PHNOM PENH: Svay Rieng, Cambodia’s southeast province, has received approval for four road improvements totaling 57.2 kilometers as part of the third phase of a rural road improvement project involving the construction of more than 724 kilometers of rubber roads and concrete roads in ten targeted provinces including Kampong Cham, Tbong Khmum, Kandal, Kampong Chhnang, Kampong Speu, and Takeo.
On January 20, 2023, Mr. Ouk Rabun, Minister of Rural Development, announced the above project during a visit to the construction site of a rural road in Kampong Ror district, Svay Rieng province.
According to the Ministry of Rural Development, the project will be implemented from 2020 to 2025 with a total budget of 120 million US dollars, including concessional financing from the Asian Development Bank, the Export-Import Bank of the Republic of Korea, and the Royal Government of Cambodia’s contribution budget.
Separately, the project to construct an asphalt road, type DBST, with a length of 11.9 km and a width of 8 meters, within the framework of the third phase of the rural road improvement project, connecting National Road No. 18 at O Don Am village, Preah Ponlea commune to Samyong village, Kampong Ror district, Svay Rieng province. As a result, 70% of the work has been completed, with completion scheduled for March this year.
Svay Rieng province is located in the southeast region of Cambodia, and it borders the Vietnamese provinces of Long An and Tây Ninh on all sides except for the north, east, and south. The province’s capital is also called Svay Rieng, and it is a small town with a population of around 20,000 people. Bavet is the largest city in the province, and it serves as a major economic center for the area. Bavet is also known for being an important border crossing point between Cambodia and Vietnam, and it is a hub for trade and commerce between the two countries. The province’s economy is mainly based on agriculture, and it is known for producing rice, rubber, and other crops. Additionally, Svay Rieng province has a rich cultural heritage and is home to many historical and religious sites.