The Cambodian government has plans to build an expressway from Phnom Penh to Svay Rieng province’s Bavet city, said the Office of the Council of Ministers in a statement released today.

In the letter signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday, he ordered the Ministry of Transport and Public Works, Ministry of Finance and Office of the Council of Ministers with other related authorities to form a committee to draw up the plans for this project.

China Railway International Group Co Ltd It will be the investors of this project.

Bavet city is located at the border between Cambodia and Vietnam. The construction of this expressway will facilitate transportation and transfer of goods across the country from Phnom Penh to the provinces along the road to Svay Rieng, as well as Vietnam.