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Infrastructure

India pumps in aid for cleaner water

The Indian government has honored its pledge to ensure rural people across four Cambodian provinces get desperately needed access to clean water.​ Yesterday marked the long-awaited arrival of 1,500 hand pumps which will be distributed to Tbong Khmum (1,250), Kampong Chhnang and Banteay Meanchey (100 each) and Svay Rieng (50). ...

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Ven Rathavong
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/37650/india-pumps-in-aid-for-cleaner-water/

Sihanoukville port announces bookbuild and IPO date

The state-owned enterprise that operates Cambodia’s only deep-sea port officially announced that it will launch its six-day bookbuild and public roadshow starting next Tuesday with an expected initial public offering (IPO) on the Kingdom’s stock market set for May 31, the company’s sole underwriter said yesterday. ...

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Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/sihanoukville-port-announces-bookbuild-and-ipo-date

Japanese firms sign power line agreement

T.T. Network Infrastructure Japan, a joint venture between global electronics manufacturer Toshiba and Tokyo Electric Power Co Holdings (TEPCO), will operate and maintain 130 kilometres of a 230-kilovolt power transmission line in Cambodia, according to Japanese media yesterday. ...

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Matthieu de Gaudemar
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/japanese-firms-sign-power-line-agreement

Power to the provinces

People in Svay Rieng, Prey Veng and Kandal provinces are to benefit from stable electricity supplies after a $75 million project to expand the national grid went online yesterday.​ ...

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Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/37612/power-to-the-provinces/

Border road damaged in riverbank collapse

A vital road linking Kandal province to the Vietnamese border has been seriously damaged after the banks of the Mekong river collapsed in Lerk Dek district. ...

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Ven Rathavong
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/37607/border-road-damaged-in-riverbank-collapse/

Tepco, Toshiba to manage power grids in Cambodia

Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings will team with Toshiba to manage power grids in Cambodia, hoping to secure a new earnings source as the utility grapples with soaring cleanup costs for the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster. ...

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Nikkei
http://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Deals/Tepco-Toshiba-to-manage-power-grids-in-Cambodia

PM: More roads, bridges

Prime Minister Hun Sen has highlighted his government’s achievements in building new infrastructure as part of a message to commemorate Khmer New Year.

He said 15,376 kilometers of national roads and bridges have been built over the past year, including 12,100km of asphalt roads.​ ...

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Khuon Narim
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/37520/pm--more-roads--bridges/

Investors start to see potential returns in Cambodian Startups

Lack of trust from investors has so far limited the growth potential of the growing number of Cambodian technology startups. Five-year old Khmerload, a Cambodian entertainment news website modeled after the American media giant Buzzfeed, has become one of the country’s first local tech startups to attract the backing of Silicon Valley investors. ...

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Sophat Soeung and Neou Vannarin
http://www.voacambodia.com/a/investors-start-to-see-potential-returns-in-cambodian-startups/3804195.html

Ministry, Cambodian journalists strengthen links to China

Information Ministry officials and state-affiliated Cambodian journalists will receive training from and pay visits to their Chinese counterparts under a new agreement signed by the two countries on Monday.  ...

The announcement follows a forum hosted in October by a senior propaganda officer for the Communist Party of China, who used the platform to call for increased collaboration and sharing of news between Cambodian and Chinese media. ...

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Aun Pheap
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/ministry-cambodian-journalists-strengthen-links-to-china-127863/

Pestech awarded $100M transmission line contract

Malaysian-owned power infrastructure provider Pestech (Cambodia) Ltd has been awarded a contract to build a 230-kilovolt transmission line valued at $100 million to connect Koh Kong province’s Stung Tatai hydropower dam to Phnom Penh, according to a filing on the Malaysian stock exchange. ...

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Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/pestech-awarded-100m-transmission-line-contract

Cheap water deal

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday urged the state-owned Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority to buyout infrastructure owned by private companies providing water to the outskirts of the capital. ...

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May Kunmakara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/37320/cheap-water-deal/

Water utility widens revenue stream

The capital’s listed water utility inaugurated a new treatment facility yesterday that will increase its production capacity of clean water by 30 percent, and add to its revenue stream – a move likely to impress its shareholders. ...

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Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/water-utility-widens-revenue-stream

Electricity access is growing, but divide persists

Cambodia has been quickly turning on the lights for more households, but access to electricity remains significantly lower in rural areas than in cities, according to a new report from the World Bank. ...

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Matt Surrusco
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/electricity-access-is-growing-but-divide-persists-127606/

Revenue rises at the Autonomous Port

Total revenue for the listed state-owned enterprise Phnom Penh Autonomous Port (PPAP) increased 7.49 percent by the end of December last year, giving it a net value of $16.5 million compared with $15.35 million a year earlier. ...

 

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May Kunmakara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/37268/revenue-rises-at-the-autonomous-port/

Utility bills slashed for many

The government is to standardize water and electricity rates for factory workers and students in a bid to stop them being ripped off by unscrupulous landlords. ...

 

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Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/37293/utility-bills-slashed-for-many/

Qatar Airways launches regular cargo service

Qatar Airways Cargo launched regular scheduled air freighter service between Phnom Penh and Doha this week, according to a company press release. ...

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The Phnom Penh Post Staff
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/qatar-airways-launches-regular-cargo-service

Japan outlines plan to increase river cargo

A Japanese expert has urged Cambodia to invest in improving transport on the Mekong River to boost the movement of cargo around the country. Kume Hidetoshi from the Japanese International Cooperation Center made the call during a presentation at the Japanese embassy yesterday. ...

 

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Pav Suy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/37233/japan-outlines-plan--to-increase-river-cargo/

PM: new road could be a runway

Prime Minister Hun Sen has asked Defense Minister General Tea Banh to study whether Phnom Penh’s biggest boulevard could be used for emergency plane landings. ...

 

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Ven Rathavong
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/37189/pm--new-road-could-be-a-runway/

City Hall, Wing deal for bus tickets

Passengers using the Phnom Penh city bus service will now have a choice of buying electronic tickets through Wing (Cambodia) Limited Specialized Bank – the kingdom’s leading mobile banking services provider. ...

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Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/37033/city-hall--wing-deal-for-bus-tickets/

$5 mil Smart fund launched for start-ups

Smart Axiata, Cambodia’s leading telecommunications company, yesterday launched a $5 million venture capital fund for digital service companies and start-ups in the country. The Smart Axiata Digital Innovation Fund aims to meet demands for cash and expertise as the number of Cambodian digital entrepreneurs increases rapidly. ...

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Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/37001/-5-mil--smart-fund-launched-for-start-ups/

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