Cambodian Government to Invest in Olympic Park-Style Facility

By Community | August 27, 2012

The Cambodian government is set to invest heavily in the future of national sport after deciding to create an inter-ministerial committee to manage the construction of an Olympic Park-style facility.

The 94-hectare plot for the development was approved by Prime Minister Hun Sen earlier this week.

Phnom Penh Governor, denture Kep Chuktema has been chosen to head the committee and established four subcommittees including a technical, therapy dispute resolving, advice construction management, and land and building surveying committee.

The total cost of Morodok Techo National Sports Complex has not yet officially been announced, but the government will reportedly bear the total cost.

Engineering experts have estimated an expenditure of between US$100M and US$150M. The blueprint consists of six arenas and a weights training gym for up to 1,500 elite athletes.

The 43,000-seater main stadium will house a football pitch and running track. A multipurpose indoor stadium on 3.6 hectares will seat 15,000 spectators, while a swimming centre on a similarly-sized area of land will be able to host 6,000 people.

There is also a proposed 3,700-seater badminton and table tennis hall, a 3,700-seat gymnastics and traditional sports hall and a 3,000-seater sports hall for basketball, volleyball and futsal. {jcomments on}