Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville Expressway Construction Continues Despite COVID-19 Outbreak
The Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville expressway construction project has been now 51.35% complete and is scheduled to end on May 31, 2023.
The update was shared by the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT) in a Facebook post this morning.
Despite the COVID-19 outbreak, the construction process of the expressway continues as planned thanks to the efforts of all staff and workers to overcome this difficult situation, underlined the ministry.
The US$1.9-billion worth expressway stretches over 190 kilometres connecting the capital of Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville’s deep-sea port, by crossing the provinces of Kandal, Kampong Speu, and Koh Kong.
The construction project is invested by the China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) through Cambodian PPSHV Expressway Co., Ltd.
The total road width is up to 24.5 metres, while traffic lanes, divided into 4, are 15 metre wide in total, allowing all types of vehicles to drive up to 100 kilometres per hour and some places, the speed peak is 120 kilometres per hour.