Future expressway to connect Ho Chi Minh City, Phnom Penh


Updated : 05/05/2017 11:19 GMT + 7

The transport ministries of Vietnam and Cambodia have signed a memorandum on building an expressway connecting Ho Chi Minh City with the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh.

The two ministries will work closely to study and implement the expressway’s construction, according to the Department of International Cooperation under Vietnam’s Ministry of Transport.

Current plans call for the expressway to run a total of 195 kilometers from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh, crossing the border at Moc Bai in southern Tay Ninh Province and Bavet in southeastern Cambodia.

The US$650 million Ho Chi Minh City – Moc Bai Expressway will feature six-lanes spanning 65 kilometers, running about 4 kilometers north of National Route 22.

Japanese experts are also working with Cambodian officials to complete a feasibility report on the Bavet – Phnom Penh Expressway, which will run 160 kilometers from Bavet to the Cambodian capital.

Vietnam and Cambodia have finished sketching the initial plans for the expressway, including its direction, scale, and connection points.

Upon its completion, the expressway is expected to facilitate the movement of people and goods between the southern Vietnamese metropolis and the Cambodian capital, further strengthening bilateral friendship and cooperation between the two nations.

The expressway is also likely to boost tourist activities in the two cities.

Road trips between Ho Chi Minh City and Phnom Penh current take roughly five hours via National Route 22.

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About Trần Đình Hoành

I am an attorney in the Washington DC area, with a Doctor of Law in the US, attended the master program at the National School of Administration of Việt Nam, and graduated from Sài Gòn University Law School. I aso studied philosophy at the School of Letters in Sài Gòn. I have worked as an anti-trust attorney for Federal Trade Commission and a litigator for a fortune-100 telecom company in Washington DC. I have taught law courses for legal professionals in Việt Nam and still counsel VN government agencies on legal matters. I have founded and managed businesses for me and my family, both law and non-law. I have published many articles on national newspapers and radio stations in Việt Nam. In 1989 I was one of the founding members of US-VN Trade Council, working to re-establish US-VN relationship. Since the early 90's, I have established and managed VNFORUM and VNBIZ forum on VN-related matters; these forums are the subject of a PhD thesis by Dr. Caroline Valverde at UC-Berkeley and her book Transnationalizing Viet Nam. I translate poetry and my translation of "A Request at Đồng Lộc Cemetery" is now engraved on a stone memorial at Đồng Lộc National Shrine in VN. I study and teach the Bible and Buddhism. In 2009 I founded and still manage dotchuoinon.com on positive thinking and two other blogs on Buddhism. In 2015 a group of friends and I founded website CVD - Conversations on Vietnam Development (cvdvn.net). I study the art of leadership with many friends who are religious, business and government leaders from many countries. In October 2011 Phu Nu Publishing House in Hanoi published my book "Positive Thinking to Change Your Life", in Vietnamese (TƯ DUY TÍCH CỰC Thay Đổi Cuộc Sống). In December 2013 Phu Nu Publishing House published my book "10 Core Values for Success". I practice Jiu Jitsu and Tai Chi for health, and play guitar as a hobby, usually accompanying my wife Trần Lê Túy Phượng, aka singer Linh Phượng.

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