An expressway project from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville was announced to officially begin construction on March 22, according to the Ministry of Public Works and Transport.
After several delays, the $1.9 billion expressway – which has been invested in by the Chinese-owned company Cambodian PPSHV Expressway Co Ltd – will take 48 months to be completed.
The new highway – with a total distance of 190.3km and a width of 24.5m, and two lanes in either direction – will have a garden in its median and barriers on both sides to protect people and animals passing through.
The road, which is under build-operate-transfer project financing, will be completed early in 2023.
According to plans, the road will begin from Phnom Penh’s Tomnup Kob Srov Road and run parallel to National Road 4 in the east until Kampong Speu province’s Chbar Mon town. It will then pass through National Road 4 to the west side until Sihanoukville’s Prey Nop district, before crossing back to the east side of National Road 4.
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