Prime Minister Hun Sen has urged Cambodian tycoons to purchase helicopters for personal uses to facilitate their business and they also helped the government to rescue people when natural disaster occurred.
Speaking at an opening of Vattanac Capital building in Phnom Penh on Saturday, Mr Hun Sen said that wealthy businesspeople should buy helicopters for their personal uses because they could help the government when flooding happened.
“Your Excellency, Oknha should spend some of your money to buy helicopters. It does not mean that I want you to be helicopter riders, but the government gets benefit when all of you buy them to use in the country,” he said.
“You should use it because it saves time. When the government needs to intervene in flooding and other disaster, it can borrow those helicopters to help its work,” Mr Hun Sen said.
“You should buy one because it costs about $4 to $5 million dollars,” he said, adding that Royal Cambodian Air Force will help provide training to pilots.