Cambodia needs $48 billion to implement 330 projects to build a multirole transport system connecting to neighbouring countries within 10 years.
In a face-to-face meeting with Australian Ambassador to Cambodia Pablo Kang at the Raffles Le Royal Hotel in Phnom Penh yesterday, Public Works and Transport Minister Sun Chanthol said his ministry has conceived a master plan to build a multirole transport system connecting countries in the region. To achieve this goal, 330 projects were created to be implemented within 10 years at the cost of $48 billion.
According to the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT), Chanthol also told the ambassador that currently, the ministry is implementing a project to build a sea port in Dang Tong district, Koh Kong province using the national budget.
He added that other projects to build sea ports in Kampot and Kep provinces are also being implemented.
“In the meeting, Minister Chanthol thanked the Australian government for providing support to Cambodia to boost its physical infrastructure development,” said the MPWT.
It added that Chanthol also asked Australian government to update its technical standard for building roads and bridges, called “P4i”, to adapt to new technology and climate change. This “P4i” standard is being used by Cambodia for the past ten years.
In response, Ambassador Kang promised to give a positive answer in the near future. Moreover, he strongly appreciated the development of green transport and the development of road infrastructure in Cambodia.
Caption: Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol in a face-to-face meeting with Australian Ambassador to Cambodia Pablo Kang at the Raffles Le Royal Hotel. Ministry of Public Works and Transport.