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

Vietnam and Cambodia promote transport connectivity

Vietnam and Cambodia will enhance economic connectivity, especially transport connectivity, between the two countries, creating the prerequisite to increase bilateral cooperation in other fields. ...

Khmer Times Staff

More than 7.5M vehicles officially certified

A total of 652,163 vehicles registered with the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT) in 2023, with a total of 7,563,395 certified transportation recorded since 1990. ...

Yatt Malai

Ministry achieves over 56% of road construction goals

The Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT) had set a target of building and constructing 850 national and provincial roads with a length of more than 20,000 km by end 2023, with the roads been paved with rubber and concrete. ...

Torn Vibol

Emirates to resume daily Phnom Penh service in May

Emirates airline will restart its daily service to Phnom Penh starting from May 1 via Singapore, boosting the airline’s Southeast Asian connectivity to and from Dubai, and linking two trade and leisure centres in the region. ...

Chea Vanyuth

RRC to beef up investment on northern railroad line project

The Royal Railway of Cambodia (RRC) has unveiled its plan for additional investment to improve the northern railroad line, currently out of service. ...

Chea Vanyuth

PPAP reports robust growth amid recovery

The Phnom Penh Autonomous Port (PPAP), the Kingdom’s largest stock-listed river port, reported favourable business performance in the year’s first month, in line with the government’s projection of 6.6% economic growth, driven by global and regional economic improvements. ...

May Kunmakara

Cambodia invests $40B in infrastructure over 10 years

Cambodia has spent about $40 billion developing infrastructure in the last decade, with the Master Plan on the Cambodian Transit and Logistics System 2023-2033 laying out a roadmap for the next 10 years. ...

Chhorn Raksmey

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