Grand new CPP headquarters reflects party’s ambition to rule for ‘50 years, 100 years’

Prime Minister Hun Sen boasted this week that his party’s new $30-million headquarters was built to last a century, prompting criticism from the opposition that the CPP had no intention to ever give up power.

The five-story building along Norodom Blvd. in Chamkar Mon district, spanning 50,000 square meters of floor space including a 4,000-seat conference venue, will be officially inaugurated on Sunday, June 28.

Speaking at an inspection of the construction of Phnom Penh’s new international airport on Monday, Hun Sen said funds for the new headquarters, which cost $30 million, had been donated by party members, including businesspeople and farmers.

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