Wednesday, 09 March 2011 15:01 Kim Yuthana
Phnom Penh Municipality plans to construct a boulevard named after Prime Minister Hun Sen that will link Kbal Thnol roundabout to National Road 2 in Kandal province, according to a statement on its website.
The 60-metre wide, 9,150-metre-long Samdech Akka Mohasena Padie Techo Hun Sen Boulevard will link to National Road 2 at Damnak Sangke village in Takhmao district’s Prek Hou commune and take three years and US$36 million to complete.
Ean Narin, acting director of Phnom Penh Municipal Department of Public Works and Transport, said Monday that construction was not yet under way as local company ING Holdings Co Ltd was studying the project’s impact.
“This is Cambodia’s first large boulevard to help facilitate all Phnom Penh residents to travel safely and peacefully,” said Ean Narin.
Phnom Penh Governor Kep Chuktema said in the statement that the boulevard would play an important role in settling traffic jams on National Road 2.
“[The boulevard] will be a circulatory system in the south of Phnom Penh,” Kep Chuktema said.
The statement confirmed that two roads will be constructed across the boulevard in Meanchey district’s Chak Angre Krom commune at a combined cost of US$31.1 million, linking Road 371 to National Road 2 at Toul Roka village and Choeung Ek Road to National Road 2 at Prek Talong village.