The construction of a cable-stayed concrete bridge crossing the Tonle Sap River in Phnom Penh started in a ceremony held on October 23, 2017 under the presidency of Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen. Built by Overseas Cambodia Investment Corporation (OCIC) for about 28 months and with an estimated cost of some US$35.08 million, construction of the bridge began in early February 2017 and is expected to be completed by the end of 2021. This 922-metre-long and 20.5-metre-wide bridge will connect Chroy Changvar Satellite City in Khan Chroy Changvar to National Road No. 5 in Khan Russey Keo.
According to Samdech Techo Hun Sen, once finished, this new bridge will become another common achievement of Cambodia as well as of Phnom Penh capital. It will contribute to alleviating traffic congestion on National Roads No. 6 and 5 to facilitating the people’s travel and goods transportation from province to the capital city and vice versa, and to reducing the cost of travel from Russey Keo area to Chroy Changvar development area.