Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has said that the commercial extraction of oil has started in the country.
“The start of production is a blessing for our Cambodia,” Hun Sen said. “It is a first important step for Cambodia to boost its capacity to reach its goal as an oil and gas production country.”
“COVID-19 disturbed but could not destroy our attempt to produce oil,” he added.
Hun Sen hailed the first extraction of crude “a new achievement for Cambodia’s economy”.
“The first drop of oil has been produced. The year 2021 is coming… and we have received a huge gift for our nation – the first oil production in our territory,” he said in a Facebook post.