Hun Sen asks Japan to help repair cracked Chroy Changvar Bridge

PHNOM PENH (The Cambodia Herald) — Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday asked Japan to help repair Cambodia-Japan Friendship Bridge Chroy Chanvar as cracks are found on this nearly five-decade bridge. 

Hun Sen made the request during a meeting with Akihiro Ohta, Japanese Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transportation and Tourism, at the capital’s Peace Palace. 

Ieng Sophalet, Hun Sen’s personal assistant, said that during the meeting Hun Sen thanked the Japanese government and people that always support and provide aid to Cambodia. 

Hun Sen also expressed pleasure over the report that a Japanese airline will launch regular direct flights to Cambodia, Sophatlet said. 

Concerning Hun Sen’s request, Akihiro Ohta said that Cambodia-Japan Friendship Bridge importantly reflected the friendship between the two countries, and that he would consider the request. 

The 709-meter Chroy Chanvar Bridge was constructed in 1966, but was damaged by war in 1972. The bridge was rebuilt in 1995 with Japanese aid. –