Sihanoukville (FN), Nov. 16 – Head of the Royal Government Prime Minister Hun Sen said that the government earns about USD 500 million per month, addressing at the inauguration of road construction in the kingdom’s coastal province Sihanoukville on 16 November 2019.
The statement was made in response to unreasonable criticisms stating that the Royal Government lacks of money to pay monthly salary to her officials.
“Some said Hun Sen is suffocating due to foreign pressure. I want to inform you that we can earn about USD 500 million per month, yet spend around USD 300-400 million. We can save USD 100-200 million monthly,” the premier stated.
According to Strongman Hun Sen, despite the international reserve fund of 15,000 million Khmer Riel deposited in the National Treasury, Cambodia also reserves 14,000,000 million Khmer Riel to remunerate salary for the government officials. 1,000,000 million Riel is USD 250 million.
Cambodia also prepares a budget of USD 700-800 million annually to build and renovate roads, irrigation systems, and schools.