Cambodia, Thailand discuss linking ports

Thailand has proposed connecting one of its ports to Sihanoukville’s deep-water port in a bid to boost trade between the countries.

A delegation from Thailand’s eastern economic corridor met with Cambodian authorities on Tuesday to discuss linking the infrastructures of the Laem Chabang port in Chonburi province with the Sihanoukville port, the Khmer Times reported.

The Cambodian side was represented by Tauch Chankosal, secretary of state at the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, while the Thailand delegation was headed by Nongnuth Phetchratana, a special advisor for the Thai Foreign Ministry’s in charge of Eastern Economic Corridor Office.

Va Simsorya, spokesperson for the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, told the Khmer Times on Thursday that the purpose of the Thai delegation’s visit was to discuss the difficulties that Sihanoukville’s port is facing.

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