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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
‘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. ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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, ...
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. ...
‘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 ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...