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Cambodia, China to sign environment agreements

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An official greets Zhao Yinmin at the airport. MOE

China’s Deputy Minister of Ecology and Environment will be signing MoUs with his Cambodian counterpart relating to cooperation on environmental protection.

A Ministry of Environment statement said Zhao Yinmin is on an official visit to Cambodia from today until Thursday with the intention of signing MoUs with the Environment Ministry.

The MoUs cover the establishment of an Environmental Cooperation Centre, Conservation of Cambodia-Biodiversity cooperation, the sponsoring of a Clean Water Treatment Plant and an inauguration ceremony of the Environmental Cooperation Centre.

The statement added that the signing ceremony for the MoUs will be held at the ministry’s office today. Sao Sopheap, a ministry spokesman, could not be reached for further comment.

According to a post on the ministry’s Facebook page yesterday, under-secretary of state Eang Sophalleth welcomed Mr Zhao at Phnom Penh airport.

“During Mr Zhao’s visiting, he will hold discussions with Minister of Environment Say Samal on bilateral environment protection and they will sign MoUs on three projects,” the post added.

In March, Cambodia inaugurated the first water quality monitoring stations using Chinese aid near the confluence of the Mekong and Tonle Sap rivers.

According to Xinhau news, the station was part of the China-Cambodia joint lab for water and environment research and it marked a new milestone of collaboration between the two countries in the fields of water and environment.

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