New landfill to ease Kampot city’s garbage woes

A new landfill, which is under construction in Kampot province’s Toek Chhou district is expected to be able to handle between 70 and 90 tonnes of trash daily and ease garbage woes in neighbouring Kampot city. ...

Son Minea

Boeng Tompun canal cleared of waste to prevent flooding

More than 2,500 trucks of garbage and overgrown grass, equivalent to 12,050 cubic metres, were removed following four months of restoration work on the almost four-kilometre-long Boeng Tompun canal, which was built to prevent flooding in five Phnom Penh districts. ...

Mao Chanvireak

Sala Ta Orn dam, an economic boon

Farmers and villagers in Battambang province’s Ek Phnom district will soon breathe a sigh of relief when the new Sala Ta Orn dam, which is now 90% completed, goes fully operational by end of this year. ...

Sen David

Gov’t presses forward with new roads for Sihanoukville

The government’s relentless push to improve the Kingdom’s logistics infrastructure got another boost this week with officials committing to build 11 new roads. ...

Husain Haider

Plans to widen Nat’l Rd 6 between Siem Reap and Kampong Cham

The Ministry of Public Works has unveiled a project to expand the entire National Road 6 from the current two lanes to four lanes to facilitate travel of people and transportation of goods. ...

Ben Sokhean

Kep beaches to receive makeover

The National Committee for Coastal Management and Development of Cambodia on Thursday approved its support of the project to develop a high-level public beach resort in Kep province. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea

Siem Reap kick-starts new public service centre

Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT) kick-started a new public service centre at the Heritage Walk in Siem Reap provincial city to bring the administrative access closer to the locals. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Four regional airports on shelf courtesy of pandemic

Plans to build new international airports have been put on hold as the Coronavirus pandemic continues to keep tourists and business travelers from visiting the Kingdom.​ ...

Michael Firn

Air passengers drop by 92 percent in first half

Air passengers handled through the three international airports in Cambodia dropped by 92 percent to 136,680 in the first semester of this year. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Work starts on $3 mn highway in Kampong Cham

Work is under way on a new road in Kampong Cham, funded with $3 million from the World Bank and the Cambodian government. The two-lane double bituminous surface treated road will run nearly 30 kilometres between Boeung Trav and Anlong Koki.​ ...

Khmer Times Staff

Kampong Chhnang to benefit from National Road 5 construction

Once the southern section of the National Road 5 Improvement Project is officially launched, Kampong Chhnang province governor Sun Sovannarith expects that it will assist the area in becoming a destination for national and international tourists. ...

Lay Samean

Kampong Chhnang large irrigation project finished

The construction of the Lum Hach irrigation and drainage system in Kampong Chhnang province’s Boribor, Teui Phos and Rolea Ba’ier districts has been completed and can provide water to 3,289ha of land. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn

Pumping station in Phnom Penh begins operations

A Japanese-funded water pumping station in the captial’s Daun Penh district begins operations today and is expected to stop flooding in Daun Penh and the surrounding areas. ...

Chea Vanyuth

Proposed Tonle Sap ‘lake road’ to link Siem Reap and Battambang

Ministry of Public Works and Transport officials met this morning to discuss an ambitious proposal that will cross the Tonle Sap lake. The officials met via Zoom to to seek support from the Tonle Sap Authority – which manages the Tonle Sap Lake – for ...

Khmer Times Staff

Covid rattles Phnom Penh’s retail landscape through H1

The Covid-19 pandemic has rocked the retail landscape in Phnom Penh, with anxiety around infection risk keeping the masses away from shopping malls and driving retail consumption down by nearly five per cent in the first half of this year, compared to July-December 2020, according ...

Hin Pisei

Gov’t seeks loan from China to build Tonle Sap bridge and road

The Cambodian government has reached out to China for a loan to construct a road and bridge that crosses the Tonle Sap River and connects Kampong Chhnang to Kampong Thom provinces. ...

Long Kimmarita

Kratie-Kampong Thom bridge awaiting Hun Sen’s approval

Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol is awaiting Prime Minister Hun Sen’s approval to build a bridge connecting the provinces of Kratie and Kampong Thom after the Chinese government agreed to provide a loan to Cambodia. ...

Lay Samean

CSR initiative gives villagers clean water

Over 300 families in four provinces – Siem Reap, Takeo, Kampot and Kep – have received free access to clean water through the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme of a local conglomerate. ...

Long Kimmarita

Cambodia’s fish consumption up despite supply, market challenges

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries announced that fish consumption in Cambodia has increased, with one person consuming on average 52.4kg of fish per year. ...

Nov Sivutha

Australia to support piped water supply

The Australian government will support Cambodia’s effort to provide piped clean water to rural areas as its Provincial Investment Plan study revealed that less than 50 per cent of villages in the country were connected to piped water in 2020. ...

Long Kimmarita

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