Cambodia Installs ABC System for Controlling the Process of Passengers and Goods
AKP Phnom Penh, June 22, 2012 –
Cambodia has installed Automatic Border Control (ABC) system for checking the movement of passengers and goods, and it was put in use from June 19 on, said Mr. Keo Vanthan, Head of Cambodia’s Interpol office.
His announcement was made at the closing of the seminar on migration and border management programme held on June 19 in the presence of National Deputy Police Commissioner Gen. Sok Phal.
The project of ABC system worth 630,000 euros in total, a part for Cambodia and other part for Vietnam, was funded by the European Union via ASEAN, and Interpol carried out the project.
The system was installed at Phnom Penh International Airport, Siem Reap International Airport, Cham Yeam border gate in Koh Kong province, Kaam Samnar border gate in Kandal province, Sihanoukville Autonomous Port in Preah Sihanouk province, provincial police commissariat in Siem Reap, and Bavit border gate in Svay Rieng province.
It is the first time that Cambodia, as an Interpol member country, has the Automatic Border Control system for checking the movement of passengers.
The objective of the system is to improve the passenger clearance, and check the fraud document and goods.
The installation of ABC system benefited Interpol member countries, as well as ASEAN member countries, most notably preventing cross-border crimes, said Ms. Khine Myat Chit, Senior Officer in the Security Cooperation Division, ASEAN Secretariat, adding that it not only defended the country, but also gave an advantage to the cross-border traffics in the region.
After Cambodia and Vietnam, the ABC system will be installed in other ASEAN member countries, said Ms. Palma Simona, representative of EU, adding that the success in the system installation is attributive to the great attempts in multiplier cooperation among Interpol member countries.
Article in English by THOU Peou
Article in Khmer article by PAL Song