China funds construction of 30 roads in Cambodia

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The start of construction works on National Road 41 at Kampong Speu. AKP

China funds construction of 30 roads in Cambodia

Prime Minister Hun Sen has spoken highly of the key contribution of China to the connectivity in Cambodia by financing the construction of 30 roads across the country.

In his speech at the groundbreaking ceremony for the reconstruction and upgrading of the 95.27-kilometer-long National Road No. 41, funded by a concessional loan of about $67 million from China, in Kampong Speu province Monday, the Cambodian Premier said China had so far contributed to the construction of 30 roads of more than 3,000 kilometers long at a total cost of nearly $2 billion.

Moreover, he continued, at least 3 more roads worth some $500 million have been being built while 9 major bridges had constructed and been being constructed throughout Cambodia under China’s assistance.

The “shared destiny” in the Cambodia-China Comprehensive Strategic Partnership of Cooperation has built mutual trust, Hun Sen said, stressing that besides grants, China has provided a lot of concessional loans for the development of Cambodia. Heng Panha – AKP