The construction of the third ring road from Sangkat Chaom Chau 3, Khan Pursenchey, Phnom Penh to Dei Edth commune, Kien Svay district, Kandal province began this morning.
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, and Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia H.E. Wang Wentian presided over the groundbreaking ceremony taken place in Sangkat Roluos, Khan Dangkor, Phnom Penh.
According to H.E. Sun Chanthol, Senior Minister and Minister of Public Works and Transport, this nearly-53-kilometre-long ring road will be built at an estimated cost of US$273 million under the preferential buyer's credit loan from the Government of the People's Republic of China.
Under the project which will last for 42 months, he added, four flyovers and 8 bridges will also be constructed.
This new ring road will play a crucial role in contributing to reducing traffic congestion in Phnom Penh capital and to facilitating cross-border transport, boosting international trade and transforming the surrounding area into a development zone, underlined H.E. Senior Minister.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press