The Ministry of Public Works and Transportation and a Chinese company on Tuesday signed an agreement to build a drainage system in Battambang town costing $9 million to reduce flood water.
The Asian Development Bank has provided funds for the GMS project, focusing on three Cambodian cities which includes infrastructure restructuring for Poipet, Battambang and Bavet. There are six projects costing a total of $44 million.
Minister of Public Works and Transportation Sun Chanthol said this was the first step of the projects aimed at reducing flood damage in Battambang town. He added that his ministry will implement the next projects.
“We hope that this project will in part reduce flooding in some areas which always suffer from floods every year,” he said.
According to a press release from the Ministry of Public Works, the first step of the project to build a drainage system in Battambang town will cover 15 kilometres and cost $9 million for the digging and to install the drainage system.
Ren Zhi, a vice-president of International Beijing Urban Construction Group Co, Ltd which was awarded the project from the ministry, said the company will build it with high quality.
“My company has the pleasure of getting this project and cooperated with the Ministry of Public Works to build the drainage system in Battambang town and we will do it good with quality,” he said.
Recently Battambang town was one of three towns in Cambodian to receive the Asean Clean Tourism award at the Asean Tourism Forum in Chiang Mai, Thailand.