Phnom Penh: Senior officials of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport confirmed that Chinese companies in charge of building Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville Express Highway will ship machinery to Cambodia by the end of January.
The Director General of Technical Affairs of the Ministry of Public Works and Transportation, Mr. Nou Vathanak, said by phone on January 4 that equipment and machinery needed for the construction of the highway will be delivered to Cambodia by the end of January. This equipment is worth about 100 million US dollars.
He added that nearly 200 Chinese experts have now arrived in Cambodia and the construction of a terminal, offices and accommodation will begin construction soon.
“At the same time, the Royal Government has been speeding up the resolution of the impact on people who own land in the area, which is a bit complicated. “When the construction site starts, I do not know yet, but it will not be long, ” he said.
The planned road is 190 km long and costs $ 1.9 billion, with a construction period of 4 years.