Concrete Road to Replace a Current Aging Railway Line

Phnom Penh municipal authority is transforming an aging railway line into concrete two-way road to unload heavy traffic of National Road No. 5 heading into the capital.

The estimated four-month renovation work was kick-started yesterday by Phnom Penh Municipal Governor H.E. Pa Socheatevong.

According to the Director of Municipal Department of Public Works and Transport Mr. Sam Piseth, the concrete road-to-be of almost five kilometres long links the National Road No. 5 with the road 70 in Khan Russey Keo, adjacent to evolving Phnom Penh City Centre.

He added that the two-way road, 7 metres width each, will be split by 2.5 metre garden.

H.E. Pa Socheatevong explained that the current railway line cannot be used, so the Royal Government of Cambodia headed by Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen insightfully suggested the renovation.

Once done, the concrete road will tremendously address the traffic issue into Phnom Penh from the national highway 5, running to Kampong Chhnang, Pursat and Battambang provinces.

The governor called for good cooperation from the residents living along the railway line to ease the renovation work.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press