Kampong Chhnang Port to Push Exports

A port and logistics centre is being created in Kampong Chhnang in a move that will promote more Cambodian products to both local and international markets
Kampong Chhnang Multi-Purpose Port and Logistics Centre. Kiripost via MPWT
Kampong Chhnang Multi-Purpose Port and Logistics Centre. Kiripost via MPWT

Kampong Chhnang Multi-Purpose Port and Logistics Centre will spend more than $300 million to promote the transportation of Cambodian products to local and international markets.

According to Minister of Public Works and Transport ( MPWT), Sun Chanthol, Kampong Chhnang Multi-Purpose and Logistics Centre is the ​ fourth major economic hub after Phnom Penh city, Sihanoukville and Siem Reap province which helps collect local agricultural products to send to international market through the port.

It will spend between $300 million and $500 million, including important stocks, cool stocks, and normal stocks. It will help people facilitate the transportation of agricultural exports from Kampong Chhnang and surrounding areas, and reach the national and international market, the minister noted.

“It is very important to help Cambodia economically through this new multi-purpose center. It will create more jobs for local people and attract more foreign business, which will help Cambodian products export to the international market,” Chanthol said.

He also suggested that the company has good cooperation with relevant partners to adhere to good standards and guidelines.

Minister of Environment, Say Sam Al said, according to the ministry’s study, construction of the port​ does not have any effect​ on ecosystems in the Tonle Sap lake.

“At more than 100 hectares, the construction of this port seems big, but compared to the size of the lake, it is not big, it does not affect anything on the ecosystem of the Tonle Sap Lake,” Sam Al said.

​Started in January, the construction of the Kampong Chhnang Multi-Purpose Port and Logistics Center is planned to accommodate between 2,000 and 3,000 tons of ships. It’s an investment project of KLP.T Transportation Co., Ltd. on an area of ​​more than 100 hectares, which is planned to create various services, including freight ports, oil depots, tourist resorts and economic zones.