Cambodia urges subway and monorail study for its capital

PHNOM PENH: Mr. Sun Chanthol, Senior Minister, Minister of Public Works and Transport, launched a discussion on June 24, 2022, to establish an alternative public transportation system, either by subway or monorail, in Phnom Penh.

The meeting focused on the findings of a preliminary study on the subway or monorail public transportation system, an alternative in Phnom Penh, with direct participation and live video from Ministry leaders; representatives of Phnom Penh Capital Hall; representatives of China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC); representatives of China Transport and Construction Corporation (CCCC); and technical officers from relevant units.

According to the Senior Minister, the Royal Government’s study project to develop the public transportation system will be able to effectively reduce traffic congestion in the city and will be submitted to the Royal Government’s head to decide which public transportation system to choose. It is appropriate and acceptable for Phnom Penh to solve the current problem of traffic congestion and traffic accidents.

Following a presentation by a group of company experts who studied the feasibility of building a railway network that was planned to connect almost all locations, particularly in Phnom Penh’s high-density areas, the meeting discussed in greater depth. Based on the findings of this preliminary research.

The company conducted research by comparing the unit cost of subway or monorail construction, construction time, operating and maintenance costs, and so on.

Finally, the Senior Minister urged the China Road and Bridge Corporation to conduct further research into some of the gaps, such as how to make Cambodia’s public transportation system development project more comprehensive in order to contribute. to grow this sector and alleviate traffic congestion.

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The National Road No. 71C project is now 37% completed


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.

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