Rasmei Kampuchea Daily
Publication Date : 28-11-2012
The Cambodian government will allocate
US$400 million to defence and security spending next year, amounting to
22 per cent of expenditure and 2.5 per cent of gross domestic product.
Finance Minister Keat Chhon said defence and security spending needed to be kept below 3.0 per cent of GDP.
Among other items, health spending is
targeted at US$225 million next year while education spending is
expected to reach US$280 million.
Defence Minister Tea Banh said earlier
this month that Cambodia had bought 100 tanks and armoured vehicles from
Eastern Europe to improve the nation's military capacity.