The Win-Win Monument is open to visitors after suspending operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Minister of Defense General Tea Banh told Khmer Times yesterday.
He said that, from now on, people could visit the monument as usual. However, visitors must practice COVID-19 prevention measures.
“Most people would like to visit on the weekend. I appeal to them to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by wearing masks, washing hands, social distancing and not to visit as a large group,” said Gen Banh.
The Win-Win Monument marks Prime Minister Hun Sen’s achievement to negotiate an end to Cambodia’s civil war in 1998 and is a symbol of peace. It is located in Chroy Changva district’s Prek Tasek commune and was inaugurated in 2018. The 54-metre-tall monument serves as a reminder of the sacrifices made to end the civil war.
The base of the monument houses an archive that was built to store all documents related to the win-win policy.
“Peace is for our nation, even if there are different political trends and some people do not recognise what I have done, all citizens have benefitted from the win-win policy,” Mr Hun Sen said on inauguration day.
Sin Sitha, a resident in Phnom Penh, said that her family would like to visit the Win-Win Monument on the weekend, after visiting it previously before the closure.
She said that after seeing the archives in the monument, her family enjoyed the view.
“It is a nice view and there is a big courtyard to relax with beautiful gardens.We always like to visit and when we enter the monument to look at the archives, we understand Prime Minister Hun Sen’s achievements for the country,” she said.
However, during COVID-19, she will take care to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and not go with a large group of people.
“When I arrive there, I will wear a mask and social distance from other visitors at the monument. After touching something, we have to wash our hands to prevent spreading COVID-19 for everyone’s protection,” she added.
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