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PM Tells People to Reduce Travel to Alleviate the Burden of Rising Gas Prices

PREY VENG: Prime Minister Hun Sen has said that the problem of rising gas prices is happening all over the world, and not just in Cambodia. He stated that this problem was caused by the war in Ukraine and that the United States has stopped importing gasoline from Russia, which is exacerbating the situation.

The Prime Minister made these remarks while speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the SOS Children’s Village in Prey Veng province on Thursday.

He called on people to reduce travel or to commute together with others to reduce the cost of gas.

"Gasoline prices go up, please do not curse Hun Sen! That is due to the international situation that has arisen. The war between Russia and Ukraine has created problems for the global economy. […] The solution may be to reduce travel, for example, instead of traveling in two separate cars, join together and travel in one, this can help to relieve the burden. There are complaints about rising gas prices, but there is still a lot of traffic jams. But what to do, it (travel) is a need, I cannot prohibit it,” said Prime Minister Hun Sen.

Between 16-31 March, the price of fuel in Cambodia reached 5,300 riel per liter for regular gasoline, and 5,300 riel per liter for diesel. This is a 500 riel increase from before.

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