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Cardamom road to be inaugurated on March 9

A scenic portion of newly minted Road 55. Swift News

The inauguration of the brand new 180 kilometers long Cardamom Road, National Road Number 55 will take place on Monday, 9th of March, 2020.

The road which as a a width of 9m, was funded by a concession from the Government of the People’s Republic of China, together with the Government of Cambodia.

National Road 55 was built under a concession financing from the Government of the People’s Republic of China, with a total contribution of $ 132.80 million to the Royal Government of Cambodia.

The total road length is 180 km, 9 meters wide and 45 bridges. It runs from National Road No 5 (191 + 150) through the Cardamom Mountains – Veal Veng-Thmor District, Pursat Province (along the Cambodia-Thailand Border with Trat Province).

The project started on May 4, 2015, and took 42-months to construct by Bridge Road Corporation China (CRBC), under technical supervision from Guangzhou Wanna Construction Supervision Co.,

The construction of this will will reduce the freight time from Battambang to Sihanoukville port. Swift/CNE/KT

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