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Government approves draft of intermodal master plan

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Containers from a port being loaded onto lorries in South Cambodia. KT/Chor Sokunthea

The Government on Monday has approved the draft of the Interim Master Plan on Intermodal Transport and Logistics Connectivity, according to the Ministry of Public Works and Transport.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Finance, Aun Pornmoniroth, as well as the head of the National Logistics Council (NLC) and Senior Adviser to the Royal Government of Cambodia, Sok Siphana, were both present at the meeting on Monday to approve the draft copy.

Sun Chanthol, Minister of Public Works and Transport said that the establishment of the national logistics master plan is needed and aligns with the National Strategic Development Plan of 2019-2023, and the Industrial Development Policy 2015 – 2025.

Sun adds that the national logistics master plan was established on the purpose of bringing down the cost of transportation and logistics in the hope to boost the competiveness and could help Cambodia attract more investments and create jobs for the country’s citizens.

He said that some projects have been implemented in Cambodian and Asean frameworks such as Asean highway number 1 project, a road network connecting the main special economic zone and the connectivity of the Kingdom’s economic poles such as Poipet in Banteay Meanchey and Bavet in the Svay Rieng province.

Now the draft of the Interim Master Plan on Intermodal Transport and Logistics has been completed and the Government has approved it, we need to make sure we make most of it, said Vasim Sorya, spokesman for the Ministry of Public Works and Transport.

“To make the draft covers fully for all aspects, we have to include the part on air transport from the State Secretariat Civil Aviation, and the Intermodal transportation,” Mr Sorya added.

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