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Cambodia’s aviation sector hard hit by Coronavirus pandemic

Cambodia has recorded a staggering 40 percent decline in flights coming in or going out due to COVID-19. Of the three international airports, Siem Reap is the worst hit as international flights have all but dried off with many countries going into lockdown mode. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50706043/cambodias-aviation-sector-hard-hit-by-coronavirus-pandemic/

Flights decline due to coronavirus

The number of international flights to and from Cambodia’s three airports in March is forecast to decline by around 40 per cent compared to December last year, since the Covid-19 outbreak. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/flights-decline-due-coronavirus

Japan to provide nearly $250,000 for bridge projects

Japan has agreed to provide nearly $250,000 in aid for reconstruction and development projects in Kratie and Kampot provinces.​ The commitment was made by Ambassador Mikami Masahiro yesterday at the Japanese Embassy in Phnom Penh. ...

Srey Kumneth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50703244/japan-to-provide-nearly-250000-for-bridge-projects/

PM announces new National Road 10

Prime Minister Hun Sen has revealed plans for the construction of a new highway, National Road 10, from Battambang to Koh Kong province. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50699905/pm-announces-new-national-road-10

Cardamom road to be inaugurated on March 9

The inauguration of the brand new 180 kilometers long Cardamom Road, National Road Number 55 will take place on Monday, 9th of March, 2020. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50698313/cardamom-road-to-be-inaugurated-on-march-9

Billion-dollar highway to Sihanoukville 20pct ready

The first-ever expressway project in the Kingdom, linking its capital Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville, has reached 20 percent completion since construction officially commenced last year, according to the Ministry of Public Works and Transportation (MPWT). ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50697727/billion-dollar-highway-to-sihanoukville-20pct-ready

Economy minister urges better infrastructure to prevent congestion at border crossings

The Cambodian government has pushed the implementation of separated border crossings and single window service checkpoints along the Thai and Vietnamese border checkpoints to better facilitate cross-border transportation, according to the Ministry of Economy and Finance. ...

Sok Chan
http://khmertimeskh.com/50697464/economy-minister-urges-better-infrastructure-to-prevent-congestion-at-border-crossings

Cambodia inaugurates China-funded national road 58

Cambodia on Wednesday inaugurated the China-funded National Road 58, which is a crucial road for economic and tourism development in Western provinces.​ ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50695912/cambodia-inaugurates-china-funded-national-road-in-western-provinces

Transport minister unveils new port for Preah Sihanouk province

With assistance from Japan, the government is planning to build a new container seaport in Preah Sihanouk province, Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol revealed on Friday. Speaking at a press conference, he said a 14.5m deep port will soon be built in ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/transport-minister-unveils-new-port-preah-sihanouk-province

Imports down over Covid-19

Shipments of goods between the Kingdom and China are declining amid the Covid-19 outbreak, according to local logistics experts. SHA Transport Express CEO Khut Saroeun told The Post that there has been a 10 per cent drop in import-export activity between the two economies. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/imports-down-over-covid-19

Cambodia’s ranking as a logistics hub remains ‘stable’

Cambodia’s ranking has slightly improved in this year’s global index of emerging logistics markets, rising one notch compared with the same survey last year from 42 to 41 among 50 countries included in the study. ...

Jose Rodriguez T. Senase
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50692512/cambodias-ranking-as-a-logistics-hub-remains-stable

Rural Development Ministry to fast track anti-overloading regulation

The Ministry of Rural Development announced its plans to coordinate with the Ministry of Public Works and Transport to amend some sub-decrees which will allow for its involvement in preventing heavy vehicles from using and damaging rural roads. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50692034/rural-development-ministry-to-fast-track-anti-overloading-regulation

Construction of Samlot-Koh Kong road to begin in March

Construction work on the new National Road No.10 connecting Battambang to Koh Kong is scheduled to begin in March, with the ground-breaking ceremony to be presided over by Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50691532/construction-of-samlot-koh-kong-road-to-begin-in-march

CDC unveils system to manage imports

The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) has announced a new service that aims to facilitate imports for investment projects, according to an announcement issued on Monday. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cdc-unveils-system-manage-imports

Cambodia-Thailand railway a stop nearer being ready

Cambodian and Thailand railway authorities will meet on Friday for final discussions on cross-border rail transportation between the nations. Ly Borin, under-secretary of state of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, told Khmer Times yesterday that an agreement on cross-border rail transportation had been ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50689585/cambodia-thailand-railway-a-stop-nearer-being-ready

Transport ministry reaps benefits of personal plates

The Ministry of Public Works and Transport has generated some $2 million from the sale of personalised number plates since it launched the service last month. From January 7 to February 4, the ministry had sold 468 such plates to vehicle owners throughout the country, ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/transport-ministry-reaps-benefits-personal-plates

New Phnom Penh Airport cost estimated at $1.5 billion

Cambodia Airports and the Overseas Investment Corp (OCIC) have shown progress in discussions on the development of a new Phnom Penh International Airport which is expected to be finished next year. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50687604/new-international-travel-hub-seeks-development-cooperation

Mondulkiri Airport will aid plans for biggest eco-tourism region in Cambodia

Mondulkiri province has been flagged for transformation into the biggest agro- and eco-tourism destination in Cambodia, according to the Ministry of Economy and Finance. A feasibility study includes upgrading an airport for the capital, Sen Monorom, for domestic and international destinations. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50687605/airport-will-aid-plans-for-biggest-eco-tourism-region-in-cambodia

Transport minister answers questions on road quality

Speaking before the Supreme Consultation Forum on Wednesday, Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol admitted his ministry’s shortcomings in the management of public construction works that have contributed to the fast deterioration of local roads. The Supreme Consultation Forum summoned Sun Chanthol to ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/transport-minister-answers-questions-road-quality

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