Vietnam willing to help Cambodia develop telecoms
November 10th, 2009 - 16:33 UTC
by Andy Sennitt.

Vietnam is willing to assist Cambodia’s telecoms sector as part of the two countries’ cooperation agreement for the 2009-2010 period. The Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Information and Telecoms, Do Quy Doan, made the statement during his talks with Cambodian Minister of Information Khieu Kanharith in Phnom Penh within the framework of his working visit to Cambodia from 7-9 November.

During the talks, the Cambodian Minister asked Vietnam to support Cambodia in building a 5 kW FM radio station in Siem Reap province, which would provide the Vietnamese community in the province with better access to information. Mr Doan pledged to report this issue to the Vietnamese Government so that it can be discussed at a session of the Inter-governmental Committee scheduled to be held on 3-4 December in Sihanoukville city, Cambodia.

During his stay, Mr Doan visited the National Television and the National Radio of Cambodia. Mr Doan said the Vinasat-1, with its coverage over the Southeast Asia, can meet all needs of Cambodia’s telecoms industry, ranging from television to Internet services.