Construction of 34 Roads in Sihanoukville Starts

A nearly US$300-million road construction project in Sihanoukville, Preah Sihanouk province kicked off this morning.

The groundbreaking ceremony was presided over by Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen.

According to H.E. Kouch Chamroeun, Governor of Preah Sihanouk province, the construction project includes 34 streets of over 84 kilometre long in total, 3 roundabouts and 6 bridges.

Speaking on the occasion, Samdech Techo Hun Sen laid stress on the need to reconstruct and develop all kinds of physical infrastructure in response to the rapid development in all sectors of this coastal province thanks to the flow of foreign investments, especially from China.

The construction of the 34 streets would cost up to US$294 million using the government's budget and last about 8 months, he added.

The 34 streets, once constructed, will serve the sectors of transport and tourism, especially contribute to turning Sihanoukville into a modern city with beauty, nice environment for local people, tourists and investors, underlined the Premier.

Preah Sihanouk province is located in southwest Cambodia on the Gulf of Thailand. Sihanoukville, the provincial capital, is a deep water port city and a steadily growing and diversifying urban centre on an elevated peninsula.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press