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Australian ambassador to visit Siem Reap

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Ms Corcoran with Prime Minister Hun Sen. Supplied

The Australian Ambassador to Cambodia will today visit Siem Reap province to monitor infrastructure being funded by the Aussies.

According to an Australian Embassy press release, Australian Ambassador Angela Corcoran will visit two roads that have been repaired and upgraded under two Australian-funded programmes, including the Flood Damage Emergency Reconstruction Project and the Rural Road Improve project.

“Australia is proud to support programmes that are making a real difference to the lives of people in Siem Reap,” Ms Corcoran said. “We are working with the Cambodian Government and organisations to boost economic opportunities and make Siem Reap communities safer and more prosperous.”

Ms Corcoran is expected to visit the province until Thursday and her agenda also includes a meeting with Siem Reap provincial governor Khim Bunsong.

The meeting is expected to include talks about development co-operation programmes. Mr Bunsong could not be reached for comment.

According to the Finance Ministry, the Flood Damage Emergency Reconstruction Project is worth $67.18 million and will rebuild or repair 524 kilometres of roads, six bridges, and 26 irrigation systems in six severely affected provinces: Banteay Meanchey, Battambang, Kampong Cham, Kampong Thom, Prey Veng, and Siem Reap.

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