Plans for a Phnom Penh-Siem Reap Expressway

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Plans for a Phnom Penh-Siem Reap Expressway

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At least four firms sizing up Capital-Siem Reap Expressway
Hin Pisei | Publication date 30 November 2022 | 21:10 ICT

At least four private companies are looking into a possible high-speed controlled-access highway linking the capital to the cultural and historical hub of Siem Reap province, following the official launch of the first-of-its-kind Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville Expressway in November, according to Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol.

Chanthol was speaking at a November 29 ceremony marking the inauguration of a solar-powered electric vehicle (EV) charging station with multiple kiosks at his ministry, and handover of a batch of electric motorcycles, cars and pick-up trucks, in all provided by the UN Development Program (UNDP), Shenzhen-listed BYD and another company identified as “EV Energy Tech Co Ltd”.

Chanthol said that four unnamed companies had recently approached the ministry with intent to conduct a preliminary study on a new expressway from the capital to Siem Reap, but have yet to submit any results.

“I believe that in the future we will have a Phnom Penh-Siem Reap Expressway as well,” he proclaimed, commenting that a rather high degree of perceived political stability, on top of the confidence that Cambodia will make good overall progress, has drawn in a steady stream of investors.

Speaking to The Post on November 30, Cambodia Association of Travel Agents (CATA) president Chhay Sivlin said that a high-quality Phnom Penh-Siem Reap Expressway would offer a safer and faster option for travel between the two highly-visited localities, thereby providing impetus to the tourism sector.

The driving distance between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap town is roughly 290km at their closest points, whereas the great-circle (straight-line) distance is about 200km.
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Re: Plans for a Phnom Penh-Siem Reap Expressway

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Four Firms Conducting Third Expressway Feasibility Studies
AKP Phnom Penh, December 20, 2022 --

The Ministry of Public Works and Transport said that four companies have been given in principle a green light to undertake feasibility studies on the construction project of an expressway connecting Phnom Penh capital to Siem Reap province, home of famous Angkor temples.

The study of the third expressway in Cambodia is currently underway, said H.E. Sun Chanthol, Senior Minister and Minister of Public Works and Transport. 

“There are four private companies conducting feasibility studies on the Phnom Penh-Siem Reap expressway project,” he said while presiding over the launching ceremony of another vehicle technical check centre in Phnom Penh on Tuesday. 

The construction of the expressway will reduce travel time from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap, contributing to attracting more tourists to the cultural province, he explained.- AKP
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