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Battambang-Sisophon route on National Road 5 opening in January

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A portion of National Road 5 stretching from Battambang town in Battambang province to Banteay Meanchey province’s Sisophon town was constructed at a cost of over $143 million. MPWT

Battambang-Sisophon route on National Road 5 opening in January

Prime Minister Hun Sen will preside over the opening ceremony of a portion of National Road 5 stretching from Battambang town in Battambang province to Banteay Meanchey province’s Sisophon town on January 10.

The Ministry of Public Works and Transport said on December 2 that they are in the process of putting the finishing touches on the 87.4 km stretch of National Road 5 that has been under construction and it will soon be officially open for use by the public.

Touch Chan Kosal, Secretary of State at the public works ministry, led a meeting on December 2 to discuss the preparations for the opening.

This part of National Road 5 was constructed at a cost of over $143 million by two companies: Tekken-Taiyo JV and Daiho-Asanuma JV with technical inspections by the KEI-OCG-KCI Joint Venture in association with KCEC and TANCONS. The construction began on March 26, 2018.

The National Road 5 Improvement Project is supported by the government of Japan through Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

“The objective of the Project is to increase transportation capacity as well as to improve the logistics efficiency between Battambang and Sisophon along National Road 5, which also connects Phnom Penh to the Thai border,” JICA said on its website.

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