Cambodia starts construction of US$1.5 billion seaport

Cambodia has started the construction of a seaport in its Kampot province with an investment of US$1.5 billion from the private sector. The multipurpose port will help complement the port of Sihanoukville, another major port in that region. With the completion of the first phase of the project by 2025, the port will have a capacity of 300,000 TEU with an investment of nearly US$200 million. The capacity will go up to 600,000 TEU by 2030 when the total construction is completed.

The port will have 15 meters water draft and be able to accommodate vessels of 100,000 tonnes in size.

Source: Cambodia Ministry of Public Works and Transport

The port will have water, land, and rail connectivity with the capital city of Phnom Penh and other provinces through national roads, and the Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville Expressway. It will also have connectivity to the north of the country by the southern railway.


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