Road infrastructure projects in Preah Sihanouk province, which have proceeded for the past six months are some 96.6 per cent complete, Preah Sihanouk Provincial Hall spokesman Kheang Phearum told The Post on Sunday.
That is 4.5 per cent faster than expected.
Phearum said province and city infrastructure development that began on November 16 included paved roads, traffic sign painting, planting of trees, lamp post installation and laying of granite stones.
“The work of installing sewers is 91.56 per cent complete and concrete work is 86.44 per cent complete,” he said.
A slew of ministers inspected the progress of 34 roads Sunday. They included National Defence Minister Tea Banh, Minister of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction Chea Sophara, who is also the chairman of the National Committee for Coastal Management and Development, Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol, Minister of Environment Say Sam Al and Preah Sihanouk provincial governor Kouch Chamroeun.
Having inspected the progress, Sophara also posted the achievement of road construction on his Facebook page.
“The National Committee for Coastal Management and Development would like to inform [you of] the progress of infrastructure in Preah Sihanouk province.
“The work of installing sewers is 91.56 per cent complete. The remaining 11 days will be easy work. Concrete work is 86.44 per cent complete. Another 15 days is also applauded,” he posted.
Phearum said the development project of 34 roads around Sihanoukville totalled 82.145km. The roads began to be built after the groundbreaking ceremony was presided over on November 16, last year, by Prime Minister Hun Sen.
He said the installation of sewers started on January 3.
Seven local companies had collaborated to complete the construction of the roads at a cost of over $200 million.