Infrastructure

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Stay off capital-Sihanoukville expressway till Oct, drivers told

The Ministry of Public Works and Transport has once again called on drivers to stop using the Phnom Penh-Preah Sihanouk Expressway as the highway has not been officially opened to the public. The scheduled opening date is set for this coming October. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/stay-capital-sihanoukville-expressway-till-oct-drivers-told

Royal Railway Plc gets approval for issuance of bond

Train operator Royal Railway Plc, a subsidiary of local conglomerate Royal Group of Companies Ltd, has received “approval in principle” from the Council of the Non-Banking Financial Services Authority (NBFSA) to issue a bond worth about $10 million on the Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX), which ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/royal-railway-plc-gets-approval-issuance-bond

SSEZ imports, exports surpass $1.7B in January-August

The volume of imports and exports handled at the Sihanoukville Special Economic Zone (SSEZ) clocked in at $1.749 billion in the first eight months of 2022, marking a 27.39 per cent rise year-on-year from $1.373 billion, according to the operator. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/ssez-imports-exports-surpass-17b-january-august

Cambodia shows interest in Phnom Penh metro

A proposed elevated system has been scrapped in favour an underground metro. The government of Cambodia has indicated that it favours the construction of an underground metro in Phnom Penh to improve public transport within the capital and the surrounding Kandal province, instead of an ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501151255/cambodia-shows-interest-in-phnom-penh-metro/

PM calls for free transport during Pchum Ben

Aiming to avoid a rise in taxi costs, Prime Minister Hun Sen has urged Phnom Penh City Hall to provide free transport to people during the Pchum Ben festival, as was done before Covid-19. ...

Mao Sreypich
https://kiripost.com/stories/pm-calls-for-free-transport-during-pchum-ben

Capital-S’ville expressway 96% done; pilot launch date announced soon

The Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville Expressway is currently 96.6 per cent complete, with the start date of the pilot launch to be announced this month, according to Ministry of Public Works and Transport spokesman Heang Sotheayut. ...

Chea Sokny and Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/capital-sville-expressway-96-done-pilot-launch-date-announced-soon

Committee to oversee new airport agreements

Prime Minister Hun Sen has established an inter-ministerial committee to review ongoing and new agreements for Phnom Penh International and Sihanoukville International Airports. ...

Prak Chan Thul
https://kiripost.com/stories/committee-to-oversee-new-airport-agreements

Rising flight prices impact tourism rebound

The rising price of air tickets are impacting Cambodia’s tourism rebound, which was hit hard by Covid-19, businesses said on Tuesday. ...

Seng Mengheng
https://kiripost.com/stories/rising-flight-prices-impact-tourism-rebound

Future plans to create subways to ease capital’s traffic unveiled

Transport in Phnom Penh is slated for vast improvement in the future as plans to construct subways are unveiled. However, skytrains to connect the capital with other provinces have been ruled out. ...

Chhorn Raksmey
https://kiripost.com/stories/future-plans-to-create-subways-to-ease-capitals-traffic-unveiled

Phnom Penh builds two more flyovers to mitigate traffic congestion

Two more flyovers will be built in Phnom Penh by Overseas Cambodia Investment Corporation (OCIC), a local construction company, with a total estimated cost of about $46.77 million to ease travel and transport in the capital. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501142978/phnom-penh-builds-two-more-flyovers-to-mitigate-traffic-congestion/

Pilot test of e-data exchange system Port EDI launched

A pilot test of Port EDI, an electronic data exchange system, has been launched to navigate large-scale inbound and outbound traffic control at the Phnom Penh Autonomous Port and Sihanoukville Autonomous Port. ...

Hom Phanet
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/pilot-test-e-data-exchange-system-port-edi-launched

On the right track: Railway safety measures taken

While railway crossings are marked with warning signs and train drivers loudly blow their horns before reaching the intersections, rare accidents through negligence still occur, causing death, injury and damage to vehicles. ...

Kim Sarom
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/right-track-railway-safety-measures-taken

India plans to build road connectivity to Cambodia

India is intending to strengthen and expand the cooperation with Cambodia in road connectivity from India to Cambodia by crossing Myanmar and Thailand. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501126259/india-plans-to-build-road-connectivity-to-cambodia/

Mondulkiri road blocked by private development, residents say

Mondulkiri villagers say a local road has been blocked by a private landowner, but they are not sure who is behind the development and a commune chief says he is unaware of the dispute. ...

Phin Rathana
https://vodenglish.news/mondulkiri-road-blocked-by-private-development-residents-say/

City Hall starts rebuilding road after Chroy Changva riverbank collapse

Phnom Penh officials said they will begin reconstructing a road that collapsed into the Tonle Sap River in Chroy Changva district earlier this year, another instance of the riverbank collapsing due to erosion. ...

Roun Ry
https://vodenglish.news/city-hall-starts-rebuilding-road-after-chroy-changva-riverbank-collapse/

World Bank report calls for transportation infrastructure improvements in Cambodia

The cost of logistics in Cambodia is partially to blame for being a drag on the country’s ability to compete with neighboring supply chains, a World Bank Group report found. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501116964/world-bank-report-calls-for-transportation-infrastructure-improvements-in-cambodia/

Prek Ambel eyed for Bassac sea link

Cambodia is pushing to complete a study on the feasibility of using southeastern Kandal province’s Prek Ambel village as the starting point for the Bassac River waterway link to the sea in Kep province. ...

Hom Phanet
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/prek-ambel-eyed-bassac-sea-link

Railway resurgence post-Covid continues

There are now many exciting ways to travel around Cambodia. Car and motorcycle ownership has grown exponentially, there are many coach and minibus services operating, and even domestic flights are available. One major form of transport has perhaps been overlooked – the train. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/railway-resurgence-post-covid-continues

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