Cambodian Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol said the construction of the Chinese-invested Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville Expressway has gone full steam ahead despite the Covid-19 pandemic. It is expected to be completed ahead of schedule.
Invested in by China Road and Bridge Corp (CRBC), the $2 billion expressway will connect the capital city of Phnom Penh and the deep-sea port province of Preah Sihanouk in the country’s southwest.
The construction of the expressway began in March 2019 and was slated to be complete in March 2023. It is now believed that the project will be finished by September of 2022, according to Chanthol via a live broadcast streamed on the ministry’s official Facebook page.
“So far, about 55 percent of the construction has been completed,” he told reporters during a visit to a stretch of the road in Kampong Speu province.