Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Chaom Chao project is underway

Chaom Chao project is underway

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
A 3D rendering of the finished Chaom Chao roundabout overpass. PHNOM PENH MUNICIPAL HALL

Chaom Chao project is underway

Overseas Cambodia Investment Corporation (OCIC), which is developing the Chaom Chao roundabout overpass and subway, said the company began clearing the site on Tuesday after it met with authorities and other stakeholders to push completion by the end of 2020.

The construction site was inaugurated on June 29 by Prime Minister Hun Sen. The OCIC project is worth $22 million and will take 30 months to complete.

The Chaom Chao roundabout is a link between Phnom Penh and National Roads 3 and 4, an import-export gateway for Cambodian goods to the international market.

The roundabout sees traffic congestion every day, causing the Phnom Penh Municipal Hall to decide to clear the roundabout and construct an overpass and subway instead.

OCIC spokesman Dy Vanndo said on Tuesday that he met local authorities and stakeholders in charge of underground networks – such as cable, electricity and water distribution – to lay out a comprehensive subterranean blueprint before the OCIC team starts digging to rebury sewage pipes.

“Excavation to bury the [sewage] pipes at the site of the construction of the overpass and subway at Chaom Chao roundabout will start on December 10,” Vanndo said.

He said the company will construct a two-level subway with two lanes through a 13 metre-deep excavation.

Although construction will be complex, the project will be completed, as scheduled, within 30 months after construction begins.

According to Vanndo, the expansion of the road to relieve traffic during construction was completed on October 30. However, he said there are currently about 17 houses and two gasoline stations on site which have not accepted any settlement.

Phnom Penh Municipal Hall spokesman Met Measpheakdey said he did not have the latest details of the Chaom Chao roundabout project, knowing only that the construction was proceeding on schedule.

MOST VIEWED

  • Body of woman killed in Bangkok returns

    The Cambodian embassy in Thailand is working to repatriate the body of a casino dealer who was shot dead in Bangkok on Monday night. Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation spokesman Kuy Kuong told The Post on Wednesday that officials are preparing paperwork to

  • Chikungunya hits 15 provinces, says gov’t

    Ministry of Health spokeswoman Or Vandine said on Thursday that the chikungunya outbreak in the Kingdom has spread to 15 provinces. Some 1,700 people are now suspected to have the disease. Vandine urged people to prevent its further spread by eliminating shelters for the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes

  • Gov’t exempts visa A and B holders from Covid fees

    Airline passengers who are diplomats and officials of international organisations holding Type A and B visas for travel to Cambodia are exempted from paying Covid-19 testing fees, said the Ministry of Health in its latest adjustment of rules on Wednesday. Health Minister Mam Bun Heng

  • Bill covering dress code draws ire

    Ministry of Interior secretary of state Ouk Kim Lek responded on Tuesday to criticism concerning a draft law that would ban women from wearing overly revealing clothing, saying that input from all parties will be considered as the law moves through the promulgation process. Several

  • What’s the deal with Cambodia and China’s FTA?

    Cambodia’s Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with China kicks off a series of FTAs in future but for now, critics wonder what else the parties could bring to the table apart from what it already has to date By the end of this year, Cambodia

  • Cambodia, Vietnam exchange border maps amid criticism

    Cambodia and Vietnam formally exchanged border maps on Monday despite criticism from former members of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) that the Kingdom is losing land in the deal. The two countries said agreement on the border is 84 per cent complete, leaving