PHNOM PENH, June 19 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia and China on Tuesday signed documents on mine clearance, preparation of transport master plan and renovation of the Angkor Thom Royal Palace.
The documents were inked here between Cambodian and Chinese officials under the presence of Cambodian Minister of Economy and Finance Aun Pornmoniroth and Chinese Vice Minister of Commerce Gao Yan.
In the mine clearance cooperation, China provided the grant aid of 2.5 million U.S. dollars to Cambodia for landmine and unexploded ordnance (UXO) clearance activities, according to the Chinese delegation.
For transport sector, China would send its experts to study in order to draw up a master plan on the transport system in Cambodia, particularly focusing on roads, railways, fresh waterways, seaways, airways, and logistics, said a statement by the Cambodian government.
And for cultural cooperation, China would cooperate with the Cambodian National Apsara Authority and Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts to renovate the Angkor Thom Royal Palace in the Angkor Archeological Park in Siem Reap province.
On the occasion, Pornmoniroth and Gao also launched a Chinese grant aid project for improving school environment and supplying material and equipment for educational purposes in Cambodia.
"The signing of these documents and the launching of the project are the new fruits that were born from the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership of Cooperation between Cambodia and China," said the statement from the Cambodian government.