Morodok Techo National Stadium was officially inaugurated on December 18 in a ceremony presided over by Prime Minister Hun Sen and Chinese ambassador to Cambodia Wang Wentian. Also in attendance were Cambodia's deputy prime ministers and senior ministers, among others.

The sports complex is located in Praek Ta Sek commune of Chroy Changvar district. It sits on 16.22 hectares of land and has a 60,000 seat capacity. It will be the centerpiece venue for hosting the Southeast Asian Games and ASEAN Para Games scheduled for 2023. It was constructed with a financial grant from China of $150 million.

Speaking at the stadium's inauguration, Prime Minister Hun Sen said that this was an achievement made possible by Cambodia and China's bonds of friendship.

“This achievement is just one of many supported by China. If we talk about grants, this is the largest grant provided by China. This is an achievement made possible by the immeasurably good hearts of China's leaders and the Chinese people on behalf of the Cambodian people,” Hun Sen said, adding that Chinese grants help to strengthen Cambodia’s socioeconomic situation and the Kingdom’s independence.

Morodok Techo National Stadium.Hean Rangsey