PM: Royal Government Does Not Just Sit And Cry When Facing A Problem
Phnom Penh, February 06, 2024 --
Samdech Moha Borvor Thipadei Hun Manet, Prime Minister of Cambodia, has reminded all stakeholders to further enhance and promote self-ownership for the sustainable economic development.
Addressing the closing ceremony of the annual meeting of the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation held here this morning, the Premier said in 1997, the poverty rate in Cambodia was at about 50 percent, but with over 20 years of full peace, the figure has dropped to only 17 percent.
“Our poverty rate is supposed to drop to more than 17 percent, but the COVID-19 outbreak has increased the rate a bit. However, the Royal Government has never sat and cried, it has put forth stimulus mechanisms to ensure the sustainability in our nation,” he underlined.
Samdech Thipadei Hun Manet said Cambodia has used one hand to control the situation, and the other to strive to solve problems by setting up various mechanisms to maintain macroeconomic sustainability.
“Macroeconomic situation cannot be stable if the lives of the people are not good [...] The Royal Government is always thinking of creating mechanisms and other conditions to ensure that the citizens can live on their own,” he said.
The Prime Minister laid stress on the Royal Government’s attention and assistance to poor families, vulnerable groups and vulnerable households through social interventions.
Samdech Thipadei Hun Manet added that the Royal Government of the 7th Legislature of the National Assembly will continue to develop the social protection system in the country to be more concentrated, efficient, equitable and sustainable based on the spirit of not leaving any citizen behind.