Cambodia Asks World Bank for Studies on Water Taxi Transportation

Cambodia has requested the World Bank for any studies involving water taxi transportation in Cambodia.

The request was made by Senior Minister H.E. Sun Chanthol, Minister of Public Works and Transport while receiving Ms. Almud Weitz, Practice Manager from the World Bank, in Phnom Penh on June 20, said the Ministry of Public Works and Transport in a news release.

The meeting touched upon Cambodia's transport sector development priorities and issues related to the World Bank's currently financed and future MPWT projects, it added.

According to the same source, H.E. Sun Chanthol urged the World Bank to conduct studies involving water taxi transportation in Cambodia and other infrastructure development studies that could benefit Cambodia.

The World Bank is currently partnering with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in the development of Cambodia National Logistics Master Plan.

To ensure that the logistic costs in the country are more competitive, the ministry is currently paying high priority to improving port's capacity, railways, inland waterways, and road network connectivity.

Recently, some Chinese companies have shown their interest to study the possibility to invest in inland waterway infrastructure development in Cambodia.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press