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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

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/

Subsidies spark cheaper energy

Cambodia plans to spend more than $100 million on subsidies by 2021 to reduce electricity tariffs in a move to spur economic growth and relieve the financial burden on businesses and households, a senior government official said. Electricite du Cambodge (EdC) director-general Keo Ratanak told reporters ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/subsidies-spark-cheaper-energy

Sub-decree to transfer health services ‘closer to the people’

The National Committee for Sub-National Democratic Development (NCDD) has approved a draft sub-decree to improve the provision of health services in a quality, safe, effective and equitable manner. ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sub-decree-transfer-health-services-closer-people

EdC draws angry complaints

Electricite du Cambodge (EdC) director-general Keo Rattanak said on Thursday that during the first seven months of this year, the company had received 237 complaints on Facebook regarding electricity meters.   ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/edc-draws-angry-complaints

City Hall to provide free buses for Pchum Ben exodus

City Hall has announced that it will provide free buses for the public to travel from Phnom Penh to 17 provinces for Pchum Ben later this month. According to a statement by Phnom Penh Governor Khoung Sreng issued on Friday, Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered ...

Ly Livsier
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50639676/city-hall-to-provide-free-buses-for-pchum-ben-exodus/

Hun Sen announces free public bus services expansion

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday announced the expansion of the provision of free bus services for the next two years to monks, senior citizens, person with disabilities, workers, students and children under one metre in height. Late last year, the government had announced to provide free ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50638877/hun-sen-announces-free-public-bus-services-expansion/

More than 70,000 immigrants given residence cards

The Ministry of Interior on Wednesday released a report saying it had issued more than 70,000 immigrants with permanent residence cards in Cambodia since 1994 – the year the Kingdom first adopted the Law on Immigration. ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/more-70000-immigrants-given-residence-cards

PM wants authorities to address all public concerns

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday called on authorities to address all concerns raised by the the public in line with the Kingdom’s efforts to implement sustainable development goals. In a message to mark today’s celebration of the 30th World Population Day under the theme, “25 years ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50622492/pm-wants-authorities-to-address-all-public-concerns/

City Hall launches bus app

In a bid to improve public transportation services, City Hall on Friday launched an app that enables travellers to track the location of city buses. In a press release, City Hall said it cooperated with JICA to install GPS on buses for the City Bus app, ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50621812/city-hall-launches-bus-app-2/

MoU inked on better service delivery

NGOs and government officials said Cambodians, especially poor people in rural areas, are now more informed about their right to receive public services, and that public service agents are friendlier and performing better than previously. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mou-inked-better-service-delivery

Japan hands over 80 buses to Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh Governor Khuong Sreng yesterday received 80 public buses from Japan during the inauguration of a bus terminal in Prek Taroth village in Phnom Penh’s Chroy Changva district. Mr Sreng said at the event that Japanese Ambassador to Cambodia Horinouchi Hidehisa handed over 80 ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50615849/japan-hands-over-80-buses-to-phnom-penh/

E-hospital system launched

The Ministry of Health formally launched the Kingdom’s first digital hospital service, using the new Peth Yoeung system, on Thursday at Preah Ang Duong Hospital in Phnom Penh following a successful one-month trial. Peth Yoeung, an innovative web-based hospital operating management system for the digital ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/e-hospital-system-launched

City Hall to block streets for sewage system repairs

Phnom Penh Governor Khuong Sreng has announced that some streets in Sen Sok and Meanchey districts will be blocked for 70 days for the installation of bigger sewage drainage systems to prevent flooding. “City Hall will install sewage drainage systems on Street 5C, which links ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50609106/city-hall-to-block-streets-for-sewage-system-repairs/

‘Digital government’ systems being gradually implemented

The Kingdom is steadily implementing “digital government” systems to manage society by using modern computer techniques that require more skilled human resources, Minister of Interior Sar Kheng said on Monday. Speaking during a visit to some 2,000 retired civil servants and military veterans in Battambang ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/digital-government-systems-being-gradually-implemented

Phnom Penh to roll out free bus services during Khmer New Year

The Phnom Penh government recently announced the provision of free bus services on a first-come, first served basis to the provinces during the Khmer New Year week. The plan will see 120 buses deployed to “transport civil servants, armed forces personnel, garment workers, students et ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/phnom-penh-roll-out-free-bus-services-during-khmer-new-year

Japan’s grants aim to ease Phnom Penh’s traffic woes

Workers are putting the finishing touches to the capital’s Chroy Changvar Bridge before its official reopening on April 4, in time for Khmer New Year. The bridge has been under renovation since October 2017, thanks to a $30 million grant aid issued by the Japanese ...

Husain Haider
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/japans-grants-aim-ease-phnom-penhs-traffic-woes

ICT has played ‘major role’ in sharing public service info

Government officials and civil society on Tuesday said information and communications technology (ICT) has played a major role in disseminating public service information throughout the Kingdom as most people use smartphones and the internet, and this has helped reduce corruption and provide transparency. The claim ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ict-has-played-major-role-sharing-public-service-info

Germany donates €5M to boost local services

The German government has committed €5 million (about $5.68 million) to a joint government and civil society programme to boost cooperation between local authorities, local service providers and the public to improve performance. The German Embassy announced the funding of the Implementation of Social Accountability ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/germany-donates-eu5m-boost-local-services

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