Newly-appointed transportation minister Sun Chanthol met with representatives of the three biggest transportation bodies – CAMTA, CamFFA and CAMBA -, as well as with private sector transportation companies, to address some of the most urgent problems affecting the industry. Perceived key problems in the sector include the high cost of transportation (for both passengers and cargo) and overloading.
Tackling the issue of high transportation costs, the minister asked passenger and freight transportation companies to decrease their fees to reflect recent dips in the price of fuel. He also requested that companies submit in confidentiality a report detailing their cost of operations, including any “unofficial payment” they are forced to make. The aim is to identify the scale of corruption in the country, and the cost that it has for businesses.
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