Indonesia Asks Cambodia to Name a Road after One of Its Leaders

AKP Phnom Penh, June 11, 2020 —

Indonesia has requested Cambodia to build a road in the Kingdom and name it after one of Indonesian senior leaders to show strong and historical long-lasting relationship between the two countries.

The request was made by H.E. Sudirman Haseng, Indonesian Ambassador to Cambodia while paying a courtesy call to H.E. Sun Chanthol, Senior Minister and Minister of Public Works and Transport, here on June 11.

In the meeting, H.E. Sudirman Haseng laid stress on Indonesia’s commitment to continue strengthening and expanding the cooperation with Cambodia in the sector of public works and transport, particularly in infrastructure projects through which Indonesia could contribute to building and developing the capacity of Cambodia toward more progress.

For his part, H.E. Sun Chanthol expressed his strong support for Indonesia’s proposal which he said will contribute to enhancing the economic and tourism ties, as well as investments between the two countries.

The ministry’s Secretary of State and Spokesperson H.E. Pal Chandara said on June 11 that for roads with names of individuals or private companies or countries’ leaders, the cost of construction is borne by them.

“Generally, when naming a road after a country’s leader or a person or a company, the cost of the road construction will be borne by them, for example Canadia road, Canadia company is responsible for the construction cost,” he explained.

(Photo: Ministry of Public Works)

By Chea Vannak