Cambodian Minister of Economy and Finance Notices a Significant Relation with China

At the present, China is a development partner that has given Cambodia cooperation financing the most, which is in response to the real needs of Cambodia.

The information was shared by Cambodia's Senior Minister and Minister of Economy and Finance H.E. Aun Porn Moniroth while receiving recently a visiting Chinese delegation led by Minister of Commerce of China H.E. Gao Hucheng.

Today, relation between Cambodia and China has become closer, and friendship and cooperation between the two countries have been strengthening and expanding, said H.E. Aun Porn Moniroth.

Both grant financing and loan from China have vastly contributed to physical infrastructure construction and social work sector in Cambodia, said H.E. Minister, continuing that private investment from China and Chinese tourists have also played key roles to promote economic growth as well as to support economic diversification in Cambodia.

For his part, H.E. Gao Hucheng lauded appreciation for the endeavor of the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) that has achieved macroeconomic stability and high economic growth with sustainability and fast development in all sectors, stressing that the Government of China has fully supported development projects of RGC.

First 7 Months: 1.26 Million Foreign Tourists Visit Angkor Temples

The Angkor Archeological Park in Siem Reap province, a UNESCO's World Heritage Site, attracted some 1.26 million foreign visitors in the first seven months of this year, pointed out a press release of Angkor institution, the state-owned agency in charge of Angkor income management.

During the January-July period, a total of 1,260,270 foreign tourists have bought the entrance tickets to visit Angkor temples, an increase by 1.76 percent compared to the same period last year, generating more than US$35.87 million as income, up 2.33 percent, it added.

The Angkor Archeological Park is one of the main tourism attractions in Cambodia beside the coastal areas in the southwestern part and the eco-tourism sites in the northeastern part of the country.

Source: Agence Kampuchea Press