For 2018 New Year’s gift, Prime Minister Hun Sen announced to initiate Tri-cyclist Foundation and allow all tri-cyclists to access free health treatment.
The statement was made when the premier held a meeting with 13,000 garment workers from 13 factories located in Toul Sangke, Phnom Penh on Wednesday.
The premier added that he will spend $25,000 for the initial phase and add $2,500 monthly. Phnom Penh Governor, Khoung Sreng, will be in charge of this foundation.
Cyclo is a Khmer traditional vehicle, popular around Sangkum Reastr Niyum period of King Father Norodom Sihanouk.
The premier’s initiative is a contribution to conserving this unique Khmer vehicle identity and supporting environmental protection through this non-carbon emission vehicle.
Today, there are approximately 200 tri-cyclists in Phnom Penh, according to Met Measpheakdey, City Hall spokesman.