The construction of a laboratory at the Techo Sen Institute of Public Works and Transport, funded by a grant aid of the Republic of Korea, was kicked off this morning.

Senior Minister, Minister of Public Works and Transport H.E. Sun Chanthol presided over the groundbreaking ceremony for the lab construction.

Speaking on the occasion, H.E. Sun Chanthol expressed profound thanks to the Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT), Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology (KICT), and Korea Expressway Corporation (KEC) for their support through the Project of Road Construction and Management System Innovation in Cambodia.

According to the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, the two-storey laboratory building is 18 metres long and 24 metres wide. It is composed of asphalt test lab, concrete test lab, curing room, and so on. The construction is estimated to cost some US$580,000 and expected to complete in late March 2022.

The building technology laboratory is part of the over US$3,200,000 Project of Road Construction and Management System Innovation in Cambodia (2020-2023) which also includes assistance for laboratory equipment for evaluating road quality, automatic survey vehicle, Pavement Management System-PMS and Pavement Quality Management System-PQMS, and technical training on road infrastructure for relevant officials.

Located in Sangkat Chraing Chamres II, Khan Russey Keo, Phnom Penh, the US$2.5 million Techo Sen Institute of Public Works and Transport was inaugurated in January 2021 under the presidency of Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen. It is currently providing training for 191 students on six different skills.

 

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press

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