Highway 3 was commenced when China and Cambodia were celebrating the 60th anniversary of their diplomatic relations. Cambodia PM Hun Sen and H.E. Ambassador Xiong Bo of China attended the ceremony. National flags of the two countries were raised and XCMG road machinery stood on the site. Nearly 1,000 people were present to witness the historical moment.
Cambodia PM Hun Sen
PM Hun Sen, in his speech, thanks China for the constant support and help with infrastructure building in Cambodia, saying the Highway 3 renovation & extension project starts with Phnom Penh, ran through Ksach Province, Kampong Speu Province and Takeo Province till it reached Kampot Province. The project is built to meet local demands for transport. Kampot, as a coastal province, connects inland of Cambodia with overseas countries, and functions as an important economic passage. Ambassador Xiong Bo said this years marks the 60th anniversary of Sino-Cambodia diplomatic relations. China’s government always cherishes traditional friendship between the two countries, and strongly supports Cambodia to take the development path suitable for its own realities, so as to bring more welfare to its people and promote Sino-Cambodia friendship to a higher level.
XCMG road machinery
On the construction site, Hun Sen and Xiong Bo ignited the XCMG road machinery to kick off the project. In the trial driving, PM Hun Sen gave high praise to XCMG road machinery.
H.E. Ambassador Xiong Bo of China was driving XCMG leveler GR190
According to the project constructor China Road & Bridge Corporation, Highway 3 is an integral part of trunk highway network in Cambodia. Its renovation and extension project stretches 135km in length. The 7m wide highways will be partly extended to 24.5m or 12m wide. The designed speed is 80km/hour. With 215 million USD investment, the project will be completed in 48 months. This project will greatly improve Phnom Penh-Kampot-Sihanohkville Port transport, thus playing a great role in improving and optimizing highway network in southwestern Cambodia.
In Highway 1 construction in Phnom Penh of Cambodia, XCMG double-steel-wheel paving machines made exceptional performance in asphalt road surface, winning great praise from local people.
Since entering Cambodia market in 2015, XCMG road machinery has gradually replaced the monopoly place once taken by a certain brand, gaining market share of 50%. It is now the China brand with largest share in the market of road surface machinery in Cambodia. By making global presence and focusing on details, XCMG keeps building products featuring “leading technologies and duration”.By making unique development and working hard to “make a better world”, XCMG helps build the image of China’s machinery by equipping the world with its products.