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248 million USD National Road No. 10 project was Nearly 60% completed

  • National Road No. 10, with a length of 198 square kilometers and a cost of approximately 248 million dollars, has reached roughly 60% completion.
  • The route runs through Pursat from Samlot district in Battambang province to Khemarak Phoumin district in Koh Kong province.
  • The project, which is financed by China and contributed to by the Royal Government of Cambodia, is a vital economic artery for this coastal region.

The construction of National Road No. 10, with a length of 198 square kilometers and a cost of approximately 248 million dollars, had reached roughly 60% completion as of March 2022, with construction companies continuing to work to complete the project on schedule.

Ms. Mithona Phu Thong, Governor of Koh Kong Province, stated that once this road is built and operational, it will make it easier for people to commute, visitors to visit, and agricultural products to be transported more swiftly and efficiently.

“National Road No. 10, or National Road No. 1551, which runs through Pursat from Samlot district in Battambang province to Khemarak Phoumin district in Koh Kong province, is a vital economic artery for this coastal region,” she explained.

As a result, Mr. On Davuth, Director of Koh Kong Province’s Department of Public Works and Transport, indicated that the building of National Road No. 10 will have reached about 60% completion by March 2022.

This national road, he claimed, is more than 198 kilometers long and runs from Samlot district in Battambang province to Koh Kong province in Pursat province.

According to him, this route not only helps transit and enables the shipment of diverse agricultural products, but it can also be one of the attractions for tourists who enjoy traveling and enjoying the magnificent scenery. There are many natural sites here, including the lovely deep forest.

Right now, we’re running at roughly 60% capacity,” he said, adding that if National Road No. 10 connects Samlot to Veal Veng and Veal Veng to Koh Kong, “this road will provide numerous benefits, particularly in terms of yield.” From the western portion of Banteay Meanchey, Battambang, and Pursat to Koh Kong, and because this road also supports the tourism sector, we can transfer tourists from neighboring provinces to Koh Kong to Dara Sakor beach as well as Kampong Som.

The building site for National Road No. 10 commenced on March 9, 2020, and is expected to take 48 months to complete between December 2019 and December 2023. It should also be recalled that this new national road is projected to cost more than 188 million dollars, which is financed by China and contributed by the Royal Government of Cambodia.

According to H.E. Sun Chanthol, Minister of Public Works and Transport, an additional $60 million would be added to the Cardamom diversion route in order to avoid affecting these concerns, therefore the road building project must be completed. The entire cost is estimated to be around $248 million.

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