Transport and shipping

Development and funding for transport

Cambodia’s CDC unveils $50-bn logistics initiative

Cambodian deputy prime minister Sun Chanthol recently announced a comprehensive $50-billion master plan for the country’s transport and logistics sectors comprising 174 projects. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Kingdom likely to seek British funds for MRT

Both countries discussed new opportunities and exchanged technical views on financing models for infrastructure development. The discussion centred on the planning and financing the Mass Rapid Transit system for Phnom Penh. ...

Hong Sovannary

China pledges funding for Cambodian railway upgrade

China has pledged to provide Yuan 300m ($US 44m) to Cambodia to support the project to upgrade the Phnom Penh – Poipet railway to a 160km/h standard-gauge electrified line. ...

Kevin Smith

16 Cambodia socio-economic development projects approved

Sixteen socio-economic development projects for Cambodia were approved at the 25th GMS Ministerial Conference (MC-25) held in Luang Prabang, Lao PDR, last week. ...

Adur Pradeep

S Korea funds road testing lab

The Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology – through South Korea’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport – has granted funds for the construction of a laboratory project at the Techo Sen Institute of Public Works and Transport for the development of road ...

Nov Sivutha

Trade logistics centre west of Phnom Penh is in planning

An assessement of plans to build a groundbreaking trade logistics centre west of Phnom Penh will begin soon, the Ministry of Public Works and Transportation said. An early stage feasibility analysis of the Phnom Penh Logistics Complex is set to begin early next year, supported ...

Hor Kimsay

Free buses to province planned

The Phnom Penh municipal government has announced a plan to provide limited free bus services along national roads during the Pchum Benh week. The plan will see 120 buses deployed to “ease people’s travels during the holiday”, the capital’s City Hall said in a statement. ...

Soth Koemsoeun

Bus service loses $150k per month

Phnom Penh Governor Khuong Sreng has claimed City Hall loses about $150,000 every month covering the costs of staff and other expenses to support public bus services. City Hall spokesman Met Meas Pheakdey said that although the state lost money, there were two important advantages to ...

Mom Sophon

Ministry mulls truck driver training school

The Cambodia Trucking Association has suggested the Ministry of Public Works and Transport open the kingdom’s first heavy truck driver training school. ...

Sen David

China eyes stronger ties with Mekong countries

China eyes stronger ties with the other five countries along the Lancang-Mekong river, pledging new loans, medical aids and scholarships to its neighbors. At the second Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) leaders’ meeting on Jan 10, Premier Li Keqiang announced that China will provide another 7 billion ...

Mu Xuequan

ADB signs $180M in loans to Cambodia

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) yesterday signed a $180 million package of loans and grants to Cambodia that are meant to improve the country’s roads, water supply and small-scale farms. One $70 million loan will go towards improving 147-kilometres’ worth of flood-prone stretches of National Road ...

Hor Kimsay and Brendan O’Byrne

Five new bus lines unveiled

The Phnom Penh Governor has unveiled five new bus lines to launch over the next two months in a bid to improve transport for garment workers. The move came after Prime Minister Hun Sen announced the workers would be allowed to ride on public buses free ...

Mom Kunthear

New container terminal okayed

The construction of a new container terminal as part of an expansion project of the Sihanoukville Autonomous Port (PAS) will start by early 2019 after Japan signed an agreement to provide a low-interest loan of about $209 million. ...

Sok Chan

Construction of international tourism port on the way

Cambodia has finalised architectural plan and design for the country’s first-ever international tourism port and been proceeding cost estimation and construction – thanks to the loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB). ...

Mom Chandara Soleil

JICA support for logistics

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will continue to support the development of Cambodia’s logistics sector in its partnership with the government to reduce transport costs and strengthen the country’s logistics infrastructure. ...

Sum Manet

Port signs new deals with Vietnamese companies

The Phnom Penh Autonomous Port (PPAP) announced a new partnership on Tuesday with Vietnamese company Viet Sac Port Service to set up local maintenance and repair service of shipping containers at its new LM17 container terminal located 30 kilometres south of Phnom Penh in Kandal ...

Hor Kimsay

Port begins roadshow for IPO with cautious optimism

PHNOM PENH Autonomous Port (PPAP) began it roadshow yesterday to attract investors ahead of its initial public offering (IPO), saying the share price will range between $1.08 and $1.50 and that 35 percent of them had already been booked.   ...

Sum Manet

Gov’t needs $2.4b for public investment projects

The government needs about $2.4 billion to begin 331 public investment projects, such as roads and schools, planned for the next three years, according to a statement released by the Council of Ministers on Friday. ...

Kang Sothear

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