Construction Begins to Repair Phnom Penh’s Destroyed Street 63

Workers with heavy machinery began repairing Phnom Penh’s busy Street 63 on Thursday in order to get rid of the potholes and cracked concrete that has turned the street into a divot-ridden, water-logged throughway since new pipes were laid six months ago. The Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the drainage project’s donor, ripped up the street last year in order to implement a project aimed at reducing flooding in the capital. But the road has not since been properly resurfaced, with JICA and City Hall at odds over who is responsible for the work. … Hun Sarith, general manager of Aqua Boutique Guest House on Street 63 near the corner of street 240, said he was relieved that the road was being repaired because it had been bad for businesses.