Since its opening in October 2022, more than 5 million vehicles had traveled on the Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville Expressway, averaging 12,900 vehicles per day.
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Manet sent a letter to the project to congratulate the one-year anniversary of the Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville Expressway. In the letter, Hun Manet expressed that, over the past year, the expressway has made travel more convenient and safer for the people of Cambodia. He emphasized that this expressway is becoming a lifeline for the economic takeoff of Cambodia, promoting Cambodia's logistics and connectivity.
In a speech during the celebration ceremony, Sun Chanthol, Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister highlighted that the expressway has fundamentally changed the way people travel, significantly improving the overall capacity of the regional road network and effectively driving social and economic development in Cambodia.
The expressway connects Cambodia's capital, Phnom Penh, with the largest deep-water seaport, Sihanoukville. Constructed by CRBC, a subsidiary of CCCC, it adheres to Chinese standards. With a total length of 187.05 kilometers, the expressway has reduced the travel time between Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville from 5 hours to less than 2 hours. This project holds significant importance in optimizing Cambodia's road network, developing natural and tourism resources along the route, driving regional economic development, and improving the investment environment.
The celebration also marked the release of the Environmental, Social, and Governance Report of Cambodia PPSHV Expressway Co., Ltd., the first ESG report ever published by a company in Cambodia's history.