The Transportation Brigade 90 under the Cambodian Royal military inaugurated its new infirmary, funded by the Vietnamese Army Corp 4, in Kandal province on February 28.

Addressing the inauguration ceremony, Brigade 90 Chief Major General Chho Sok emphasised the significance of the infirmary construction as it will serve locals as well.

Covering an area of 300 square metres, the facility was built at a cost of 65,000 USD.

The project is part of a protocol on the Vietnam-Cambodia bilateral defence cooperation.

Earlier on February 27, a repair shop for tanks and armoured vehicles, constructed with funding from Vietnam’s Ministry of Defence, was inaugurated and commissioned in Battambong province, Cambodia.

The shop’s construction cost 80,000 USD, sourced from a 2.4-million USD aid package for basic construction funded by the Vietnamese Ministry of Defence as part of the cooperation protocol between the two ministries in 2014.

Colonel Nguyen Anh Dung, Vietnamese defence attaché to Cambodia, said the Vietnamese ministry plans to increase basic construction assistance for its Cambodian counterpart to 3 million USD in 2015.

Last year, Vietnam provided 21 million USD to Cambodia in defence aid, Dung noted.-VNA