The Siem Reap town hall has given people 15 days starting August 28 to remove any constructions they have built along National Road 6 – from the Sokha Angkor traffic light to the King Jayavarman VII roundabout – to make way for a road-widening project.
Authorities will remove any materials without liability for damage or loss of property if the order is not followed. The announcement stated that everything must be removed and no business can be conducted along the stretch of road.
On August 25, a provincial working group removed ground brickwork and trees along the road.
Siem Reap town governor Nuon Putheara could not be reached for comment on Monday.
However, according to the town hall’s Facebook page, construction of the road will begin in October with the assistance of the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
Its Facebook post said the road will stretch for 5,800m with a width of 29m and will be divided into six lanes of traffic. Lanes for cars, motorbikes and bicycles will be provided and sidewalks 3m wide will be installed. A 2m-wide median strip will separate the lanes of traffic.
Chhim Heang, a resident on National Road 6, told The Post on Monday that he applauded the project, which would make travelling easier.
Sok Ly, another resident living in the area, said some trees had been removed to facilitate the development project.
“Expansion of this road is better because there won’t be traffic congestion and accidents. Moreover, the wider the road, the easier for travelling,” he said. Long Kimmarita