China provides 4 container scanners to Cambodia
PHNOM PENH, Aug 19, 2013 (Xinhua via COMTEX) --
The government of China on Monday
delivered four units of container scanning machines to Cambodia for
using at international border checkpoints.
Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia Bu Jianguo signed to provide the
scanners to Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Keat
Chhon at the Ministry of Economy and Finance.
Speaking after the signing ceremony, Keat Chhon said the four
container scanning machines, totally costing 13.8 million U.S.
dollars, are China's grant aid to Cambodia under the framework of
economic and technical cooperation.
He said it was the third time that China has provided such
scanners to Cambodia. The first time was in 2006 with one scanner and
the second time was in 2012 with 17 scanners. "These container
scanning machines are very important to strengthen security and
safety at international checkpoints and to facilitate trades between
Cambodia and foreign countries,"he said. "The provision of these
scanners truly reflects the spirit of friendship and high attention
from the government of China to Cambodia."
Bu said China hoped that the scanners would contribute to
strengthening Cambodia's capacity in checking at international border
"China will continue to assist Cambodia in economic development
and poverty reduction," she said.
According to Cambodian Ministry of Economy and Finance, China has
provided a total of 2.85 billion U.S. dollars to Cambodia since 1992.
Of the figures, 235 million U.S. dollars are grant aid, 163 million
U.S. dollars are non-interest loan and the rest are concessional
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