World Bank approves major investment in water security for Cambodia

The bank said in a news release that over 113,000 people in Cambodia are expected to benefit from better water supply infrastructure following the approval on June 21 of a new World Bank-supported project. ...


World Vision improves livelihoods of 1.5 million Cambodian children in 2023

More than 3.2 million people in Cambodia, including 1.5 million children, have been given access to clean water, inclusive education, improved nutrition and accessible health care services, according to World Vision International in Cambodia’s annual report. ...

Meas Molika

PM: Funan Techo Canal groundbreaking set for August 5

Prime Minister Hun Manet announced that the groundbreaking for the Funan Techo Canal is set for August 5, noting that 51 per cent of the investment in the project will come from Cambodian financiers. ...

Ry Sochan

Ministry Urges Review of Rural Road Techniques to Reduce Criticism

Ministry of Rural Development urges review of rural road construction techniques to ensure long-term quality and Reduce public criticism over previous cases of injections. ...

Hang Punreay

Turkish direct flights some way off

Cambodia and Türkiye are accelerating efforts to establish direct flights between the two countries as soon as possible, although analysts acknowledged that discussions have been ongoing for several years. ...

Niem Chheng

Malaysian firm confirms support for PP-Bavet Expressway project

The Malaysian engineering firm, HSS Engineers Sdn Bhd, has confirmed that a $3.2 million agreement with the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT) to support the ongoing Phnom Penh-Bavet Expressway project as an engineering consultant will begin this month. ...

James Whitehead

Third ring road named Xi Jinping Boulevard, a symbol of Cambodia-China’s steel relationship

The third ring road has been named “Xi Jinping Boulevard”, 60 years after a major thoroughfare in Phnom Penh was named Mao Tse-Tung Boulevard by King Norodom Sihanouk in honor of the iconic Chinese leader. ...

Seoung Nimol

Dams and climate change choke the Mekong: livelihoods and ecosystems are at stake

The Mekong River, a lifeline for millions in Southeast Asia, is facing an ecological crisis. Unpredictable water levels, declining fish stocks, and the disappearance of the iconic Irrawaddy dolphin threaten the livelihoods and traditions of communities along the river. ...

Sovann Sreypich

FTC to drive activities at PAS to 90%

The soon-to-be-built Funan Techo Canal (FTC), a public-private partnership project, will push shipment activities of the state-owned Sihanoukville Autonomous Port (PAS) up to 90 percent, a report by the Council for Development of Cambodia (CDC) showed. ...

Chea Vannak Chea Vanyuth

Committed to fairness: Govt working out compensation to those affected by Funan Techo Canal project

A senior government official in charge of investment in Cambodia said on Friday that while the impacts of the Funan Techo Canal construction on local residents are inevitable, the government is planning fair compensation and resettlement with a similar approach taken with the Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville ...

Taing Rinith

ASEAN-International Wholesale Market opens for business

The ASEAN-International Wholesale Market, locally known as the New Deum Kor Market, was officially inaugurated last week in a ceremony including Khuong Sreng, Governor of Phnom Penh, Wang Wentian, Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia, and other representatives and stakeholders of the project. ...

James Whitehead

Commercial real estate market sees shops moving to high-end streets

In Phnom Penh, visibility seems to have become key to retailers. High-end brands are reportedly moving to more up-market locations like Prime High Street, versus community malls, retail podiums and prime shopping malls. ...

Rachel David

PM urges railway upgradation

Prime Minister Hun Manet yesterday urged the transport ministry and the Royal Railway Cambodia (RRC) to find ways to upgrade the existing railway to improve the country’s logistics infrastructure. ...

Chea Vanyuth

Hun Sen asks Viet Nam to also consider Cambodia’s interests regarding the Funan Techo Canal project

Cambodian Senate President Hun Sen underlined that in addressing the Funan-Techo canal issue, he did not incite hatred toward the Vietnamese people among Cambodians. Rather, he urged both sides to consider the impacts. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Royal Railway buys DMUs from Japan

Royal Railway Cambodia (RRC), a subsidiary of local conglomerate Royal Group, is bringing used Diesel Multiple Units (DMU) from Japan for the railway service in Cambodia. ...

Chea Vanyuth

PPAP revenue rise to $8m, all round growth in Q1’24

Phnom Penh Autonomous Port (PPAP) posted a 7.1 percent year-on-year revenue hike at $8.1 million for the first quarter ended March 31, 2024 from $7.5 million, with container throughput climbing 20.4 percent to 93,153 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units). ...

Sangeetha Amarthalingam

PAS profits jump 45 percent in one year

The Sihanoukville Autonomous Port (PAS), the only international deep-sea port of Cambodia, yesterday, reported a net profit of KHR 121.96 billion for last year, a surge of KHR 37.81 billion or 44.93 percent compared to 2022. ...

Manoj Mathew

Chinese firms show feasibility of Light Railway connecting airport, metro in Phnom Penh

The feasibility of a Light Railway line connecting Phnom Penh to the new airport and planned city metro (subway) was presented by the China Metro Group and Guangzhou Metro Group to the Inter-Ministry Committee of Cambodia on Saturday, said the Council for the Development of ...

Rachel David

$35M for rural road resilience work signed off by World Bank

The World Bank (WB) has approved an additional $35 million of financing projects which will improve the quality of rural roads in Kratie, Kampong Cham and Tbong Khmum provinces. It is expected that the work will improve the lives of more than two million people ...

Samban Chandara

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