Five Former Leaders of Phnom Penh Share Experience at the 39th AIMF General Assembly

AKP Phnom Penh, December 04, 2019 —

Three former governors and two former deputy governors of Phnom Penh Municipality have shared their experience on capital city development, at the 39th General Assembly of the International Association of Francophone Mayors (AIMF) being held in Phnom Penh.

Those are H.E. Kep Chuktema, a Member of the National Assembly, former Governor of Phnom Penh for 10 years, from 2003 to 2013; H.E. Pa Socheatevong, Chairman of Phnom Penh Capital Council, former Governor of Phnom Penh from 2013 to 2017; and H.E. Thong Khon, Minister of Tourism, former Governor of Phnom Penh from 1985 to 1990.

H.E. Mann Chhoeurn, Vice President of the 7th Commission of Cambodian Senate and former Deputy Governor of Phnom Penh from 2005 to 2010; and H.E. Mok Mareth, a Member of the National Assembly, former Minister of Environment and former Deputy Governor of Phnom Penh from 1979 to 1988 were also among the speakers.

Besides, other Cambodian speakers from different fields also took part in the discussions on city reconstruction and development.

According to H.E. Khuong Sreng, current Governor of Phnom Penh, in the past 40 years, Phnom Penh development has undergone five major steps. First, from 1979 to 1993, Phnom Penh management was for peace, repatriation and against the return of the genocidal regime of Khmer Rouge. Second, from 1993 to 2000, Phnom Penh management focused on the practical role of maintaining political stability and rehabilitating physical infrastructure. Third, from 2000 to 2008, Phnom Penh management was for the cause of internal security, continued rehabilitation and construction of physical infrastructure. Fourth, from 2008 to 2013, security and public order strengthening, continued rehabilitation and construction of physical infrastructure, and development of poor communities were the key focus of Phnom Penh management. Fifth, from 2013 until now, Phnom Penh management was for the cause of reform, sustainable development and future Smart City.

H.E. Kep Chuktema

H.E. Pa Socheatevong


H.E. Thong Khon

H.E. Mann Chhoeurn

H.E. Mok Mareth

H.E. Khuong Sreng

By Khan Sophirom