Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) walks with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen (R) during a meeting at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh on October 13, 2016. Photo: AFP, Tang Chhin Sothy
Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) walks with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen (R) during a meeting at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh on October 13, 2016. Photo: AFP, Tang Chhin Sothy
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Cambodia eyes Silk Road connectivity

Chinese funding is helping the country meet more than US$500 million infrastructure needs

April 7, 2017 1:08 AM (UTC+8)

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen says he’ll focus on securing “connectivity infrastructure” to China’s One Belt, One Road project when he attends a major project forum in Beijing next month, reports the China Daily.

“Our main goal is to focus on infrastructure development,” the PM said during a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a China-funded road near Phnom Penh. He says Cambodia needs US$500 million to US$700 million a year to develop roads, bridges, electric power and irrigation systems across the country.

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