Phnom Penh (FN), May 16 – Cambodian Senate President Hun Sen affirmed that the Funan Techo Canal Project was initiated solely by the Royal Government of Cambodia.

The Senate President delivered this message on Thursday (May 16) in a special address concerning the Funan Techo Canal.

Samdech Techo Hun Sen clarified that despite claims in foreign newspapers linking the Funan Techo Canal to the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative, it is solely a Cambodian initiative. He stressed that Viet Nam’s concerns regarding the Funan Techo Canal are unnecessary.