Cambodia, UNDP Discuss Partnership in Sustainable Urban Transport Promotion

Cambodian Senior Minister and Minister of Public Works and Transport H.E. Sun Chanthol held talks here late last week with Mr. Nick Beresford, Country Manager of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

According to a new release of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, the purpose of the meeting was to discuss the potential scope of a partnership between UNDP and the ministry in promoting sustainable urban transport, and also the present policy initiatives and interventions that UNDP is providing Cambodia in the context of its transition to a Lower-Middle-Income status.

Mr. Beresford expressed his appreciation for the launching of GRAB in Cambodia last December as well as other ride-sharing apps such as Uber and Passapp.

UNDP and GRAB are partnering to promote sustainable urban transport measures, technologies and systems in Cambodia with the goal of reducing urban traffics costs.

H.E. Sun Chanthol highlighted other ministry's initiatives related to road expansion, railway rehabilitation and waterways that will reduce traffic congestion and transportation costs.

H.E. Minister also requested the UNDP to consider getting pro-active with the government in the road safety reflective stickers and helmet campaigns.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press