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Transportation and traffic control

Traffic safety in spotlight as nation gears up for KNY

With the Khmer New Year (KNY) rapidly approaching and the expected exodus to the provinces, the government urged people to abide by the traffic law to prevent a surge in road accidents. ...

Hang Punreay

New M’kiri airport to boost tourism, economy but deforestation concerns linger

The government has permitted private firm Focus Trans Global Venture Co Ltd (FTGV) to study the construction of a new airport in Mondulkiri province, northeast of Cambodia, as well as invest in a build, operate and transfer (BOT) model, the Office of the Council Minister ...

Khuon Narim

Govt to launch free buses from Siem Reap to Run Ta Ek

The government, working with the Siem Reap Provincial Administration, plans to start a free public bus service between Siem Reap city and the Run Ta Ek Development Zone next week to facilitate travel and reduce costs for residents. ...

Hang Punreay

Composition of Nat’l Road Safety Committee changed

The government has changed the composition of the National Road Safety Committee, which will now be chaired by Interior Minister Sar Sokha with Minister of Public Works and Transport Peng Ponea as the Permanent Vice Chairman as well as four other vice chairmen and 19 ...

Torn Vibol

Tackling Kingdom’s road safety challenges

Traffic accidents persist on Cambodian roads, driven by factors like non-compliance with traffic laws and driving under the influence, officials said. ...

Kim Sarom

MPWT: 2019, the year with highest road accidents in last five years

“2019” was the year with the highest number of road accidents during the last five years, with 4,141 cases, resulting in 2,151 deaths, 4,097 serious injuries and 7,271 minor injuries. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Vietjet launches HAN-SAI flights

Vietjet Air, Vietnam’s budget airline, is set to commence flights between Hanoi and Siem Reap province on December 15. The service aims to accommodate the surge in foreign tourists to Cambodia, home to the renowned UNESCO World Heritage site Angkor Wat. ...

Post Staff

Enhancing road safety on NR5: JICA employing a multi-faceted approach

Cambodia is taking decisive action to improve road safety on National Road 5 (NR5), a vital artery linking the Thai and Vietnamese borders via NR1, punctuated by the Tsubasa Bridge, also known as Neak Leoung Bridge. The impressive structure was constructed with funds donated by ...

Hong Raksmey

Two Bassac river bridges planned to ease traffic congestion

The Phnom Penh Municipal Administration plans to construct two bridges across the Bassac River from Prek Pra to National Road 2 linking to Hun Sen Boulevard in Choeung Ek Development Zone to ease traffic congestion. ...

Hang Punreay

Road safety committee urges people to obey traffic laws

The National Road Safety Committee called on all drivers to adhere to nine measures to prevent traffic accidents during Kan Ben and Pchum Ben. ...

Torn Vibol

Traffic fatalities decline but remain a concern

At least 1,000 people were killed and over 2,700 injured in traffic accidents in Cambodia during the first eight months of the year, according to the Ministry of Public Works and Transport. These figures mark a 9 per cent decrease compared to the same period ...

Neang Sokunthea and Sok Raksa

New uniform to help identify ‘non-sworn’ traffic officers

Minister of Interior Sar Sokha and National Police chief Sar Thet have announced that the Phnom Penh municipal authorities will introduce new uniforms for “contracted” – or non-commissioned – traffic police. The move aims to make it simpler for the public to distinguish them from ...

Kim Yutharo

Sar Thet advises continuing to tighten traffic law enforcement to eliminate accidents

In the first nine months of this year, the number of traffic accidents has decreased significantly as traffic law enforcement continues to reduce accidents and increase public order while travelling across the country. This is the assertion of the General Commissioner of the National Police, ...

Khmer Times Staff

Feature: Chinese electric vehicles gaining momentum in Cambodia

Kim Kheang, a 25-year-old trader in Cambodia, has decided to shift to use a Chinese electric vehicle (EV) in a move to save fuel costs and help keep the air clean. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Turkmenistan proposes direct flights to Cambodia

Muhammetnyyaz Masalov, the ambassador of Turkmenistan with official residence in Malaysia, revealed plans to introduce direct flights between the Central Asian country and Cambodia. The intent is to solidify their mutual tourism partnership. ...

Bor Pich Zelin

Traffic safety ‘Speak Up’ campaign rolled out across Kingdom

The Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation’s ‘Speak Up’ campaign is taking strides in improving road safety for Cambodian workers. Initiated in 2022, it is currently operational in 43 factories across seven provinces, confirms Kim Pagna, country director of AIP Foundation in Cambodia. ...

Chea Sokny

Phnom Penh buses set to ‘streamline’ travel to polls

Khuong Sreng, the governor of Phnom Penh, announced that the municipal administration has organised approximately 350 city buses to assist in travel for the July 23 national elections. ...

Bor Pich Zelin

Public transport touted as congestion solution

Public transport has been proposed by several key ministries and institutions as the optimal solution to reduce environmental pollution, alleviate traffic congestion, and decrease costs. They suggest it will make bus and other public transport services more efficient and practical. ...

Van Socheata

Reduce road accidents by further 50%, minister says

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng urged citizens to adhere to the traffic laws and the authorities to continue enforcing them, noting that despite a 26 per cent decrease in the road toll in the first four months of this year, road users still need to ...

Bor Pich Zelin

AIP planning tours of ‘safe worker transport’ factories

The Asia Injury Prevention Foundation (AIP) plans to lead study tours of factories and schools that have implemented guidelines for safe transport options. ...

Long Kimmarita

Japan’s JMSDF force schedules naval visit

Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) ships, the mine sweeper tender JS URAGA and the mine sweeper tender JS AWAJI, will visit the Sihanoukville Autonomous Port from April 24-26, according to an April 17 press release from the Japanese embassy. ...

Ry Sochan

Chanthol urges jump in EV charging stations

An inter-ministerial technical committee held their first meeting to draft the legal framework and policy, as well as strategies, for the management and development of electric vehicles (EVs) in Cambodia. They are also planning workshops to set out a roadmap for the construction of charging ...

Sok Raksa

Transport minister backs Siem Reap electric bus study

The Ministry of Public Works and Transport has expressed its support a pre-feasibility study on the use of electric buses in Siem Reap town and province. The case study, which was prepared by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), will be used as model for ...

Van Socheata

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