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This week a test run of Cambodia’s first expressway saw over 80,000 vehicles driving the route. After being under construction for over three years, the expressway opened its roadway to the public on October 1 as a one-month trial. The road is 187 kilometres long and runs from the capital city of Phnom Penh to the popular port and tourist destination of Sihanoukville. It cuts the drive time between the two cities by more than half. The Ministry of Public Works and Transport for Cambodia said the expressway was clearly a viable economic route.  The Cambodian PPSHV Expressway Co that […]

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I wonder how much of that US$2 billion actually got spent on the road, and how much was repurposed into more worthy projects, such as luxury cars, watches, houses, and so on? And what the Chinese will repossess when Cambodia can't pay it back?

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Cambodia is a poor country so it’ll be interesting to see how long before they default. The capital is run down and needs the money more than a highway to little China (Sihanoukville). It’s easy to see why China funded the road. It connects to their Chinese port. 

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May change trucking logistics of getting to Phnom Penh.

Times almost the same now for going through Poipet or Koh Kong and then hitting the new highway

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1 hour ago, Giltee said:

 It’s easy to see why China funded the road. It connects to their Chinese port. 

Which connects to the new Chinese funded exspansions of Siem Reap airport and Phnom Penh airports currently managed by French interest Vinci but can see them forced out  in the near future when the Chinese demand control via investment, or they'll just bypass them totally until they get the hint and leave.

China owns the place and Hun Sen is just a Chinese lap dog.

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Hard not to be a success if it's a road . If  a vehicle can drive along it then it's done its job......... success

Where it's worth the construction  cost is something  entirely  different of course.  

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