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PHNOM PENH – The Ministry of Post and Telecommunication will build 100 additional antenna towers to improve service quality in prioritized tourist destinations and remote tourist areas.
The announcement came after Prime Minister Hun Sen told phone companies to extend services to remote visitor areas to boost tourism.
The ministry will cooperate with the Ministry of Tourism, the Ministry of Environment and other ministries as well as mobile phone operators to improve telecommunications services and coverage.
The Telecommunication Ministry said on July 14 it would use funds from the Universal Service Duty Foundation to build the antennas. The ministry has service quality improvement teams in five regions across the country and eight in Phnom Penh.
Hun Sen said Cambodia is living in the digital payment age. If phone and internet services are good, people can easily work remotely even when traveling and in tourist spots.
“All mobile phone and internet service providers need to strengthen services in both urban and rural areas, especially in tourist areas, to attract tourists,” he said.
He urged public institutions and private companies to explore potential markets and embrace digital technologies, especially the management of the digital tourism industry, digital payments and digital advertising.
Minister of Posts and Telecommunications Chea Vandeth said last August that the ministry was working to promote the deployment of telephone antennas all over the country by 2027.
Originally written in Khmer for ThmeyThmey, this story was translated by Sam Sopich for Cambodianess.