The Japanese government has announced a US$430 million fund for Cambodia to upgrade Sihanoukville port expansion into “the largest port in ASEAN” by 2028, according to a BTV broadcast, quoting HE UENO Atsushi, the new Ambassador of Japan to the Kingdom of Cambodia.
Japan will continue to support Cambodia through the official Japanese development assistance project, in which more than US$430 million budget is going to Cambodia in order to develop the international port in Preah Sihanouk. This fund will contribute to the deep-water port expansion to enable the vessel to load up to 600k tons of containers and it will be completed by 2016, the H.E. ambassador addressed in a roundtable discussion on the 70th anniversary of “Cambodia-Japanese Friendship” by the Club of Cambodian Journalists (CCJ) collaborates with the Japanese embassy in Cambodia on September 26, 2023.
Additionally, for the further phases, the port will expand more than 9 container lifting sites and it will turn Sihanoukville international port into the “largest port in the ASEAN region” by 2018, the ambassador stated.
It is noteworthy that on August 6, 2022, the country and Japan Nan have already officially signed a 310 million loan for the expansion of the first phase of Sihanoukville international port. (Read more)
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