China’s $27m Boost for Cambodians’ Lives

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen inaugurate the Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville Expressway and attend the handover ceremony of its supporting livelihood project after their meeting at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Nov. 9, 2022. Photo by Xinhua/Yue Yuewei

Phnom PENG – China will provide a $27 million development package to improve Cambodians’ lives.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang spoke of the aid when he met PM Hun Sen on Nov. 9 at the Peace Palace.

According to a message on Hun Sen’s Facebook page, China will continue to help Cambodia make progress.

China would provide assistance in several areas, including the $27 million package.

China will also continue to help restore Cambodia's heritage sites, increase the number of Cambodian students studying in China, help demining activities, and especially help Cambodia with the 2023 SEA Games organization.

Additionally, China will help build a bridge across the Mekong river and a railway connecting Cambodia, Thailand, Laos and China, support increasing agriculture quality in accordance with quotas provided to export to China and other countries.

“The relationship between Cambodia and China is deep in all fields. I am pleased with this relationship, especially when seeing Cambodia develop so rapidly,” Li said.  

Thanking the Premier for the aid, Hun Sen said the assistance will help Cambodia make even greater progress, and that vaccines donated by China had helped the country to reopen safely.

Through Li’s visit, the two countries have strengthened cooperation and relations, especially by focusing on boosting trade, economic strengthening, investment and development in many other important areas, with signatures exchanged on 18 important documents on Nov. 8.


Originally written in Khmer for ThmeyThmey, this story was translated by Sam Sopich for Cambodianess.

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