Ministries and other national bodies

Ministry of Public Works and Transport

Four Cambodian river cruise vessels denied docking in Vietnam

Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered his officials to intervene in helping four Cambodian river cruise vessels which are stuck at Vietnam’s water border as its authorities denied their docking due to fear of a COVID-19 outbreak. ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/702304/four-cambodian-river-cruise-vessels-denied-docking-in-vietnam/

Countermeasures to reduce road deaths, injuries

Officials from the Ministry of Public Works and Transport yesterday urged the public and relevant authorities to jointly cooperate in the reduction of road traffic fatalities and injuries in the Kingdom in a bid to meet the 2030 global road safety agenda. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50698665/countermeasures-to-reduce-road-deaths-injuries

Billion-dollar highway to Sihanoukville 20pct ready

The first-ever expressway project in the Kingdom, linking its capital Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville, has reached 20 percent completion since construction officially commenced last year, according to the Ministry of Public Works and Transportation (MPWT). ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50697727/billion-dollar-highway-to-sihanoukville-20pct-ready

Transport ministry reaps benefits of personal plates

The Ministry of Public Works and Transport has generated some $2 million from the sale of personalised number plates since it launched the service last month. From January 7 to February 4, the ministry had sold 468 such plates to vehicle owners throughout the country, ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/transport-ministry-reaps-benefits-personal-plates

Transport minister answers questions on road quality

Speaking before the Supreme Consultation Forum on Wednesday, Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol admitted his ministry’s shortcomings in the management of public construction works that have contributed to the fast deterioration of local roads. The Supreme Consultation Forum summoned Sun Chanthol to ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/transport-minister-answers-questions-road-quality

Chanthol seeks support for more road safety campaigns

Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol has asked the French Development Agency (AFD) to look into the possibility of providing financial support for public outreach campaigns on road safety. In a meeting on Tuesday with AFD country director Ophelie Bourhis, Chanthol presented development ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/chanthol-seeks-support-more-road-safety-campaigns

Vehicle checks hit the road

The Ministry of Public Works and Transport has released a schedule for mobile vehicle checks in 14 provinces where there are no official inspection centres. In a Facebook post on Tuesday, the ministry said such mobile inspection services will provide convenience for those living in ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/vehicle-checks-hit-road

Over 1.5 million vehicles checked for overloading

The Ministry of Public Works and Transport on Thursday reported that it had inspected over 1.5 million vehicles between December last year and this month, in a continued effort to address the Kingdom’s road safety concerns. “No matter how much money the government spends on ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/over-15-million-vehicles-checked-overloading

Bidding for personalised number plates to be capped at $860 million

Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol on Tuesday launched a bidding system of the sale of personalised number plates for vehicles. Speaking during the launch, Chanthol said bidding will start at between two million and more than one billion riel ($500 and more ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bidding-personalised-number-plates-be-capped-860-million

Intermodal transport, logistics master plan draft is approved

The government on Monday approved the draft of the Interim Master Plan on Intermodal Transport and Logistics Connectivity, which will serve as a roadmap for the development of the sector and lower costs. Minister of Economy and Finance Aun Pornmoniroth used the meeting to acknowledge ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/intermodal-transport-logistics-master-plan-draft-approved

Personalised number plates arrive

The Ministry of Public Works and Transport announced that motorists can apply for personalised number plates for their vehicles from Tuesday. It is launching the service in a bid to modernise number plates and to make it easier for officials to manage the collection of ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/personalised-number-plates-arrive

People affected by expressway project demand fair compensation

Families displaced by the construction of the Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville expressway have again asked the government for fair compensation so that they can find new homes. More than 130 families from Kamboul commune – in Phnom Penh’s Kamboul district – affected by Cambodia’s first expressway project ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50672918/people-affected-by-expressway-project-demand-fair-compensation

New study on Phnom Penh-Bavet expressway

The China Railway Corporation is conducting a feasibility study on the construction of an expressway linking the capital with Bavet, in the border with Vietnam, according to the Ministry of Public Works and Transport. The study will take eight months to complete, Minister of Public ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50672615/new-study-on-phnom-penh-bavet-expressway

Canal restoration in Preah Sihanouk set to be done in three months

Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol said at the start of the restoration of five canals in Preah Sihanouk province on Monday that the work had to be completed in three months to avoid further flooding. A report by the Ministry of Public ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/canal-restoration-preah-sihanouk-set-be-done-three-months

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/

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/

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

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

Minister wants better business relationship with Hunan province

Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol on Tuesday called on China’s Hunan province to promote bilateral trade, cooperation and investment, and seize opportunities in many potential sectors. He was speaking at the Hunan Investment Promotion and Machinery Expo in Phnom Penh on Tuesday to ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/minister-wants-better-business-relationship-hunan-province

PIANC membership set to make splash in waterways

Cambodia expects to benefit from additional management and development skills in waterways and ports as a member of the World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure (PIANC), Ministry of Public Works and Transport secretary of state Eang Veng Sun said on Thursday. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/pianc-membership-set-make-splash-waterways

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