Cambodia receives delivery of 290 military trucks from China

Cambodian military officials inspecting the new trucks from China. Photo c/o Khmer Times.

The Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) and Cambodia National Police (CNP) formally received the delivery of 290 military trucks the Cambodian government acquired from China.

The vehicles arrived in the country last week aboard a cargo vessel, and were said to have been ordered last year, paid for through fundraising efforts by Prime Minister Hun Sen.

The RCAF’s Deputy Commander and Royal Cambodian Army Chief Lt. Gen.  Hun Manet said that the trucks were acquired without the government spending its own funds and were purchased using donated money from private companies and citizens.

The trucks are intended to modernize the mobility of the military and police forces, and would be helpful during natural disasters and emergencies including response against COVID-19 pandemic, as well as bringing home Cambodian migrant workers waiting at the border with Thailand.

Out of 290 trucks, the CNP received 40 trucks, the Military Police received 7 trucks, while the Prime Minister’s Bodyguard Unit received 20 trucks. 

Based on the photos from the event, the trucks delivered were Genlyon brand, which is a product of Chinese automotive company SAIC Iveco Hongyan, a joint venture between SAIC Motor Corporation, the City of Chongqing government, and Italian truck manufacturer IVECO, using the IVECO Stralis as its design and technology base.

[1] Khmer Times
[2] SAIC IVECO Hongyan

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