China-aided stadium in Cambodia reaches halfway mark

Added On May 14, 2019

 Now turning to Cambodia, where the construction work on a China-funded national stadium is now halfway towards completion.

The stadium will serve as the main venue for the Southeast Asian Games in 2023.
The stadium is located at a national sports complex, about 18 kilometers north of central Phnom Penh.
The China State Construction Engineering Corporation is responsible for the construction of the stadium.
It is working with a Chinese grant aid of 1.1 billion yuan, or about 160 million U.S. dollars.
At a ceremony marking the completion of the stadium's main structures on Sunday, President of the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia, Thong Khon, said the project has reached the halfway mark and will be completed by the end of 2020.
The 5-storey stadium is being built in the shape of a sailing ship encircled by an ancient Angkor-style moat.
Noting that Chinese people used to travel by ship to Cambodia in ancient times, Thong Khon said the sailing ship symbolizes a long-standing traditional friendship between Cambodia and China.
Economic and commercial councilor of the Chinese Embassy in Cambodia, Li An, said the stadium will serve as a symbol of solid friendship between two countries.