Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Oddar Meanchey ‘win-win’ monument breaks ground

Oddar Meanchey ‘win-win’ monument breaks ground

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
The location where the win-win monument is to be constructed in Anlong Veng district of Oddar Meanchey province. FB

Oddar Meanchey ‘win-win’ monument breaks ground

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Anlong Veng Win-Win Monument in Oddar Meanchey province’s Anlong district is scheduled for March 9 and will be presided over Minister of National Defence Tea Banh.

Deputy provincial governor Di Rado told The Post on March 8 that the 300ha site for the monument had been chosen carefully, as this was where the civil war had ended.

He added that the monument would pay homage to the heroic merits of the political operators, especially Prime Minister Hun Sen, who ended the civil war in Cambodia.

“The monument will be 7,200sqm. I am unaware of the budget set aside for this project, but I am assured that there is no shortage of funds for the monument. It is possible that we may be short of funds for some related infrastructure. If so, we will call for donations,” he said.

During a March 7 pre-ceremony inspection, Kun Kim – chairman of the Win-Win Monument Construction Committee – said that in the past week, elements of the army’s Intervention Brigade 8 and Intervention Division 3 had used their equipment to prepare a road to the site of the monument. They had also guaranteed that the site was clear of land mines and explosive remnants of war.

“A team from the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces constructed a 2,168m road to enable the sculpture to be built. They consulted with the provincial water resources department to do so, as there is a dam nearby,” he added.

Nem Sovath, chairman of the Military History Research Working Group who conducted the research ahead of the monument’s construction – said his team had collected and collated a large amount of information which supported the decision to turn the idea of the monument into a reality.

“To date, hundreds of thousands of people have visited the Techo Phnom 200 Military Historic site to study and reflect. Although there are no skyscrapers there, its significant meaning and powerful atmosphere have led people to organise many ceremonies and events there,” he said.

Sovath said that as part of his team’s research, it had selected significant figures that made great contributions to peace in the Kingdom to be immortalised in the stone of the monument. The sculptures would encourage the patriotic spirit of the next generation of Cambodians and encourage participation in the protection of territorial integrity, he added.

MOST VIEWED

  • Hong Kong firm done buying Coke Cambodia

    Swire Coca-Cola Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hong Kong-listed Swire Pacific Ltd, on November 25 announced that it had completed the acquisition of The Coca-Cola Co’s bottling business in Cambodia, as part of its ambitions to expand into the Southeast Asian market. Swire Coca-Cola affirmed

  • Moody’s sets outlook rating to ‘negative’ for Cambodia

    US global rating agency Moody’s Investors Service Inc on November 15 announced that it downgraded Cambodia’s outlook from “stable” to “negative” and maintained its B2 local and foreign currency issuer ratings. “The negative outlook reflects a deteriorating external position as illustrated by the severe

  • NagaWorld union leader arrested at airport after Australia trip

    Chhim Sithar, head of the Labour Rights Supported Union of Khmer Employees at NagaWorld integrated casino resort, was arrested on November 26 at Phnom Penh International Airport and placed in pre-trial detention after returning from a 12-day trip to Australia. Phnom Penh Municipal Court Investigating Judge

  • Korean first lady paves way for ill boy’s surgery

    A 14-year-old boy with congenital heart disease who was lucky enough to meet with South Korean first lady Kim Keon-hee may get the chance of a lifetime and receive surgery and treatment at Asan Medical Center in Seoul, South Korea. After seeing his plight, many

  • Kingdom’s rice crowned world’s No1

    Cambodia’s Phka Rumduol jasmine variety has been crowned the World’s Best Rice for the fifth time at the TRT (The Rice Trader) World Rice Conference in Phuket, Thailand on November 17, according to leaders of the Kingdom’s apex rice industry body. Phka Rumduol

  • Ministry to 'seek justice' for officials indicted in US for 'monkey smuggling'

    The Cambodian government and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said they will make the “utmost effort” to seek justice for a Cambodian official arrested in John F Kennedy International Airport in New York for allegedly conspiring to smuggle crab-eating macaque monkeys (Macaca fascicularis)