Cambodia’s China dependence deepens as first expressway opens

After three years of Chinese-led construction work, Cambodia’s very first toll expressway has opened for business, the project symbolising the deepening economic ties between the Southeast Asian nation and Beijing.

Costing roughly US$2 billion to construct, the expressway stretches 190km between Phnom Penh, the capital, and the port city of Sihanoukville.

The toll road is targeted toward commercial drivers who place a premium on transport time and safety.

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