The Cambodian government will invest $2.5
billion to develop Cambodia's road system from this year to 2025, officials
said. Sun Chan Thol, Minister of Public Works and Transportation, told local
media that developing the Kingdom's road system was a priority for poverty
reduction as improved roads ease trade throughout the country. Thol said the
government was considering a loan and aid package of about $42 million from the
Asian Development Bank, the World Bank, and the Australian government to
facilitate the plan.