Chaom Chao pro­ject is un­der­way

The Phnom Penh Post - - BUSINESS - Hin Pi­sei

OVERSEAS Cam­bo­dia In­vest­ment Cor­po­ra­tion (OCIC), which is de­vel­op­ing the Chaom Chao round­about over­pass and sub­way, said the com­pany be­gan clear­ing the site on Tues­day af­ter it met with au­thor­i­ties and other stake­hold­ers to push com­ple­tion by the end of 2020.

The con­struc­tion site was in­au­gu­rated on June 29 by Prime Min­is­ter Hun Sen. The OCIC pro­ject is worth $22 mil­lion and will take 30 months to com­plete.

The Chaom Chao round­about is a link be­tween Ph­nom Penh and Na­tional Roads 3 and 4, an im­port-ex­port gate­way for Cam­bo­dian goods to the in­ter­na­tional mar­ket.

The round­about sees traffic con­ges­tion ev­ery day, caus­ing the Ph­nom Penh Mu­nic­i­pal Hall to de­cide to clear the round­about and con­struct an over­pass and sub­way in­stead.

OCIC spokesman Dy Van­ndo said on Tues­day that he met lo­cal au­thor­i­ties and stake­hold­ers in charge of un­der­ground net­works – such as ca­ble, elec­tric­ity and wa­ter dis­tri­bu­tion – to lay out a com­pre­hen­sive sub­ter­ranean blue­print be­fore the OCIC team starts dig­ging to re­bury sewage pipes.

“Ex­ca­va­tion to bury the [sewage] pipes at the site of the con­struc­tion of the over­pass and sub­way at Chaom Chao round­about will start on De­cem­ber 10,” Van­ndo said.

He said the com­pany will con­struct a two-level sub­way with two lanes through a 13 me­tre-deep ex­ca­va­tion.

Although con­struc­tion will be com­plex, the pro­ject will be com­pleted, as sched­uled, within 30 months af­ter con­struc­tion be­gins.

Ac­cord­ing to Van­ndo, the ex­pan­sion of the road to re­lieve traffic dur­ing con­struc­tion was com­pleted on Oc­to­ber 30. How­ever, he said there are cur­rently about 17 houses and two gaso­line sta­tions on site which have not ac­cepted any set­tle­ment.

Ph­nom Penh Mu­nic­i­pal Hall spokesman Met Mea­s­pheakdey said he did not have the lat­est de­tails of the Chaom Chao round­about pro­ject, know­ing only that the con­struc­tion was pro­ceed­ing on schedule.


A 3D ren­der­ing of the fin­ished Chaom Chao round­about over­pass.

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