Minister of Public Works and Transport, Sun Chanthol has requested the US Ambassador to Cambodia Patrick Murphy, to consider providing assistance in the ports sector, transportation, land infrastructure and railroad.
Mr Chanthol said this during his bilateral talks with Ambassador Murphy on Thursday and in addition he requested support for capacity building for the Ministry’s technical and expert officials on road construction.
He said the United States can assist the ministry’s officials on training and exchange tours between the Los Angeles Port and Cambodia’s Sihanoukville Port.
Mr Chanthol informed the US Ambassador that the situation in Cambodia is better, both in terms of economic situation and the traffic of cargos across the border with neighboring countries though some countries have implemented quarantine measures.
Ambassador Murphy thanked the Cambodian government for allowing the Westerdam to dock at the Sihanoukville port. He also welcomed the close collaborations between US and Cambodia on public works and transport.
“To commemorate the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relation between Cambodia and US, the US embassy in Phnom Penh, has arranged events in each month, focusing on different topics. April and May is for environment and public health, and September is for trade and investment which will have a group of US-Asean Business Council members to visit Cambodia,” said Mr Murphy.