India, Cambodia sign MoU in Water Sector

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Phnom Penh (Cambodia), June 9 (ANI): India and Cambodia on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in Water Sector.

The MoU will pave way for preparation of technically sound and economically sustainable projects with expert manpower availability and experience of Water and Power Consultancy Services (WAPCOS) in diverse climatic and geographic conditions.

The MoU was signed during the three-day Cambodia visit of Union Minister for Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Pawan Kumar Bansal.

"This visit is a follow-up of Agreement signed between Royal Government of Cambodia and Government of India in December 2007 for cooperation in water sector. This visit will also strengthen bilateral cooperation between India and Cambodia," said Bansal.

He visited project sites of WAPCOS Ltd, a Government of India Undertaking under Ministry of Water Resources, which is undertaking projects related to Water Resources and Power Development in Cambodia.

Bansal met Lim Kean, Minister for Water Resources and Meteorology, Royal Government of Cambodia at Phnom Penh.

During the meeting, the Minister observed that bilateral cooperation between India and Cambodia dates back to early seventies when the Tonlesap Multipurpose project was taken up.

He pointed out the historical and cultural similarities between the two nations and also referred about the achievements made by India in water sector since Independence.

The Minister for Water Resources and Meteorology, Royal Government of Cambodia thanked the Government of India for providing the Lines of Credit to Cambodia in water sector.

Lim Kean talked about the greater role India can play in the global economy in the times to come and appreciated the technological and economic advancement made by India. (ANI)

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