Minister of National Defence Tea Banh said the development of the Ream Naval Base in Preah Sihanouk province will proceed as scheduled.
The upgrades, which he said were the result of a 10-year study, require a dismantling of old buildings at the base including the Tactical Command Headquarters (TCH) and a boat maintenance facility – both funded by the US and Australia.
“The construction of all infrastructures at the Ream Naval Base will start soon because everything has been studied. That is why we need to dismantle those [old] buildings, it’s a fact. Everything [infrastructures] will appear there continually. There is still a long way to go, it takes time, ” Banh told The Post on November 10.