Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville Expressway to be Symbolically Inaugurated This Afternoon

The US$2-billion-worth Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville Expressway, invested by the China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC), will be inaugurated in Phnom Penh this afternoon.

The symbolic inauguration ceremony will be presided over by Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, and visiting H.E. Li Keqiang, Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China.

H.E. Li Keqiang and Madam arrived last evening in Phnom Penh for a four-day official visit, ahead of the ASEAN-China Summit and other Summits, at the invitation of Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen.

According to the Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, during the visit, H.E. Li Keqiang will be granted a Royal Audience by His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Boromneath NORODOM SIHAMONI, King of Cambodia, at the Royal Palace.

Samdech Techo Prime Minister Hun Sen and H.E. Li Keqiang will hold a bilateral meeting at the Peace Palace, during which various aspects of the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership of Cooperation between the two countries as well as some regional and international issues of common concern will be discussed.

Both Leaders will preside over the signing ceremony on a number of bilateral cooperative documents and the symbolic inauguration ceremony of the Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville Expressway, at the conclusion of the meeting.

H.E.  Li Keqiang will lay wreathes at the Independence Monument and the Royal Memorial Statue of His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah NORODOM SIHANOUK “PREAH BOROM RATANAK KAUDH”, the Late King-Father of Cambodia.

The Chinese Premier will also visit Siem Reap province where he will preside over with H.E. Chea Sophara, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction, and High Representative of Samdech Techo Prime Minister Hun Sen the handover ceremony of Takeo Temple Restoration Project.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press