Primary study on national road number 33 in Kampot province has been completed and the firm has now submitted the feasibility study report to the government to check and make assessment.
The project is aimed at facilitating transportation in the province, particularly to the border gate with Vietnam, according to the Ministry of Public Works and Transport.
The feasibility study report has been submitted to the Ministry of Environment, which leads the inter-ministry to check on the environment and social impact assessment.
The project is implemented by the Ministry of Public Works and Transport.
China Road and Bridge Corporation is the firm given rights to conduct the study and Sawac Consultants (Cambodia) Co Ltd is the consultant of the project.
As planned, the national road number 33 improvement project is to improve the section of road stretching over 52 kilometres linking from the national road number 3 and Lok border –Cambodia-Vietnam border gate.
Vasim Sorya, spokesman of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, told Khmer Times yesterday that the project is only in the first stage of study and the firm is required to submit the reports to the government for checks.
“The project has been approved and the firm started conducting study. Because of COVID-19, the meeting on checking should be made via online,” he said.
When asked about the estimated budget for the project, Sorya declined to go into detail.
The project is among the priority infrastructure development projects that will be run with Chinese loan and grant. The projects were once raised in a meeting between Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister Hor Namhong and Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi last October.
The national road number 33 improvement project is being rolled up as the improvement project of national road number 3 linking Phnom Penh to Kampot province is underway.