Cambodian and Japanese Senior Officials Discuss Ongoing Assistance

Cambodia's Senior Minister H.E. Sun Chanthol, Minister of Public Works and Transport held talks with visiting State Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan H.E. Kazuyuki Nakane, at the ministry office on Jan. 29.

According to the ministry's news release, H.E. Sun Chanthol and H.E. Kazuyuki Nakane exchanged views and discussed the ongoing assistance and support of the Japanese government on the development of the southern corridor road infrastructure including the National Road No. 5 and National Road No. 1, the development of Sihanoukville port, the improvement of public transportation in Phnom Penh, the ongoing development of Phnom Penh's sewage treatment infrastructure, and the project for improving Cambodia's logistics systems.

H.E. Sun Chanthol requested the Japanese government for assistance and support in strengthening the ministry's road maintenance capacity through the provision of quality road maintenance, the completion of the multi-purpose terminal project and projects for the new deep sea port container terminal development.

He also sought the assistance in promoting more Japanese investors to invest in Sihanoukville Special Economic Zone, speeding up the AGT feasibility study for the traffic congestion improvement in Phnom Penh, and providing the technical experts to support the introduction of port EDI and the upcoming operation of taxi boat in Cambodia.

For his part, H.E. Kazuyuki Nakane acknowledged H.E. Senior Minister's requests and expressed his interest on Cambodia's strategic location, young and dynamic workforce and constantly improving infrastructure. Furthermore, he pledged on behalf of the Japanese government to further strengthen cooperation between the two countries.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press