US$75 Million Planned for National Road 48 Rehabilitation

AKP Phnom Penh, August 24, 2018 —

Royal Government of Cambodia has readied an amount of about US$75 million to rehabilitate National Road No. 48.

The update was shared by H.E. Sun Chanthol, Senior Minister and Minister of Public Works and Transport when inspecting a portion of National Road 48 yesterday in Koh Kong province, according to local media report.

Roughly, 35 kilometres or 22 percent of the road need rehabilitation – parts of it are aging and some others have been damaged by floods, added the source.

Of the fund, US$67 million derives from the loan from the Republic of Korea, and the rest US$8 million is the government’s budget.

Passing through Koh Kong province, National Road No. 48 of Cambodia stretches almost 160 kilometres from Sre Ambil roundabout (connecting to National Road No. 4) to Cham Yeam checkpoint at the Cambodian-Thai border.

The rehabilitation of the route will contribute significantly to promoting Cambodia’s economy.

By Lim Nary