First New Cardamom Road Ready

Breaking news from Cambodia can be found here. CEO often finds Khmer news and translates it into English for our readers if it is interesting to expats, locals, Cambodians living abroad and anyone who wants to stay informed of the latest local and international news stories about Cambodia and our neighbors in South East Asia. There are many sources for Khmer news articles and they can all be found here in one place. Most of the media comes out of Phnom Penh, Siem Reap or Sihanoukville, but we cover national Cambodian news from all provinces.
User avatar
phuketrichard
Expatriate
Posts: 12184
Joined: Wed May 14, 2014 5:17 pm
Reputation: 3171
Location: Atlantis
Aruba

First New Cardamom Road Ready

Post by phuketrichard »

Looks like a nice trip..

Image
Koh Kong: Officials will inaugurate National Road 55 in Thmor Dam, Pursat province, in March. There will also soon be the opening of National Road 10 linking Samlot, Battambang to Koh Kong.

National Road 55 was built under a concession financing from the Government of the People’s Republic of China, with a total contribution of $ 132.80 million to the Royal Government of Cambodia.

The total road length is 180 km, 9 meters wide and 45 bridges. It runs from National Road No 5 (191 + 150) through the Cardamom Mountains – Veal Veng-Thmor District, Pursat Province (along the Cambodia-Thailand Border with Trat Province).
Source; Sorry cant provide link as we are not allowed ot link to this source.. :beer3:
In a nation run by swine, all pigs are upward-mobile and the rest of us are fucked until we can put our acts together: not necessarily to win, but mainly to keep from losing completely. HST
User avatar
Kung-fu Hillbilly
Expatriate
Posts: 3187
Joined: Sat May 17, 2014 11:26 am
Reputation: 3310
Location: Behind you.
Australia

Re: First New Cardamom Road Ready

Post by Kung-fu Hillbilly »

They could name each bend with a sign depicting recently extinct animals of the area.
Last edited by Kung-fu Hillbilly on Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:17 pm, edited 1 time in total.
The idea that seeing the world is going from place to place to look at obvious things is an illusion natural to dull minds.
User avatar
SternAAlbifrons
Expatriate
Posts: 4177
Joined: Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:31 am
Reputation: 2457
Location: Gilligan's Island
Pitcairn Island

Re: First New Cardamom Road Ready

Post by SternAAlbifrons »

Yep ^^ but more of a worry
- those that are at high risk of going extinct 5 minutes after the road opens up their habitat.

In fact, extinctions are not that common in Cambodia recently, and we are actually the last hold-out for a number of animals and birds that have disappeared everywhere else.

But they are nearly all on the edge.
This is what Cambodia specialises in, seriously, critically endangered species.
We will save some.
User avatar
Kung-fu Hillbilly
Expatriate
Posts: 3187
Joined: Sat May 17, 2014 11:26 am
Reputation: 3310
Location: Behind you.
Australia

Re: First New Cardamom Road Ready

Post by Kung-fu Hillbilly »

SternAAlbifrons wrote: Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:44 pm
This is what Cambodia specialises in, seriously, critically endangered species.
We will save some.
Sadly I don't share your optimism.
The idea that seeing the world is going from place to place to look at obvious things is an illusion natural to dull minds.
User avatar
SternAAlbifrons
Expatriate
Posts: 4177
Joined: Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:31 am
Reputation: 2457
Location: Gilligan's Island
Pitcairn Island

Re: First New Cardamom Road Ready

Post by SternAAlbifrons »

My optimism is not uninformed
nor un-sceptical
nor un-questioned by myself at 2am every second morning when i wake up in a sweat
just my assessment - being as hard-core realist as i can
-some

chuckle
the elusive Kting Voar for example
the snake eating cow
Cambodia's unicorn
it's out there somewhere...
belly chuckle
willyhilly
Expatriate
Posts: 1548
Joined: Sun Jan 17, 2016 7:11 am
Reputation: 275
Location: Australia
Albania

Re: First New Cardamom Road Ready

Post by willyhilly »

Looks like they cut down as many trees as possible around the road construction. The bare hillside will probably end up on the road with the first heavy rains.
Jerry Atrick
Expatriate
Posts: 2113
Joined: Sat May 17, 2014 4:19 pm
Reputation: 726
Central African Republic

Re: First New Cardamom Road Ready

Post by Jerry Atrick »

It's a beauty.

Need to crank up the big bike and get down there before it's F.U.B.A.R'd, run those curves.
User avatar
Ravensnest
Expatriate
Posts: 748
Joined: Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:42 pm
Reputation: 308
Contact:
United States of America

Re: First New Cardamom Road Ready

Post by Ravensnest »

it looks perfect for motorcyclists
Still hunting for opium paraphernalia.
pczz
Expatriate
Posts: 3200
Joined: Sun Mar 22, 2015 1:00 pm
Reputation: 798
Location: phnom penh
Great Britain

Re: First New Cardamom Road Ready

Post by pczz »

willyhilly wrote: Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:07 pm Looks like they cut down as many trees as possible around the road construction. The bare hillside will probably end up on the road with the first heavy rains.
if its the same quality as the main road into koh Kong it probably wont last till the heavy rains.
COuld be a new sport, see how many bends you can hit rolling down the hill after misssing the first one
User avatar
Phnom Poon
Expatriate
Posts: 1411
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:44 pm
Reputation: 687
Kiribati

Re: First New Cardamom Road Ready

Post by Phnom Poon »

Ravensnest wrote: Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:56 pm it looks perfect for motorcyclists
they should add a blind-overtaking en-counter at each bend

.

monstra mihi bona!
Post Reply Previous topicNext topic
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post