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Cambodia Roads

Roads are the dominant mode of transportation in Cambodia, accounting for 65% of freight movement and 87% of passenger’s traffic. Cambodia considers to develop two expressways in order to serve the growing extent of economy and trade. The project should start by 2020. The first line will lead from the capital Phnom Penh to the coastal Preah Sihanouk province with a total length of 230 km. The second one will lead from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam with a total length of 213 km.

Relating to the road transport, there are three competent authorities for the management of roads infrastructure:

The Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT) is the competent authority for the transport sector in the Kingdom of Cambodia and manages the expressways, national roads, provincial roads. Under the MPWT there are two main Directorates related to national and provincial road transport.

The Ministry of Rural Development (MRD) is the competent authority to manage rural roads and other roads as assigned by the Royal Government.

The sub-national administration is the competent authority to manage roads within the capital, cities, provincial urban through the assignment of duties from the MPWT and the MRD and approved by the Royal Government.

For further details, please go to www.mpwt.gov.kh and www.mrd.gov.kh.

For more information on government contact details, please see the following link: 4.1 Government Contact List  

Distance Matrix

Distances from Capital City to Major Towns (km)

 

Phnom Penh

Battambang

Ban Lung 

Siem Reap 

Sihanoukville

Svay Rieng

Preah Viehar 

Poi Pet

Phnom Penh

 

291

516

314

230

122

419

410

Battambang

291

 

610

173

512

413

342

119

Ban Lung

516

610

 

448

734

444

400

600

Siem Reap

314

173

448

 

544

427

232

156

Sihanoukville

230

512

734

 

544

 

352

631

640

Svay Rieng

122

413

444

427

352

 

 

534

532

Preah Viehar 

419

342

400

232

631

534

 

317

Poi Pet

410

119

600

156

640

532

317

 

Additional distances can be found here: Cambodia Distance Matrix .

Travel Time Matrix

Travel Time from Capital City to Major Towns (hours)

 

Phnom Penh

Battambang

Ban Lung

Siem Reap 

Sihanoukville 

Svay Rieng 

Preah Viehar 

Poi Pet

Phnom Penh

 

4

11

5

4

3

6

7-8

Battambang

4

 

15

2

8

7

10

3

Ban Lung

11

15

 

16

15

14

17

19

Siem Reap 

5

2

16

 

9

8

4

2

Sihanoukville 

4

8

15

9

 

7

10

12

Svay Rieng 

3

7

14

8

7

 

9

11

Preah Viehar 

6

10

17

4

10

9

 

14

Poi Pet

7-8

3

19

3

11

11

14

 

Road Security

As of November 2014, the number of deaths related to traffic accidents is on the rise. The main reason of accidents is over speed driving and driving under the influence of alcohol.

Weighbridges and Axle Load Limits

Axle load limits

Cambodia

a. Maximum weight on the sustaining axle

Single Axle with 4 wheels

6mt

Single Axle with 4 wheels

10mt

Twin Axles with 8 wheels

19mt

Triple Axles adjacent to each other’s twelve wheels

24mt

b. Permitted maximum total weight

Truck with 2 Axles

16mt

Truck with 3 Axles

25mt

Truck with 4 Axles

30mt

c. Limitation of permitted maximum total weight of automobile with trailers

Trailers with 4 Axles

35mt

Trailers with 5 Axles onwards

40mt

d. Limitation of permitted maximum weight of automobile with semi-trailers

Semi-trailers with 4 Axles

35mt

Semi-trailers with 5 Axles onwards

40mt

All vehicle axle loads as specified below shall bear a pressure on the road of no more than 5kg/cm2.

Road Class and Surface Conditions

The road network of 55,043 km is classified as follows:

  • Paved: 7,202.91 km (Portland cement concrete, Asphalt concrete, Double Bituminous Surface treatment)
  • Unpaved: 47,840.15 km (2014)
Classification Description 
Expressway2 lines, 443 km (planned)

National Roads

10,907.77 km, with 1,287 bridges (33,353 m)

Provincial Roads155 lines, 4,407.22 km, with 904 bridges (16,309 m)
Rural Roads236 lines, 39,728 km
City/Urban/ streets

13,355 lines

 

 

 

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