Completion of Main Stadium at Morodok Techo Sports Complex Delayed until May 2021

COVID-19 is believed to be the root cause of the delays, but already the main stadium is thought to be 80 percent complete.

The construction of the main stadium of Morodok Techo National Stadium will be delayed until May 2021, according to Vat Chamroeun, secretary-general of the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia.

Chamroeun was speaking to reporters as he accompanied Deputy Prime Minister Tea Banh in an inspection of training facilities at the construction site in Chroy Changvar District on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Banh is chair of the Cambodian SEA Games Organizing Committee (CAMSOC) and was inspecting the site to assess the progress.

The main stadium, which will be used as a venue for opening and closing ceremonies at the biennial sporting event in 2023, has faced a series of delays. It had been scheduled for completion in 2020, but the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in major disruption, particularly felt in logistics and transporting materials to the site.

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