China’s BRI offers tremendous opportunities for Cambodia: UN officials, experts

Phnom Penh – China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is providing huge opportunities for Cambodia in terms of social and economic development, United Nations officials and experts said at a forum here on Wednesday.

The initiative, a reference to the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, was proposed by China in 2013, with the aim of building a trade and infrastructure network connecting Asia with Europe and Africa along the ancient trade routes of Silk Road.

“BRI offers tremendous opportunities for Cambodia and the Royal Government has clearly indicated its commitment to the project,” United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Resident Representative Nick Beresford said during a BRI policy dialogue in Cambodia.

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