Phnom Penh, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 HE Sun Sun Thol The Minister of Public Works and Transport led a delegation to the Ministry of National Assembly to review the quality of construction of National Road No.5 with the participation of officials. Relevant expertise, construction company representatives, technical review companies and stakeholders.

This visit is intended to check the quality of the construction to see if it complies with the technical standards and the applicable burden book To ensure long-term use through the drilling machine, inspect the foundation.

It should be noted that the National Road 5 Improvement Project is a project under the Japanese Government's concessional loans The Japan International Cooperation Agency, which runs from Prek Kdam to Poipet through Kandal, Kampong Chhnang, Pursat, Battambang and Banteay Meanchey, has a total length of 366 km The project cost about $ 500 million, and the construction is divided into three major sections: North, South, and Central.

Progress in Implementation of National Road 5 Improvement Route (Battambang-Serey Sophorn) Total length of 84.74km Approximately US $ 143.04 million was inaugurated on March 26, 2018, the construction period of 36 months ending May By 2020, 70.05% have been achieved

The project to redevelop the National Road No. 5 with a total length of 146.04 km, from the junction to Battambang, the total length 146.04 km 2 to 4 trails AC 15 cm 15 cm by the garden at the center of the total cost US $ 161.90 million, and construction in about 42 months by May 2020, achieved a record 15.65%.

The southern part of the National Road 5 redevelopment project has a total length of 135.25 km from Prek Kdam to Chhlak (Kandal, Kampong Chhnang, Pursat) ) From 2 trails to 4 or so AC trails 15 cm apart by garden in the center plan to spend a total of 246.35 Millions of dollars in construction, with 48 months ending in May 2020, has reached 26.26%.

After inspecting the construction of National Road No. 5 without informing the construction company (Spot check), the results show that: The construction of a good standard is acceptable, ensures long-term use and leads to reduction of national budget for maintenance. Fix.

Addressing the media at the occasion, the Minister pointed out that the road enables citizens to travel and transport goods to the destination. Quickly save time, reduce traffic congestion and traffic accidents.

In addition, the Minister added that in order for our country's economy to grow, we need good transport infrastructure that can attract investors. Creating jobs for our people, increasing family income and boosting the country's economy.

On the occasion, the Minister called on all citizens as well as road users to abide by traffic laws to avoid accidents. Traffic in line with the Royal Government's high recommendation "Today, tomorrow, no accidents"

By: Kolab