Phnom Penh (FN), Mar 31 - the Minister of Planning, Chhay Than, and CPP Lawmaker, Hun Many, presided over the inaugural celebrations of Kompong Speu’s Independence Monument.

Joining the ceremony were Kompong Speu’s governor and 4,000 government officials, teachers, and students.

“Cambodia are growing in all sectors under the leadership of Prime Minister Hun Sen. Cambodia has peace and political stability, 7% annual economic growth and a poverty rate of under 13% ," stated Kompong Speu’s governor during the ceremony on Friday morning.

“Today, people in Kompong Speu are delighted to benefit from all the achievements of socio-economics, culture, education, health, and a higher standard of living," the governor reiterated.

The governor asked that all citizens work together to protect the sustainability of these achievements.

On Friday night, the authority will organize a concert along with a firework celebration in front of the monument.