(Kampong Speu): Samdech Techo Hun Sen, Cambodian Prime Minister, ordered the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction to cooperate with Chinese companies to build a large modern conference complex in Sihanoukville to host the ASEAN Summit and meetings with partner countries which Cambodia will host in 2022.
Samdech Techo Hun Sen announced at the ground breaking ceremony for the construction of Expressway Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville, held in the morning of March 22, 2019 in Kampong Speu province.
In 2022, Cambodia is scheduled to host the ASEAN Summit. In that, we will hold an ASEAN Summit in Siem Reap, and the ASEAN meetings with our partner countries will take place in Sihanoukville. At the moment, Chinese companies are expanding Sihanoukville’s airport with a runway that can enable large aircraft to land.
Cambodia has already hosted two ASEAN summits – first in 2002 and second in 2012. The two ASEAN summits and meetings with related partners were held in Phnom Penh.