No issues with Bassac-Kampot seaport project: study

The feasibility study of a navigation and logistics project to link the Bassac River in Phnom Penh to a “seaport” in the Kampot-Kep region shows that there are no technical, environmental or legal issues, according to the transport ministry. ...

Van Socheata

Bassac sea link needs just one new canal: Chanthol

The completion of a proposed waterway link from the Bassac River to a “seaport” in the Kampot-Kep region will require the excavation of just one new canal, around 7km long, according to Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol. ...

Hin Pisei

Bassac sea-link to reach Kampot seaport: ministry

A key study on a proposed waterway link from the Bassac River to the sea in the Kampot-Kep region has been completed, the transport ministry reported, revealing plans for the project to connect to a “seaport” in Kampot province, igniting hopes for a solid pop ...

Hin Pisei

Prek Ambel eyed for Bassac sea link

Cambodia is pushing to complete a study on the feasibility of using southeastern Kandal province’s Prek Ambel village as the starting point for the Bassac River waterway link to the sea in Kep province. ...

Hom Phanet

Study on Bassac River-Kep sea waterway link finished

Cambodia and China are looking into the logistics of creating a connection between the Bassac River and the sea in Kep province to provide a viable alternative for waterway passenger and freight traffic to enter the Kingdom without passing through Vietnam, according to the transport ...

Hom Phanet

Bassac River’s Prek Talong Bridge project begins 2022

The Ministry of Public Works and Transport is meeting with engineers from the Shanghai Construction Group Co Ltd (SCG) to discuss the technical specifications and requirements for the construction of the Prek Talong Bridge connecting Chak Angre Krom and Prek Pra over the Bassac River ...

Nov Sivutha

More bridge and road projects soon

The Public Works Ministry plans to build two more bridges, one across the Mekong river in Kratie province and one across the Bassac river in Chak Angre Krom commune, in Phnom Penh. The ministry also plans to rebuild or upgrade several inter-provincial national roads. ...

Tin Sokhavuth

Phnom Penh’s sewers criticised

Interior Minister Sar Kheng bemoaned Phnom Penh’s sewage infrastructure and criticised the Ministry of Environment for allowing untreated waste water to flow into the Mekong and Bassac rivers in unscripted remarks on Monday. ...

Mech Dara

Dredging protest in Kandal

Over 200 people held a protest yesterday morning in Kandal province’s Sa’ang district, demanding that provincial authorities halt sand-dredging operations on the Bassac River. ...

Phak Seangly

River landslide destroys homes

Ten houses on the banks of the Bassac river in Kandal province were damaged when part of the riverbank collapsed on Saturday. Soy Saravorn, the deputy police chief in Saang district, said parts of the homes in Roka Khpous commune fell into the water.   ...

Pav Suy

Flood warnings issued for Kratie, Kampong Cham, Stung Treng

The Mekong River Commission issued flood warnings on Wednesday for Kratie, Kampong Cham and Stung Treng as well as the southern Lao city of Pakse. After surpassing alarm levels in recent days, the Mekong is expected to reach the flood stage in Kratie on Saturday, according ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

Mekong floodwaters already above late July levels of 2011

Mekong floodwaters have risen sharply this week and have already surpassed the levels seen at this time of the year during the devastating floods of 2011. In Phum Thom commune in Kien Svay district in Kandal province, local residents observed floodwaters rising about two meters between ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

Gov’t orders halt to Koh Pich expansion

The owner and developer of Koh Pich in Phnom Penh has been ordered by the government to scale back its expansion of the island, according to the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology. According to a statement posted to the ministry’s website on Wednesday, the Overseas ...

Mech Dara

Tonle Bassac: Primed for the future

Tonle Bassac is located on the western shore of the Bassac River, from which it takes its name (Tonle is Khmer for ‘river’). Contained by the river to the east, Sihanouk Boulevard to the north and Norodom Boulevard to the west, Tonle Bassac hooks westward ...

David Murphy

A man’s world

Straining under the weight of bricks, buckets and metal bars, a faceless army carry their loads from trucks to a massive building site on Penh Penh’s Diamond Island. Hidden beneath wide-brimmed hats and kramas masking their faces from dust and the sun, the battalion of ...

Frédéric Janssens

Koh Pich Awash With Development, but Don’t Ask for Details

Business is booming on Koh Pich. Since development began in 2006—and about 300 families were pushed off what was then farmland—the island has slowly grown into the symbol of commercial modernity in Phnom Penh. The developer, Overseas Cam­bodia Investment Corp., is also extending the island by ...

Riverbank Collapse Prompts Dredging Complaint

More than 300 Kandal province villagers have filed a complaint with Sa’ang district officials over sand dredging along the Bassac river after riverbanks in their village collapsed, district governor Khim Chankiri said yesterday. Mr. Chankiri said, however, that the sand dredging operation along the Bassac ...

1.3 Million Visitors Arrive in First Semester for 2011

About 1.3 million International visitors arrived in Cambodia in semester one in 2011 with an increase of 13.4 percent if comparing to the same period last year, Tourism Minister announced at a seminar this week. “It is expected that about 2.8 million tourists will pour ...

City Hall Bans Sand Transport Across Both Monivong Bridges

Officials in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district said yesterday that all transportation of sand across the old and new Preah Monivong bridges has been banned for the duration of the rainy season to protect the road surface and avoid accidents. According to a City Hall announcement ...

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