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COVID-19 hampers on time completion of Morodok Techo National Stadium

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The new Morodok Techo national Stadium which was set to be finished by the end of 2020, has now been delayed due to COVID-19.

However, the construction work is still in progress in the hopes of completion in March early 2021.

The construction of the Morodok Techo Stadium is now 80 percent complete, but work will not be completed this year as planned.

Secretary-general of the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia, Vath Chamroeun said: “The delay is due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has imposed travel restrictions on Chinese experts and the import of construction materials.

“Based construction survey works, it is about 80 percent complete. The remaining works are decoration works, which are expected to be finalised by March or April 2021, most definitely well in time for the 2023 SEA Games.”

The Techo Heritage National Stadium is a $160 million project, the funds for which is from China. The stadium sits in a 16.22 hectare site with a built-up area of approximately 8.24 million square meters when completed.

With ground broken in April 2017, the stadium will be able to fit over 60,000 visitors upon completion and will be ready to host the 32nd SEA Games in 2023. This will be a significant event for Cambodia for the fact that it will be the first time the Kingdom will host such a big and prestigious sports event in its history.

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