PHNOM PENH: According to a report from the Ministry of Public Works and Transport’s General Department of Technology, National Road No. 71C, which spans 114.62 kilometers from Tbong Khmum District in Tbong Khmum Province to Chamkar Leu District in Kampong Cham Province, has made 37 percent progress.
On June 20, Senior Minister Sun Chanthol, Minister of Public Works and Transport, led a Ministry delegation to inspect technical specifications and monitor the progress of the National Road 71C construction project, which included technical officers, representatives of construction companies, inspection companies, local authorities, and stakeholders.
On that occasion, the Senior Minister emphasized the technical aspects of the road’s development, which included a detailed analysis of the geographical condition, the improvement of the route to get out of the water during the rainy season during big floods, and the installation of open bridges. 400 meters to prevent flooding and road foundations in town, excavating canals and drainage to be a practical base to ensure the road’s quality is strong and long-lasting.
The Senior Minister also directed the building team and the construction technical inspection business to focus on quality first and to water periodically so as not to disrupt or impact the health of tourists and residents.
The National Road No. 71C is a potential Cambodian national economic artery that can facilitate communication links, integration within the country and with the region, contribute to improving the efficiency of trade and investment, agriculture, agro-industry, and tourism, and be fast and low-cost, especially with neighboring countries.
Furthermore, the 71C road project, developed by Shanghai Construction Company (SCG) and technically overseen by Guangzhou Wanan Technical Consulting Company, is planned to be finished in October 2024 at a cost of 129.98 million US dollars.