Cabinet approves $1.7B Tonle Bassac project

The Council of Ministers on Friday approved the Tonle Bassac navigation and logistics system project worth approximately $1.7 billion to maximise the potential of Cambodia’s waterway transportation by connecting the Mekong River system to the sea after a 26-month study has been completed, said a ...

Kang Sothear

PP-Bavet Expressway construction set to begin

The Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) yesterday signed the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) contract with the Chinese infrastructure construction firm China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) to start the construction of Cambodia’s second expressway project Phnom Penh-Bavet Expressway (PP-Bavet Expressway) worth $1.4 billion early next month. ...

Kang Sothear

Cambodia signs contract with Chinese firm to build 2nd expressway

Cambodia on Thursday granted a concessional contract to China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) to invest in constructing and operating the second expressway connecting its capital Phnom Penh with Svay Rieng province’s Bavet City on the border with Vietnam. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Koh Kong int’l airport not set for trial flights: governor

Koh Kong provincial governor Mithona Phouthong has warned that proposed flight trials at the province’s Dara Sakor International Airport could possibly be postponed as the developers need more time to complete construction and address some remaining shortcomings. ...

Van Socheata

Private sector investment key to Asia infrastructure

Governments in Asia must create a more conducive environment to encourage private sector investment in infrastructure construction, according to experts, who advocate an innovative financing mechanism. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Indonesia’s Jokowi wants country to take part in Cambodia’s infrastructure projects

Indonesian President Joko Jokowi Widodo shared the country’s desire to be involved in infrastructure development projects in Cambodia as a form of commitment to expand economic ties between the two countries. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cambodia to spend $1.8B for improving power transmission

Cambodia’s efforts to improve its electricity transmission network will require nearly $1.8 billion, according to the Power Development Plan (PDP) 2022-2040, released recently. ...

Manoj Mathew

Chinese firm wins deal to build 3rd largest port in Cambodia

China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd. (CHEC) on Friday secured a contract from a Cambodian firm to construct a multi-purpose seaport in southwestern Cambodia’s Kampot province. ...

Khmer Times Staff

GDT brings in $20.9M of e-commerce VAT over Q1

The General Department of Taxation (GDT) announced that it collected 84.67 billion riel, or $20.91 million, in value-added tax (VAT) from e-commerce in the first quarter of the year, which is seen as a reflection of the boom in online transactions witnessed since the advent ...

May Kunmakara

Koh Kong’s first int’l seaport set for launch

Koh Kong province’s first international seaport, invested in and developed by Koh Kong Port Management Co Ltd, is scheduled to launch in the second half of the year, as a number of linked infrastructure works reach completion, according to provincial governor Mithona Phoutong. ...

Hin Pisei

Construction contract inked for $1.5B Kampot port

Kampot Logistics and Port Co Ltd (KLP) on May 5 signed a construction contract with Chinese state-backed China Harbour Engineering Co Ltd (CHEC) for a $1.5 billion multi-purpose port in Kampot province’s Bokor town. ...

Post Staffs

Deep-water port construction to increase PAS capacity

The government has been increasing the capacity of listed Sihanoukville Autonomous Port (PAS) through the construction of a deep-water port to allow all types of cargo ships to dock without having to transit at other ports and reduce shipping costs and shipping time. ...

Chea Vanyuth

SSCA eyes 300 weekly China flights

Cambodia and China appear to be pressing ahead with plans to raise the number of direct commercial flights between them to at least 300 per week, which private sector operators envisage will underpin strong growth in tourist flows from the Asian economic powerhouse. ...

May Kunmakara

S’ville residents to pay for wastewater treatment services

With two Israeli-standard wastewater treatment plants operational and a third under construction, the Preah Sihanouk authorities are planning to charge residents a wastewater treatment fee. ...

Torn Vibol

Cambodia needs $30B for 150 prioritised infrastructure projects

Cambodia has sought partners to raise about $30 billion of investment funds to implement 150 hard and soft infrastructure projects that the government has classified as priorities to place in the Comprehensive Intermodal Comprehensive Master Plan (CIT-MP) for the next ten years, said a release ...

Kang Sothear

World Bank finds Cambodia, Vietnam have lowest port turnaround times in ASEAN

Container shipping in Cambodia and Vietnam had the lowest port turnaround times in ASEAN in June last year with both countries scoring averages of 0.9 days, the World Bank says. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Kandal airport developer begins direct negotiations with households seeking better compensation

Families facing eviction to make way for a $1.5 billion airport under construction in Kandal province continue to contest the compensation being offered by the project’s developer. This week the company began directly negotiating with some of the more than 60 families who had still ...

Sorn Sarath and Runn Sreydeth

Cambodia records 1.26 million air passengers in Q1

Cambodia reported 1.26 million air travelers during the first quarter of 2023, up 549 percent from only 195,000 passengers over the same period last year, said the State Secretariat of Civil Aviation’s report released on Wednesday. ...

Khmer Times Staff

2.53 mln vehicles travel on Chinese-invested expressway in Cambodia

A highway operator’s spokesman said on Wednesday that 2.53 million cars have gone on the Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville Freeway in the 200 days since it opened to the public in October last year. ...

Khmer Times Staff

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