Vietnam asked Cambodia to fully assess the impact of the Funan Techo canal project
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Vietnam asked Cambodia to fully assess the impact of the Funan Techo canal project

`Vietnam always supports, is happy and highly appreciates the achievements Cambodia has achieved in recent times,` Foreign Ministry spokesperson Pham Thu Hang said on May 5 when asked to comment on the findings.

Ms. Hang said that regarding the Funan Techo canal project, Vietnam is very interested in and respects Cambodia’s legitimate interests in the spirit of the 1995 Mekong Agreement, in accordance with relevant regulations of the Mekong River Commission and the authorities.

`We hope that Cambodia will continue to coordinate closely with Vietnam and other countries in the Mekong River Commission to share information and fully assess the impact of this project on water resources, water resources and the ecological environment.

Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Pham Thu Hang.

Vietnam also wants Cambodia to implement appropriate management measures to ensure harmony of interests of riverine countries, effective and sustainable management and use of water resources and water resources of the Mekong River, for the sake of

The Funan Techo Canal project was approved by the Cambodian Council of Ministers in May 2023, expected to be 180 km long, connecting the Phnom Penh river port with the Gulf of Thailand in southwestern Cambodia, passing through the provinces of Kandal, Takeo, Kampot and

The project has an estimated value of 1.7 billion USD, expected to be implemented by a Chinese company in the form of build – operate – transfer.

Cambodian Senate President Hun Sen on April 9 denied information that the Funan Techo canal project could create conditions for Chinese warships to enter the Mekong River.

Vietnam asked Cambodia to fully assess the impact of the Funan Techo canal project

Funan Techo Canal.

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Manet said on April 28 that the Funan Techo canal project `has been carefully considered for 26 months`, aiming to improve the welfare of all Cambodians, claiming to promote Mr. Hun’s vision.

However, at the consultation conference in Can Tho on Cambodia’s proposed Funan Techo canal project on April 23, Dr. Le Anh Tuan, main lecturer of the Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources, Can Tho University, said that the

`When the Funan Techo canal is operational, the West of Vietnam will increase the shortage of fresh water in daily life, farming, and production; saltwater intrusion will be deeper and more numerous; ecosystems will be disrupted,` Dr. Tuan

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