Cambodia-Thailand transport cooperation has been discussed to boost the sector to the next level in both bilateral and regional frameworks.

The update was shared during a virtual meeting on Wednesday between H.E. Sun Chanthol, Senior Minister and Minister of Public Works and Transport, and his Thai counterpart H.E. Saksayam Chidchob.

H.E. Sun Chanthol said that connecting physical infrastructure between both countries does not only increase the volume of trade, tourism and investment, but also is a main factor to fuel commercial growth and economic development.

The Cambodian minister continued that the Royal Government of Cambodia had paid attention to railway modernisation by conducting currently a feasibility study on the development of high-speed rail.

He also updated his counterpart about ongoing infrastructure construction projects in Cambodia, and thanked Thailand for providing financing to Cambodia for the construction of cross border facilities and Stung Bot-Ban Nong Ian Friendship Bridge.

Both sides discussed strategies to boost the implementation of cross border facilities at Stung Bot-Ban Nong Ian international border checkpoint and the official inauguration of this border gate as soon as possible in contribution to reduce traffic congestion.

The virtual meeting also touched on human resource development. The Thai side expressed its support to the establishment of Techo Sen Institute of Public Works and Transport and the institute’s requested training.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press

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