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Cambodia Hosts 37th ASEAN Ports Association Working Committee Meeting

by August 30, 2016 General

Cambodia Hosts 37th ASEAN Ports Association Working Committee Meeting

AKP Phnom Penh, August 30, 2016 –

Port operators from Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam gathered here yesterday at the 37th ASEAN Ports Association (APA) Working Committee Meeting.

According to a news release of the Cambodian Ministry of Public Works and Transport, the APA Working Committee Meeting was opened under the presidency of Cambodian Senior Minister H.E. Sun Chanthol, Minister of Public Works and Transport.

On the occasion, H.E. Sun Chanthol laid stress on the significance of ports in developing maritime transportation, promoting tourism, encouraging international trade and attracting foreign investment.

“Ports are critical connections between maritime transport and roads, railways, inland waterways, and air transportation, making it vital that ports become more efficient and competitive,” he underlined.

H.E. Minister also noted that human resource development, electronic transmission of information, exchange of information on port development projects, simplification of port documentation and procedures, and the green port initiatives should be adopted and shared among the ASEAN ports.

The meeting was hosted the by Sihanoukville Autonomous Port and Phnom Penh Autonomous Port, and focused on Sustainable Port Development in the ASEAN Region, the APA Five-Year Work Programme, and major strategic measures in the areas of land and maritime transport, transport facilitation and sustainable transport to support the realisation of the goals of the ASEAN Economic Community 2025.

By Khan Sophirom