PM gives input on Sihanoukville beaches, maritime boundaries

Source: Phnom Penh Post |Fri, 5 August 2016, by

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Prime Minister Hun Sen speaks before an audience of civil servants and soldiers in Preah Sihanouk province yesterday. Facebook

On yet another leg of his whistle-stop tour of the country, Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday met with civil servants and soldiers in Preah Sihanouk province, where he instructed environmental officers to improve the Kingdom’s beaches and called on the navy to conduct more joint patrols.

The premier has so far visited eight provinces during his campaign to meet state workers and troops and, in his words, “solve problems”.

Down on Cambodia’s coast yesterday, Hun Sen told officials in Sihanoukville to clean up the beaches in order to attract more tourists, while also asking that they monitor water consumption and water flow in the area to keep tabs on the environmental situation.

He also told members of the country’s navy to work on maintaining and improving cooperation with their counterparts in Vietnam and Thailand, whose fisherman often stray across the Kingdom’s maritime boundaries.

“The navy has to patrol together in overlapping waters with Vietnam and Thailand in order to prevent smuggling, drug trafficking, human trafficking and piracy, and to avoid clashes between fishing boats at sea,” he said.

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