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PP residents urged to use public transport

Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol has urged Phnom Penh residents to use the capital’s existing public transport services rather than private vehicles, as it is leading to increased traffic congestion. He also called for the city’s public bus system to be expanded, with ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pp-residents-urged-use-public-transport

US praises growth in the Kingdom’s digital sector

US ambassador Patrick Murphy praised the growth of the Kingdom’s digital sector and expressed hope of expanding cooperation between the two countries in the sector. Cambodia has a high rate of mobile phone users. ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/us-praises-growth-kingdoms-digital-sector

Gov’t to incentivise electric bus imports

The government is working on a policy to encourage imports of high-quality electric buses. Chhoun Voun, director-general of the Department of Land Transport at the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, told Khmer Times yesterday they are drafting a “land transport policy” that will include ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50667515/govt-to-incentivise-electric-bus-imports/

Patrick Murphy praises ministry for expanding BFC programme

United States Ambassador Patrick Murphy has lauded the Kingdom’s efforts in strengthening labour conditions by expanding the Better Factories Cambodia programme to also cover travel goods production. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50667606/patrick-murphy-praises-ministry-for-expanding-bfc-programme/

Government to ramp up provincial budgets by $276 million next year

The government will ramp up the budget for provinces by more than $276 million next year to provide high quality and efficient services to the public, an increase of 32.28 percent from this year’s budget.​ Public Functions Minister Pich Bunthin yesterday said at a workshop ...

Sun Mesa
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50667589/government-to-ramp-up-provincial-budgets-by-276-million-next-year/

Ministry pushes motorists to utilise QR code licence plates

The Transport Ministry is encouraging drivers to replace their old licence plates with ones displaying QR codes in a bid to curb the use of fake plates in the Kingdom. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50667607/ministry-pushes-motorists-to-utilise-qr-code-licence-plates/

Government contract officials to get $5 raise in wages next month

The government has issued a sub-decree to increase the monthly salary of government contract officials from $162.5 to $167.5 starting next month. The sub-decree, signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen on December 4, said the government has decided to increase the salary by $5 for the ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/667608/government-contract-officials-to-get-5-raise-in-wages-next-month/

National plan to strengthen gov’t anti-drug campaign

The National Strategic Development Plan 2019-2023 directs the authorities and relevant institutions to carry out effective prevention, crackdown and resolution of drug issues, and all commune authorities to be confident in dealing with drug problems in their areas. The directive was made during the drafting ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/national-plan-strengthen-govt-anti-drug-campaign

Japan-Cambodia ink clean water supply agreement

Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn and Japanese Ambassador Masahiro Mikami on Wednesday signed a grant agreement for ¥2.4 million ($22 million) on the “Project for Expansion of Clean Water Supply System in Pursat Province”. The agreement, finalised at the Ministry of ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/japan-cambodia-ink-clean-water-supply-agreement

Transport master plan nearing completion

The government has nearly finished the draft of the Intermodal Transport Master Plan 2021-2030 (the Plan), a Ministry of Economy and Finance press release said on Wednesday. The draft seeks to promote Cambodia’s connectivity, reduce transportation and logistics costs, integrate the Kingdom into the region ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/transport-master-plan-nearing-completion

US, Cambodia pledge to strengthen military ties

The US on Tuesday pledged to help train military officers, particularly Cambodia’s blue helmet troops deployed for UN’s peacekeeping operations. The pledge was made during a meeting between US ambassador Patrick Murphy and Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) commander-in-chief General Vong Pisen. Further strengthening of ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/us-cambodia-pledge-strengthen-military-ties

Minister gets tough on illegal modification of vehicles by mechanics

Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol on Tuesday warned mechanics workshops throughout the country to stop modifying vehicles against technical and legal standards, or face shutdown. Chanthol said modified vehicles were known to have caused accidents and affected road safety. He said authorities ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/minister-gets-tough-illegal-modification-vehicles-mechanics

EU ambassador expresses hope for Kingdom retaining EBA status

New EU ambassador to Cambodia Carmen Moreno met with National Assembly president Heng Samrin and expressed her interest in helping Cambodia retain the “Everything But Arms” (EBA) agreement. Moreno paid a courtesy call on Samrin at the National Assembly on Tuesday on her first day ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/eu-ambassador-expresses-hope-kingdom-retaining-eba-status

Gov’t set to act on plastic waste

The government, civil societies and relevant partners have jointly committed to acting on the plastic waste crisis that is adversely affecting the environment, wildlife and public health. The joint commitment was made on Tuesday during the “Action Against Plastic Waste in Cambodia” forum in the ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-set-act-plastic-waste

Kingdom-Hungary sewage solutions in the pipeline

The Ministry of Environment has announced that it will collaborate with Hungary to implement a pilot project to solve sewage system issues in towns in some provinces. A representative for the Hungarian Embassy in Cambodia, Zoltan Gyorgy Horvath, met with the ministry’s secretary of state, Sao ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdom-hungary-sewage-solutions-pipeline

EU ambassador praises Kingdom’s growth

Eang Sophalleth, Prime Minister Hun Sen’s assistant, yesterday said European Union Ambassador Carmen Moreno praised the government’s achievements in sustainably developing the economy during a meeting with Mr Hun Sen at the Peace Palace.​ ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50666352/eu-ambassador-praises-kingdoms-growth/

PP-SHV Expressway on track for completion in early 2023

The construction of the $1.9 billion Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville Expressway, which broke ground at the end of March, is on track to be completed by early 2023, Ministry of Public Works and Transport spokesman Vasim Sorya said on Monday. The 190km high-speed highway linking the capital ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/pp-shv-expressway-track-completion-early-2023

Energy officials get training on oil inspections

The Ministry of Mines and Energy yesterday provided its first-ever training to 216 provincial and ministry officials to increase their knowledge on the inspection of the Kingdom’s oil industry. ...

Sun Mesa
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50666476/energy-officials-get-training-on-oil-inspections/

Ministry prioritising efforts to digitalise job market services

The Labour Ministry is prioritising efforts to digitalise the public employment services system to respond better to changes in the labour market.​ He was speaking at the launch of the two-day Asia-Pacific Conference of the World Association of Public Employment Services under the theme “Digitalisation ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50666462/ministry-prioritising-efforts-to-digitalise-job-market-services/

Singapore tech to increase national tax revenue

The General Department of Taxation (GDT) is sourcing for an advanced IT system in Singapore to modernise the Kingdom’s tax system and improve its collection process and efficiency. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/singapore-tech-increase-national-tax-revenue

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