Representatives of ride-for-hire app Uber met with a government minister this week, the second ministerial meeting in Cambodia for the U.S.-based firm this year.
Transport Minister Sun Chanthol sat down with the three company representatives on Tuesday in Phnom Penh, according to the Transport Ministry’s Facebook page.
Ken Ratha, deputy director of the ministry’s cabinet, said the ministry was interested in Uber and would look for ways to support the company.
Uber representatives also met with the commerce minister in January.
The ride-hailing company serves more than 570 cities, including 23 in Southeast Asia.
If Uber were to enter the Cambodian market, it would be joining homegrown tuk-tuk hailing apps including Go Tuk Tuk, EZGo and Exnet Taxi, which charge based on distance traveled rather than the traditional haggle.
Exnet Taxi founder Daluch Hor said Exnet has about 600 drivers and 2,000 users, and is studying how to add a digital payment option.
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