The construction of the more than $1.9 billion Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville Expressway has not been delayed despite the Covid-19 pandemic, with more than 26 per cent of the project completed and expected to finish in about two years, according to Ministry of Public Works and Transport secretary of state Vasim Sorya.
The first expressway in Cambodia will boast a total length of more than 190km and stretch from Samrong Krom commune in Phnom Penh’s Por Sen Chey district to Sihanoukville’s Commune III.
“According to the graphics, the construction process on this road is in line with the scheduled plan, and can be completed in the first half of 2022,” he said.
He added the expressway will greatly contribute to the growth of the Cambodian economy by reducing the travel time from Phnom Penh to the deep-sea international port in Sihanoukville.
He said the road will be an important strategic expressway to boost economic growth.