Improvement of the National Road 3 hit 98 percent completion by the close of May, according to a senior transport official, adding that the whole construction will be completed in the third quarter of this year.
The National Road 3 connects Phnom Penh capital (Chaom Chao roundabout) and Kampot province, with a total length of nearly 135 kilometres, passing through the provinces of Kandal, Kampong Speu, and Takeo.
Key remaining works include the decoration, installation of traffic lights, said Mr. Heang Sotheayuth, Spokesperson at the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT).
The road has now been opened for partial use, and an official ceremony to inaugurate the improved road will be held physically under the auspices of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen if there is no threat of COVID-19, he added.
The road rehabilitation sees the section from the roundabout Chom Chao of Phnom Penh to Bek Kous of Takeo province increased in width to 24.5 metres (4 lanes), and the section from Bek Kous to Kampot City widened to 12 metres (two lanes) – from previously nine-metre width.