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Japanese firms to rebuild parts of National Road 5

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Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol, left, exchanges documents with a representative of the Japanese firm. KT/Mai Vireak

National Road 5 from Prek Kdam in Phnom Penh to Thlea Ma’am in Pursat province, a total distance of 135.25 kilometres, will be renovated by a Japanese company as part of the Asian Highway.

The Ministry of Public Works and Transport and two Japanese companies on Wednesday held a contract signing ceremony for the National Road 5 improvement project.

According to a press release from the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, the improvements to the southern section of Road 5, Prek Kadam-Thlea Ma’am covering 135.25km, will be implemented in three contract packages for a construction period of four years and will cost approximately $246.35 million.

The two contactors are Sumitomo Mitsui Construction Co, Ltd and Hanshin Engineering and Construction Co, Ltd.

Sun Chanthol, the Minister of Public Works and Transport, said Road 5 must be improved for travel and transportation.

“Road 5 is a very important road for connecting the Asian Highway. We must improve it. The companies will build a high quality road,” he said.

Full story in Thursday’s paper.

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