$219m NR3 renovation: A milestone in Cambodia’s road infrastructure development

PHNOM PENH: National Road 3 (NR3) is a major highway in Cambodia that connects the capital, Phnom Penh, with the coastal provinces of Kampot and Kep. The road is 202 kilometers long and forms part of the country's infrastructure master plan.

In 2018, the Cambodian government began a major renovation of NR3. The project, which was funded by the Chinese government, involved widening the road to four lanes and paving it with concrete. The renovation was completed in 2021.

The renovation of NR3 was a major undertaking, and it required the cooperation of many different stakeholders. The Cambodian government, the Chinese government, the China Road and Bridge Corporation, and the Guangzhou Wanan Construction Supervision Co., Ltd. all played a role in making the project a success. The project cost approximately $219 million.

Prime Minister inaugurated the completion of National Road 3 where a connection from Phnom Penh to Kampot town on March 2, 2022, after 34 months of construction.

During the event PM said National Road 3 plays an important role because it leads to the provinces that produce salt, namely Kampot and neighboring Kep, allowing for relatively quick and easy distribution to other provinces across the country. In addition, he commended the planting of trees and flowers along the road which make the trip more scenic and enjoyable.

The renovation of NR3 has also had a positive impact on the local economy. The improved road has made it easier for businesses to transport goods and services, which has boosted economic activity in the region. The new road has also made it easier for tourists to travel to the coastal provinces, which has helped to boost tourism revenue.

The renovation of NR3 is a significant in Cambodia's future. The new road will help to improve the country's connectivity and boost its economic growth. It will also make it easier for tourists to travel to Cambodia, which will help to promote the country's tourism industry.

The renovation of NR3 is a major milestone in Cambodia's road infrastructure development. The new road will improve the country's connectivity and boost its economic growth.

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