeting with Senate President Say Chhum.

Chhum was presented with an overview of the local sports scene and the Kingdom’s outstanding successes before the Khmer New Year celebrations are due kick off in earnest at the end of the week.

NOCC President and Tourism Minister Thong Khon led the delegation and apprised Chhum of ongoing sports development activities and the results Cambodia has achieved under the leadership of sport-loving Prime Minister Hun Sen, who has been one of the staunchest supporters of the country’s sporting community.

‘Pride for the nation’

After meeting with the delegation and going through the report presented by the NOCC chief, Chhum expressed his deep appreciation for the country’s prime sports body in vigorously carrying out the government’s policies in the development of the sports sector.

“The fruitful results achieved by our athletes have come as a great honour and pride for the nation as a whole,” he said.

Chhum told the delegation that Prime Minister Hun Sen’s policies and his active involvement in development projects had given a big boost for sport in the Kingdom.

“The decision by the Prime Minister to increase by as much as 200 per cent the financial rewards for outstanding performers in 2013 through a government sub-decree inspired and motivated our athletes to raise their performance levels,” he said.

Wishing the country’s sportsmen and women far greater success in the future, the Senate President also hailed the premier’s initiatives in infrastructure development through the sprawling Morodok Decho Sports Complex, which will be the centrepiece of the action during the 2023 SEA Games that Cambodia will be hosting for the first time.

MOST VIEWED

  • Two luxury hotels latest quarantine options for inbound travellers

    The Inter-Ministerial Committee to Combat Covid-19 has designated two luxury hotels as alternative quarantine options for travellers who wish to enter Cambodia through Phnom Penh International Airport – Sokha Phnom Penh Hotel & Residence and the Courtyard by Marriott Phnom Penh. In a notice detailing guidelines issued

  • Visa A holders get to quarantine at Himawari Hotel

    The Ministry of Health has permitted foreign diplomats, UN and International NGO officials to undergo quarantine at Himawari Hotel in the capital in case they do not have a separate place suitable for this purpose, but the government would not be responsible for the expenses.

  • Jabs for kids bring hope for school reopenings

    Cambodia is tentatively planning to reopen schools – at least at the secondary level – when the vaccination of children aged 12-17 is completed, even though daily transmissions and deaths in other age groups remain high. Schools across the country have been suspended since March 20, one month

  • China denies Mekong hacking

    As the US and its allies joined hands last week to expose what they allege to be China’s Ministry of State Security’s malicious cyber activities around the world, the attention also turned to Cambodia with the US Department of Justice claiming that four

  • Governor: Covid subsides in capital

    Phnom Penh municipal governor Khuong Sreng said the Covid-19 situation in the capital’s 14 districts has eased, with only two districts still recording a high number of infections. “Transmission cases in all districts are dropping, though they are relatively higher Meanchey and Por Sen Chey.

  • Hun Sen: Get 12-17 age group ready for Covid jabs

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has told parents of children aged 12-17 in Phnom Penh and the provinces of Kandal and Preah Sihanouk to get them ready for vaccinations soon. “There is a need to vaccinate children and youths aged 12 to 17. According to the statistics provided