Sihanoukville (FN), May 1 – Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen said that without his wise leadership and firm position, the Sihanoukville Autonomous Port would have become a private port.

The premier spoke at a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of Sihanoukville container terminal, held on Monday (May 1) in Sihanoukville province

"As mentioned by senior minister Sun Chanthol, I should briefly remind you that without my wise leadership, this port would have fallen into the hands of the private sector and that was during the civil conflict in the coalition government period," the premier underscored.

In addition, Samdech pointed out that if the port becomes a private port, do not expect the Japanese government to lend money to the Cambodian government and offer assistance to develop this port.