Urban administration and development
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 ...
Sihanoukville selected to transform into smart city
Sihanoukville has been selected as one city of three spots regionwide to take part in the Smart Cities Innovation Lab initiative to transform into a smart city, with a call for startups to implement new solutions. ...
Get vets’ village infrastructure built, urges Sophara
Minister of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction Chea Sophara urged that infrastructure construction be expedited on more 600ha of land on the Cambodia-Vietnam border that was earmarked for distribution to veterans and their families, as well as the impoverished. ...
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 ...
South Korean firm donates 200 new buses
Booyoung Group has donated 200 new buses to the Phnom Penh administration to help improve public transport services in the city. ...
Transport ministry rules that all cargo carriers must register with Port EDI system
The Ministry of Public Works and Transport has decided that all cargo ships unloading or picking up goods in Cambodia must register through the Port Electronic Data Interchange (Port EDI) system, an electronic data exchange system which manages large-scale inbound and outbound cargo traffic at ...
Sihanoukville to inject life into abandoned buildings
There are 400 abandoned buildings in Sihanoukville and authorities want to do something about the eyesore. Preah Sihanouk Governor Kuoch Chamroeun said Sihanoukville has 1,006 high-rise buildings of which 359 were unfinished and abandoned. ...
Minister urges fast-track on study for S Reap expressway
The transport minister on February 15 requested a fast-track on a feasibility study of a new expressway connecting Phnom Penh to Siem Reap, to sign a deal for the project by the end of the third quarter. Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol ...
Transport ministry registers over 700 EVs
Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol said that from last year to the present the ministry had registered more than 700 electric vehicles (EV). The ministry will continue to promote EV use as a meansa to reduce environmental pollution. ...
‘Eco-tourism’ development on the cards for Koh Thmey isle
Local company HTTH Island Investment Co Ltd is reportedly studying the feasibility of a 16.68sq km “eco-tourism” development project on Koh Thmey island, just southeast of Prey Nop district’s Ream National Park in Preah Sihanouk province. ...
Marine plastic issue discussed
State institutions and development partners are gathering input on strategies for the efficient management of marine debris, especially plastic waste, in the tourist destinations of the Kingdom’s coastline. ...
Chanthol, UK envoy discuss infrastructure projects
UK ambassador to Cambodia Dominic Williams invited the leadership of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport to participate in a January 26 consultation of several developmental projects, including a Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) project for Phnom Penh. ...
Ground breaks on Battambang water plant
Ground has been broken on a new water treatment plant in Battambang province which will serve the provincial capital. The plant, in Kampong Wat Kor commune’s Seima village of the town, is co-financed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Agence Francaise de Developpement- AFD ...
Inter-ministerial meeting gauges Preah Sihanouk’s unfinished project issue
A January 19 inter-ministerial meeting discussed potential incentives and other measures that could be used to address the issue of the hundreds of unfinished buildings and investment projects dotting Preah Sihanouk province. ...
Preah Sihanouk special economic zone policy draft approved
The Council of Ministers on January 13 examined, discussed and agreed to the draft policy on land management and use to convert Preah Sihanouk province into a “Model Multi-Purpose Special Economic Zone” with planning to that end from 2022-2038. ...
Japanese firm to study urban, provincial railways in Cambodia
The Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT) on Monday asked the Japanese firm NIPPON KOEI to conduct a study on railway systems in Phnom Penh after the company presented the project for the improvement of passenger transportation systems in some provinces in the north ...
Infrastructure needed for new towns, districts: experts
Real estate specialists and the residents of newly-established towns and neighbourhoods have urged the government to focus on developing the infrastructure of these areas, to ensure their rapid development. ...
Kandal issues 30 day compliance warning to ferries
The Kandal provincial administration issued a warning that it will shut down any ferryboat business that does not comply with current safety standards. An appropriately sized steel vessel must be employed, rather than the single or twin hulled wooden boats that were previously used, in ...
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Kandal residents near new airport asked to take down structures
Kandal residents affected by the new airport development said they were told by company workers to dismantle small sheds they use to house animals, causing anxiety among people that their land could be cleared soon. Residents in four communes of Kandal Stung district have been affected ...
Demand for engineers, architects ‘outstripping’ supply
Industry analysts have highlighted a shortage of architects and engineers as a potential issue for the Kingdom’s construction sector, as the number of projects underway begins a steady return to pre-Covid-19 levels. ...