Cambodian PM Receives President of Metallurgical Corporation of China

Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, received here this morning visiting President of Metallurgical Corporation of China Ltd. (MCC) Mr. Zhang Mengxing.

In the meeting, Mr. Zhang Mengxing briefed Samdech Techo Hun Sen's on his company's profile, stressing that MCC is paying attention to the Cambodian market, said H.E. Eang Sophalleth, Assistant to the premier told reporters.

According to Mr. Zhang Mengxing, MCC has already invested in 16 projects worth US$260 million in Cambodia, and thanks to the Kingdom's potential, his company has decided to cooperate with Atwood, a local company, in investing more in Steung Hao international port and special economic zone in Sihanoukville, Preah Sihanouk province.

In reply, Samdech Techo Hun Sen welcomed the company's investment projects in Cambodia, especially the expansion project of Steung Hao international port and special economic zone.

Samdech Techo Prime Minister also underlined the royal government's intention to transform the coastal areas into a potential economic pole.

Moreover, he supported the MCC's request to create a council of technicians to contribute to developing Cambodia's technology, adding that new technology research is very important for Cambodia.

MCC is an extra-large enterprise group under the supervision and control of the state. It is one of the longest-running iron and steel construction enterprises and the pioneer and main force of the Chinese iron and steel industry.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press