Banteay Meanchey province’s former governor got a surprise Monday when he attended a ceremony in Phnom Penh expecting to receive a donation of 200 power tillers from Chinese officials, but received eight small water pumps instead. Former Banteay Meanchey governor Oung Oeun and the governor of China’s Yunnan province, Li Jiheng, met earlier this year, and the province has since received $1 million from China for the establishment of an agricultural college. Then in August, when Mr. Oeun visited Yunnan’s capital, Kunming, and told of the annual devastation in Banteay Meanchey due to flooding, Mr. Li* promised to
© 2013, The Cambodia Daily. All rights reserved. No part of this article may be reproduced in print, electronically, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without written permission.

More...