Tolling of Phnom Penh-Bavet Highway when Completed

Once finished, the international highway linking Phnom Penh and Bavet – the largest city of Svay Rieng province and the international border between Cambodia and Vietnam – will be reasonably tolled, according to local media report.

Based on a feasibility study supported by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) highlighted in the source, the toll of the 135 kilometre highway could be around US$0.03 per kilometre.

The toll is more reasonable compared to highway fees charged by other ASEAN countries: Vietnam is US$0.1, Thailand US$0.04, and Indonesia between US$0.02 and 0.05.

It’s estimated that the highway will cost around US$2 billion, and the Royal Government of Cambodia and the Japanese counterpart are considering financing source for the construction.

If the construction can be started in 2018, added the report, it will be completed in 2024.

The Royal Government of Cambodia and JICA have so far spent two years to study the construction of the highway that will contribute vitally to Cambodia’s economic growth.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press