Improvement Projects of Three National Roads Expected to be Launched This Year

The improvement projects of National Roads No. 31, 33, and 41 from DBST to AC is expected to kick off within this year under the support from China.

The Chinese government is considering to support Cambodia on infrastructure development, road and bridge construction, said H.E Wang Wentian, Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia.

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of China-funded Phnom Penh-Kampot portion of NR3 this morning, H.E. Wang Wentian underlined that China will continue to provide assistance to renovate road networks across the country.

“NR31, NR33, and NR41, to which the Cambodian government has paid high attention, are hopefully to break ground within this year,” he said.

NR41 is another key land transport road connecting NR3 and NR4. Meanwhile, NR31 is connecting NR3 to Kampot’s Kampong Trach district, while NR33 is also an important route connecting Kep downtown to Kampong Trach district.

Infrastructure development such roads is related to economic and social development of Cambodia, he said, adding that the Chinese government is also considering helping the renovation of a road portion between Kampot and Preah Sihanouk province’s Veal Rinh.

Currently, there are 29 roads already built under China’s support and put into use in Cambodia, with a total length of more than 3,000 kilometres, as well as three projects under construction with a length of 363 kilometres.

Construction of nine major bridges of 8,565 metres long in total have been completed, and the remaining one – the 996-metre bridge crossing the Bassac River worth US$56 million is under construction.

The achievements attained on Cambodia’s territory came from our cooperation with all development partners, especially with the People's Republic of China, said Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press