PHNOM PENH: The government intends to construct a 3,300-meter-long bridge and a 58-kilometer road with a budget of approximately $100 million and $150 million, respectively, while the river bridge connecting Kampong Chhnang and Kampong Thom will be Cambodia’s longest bridge.
Following an extensive consultation with professional institutions such as the Ministry of Environment and the Fisheries Administration of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries, a letter of request was submitted to Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen, who agreed. He stated that the Chinese government would fund the project.
Senior Minister Sun Chanthol, Minister of Public Works and Transport, stated that the 50C 58-kilometer-long road and the 3.3-kilometer-long bridge will cost $ 250 million to build, divided into approximately $ 150 million for the road and approximately $ 100 million for the bridge.
“We have recently submitted a proposal asking Samdech Techo to ask for funding from the Chinese government in 2024 to build this 50C road. Samdech Techo has approved this option. This is according to Mr. Sun Chanthol’s confirmation.
This road and bridge project connects Kampong Chhnang city to Stung Sen city in Kampong Thom province via the Kampong Leng district of Kampong Chhang province. This road also has approximately 100 drains and 5 bridges that do not obstruct fish movement and the Tonle Sap ecosystem.