PHNOM PENH, April 18 (Xinhua) -- China has completed the construction of a university for southeastern Cambodia's Kratie province, officials said on Tuesday, adding that the university would importantly contribute to the development of human resources in the country.
Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia Xiong Bo signed to deliver the University of Kratie to Cambodian Economy and Finance Minister Aun Pornmoniroth here on Tuesday after a two-year construction.
Xiong said the 6,650-square-meter university consists of classes, offices, conference hall, library, laboratory, and cafeteria.
"This university project is a new achievement born from the fruitful cooperation between China and Cambodia," he said.
"I believe that under the support from Cambodian relevant ministries and institutions, the University of Kratie will significantly contribute to the development of human resources, the key elements for socio-economic development in Cambodia," he added.
Built in the Kratie town, the university cost 12 million U.S. dollars in which 10 million U.S. dollars was the grant aid from the Chinese government and 2 million dollars was the fund from the Kratie Foundation for Higher Education Organization, said Pornmoniroth.
He said that the construction of the University of Kratie was in line with the long-term vision of Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen who had determined to build "one state university in one province."
"The University of Kratie is a new testament to the long-term, comprehensive, close and deep cooperation between Cambodia and China," he said.
The minister added that China is still a leading development partner for Cambodia, saying that Cambodia's progress at the present happened from the great support from the government and people of China.
The university is comprised of three faculties -- agronomy, agro-industry and rural talent, and two institutes of fishery study, as well as foreign languages and information technology.