Phnom Penh (FN), May 16 – Cambodian Senate President Samdech Techo Hun Sen said that the Funan Techo Canal serves the economic interests and independence of Cambodia's transportation policy, speaking on Thursday (May 16) in a special message.

He also requested the Royal Government to expedite the groundbreaking of this project as soon as possible.

"We have to prioritise our economy. We have to prioritise our independence," the senate president underscored.

Samdech Techo mentioned that the Funan Techo Canal is vital for economic interest and political independence, in particular contribute to Cambodia's transportation sector.