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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/

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/

National state-of-the-art hospital scheduled for June opening

The Ministry of Health and the Phnom Penh Municipal Administration said they expect the Techo Santepheap National Hospital to be completed in June this year. When complete, it will be the largest state-of-the-art hospital in the country. ...

Neang Sokunthea
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/national-state-art-hospital-scheduled-june-opening

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. ...

Mao Sreypich
https://kiripost.com/stories/cambodia-sihanoukville-selected-to-transform-into-smart-city

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. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501240334/sihanoukville-to-inject-life-into-abandoned-buildings/

‘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. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/eco-tourism-development-cards-koh-thmey-isle

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. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/marine-plastic-issue-discussed

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 ...

Yuth Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ground-breaks-battambang-water-plant

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. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/inter-ministerial-meeting-gauges-preah-sihanouks-unfinished-project-issue

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. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/preah-sihanouk-special-economic-zone-policy-draft-approved

Rubbish services rated better by city residents

At the beginning of 2021, three waste collection companies – Mizuda Sanitation Cambodia Co Ltd, Cintri Cambodia, and 800 Super-GAEA (Cambodia) Co Ltd – signed contracts with the Phnom Penh Municipal Administration and began operating in their respective areas. As of November, the three firms ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rubbish-services-rated-better-city-residents

Unfinished P Sihanouk building team formed

The government on October 12 set up an inter-institutional commission tasked with resolving the issue of unfinished buildings in Preah Sihanouk province, most of which are owned by Chinese investors. This is according to a Council of Ministers letter issued on the same date addressed to ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/unfinished-p-sihanouk-building-team-formed

1st Chinese-invested expressway in Cambodia sparks tourist influx to coastal province: PM

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said on Monday that some 200,000 vehicles had traveled on the kingdom’s first-ever expressway since it was open to the public for trial use for free on Oct 1. ...

Xinhua
https://global.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202210/17/WS634cfca3a310fd2b29e7cf2f.html

Orkide director gets 67 hectares on Boeng Tamok

A business associate of the prime minister’s daughter has received 67 hectares from the state on the rapidly filling Boeng Tamok lake in Phnom Penh. Boeng Tamok, one of the city’s last lakes, has been doled out to tycoons and officials’ family members in recent years, ...

Mech Dara
https://vodenglish.news/orkide-director-gets-67-hectares-on-boeng-tamok/

More government meetings held over human trafficking

Top government officials continued high-level meetings over human trafficking on Monday as Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities ordered all building owners to report foreign residents and workers on their premises by September 24. ...

Mech Dara
https://vodenglish.news/more-government-meetings-held-over-human-trafficking/

‘Masterminds’ behind Preah Sihanouk landgrabbing come forward

After Prime Minister Hun Sen told the ringleaders who incited people to encroach on state land in Preah Sihanouk province to come forward, three men came forward to admit their guilt. The trio attempted to portray themselves as victims in a land dispute protest and ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/masterminds-behind-preah-sihanouk-landgrabbing-come-forward

Citizen participation and innovation key to sustainable cities

At the World Cities Summit 2022 in Singapore, a city state leader said developing strategies that involve citizen participation and innovation are key to creating sustainable cities into the future. ...

Thai Sothea
https://kiripost.com/stories/citizen-participation-and-innovation-key-to-sustainable-cities

Roluos Lake in Battambang developing into tourist resort

The Battambang Provincial Administration has announced that it has a project to develop Roluos Lake in Peam Ek commune’s Takorm village of Ek Phnom district with the goal of protecting the lake as a sustainable tourist resort and preventing encroachment. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/roluos-lake-battambang-developing-tourist-resort

State markets allowed to fully reopen

All kinds of business in state markets are permitted to resume from the onset of June 15, according to a new decision issued by Phnom Penh municipal governor Khuong Sreng late on June 14. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/state-markets-allowed-fully-reopen

Capital's designated zones retained for another week

The Phnom Penh Municipal Administration will retain through May 19 the capital’s three-colour-coded system that determines to what extent coronavirus restrictions are placed on parts of the city. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/capitals-designated-zones-retained-another-week

Large-scale Mekong River landfilling draws concern eco-system and water way

Almost every day for the past year about a dozen boats carrying thousands of cubic meters of sand dump their load at Koh Norea, a small tip of land where the Mekong spills into the Bassac river. According to workers at the site, the sand ...

Sorn Sarath
https://cambojanews.com/large-scale-mekong-river-landfilling-draws-concern-eco-system-and-water-way/

Waste management firms plan mobile service app

A meeting was held at Phnom Penh municipal hall discussing the establishment of a phone app for the solid waste management system.​ Phnom Penh municipal deputy governor Huot Hay headed the meeting on February 15 which was attended by representatives from Optistech Co Ltd and ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/waste-management-firms-plan-mobile-service-app

Koh Preus upgrades 70% complete

Initial construction of a nearly $30 million tourism infrastructure project on Preah Sihanouk province’s Koh Preus Island is “about 70 per cent complete”, according to an official with the developer. Heng Thou, construction site manager of Angela Real Estate Co Ltd (ARE), told The Post that ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/koh-preus-upgrades-70-complete

Lake filling in capital draws CSOs concern

Civil society organisations (CSOs) working on the environment and human rights have expressed concern about filling parts of Boeung Tamok Lake to create new parcels of land on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/lake-filling-capital-draws-csos-concern

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