Elevation of Lvea Em District to City in Kandal Province under Study

A study to elevate Lovea Em district of Kandal province to a new city has been being conducted, said Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, while presiding over the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of two more flyovers in Phnom Penh this morning.

Located east of Chaktomuk River, the new city of Lvea Em will be under the administration of Kandal province, the Premier stressed.

“Studies have been being conducted to upgrade Lvea Em area to a new city, which will not be included as part of Phnom Penh capital, but of Kandal province,” Samdech Techo Hun Sen said.

To facilitate the travel between Phnom Penh and Arey Ksat area of Lvea Em district, currently made by ferry, the Royal Government has planned to build a bridge under the support of the Republic of Korea.

The bridge to be dubbed Cambodia-Korea Friendship Bridge will link the Night Market area in Phnom Penh’s Khan Daun Penh to Chroy Changvar area near Sokha Phnom Penh Hotel and to Arey Ksat area, Kandal province’s Lvea Em district, opposite the Royal Palace by the Chaktomuk (Mekong) River.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press