H.E. Sun Chanthol presided over the National Workshop on “Logistics Development in Cambodia”

On the morning of December 05, 2016 at Raffle Le Royal Hotel, H.E. Sun Chanthol, Senior Minister and Minister of Public Works and Transport presided over the "National Workshop on Logistics Development in Cambodia", organized by the Ministry of Public Works and Transport in cooperation with the World Bank, JICA other development partners and the private sector.

The aim of this workshop was to seek all logistics stakeholders' input and guidance for Cambodia's logistics development in terms of infrastructure and institutional reforms. The Workshop allowed for a public-private dialogue on logistics long term vision and planning that is involved to secure Cambodia's competitiveness.

In his remarks, Minister Sun addressed the Royal Government of Cambodia's efforts in regards to the development of the country's logistics and the importance of a multi-modal transport network system which can reduce logistics costs and ensure a reliable link between Cambodia and the rest of the world..

Minister Sun briefed the workshop participants about the current status within the Ministry in terms of more effectively developing the logistics sector by establishing a new General Directorate of Logistics which will work on monitoring and developing this critical sector in Cambodia, the connection of the railway between Cambodia to Thailand, and the conducting of a feasibility study on waterbus implementation in Phnom Penh.

Minister Sun took the opportunity to thank both JICA and the World Bank for their continuous support of Cambodia's transport and logistics development, and for their support in organizing these and other consultations on logistics. He encouraged all participating stakeholders to provide their critical input to assist in defining a clear and forward looking proposal for Cambodia's logistics development.

Source: Ministry of Public Works and Transport, Kingdom of Cambodia