Cambodia has requested the World Bank to support with road safety, capacity building and other road infrastructure improvement.

The request was made by H.E. Sun Chanthol, Senior Minister and Minister of Public Works and Transport, while holding talk with Ms. Maryam Salim, newly appointed Country Manager of the World Bank for Cambodia.

According to the minister, road safety is essential as traffic accidents is claiming four to five lives and injured 10 to 15 everyday in Cambodia.

The minister proposed the possibility of installing AI Camera and Weigh-in Motion Sensor Centralised Database Solution System along key national roads to reduce accidents, and monitor overweight transportation and speed.

He also encouraged the World Bank to consider supporting with lecturers and technical experts to support the capacity training at the newly established Techo Sen Institute of Public Works and Transport.

Speaking highly of Cambodia’s rapid development in the last two decades, Ms. Maryam Salim expressed her interest in the minister’s requests and will further look into them.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press

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