Cambodian PM says economy to grow at 7.1 pct this year

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said the country’s economy is expected to achieve 7.1 percent growth in 2019, according to Phnom Penh Post on Thursday.

“This rate is very good, reflecting our robust growth,” he said in a speech during a university graduation ceremony here on Wednesday, adding that inflation is forecast to stay below 3 percent.

According to government figures, with the 7.1 percent growth, the kingdom’s GDP (Gross Domestic Product) value will rise to 26.8 billion U.S. dollars, as the GDP per capita is expected to reach 1,679 dollars.

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