Contracts for Major Road Construction Projects Based on Money from China Signed – Tuesday, 30.6.2009

Posted on 1 July 2009. Filed under: Week 619 |

The Mirror, Vol. 13, No. 619

“Phnom Penh: Contracts for two projects to construct major roads were signed late last week at Le Royal Hotel by the Minister of Public Works and Transport and by representatives of Chinese companies responsible for these projects. Also, the Chinese ambassador to Cambodia attended this event.

“Undersecretary of state of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport and the ministries cabinet chief , Mr. Slout Sambour, said that the signing ceremony was conducted for loans from the government of the People’s Republic of China and these projects will be implemented by the Shanghai Construction (Group) General Company [上海建工集团] and monitored by [the construction supervision company] Guangzhou Wanan company [广州万安建设监理有限公司]; the implementation will take 45 months and cost approximately US$66.8 million, to restore 128 km of National Road 62 from Kompong Thom to Tbaeng Meanchey [Preah Vihear]; for 128 km by paving the road with two layers, with a width of 9 meters, where 7 meters will be paved, including 23 bridges; 5,628 km of Road 8-1 from K98+600 to the Cambodian – Vietnamese border; and Road 8-2 from National Road 8 (K105+544) [from Neak Leung on National Highway 1 to Thnal Totoung on National Highway 7 near Kompong Cham town] at a total length of 18.589 km by paving the road with AC quality [?]. It also includes a contract, based on a loan from the government of the People’s Republic of China to restore National Road 3762 from Sen Monorum [Mondolkiri] to Dac Dam on the Cambodian-Vietnamese border for 16.45 km which will be implemented by a Chinese road and bridge corporation with Guangzhou Wanan as a construction monitoring company. The construction will take 27 months and approximately US$14.88 million will be spent.

“During that ceremony, Mr. Tram Iv Tek expressed deep gratitude towards the Chinese ambassador in the Kingdom of Cambodia, expressing the gratitude of the Royal Government and the Cambodian people toward the government of the People’s Republic of China, a great and long term close friend and a major development partner of Cambodia, and towards the different construction companies that help repair, restore, and develop infrastructure in order to improve transport and travel to support and encourage commerce, tourism, and public and social services, and to support economic growth and the improved living standard of Cambodian people through grant aid and loans with low interest rates.” Rasmei Kampuchea, Vol.17, #4933, 30.6.2009

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Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Deum Ampil, Vol.3, #223, 30.6.2009

  • [Thai Prime Minister] Abhisit Expresses His Optimism that the Meeting between [Prime Minister] Hun Sen and [Deputy Prime Minister] Suthep Will Soften the Tense Situation at the Border
  • The Korean Stock Market Company [Tong Yang] Asks for Support from the Government [to speed up assisting potential state and private companies to register at the new stock exchange to be established]
  • Japan and South Korea Cooperate [politically] to Withstand North Korea

Kampuchea Thmey, Vol.8, #1983, 30.6.2009

  • A Truck, Whose Tire Broke, Stopped in the Middle of the Road, and a Motorbike Coming from Behind Collided with It, Resulting in Three Deaths [Siem Reap]
  • Four Men Caught by a Duck Breeder while They Were Stealing Ducks to Eat them at Their Wine Drinking Party – They Hit Him to Death [they were all arrested – Battambang]
  • Tens of Thousands of Thai Anti-Government Demonstrators [supporters of ousted former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra] Gather in Bangkok

Moneaksekar Khmer, Vol.16, #3797, 30.6.2009

  • UNESCO Told Siam [Thailand] to Stop Demanding a Share of the Preah Vihear Temple

Rasmei Kampuchea, Vol.17, #4933, 30.6.2009

  • Contracts for Major Road Construction Projects Based on Money from China Signed
  • OPEC Provides a [US$7 million] Loan for the Improvement of Road Infrastructure
  • [Defense lawyer] Ka Savuth: [Former Tuol Sleng Prison chief] Duch Feels Relief after He Admitted His Wrongdoings
  • Samdech Dekchor: “The Fight against AIDS Is Not Successful Yet, and It Is Very Fragile”

Sereypheap Thmey, Vol.16, #1740, 30.6.2009

  • [Sam Rainsy Party parliamentarian] Mu Sochua: That All Three Powers Are Together in the Prime Minister’s Hands Is Dangerous for the Nation

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