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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

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

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

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

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

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

Kingdom’s tallest bridge to be ready by May 2025

The Royal Government of Cambodia has allocated nearly $23 million to build a bridge across the Russei Chrum River, located in Chhay Lok village, O’Som commune, Veal Veng district, Pursat province, considered to become the tallest bridge in the Kingdom. ...

Manoj Mathew

Cambodia operates 494 flights a week

Cambodia received and operated 494 flights per week at its three airports in the first three months of this year, according to the preliminary data from the State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (SSCA)—Cambodia’s regulatory and development agency for civil aviation activity and infrastructure. ...

Kang Sothear

Spending on capital’s new airport nears $700M: SSCA

Nearly $700 million has been spent on the new $1.5 billion Techo International Airport (TIA), the main construction work on which has reached 46 per cent as of March 31, motivated by positive tourism growth, according to a senior civil aviation official. ...

Rann Reuy

Ratanakiri governor seeks airport investment

Ratanakiri provincial officials have appealed to foreign investors to build a new airport on a 1,400-hectare plot of land in Lumphat district to attract tourism ...

Chhorn Raksmey

Chinese state-owned firm picked for study on Siem Reap expressway

Chinese state-owned China Road and Bridge Corp (CRBC) has been authorised by the Ministry of Public Works and Transport to conduct a formal, more in-depth study on the proposed Phnom Penh-Siem Reap Expressway, as the government seeks to spur transportation and tourism between the two ...

Hin Pisei

Call for stakeholders to facilitate PP-SR expressway study

The Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT) has urged the capital and provincial governors to intervene and facilitate the Phnom Penh-Siem Reap Expressway project study. ...

Mao Sreypich

Cambodia Airways launches Phnom Penh-Beijing direct flight

Cambodia Airways has launched its first direct flight between Phnom Penh and Beijing, aiming to meet rising travel demand between the two destinations, the airline operator said in a press release on Tuesday. ...

Khmer Times Staff

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