Urban administration and development

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
https://cambojanews.com/new-mkiri-airport-to-boost-tourism-economy-but-deforestation-concerns-linger/

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501417631/govt-to-launch-free-buses-from-siem-reap-to-run-ta-ek/

Big rise in fire deaths last year

The number of deaths and injuries resulting from fires across Cambodia increased significantly in 2023 compared to the previous year. ... ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501416880/big-rise-in-fire-deaths-last-year/

NCDM calls for better equipment to fight high-rise blazes

The government is being urged by the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) to prioritise firefighting equipment to efficiently combat flames in high-rise buildings. ... ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501415867/ncdm-calls-for-better-equipment-to-fight-high-rise-blazes/

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501413460/composition-of-natl-road-safety-committee-changed/

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/tackling-kingdom-s-road-safety-challenges

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501396121/mpwt-2019-the-year-with-highest-road-accidents-in-last-five-years/

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/vietjet-launches-han-sai-flights

Floods hit 2,075 families in Dangkor district

Water from the Prek Tnaot River has flooded more than 2,000 families from 10 communes in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district. ... ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501380870/floods-hit-2075-families-in-dangkor-district/

Waste management project takes shape

The Ministry of Environment, in collaboration with the World Bank, is poised to launch a project aimed at managing solid and plastic waste in five provinces in the near future. Discussions are underway to expedite the project’s implementation. ... ...

Bor Pich Zelin
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/waste-management-project-takes-shape

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
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/enhancing-road-safety-nr5-jica-employing-multi-faceted-approach

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501371471/two-bassac-river-bridges-planned-to-ease-traffic-congestion/

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501369442/road-safety-committee-urges-people-to-obey-traffic-laws/

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/traffic-fatalities-decline-remain-concern

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-uniform-help-identify-non-sworn-traffic-officers

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501360492/sar-thet-advises-continuing-to-tighten-traffic-law-enforcement-to-eliminate-accidents/

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501359251/feature-chinese-electric-vehicles-gaining-momentum-in-cambodia/

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/turkmenistan-proposes-direct-flights-cambodia

Project turning plastic waste into furniture wins praise

A novel private project that turns plastic waste into furniture has won praise from a senior provincial official for its contributions to the concept of circular economy, which the Kingdom has been pioneering of late. ... ...

Nhean Chamrong
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501342636/project-turning-plastic-waste-into-furniture-wins-praise/

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/traffic-safety-speak-campaign-rolled-out-across-kingdom

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/phnom-penh-buses-set-streamline-travel-polls

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