What are the benefits of Cambodia – Thailand road link?

A commercial road connecting Thailand’s Trat province and Cambodia’s Veal Veng district in Pursat province is 90 percent complete and expected to be ready ahead of schedule according to the Pursat provincial administration.

Thailand’s government has spent almost $2 million in building the link between the two countries.

The road comprises four lanes and is 14 metres wide and 1.9 kilometres long. It is  between border checkpoints in Tha Sen village, Lem Kat commune, Moeung district in the Trat province of Thailand and at National Road 55 (Thmor Da checkpoint) in Sangkom Thmey village, Thmor Da commune in Veal Veng district. Its construction followed approval by the Thai parliament of a request from the governor of Trat province made on Nov 27, 2019.

This trade route will become an important economic channel linking the countries’ trades and businesses, especially given the completion of Cambodia’s National Road 55, which has connected  National Road 5 to Trat.

National Road 55 is 182 kilometres long and connects Pursat’s Veal Veng to Thmor Da (at the Cambodia-Thailand border).

Its construction cost of $132.8 million was funded by the Chinese government in cooperation with the Royal Government of Cambodia’s Compensation Fund for tackling the impact of unexploded ordnance (UXO) clearance and construction.

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  1. Many countries take part in road network management. They include the town, city and regional authorities for road networks at every level from one country to one another. There are control centres dedicated to managing the traffic control systems for urban networks, motorways and other strategic roads, as well as for toll roads, tunnels and bridges.

    Major benefits include:

    Improved travel times.
    Improved quality of air from reducing polluting of the environment produced by slow-moving targeted traffic.
    Decreased delays to community transport.
    Traffic swiftness control.
    Security of historic and environmentally-sensitive areas.

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