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China pledges $1 million for environment

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The Chinese government has pledged to assist the Environment Ministry with improving water quality control, providing equipment and about $1 million in funding.

The announcement came at a meeting yesterday between undersecretary of state Eang Sophalleth and Wang Dongsheng, the vice president of the Chinese Academy of Science.

Mr Sophalleth said he was very thankful for the Chinese government’s support to the ministry.

“This is the first equipment for water quality control that Cambodia has ever had,” Mr Sophalleth said. “It will be used to monitor water quality in the Mekong river and other areas of Cambodia.”

He added the ministry and the Chinese Academy of Science next month plan to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation for work on water quality control.

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