Cambodia building 248-km national road with Chinese aid

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday broke ground for the construction and enlargement of a 248-kilometer stretch of national road No. 6A, saying that the road is vital for the development of the economy and tourism. The road will be widened from the current 7 meters to 12 meters with some places up to 25 meters, and work on the project will begin from Bathey district in Kampong Cham province in the east to Siem Reap province in the northwest. … China’s Shanghai Construction (Group) General Company is responsible for the road construction that is expected to be completed in 42 months, Minister of Transport Tram Iv Tek said, adding that the project costs 248 million U.S. dollars, which will be covered by a concessional loan from the government of China.