The Ministry of Public Works and Transport highlighted the significant benefits of a project to upgrade a 19.83km stretch of National Road 23 in Kandal province.

The road runs from Chroy Takeo commune, crossing Loeuk Dek commune, in Koh Thom district (from the base of Koh Thom Bridge) to Peam Raing commune in Loeuk Dek district.

The project began on June 20, and is scheduled to be completed in mid-2025, a construction period of 24 months. It is expected to cost about $21.68 million, according to the ministry.

The improvement of the roadway will provide great benefits to the public, and all road users, it added.

The ministry noted that the road will link national roads 21B and 21 – which run between Phnom Penh and the Cambodia-Vietnam border at Chrey Thom-Long Binh – and National Road 14, which links Neak Loeung in Prey Veng province and the Cambodia-Vietnam border at Kham Sam-Vinh Soeung.