US$1.5 Million Port in Koh Kong Starts Construction

The Ministry of Public Works and Transport and Koh Kong provincial hall on May 13 broke ground for the construction of a new port worth US$1.5 million.
H.E. Mak Sideth, Director-General of Waterway and Maritime Transportation and Ports at the Ministry of Public Works and Transport and H.E. Ms. Mithona Phouthorng, Governor of Koh Kong province presided over the groundbreaking ceremony.
The new port, 69 metres long and 16.5 metres wide, with two concrete bridges (8 metres wide and 28 metres long) is expected to facilitate the travel of tourists and the transport of agricultural goods.
It is located on Prek Koh Por river in Smach Meanchey district, Khemarak Phoumin City, and its construction could cost about US$1.5 million and take around two years.
Speaking at the ceremony, H.E. Ms. Mithona Phouthorng underlined that the new port has great potential for trade and economy and facilitates the transportation of goods particularly among the provinces of Battambang, Pursat and Koh Kong as well as with Thailand and Vietnam.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press