Urban administration and development

City Bus prepares steps to resume services

Japan International Coopera- tion Agency (JICA), in cooperation with Phnom Penh City Bus (PPCB) Administration and PPCB Authority, said yesterday they are implementing virus prevention measures and training staff to minimise the risk of virus infections for bus drivers and passengers once operations resume. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50727685/city-bus-prepares-steps-to-resume-services/

Prek Kampong Smach a potential for ecotourism in Preah Sihanouk

Preah Sihanouk provincial governor Kuoch Chamroeun held a meeting on Wednesday with the Prek Kampong Smach fisheries management team and advised officials to create a working group to study economic data from the area and promote ecotourism. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/prek-kampong-smach-potential-ecotourism-preah-sihanouk

PM announces portion of Lvea Aem District to be part of Phnom Penh

Prime Minister Hun Sen today announced that a part of Lvea Aem district, Kandal province, located east of Chatumok river will be upgraded to a district of Phnom Penh.​ ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50696470/pm-announces-portion-of-lvea-aem-district-to-be-part-of-phnom-penh

Four-month tax break for hotels and guesthouses in Siem Reap

Prime Minister Hun Sen announced yesterday that all registered hotels and guesthouses in Siem Reap will be exempt of all taxes from February until May this year.   ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50694704/four-month-tax-break-for-hotels-and-guesthouses-in-siem-reap

Sihanoukville rents plummet as land prices stay stagnant

Sihanoukville, a once-sleepy seaside city in the Kingdom’s coastal province that has now become a ballooning enclave for Chinese-run construction and real estate, is now seeing house rental prices plummeting and land values stagnating. ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50687804/sihanoukville-rents-plummet-as-land-prices-stay-stagnant

Masterplan for Preah Sihanouk province

Preah Sihanouk province will soon become a multi-purpose special economic zone and potentially the industrial hub of Cambodia, according to a senior official from the Ministry of Economy and Finance. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50688097/masterplan-for-preah-sihanouk-province

Preah Sihanouk to be turned into ‘second Shenzhen’

The government aims to transform Sihanoukville into Cambodia’s industrial hub – a “second Shenzhen city”, Ministry of Economy and Finance secretary of state Vongsey Vissoth said. Located along the coast, Preah Sihanouk province boasts an international airport, a railway line connected to Phnom Penh and ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/preah-sihanouk-be-turned-second-shenzhen

Preah Sihanouk to remove more than 1,000 shophouses for flood mitigation

Preah Sihanouk Provincial Hall will demolish more than 1,000 illegally built shophouses and homes along the banks of canals and on the sidewalks in Sihanoukville to facilitate flood mitigation projects. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50686947/preah-sihanouk-to-remove-more-than-1000-shophouses-for-flood-mitigation

Jica seeks to turn PP, towns into smart cities

Japanese International Cooperation Agency (Jica) representatives have sought support from Siem Reap’s Apsara National Authority (ANA) to transform the ancient capital into a smart city. The call was made in February last year after the government approved three cities to join the Asean Smart Cities ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/jica-seeks-turn-pp-towns-smart-cities

Phnom Penh Lakes ‘on the Brink of Elimination’: Report

Every lake in Phnom Penh has been damaged by development and its wetlands decimated, leading to severe flooding, loss of livelihoods and disappearance of fish species, a new report says. ...

Khut Sokun and Newsroom Cambodia
https://vodenglish.news/phnom-penh-lakes-on-the-brink-of-elimination-report/

Council approves Aeon 3 project

Japan’s Aeon Mall Co is to spend more than $200 million building its third shopping mall in Phnom Penh as the firm eyes the Kingdom’s burgeoning middle-class. Construction on Aeon Mall 3 in the capital’s Meanchey district is to begin early next year as a result ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/council-approves-aeon-3-project

Over 1,000 constructions inspected, 27 demolished

Authorities demolished 27 constructions that were found to have posed a high risk to safety. They ordered another 636 sites to sign contracts agreeing to comply with legal procedures this year, a government report said on Wednesday. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/over-1000-constructions-inspected-27-demolished

Canal restoration in Preah Sihanouk set to be done in three months

Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol said at the start of the restoration of five canals in Preah Sihanouk province on Monday that the work had to be completed in three months to avoid further flooding. A report by the Ministry of Public ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/canal-restoration-preah-sihanouk-set-be-done-three-months

PP residents urged to use public transport

Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol has urged Phnom Penh residents to use the capital’s existing public transport services rather than private vehicles, as it is leading to increased traffic congestion. He also called for the city’s public bus system to be expanded, with ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pp-residents-urged-use-public-transport

Five canals to be expanded in Preah Sihanouk province to mitigate against flooding

The Preah Sihanouk provincial authority plans to clear and expand five canals spanning some 26km starting on Monday, to mitigate city flooding which had previously affected areas in their vicinity. Provincial governor Kuoch Chamroeun asked the relevant authorities to inform and advise people to demolish ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/five-canals-be-expanded-preah-sihanouk-province-mitigate-against-flooding

Hundreds of security cameras to monitor Sihanoukville next year

Hundreds of security cameras will be installed along major roads in Sihanoukville to monitor traffic and increase security next year. Major General Chuon Narin, chief of Preah Sihanouk provincial police,  yesterday said a total of 600 cameras will be placed in 500 central locations in ...

Sun Mesa
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50667178/hundreds-of-security-cameras-to-monitor-sihanoukville-next-year/

Chamroeun seeks support of UN in smart city development

Preah Sihanouk provincial governor Kuoch Chamroeun wants the UN in Cambodia to provide support for the development of officials’ capacity in moving towards the preparation of Sihanoukville development principle as per the smart city model. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/chamroeun-seeks-support-un-smart-city-development

Century Plaza sellers wait for new area after order to move

Phnom Penh municipal governor Khuong Sreng instructed Por Sen Chey district authorities and Century Group not to stop vendors from selling goods around Century Plaza Market, which is marked for redevelopment. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/century-plaza-sellers-wait-new-area-after-order-move

Experts address urbanisation planning

Cambodia should prioritise managed urban development to maximise economic growth and cope with the increase in population, industry insiders said yesterday. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50664638/experts-address-urbanisation-planning/

Sustainable development discussed at urban forum

The Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction, in cooperation with UN Cambodia, held the Cambodia Urban Forum for the first time on Wednesday to identify priorities towards smart, sustainable and inclusive urban development in Cambodia. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sustainable-development-discussed-urban-forum

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