The government has decided to make Road 21 more accessible to motorists in Takeo province by alleviating the financial burden of paying tolls, the provincial governor said yesterday.
Takeo Provincial Hall yesterday said Prime Minister Hun Sen has decided to waive all toll fees on Road 21 in the province’s Daun Keo city from August 14 onwards.
Provincial Governor Ouch Phea said yesterday that it was an effort to reduce the financial burden on motorists using the road.
“It’s a gift from the government to all residents who used to always pay to cross and travel from city to city,” Mr Phea said. “From now on, all drivers can use it without having to pay money.”Previously, motorists had to pay up to $20 depending on the weight of their vehicle.
Mr Hun Sen yesterday took to Facebook to make the announcement. He said the decision was made in response to growing financial complaints.
“After getting complaints from residents, the government has decided to offer them no fees to use the road,” he said. “It is a new gift from the government to the people of Takeo. Please travel safely.”
Van Na, a Takeo province resident, said yesterday that motorists would often complain about how expensive it was to use the road.
“We’re happy to hear that. All residents can now travel and cross this road for free,” Mr Na said.