All national and provincial roads to extend to 12 meters wide in the 2030s

PHNOM PENH: Cambodia is on track to become one of the region’s fastest-growing economies, with at least 10 years of national and provincial roads set to be upgraded to all types of asphalt concrete (AC) roads with a width of at least 12 meters or four lanes.

This statement was made by H.E. Senior Minister Sun Chanthol, Minister of Public Works and Transport, during a discussion with a delegation from the Cambodia Bus Association (CAMBA) to promote and improve the logistics sector.

The Minister stated that, despite the Covid-19 crisis, the Ministry had made significant efforts to strengthen and expand the infrastructure and transportation sectors. Recently, the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of bridges and the project to extend and improve the quality of roads was held.

The Senior Minister also stated that within the next ten years, all national and provincial roads in Cambodia will be transformed into concrete, asphalt concrete (AC) roads with a road width of at least 12 meters or four lanes.

In addition to discussing land transportation infrastructure, the Senior Minister mentioned two projects under consideration by the Ministry: improving the quality of railways and water transportation.

At the same time, the Ministry is studying the project of inland waterway transport without passing through the Vietnamese port; if this project is successful, it will be a historical project that will change the face of Cambodia as a whole in the field of waterway transport.

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