Phnom Penh (FN), Jun. 7 – Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen said that the original plan, the construction of the Phnom Penh-Bavet Expressway in connection with the construction of the Lower Mekong River Bridge (Kien Svay-Lvea Em), required citizens to pay the travel fee. Fortunately, the Royal Government decided to spend about USD 230.5 million to cover the construction of this bridge so that citizens can use the bridge for free of charge.

The premier spoke on Wednesday morning (June 7) at the groundbreaking ceremony for Phnom Penh-Bavet Expressway.

Samdech underlined that the construction project was divided into two phases. First, the construction of the expressway from Phnom Penh to the Cambodia-Vietnam border, Bavet-Mok Bai, has a total length of 135 kilometer. Second, the construction of a bridge across the Lower Mekong River connecting Kien Svay district and Lvea Em district, with a total length of 3,700 meters.