China-Funded National Road 6 Inaugurated in Cambodia (linking Kampong Cham-Siem Reap provinces)

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China-Funded National Road 6 Inaugurated in Cambodia (linking Kampong Cham-Siem Reap provinces)

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:04 am

China-funded national road inaugurated in Cambodia
Source: Xinhua 2018-06-11 15:47:40

PHNOM PENH, June 11 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia on Monday inaugurated the 251-km section of the China-funded national road No. 6 from southeastern Kampong Cham province to northwestern Siem Reap province.

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo HE and Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia Xiong Bo presided over the inauguration ceremony that was attended by more than 10,000 people who are government officials, local authorities, residents and students.

HE said the national road No. 6 played a vital role for tourism development and trade activity since it connected capital Phnom Penh to Siem Reap province, the home of Angkor world heritage site.

Cambodian Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol said the reconstruction of the national road's section cost 255 million U.S. dollars in which 95 percent of the budget was a concessional loan from the Chinese government and the remaining 5 percent was covered by the Cambodian government.

He said the road was constructed by the Shanghai Construction Group in a period of four years and two months.

To date, 23 roads in a total length of 2,301 km have been constructed under China's loan and grant, while seven other roads in the length of 735 km are being built with the China's funding, according to the Ministry of Public Works and Transport.
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Post by cptrelentless » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:13 pm

Now do route 55 so I don't lose all my teeth going to Siem Reap.
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Post by vladimir » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:15 pm

Time for a bike trip
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Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:08 am

June 12, 2018
National Road 6 officially in service

Following the completion in July of the section stretching from Siem Reap to Kampong Cham province, National Road 6 was officially inaugurated yesterday in a ceremony presided over by Prime Minister HE.

The thoroughfare is now officially in service, after a renovation that has taken 50 months and cost more than $255 million, which was mostly financed with a concessional loan from the Chinese government.

Work on the last section of the road – which spans 200 kilometres and crosses the provinces of Siem Reap, Kampong Thom and Kampong Cham – finished nearly a year ago.

During the launching ceremony yesterday, which was also attended by Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia Xiong Bo, Mr HE said a new study should be conducted to assess the possibility of constructing a bridge across the Tonle Sap Lake to connect the provinces of Kampong Thom and Kampong Chhnang.

The first feasibility study on the project yielded negative results, pointing to impacts on fish migration patterns and the daily lives of fishermen in the area, the premier said.
He said the project could be reworked taking the Hong Kong–Shenzhen Western Corridor as inspiration.
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50499590/n ... n-service/
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