Siem Reap’s 38 new roads upgrades project boost regional economy

PHNOM PENH: province is set to experience a massive infrastructure upgrade with the construction of 38 new roads stretching 108.74 km in length.

Projected to cost around $149.216 million,  involves technical inspection by nine inter-ministerial working groups to guarantee timely completion and the long-lasting durability of the construction work.

This ambitious project is being undertaken by eight construction units, namely: The Engineering Division No. 178, Bridge-Road of the Department of Engineering, the Samdech Engineering Division, Siem Reap Province, the Techo Hun Sen Engineering Division, Siem Reap, the General Department of Public Works, the General Department of Wastewater Treatment System, The Department of Machinery and Road Construction, The Department of Road Repair and Maintenance; and the Department of Public Works and Transport of Siem Reap Province.

The project commenced on 30th November 2020 and completed by 29th December 2021, which falls within a 13-month period. It's also worth noting that this project is made up of a main road network that connects cells from Siem Reap to the suburbs, as well as tourist sites and national road networks.

The new infrastructure is vital to facilitate easy transportation of people and tourists within the province. It significantly reduces traffic congestion within the city and cut down transit time for all forms of traffic.

Additionally, the road network adds significantly to the pleasant ambiance and attractiveness of Siem Reap, which has been identified by stakeholders as a core area for cultural, historical, and natural monuments with rich economic potential and the third economic hub, containing Siem Reap, Banteay Meanchey, Preah Vihear, and Oddar Meanchey. This will undoubtedly help attract more local and international tourists to the province.

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