Cambodia Hosts a Workshop on Waterway Improvement for Port Logistics Development

The Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT) in collaboration with the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) hosted on Monday the final workshop for Feasibility Study on Waterway Improvement for Port Logistics Development in Cambodia.

The workshop was presided over by H.E. Eang Vengsun, Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, and Mr. Jeong Yun Gil, Country Director of KOICA Cambodia Office, with the participation of some KOICA delegates, other government officials of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, and some relevant Ministries such as Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Mines and Energy, Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, and Cambodia National Mekong Committee.

According to a KOICA’s press release AKP received yesterday, the objectives of this final workshop are to present the final report of the “Project for Feasibility Study on Waterway Improvement for Port Logistics Development in Cambodia”, and to share the information with relevant stakeholders, and related organisations.

During this workshop the comprehensive information related to the achievement of the project was presented by consultant team of Hyein E&C such as logistics analysis, result of bathymetric survey, waterway design, and navigation aid. It also presented the achievement of the project implementation such as capacity building trainings for manager and working-level staff for port logistics and waterway improvement, topographic and bathymetric survey from Phnom Penh to Kratie (215Km), logistic study (Cargo Volume Forecasts), Waterway Development Plan and Basic Design of Waterway.

This project is designed to contribute to safe navigation and efficient waterway usage in Cambodia. As mentioned in the National Development Strategic Plan 2014-2018, Cambodia Industrial Development Policy 2015-2025, and other development plans of government, these are closely linked to fostering logistics and transport, which again are vital for developing key Cambodian industries such as agriculture and manufacturing. It is a fully funded grant aid project by the Government of the Republic of Korea at a cost of US$5.5 million to Cambodia through the Ministry of Public Works and Transport.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press