Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen recently said at an event that the first highway in Cambodia, the Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville Expressway, had been opened for trial operation for half a month, with a traffic flow of nearly 200,000 vehicles. The people in Sihanoukville had really saw its huge boost to local economy.
In his speech at the event, Hun Sen said, the opening of the expressway has benefited the people in Sihanoukville. Many people have visited Sihanoukville, which can promote local tourism and economic development.
Since the trial operation of the expressway, a large number of people have traveled to Sihanoukville through it. Sihanoukville received 125,000 Cambodian and foreign tourists in the two-day weekend of October 15 and 16 alone. And the previous weekend (October 8 and 9) received 110,000 visitors.
Invested by CRBC as a BOT (Build-Operate-Transfer) project, the Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville Expressway connects the capital Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville, running across five provinces in Cambodia, with a total length of 187 kilometers and four lanes. After the completion of the project, the driving time between Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville will be shortened from 5 hours to less than 2 hours, which will boost the economic development of Cambodia.