Veal Veng District and Phnom Penh – There will be a road here, built by a Chinese state-run company, that will connect remote villages in Veal Veng district to the coastal Koh Kong province to the southeast and to the agriculturally rich district of Samlot in Battambang province to the north.
“They [Chinese workers] go back and forth to survey [the road] here,” said So Virak, a 37-year-old villager who owns a plot of land in Ousom commune.
“It is good to have a road for transportation,” he said, adding that the road here is unsuitable to transport crops from the area to other provinces. However, he said he is also concerned that the new road will affect his land when built.
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