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Buses blamed for increase in accidents

President of the department for traffic police Ron Rath Veasna met with private bus companies yesterday to discuss a report indicating that the number of traffic accidents caused by private buses has increased. ...

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http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5079677/buses-blamed-increase-accidents/

Four People Injured After Two Buses Collide

Three Vietnamese nationals and one Cambodian were hospitalized Saturday after two commercial buses driving between Phnom Penh and Ho Chi Minh City collided in Svay Rieng province, police said yesterday. Ouch Sarun, provincial traffic police chief, said that the two buses [belonging to Van Rec. Co. Ltd., and ...

Ministry moves to create bus-monitoring prakas

A new inter-ministry prakas is planned that controls and ensures the safety of bus passengers using the Kingdom’s growing bus network, and may include monitoring the behaviour of drivers and companies prior to granting licences, Cambodian officials said. Bus companies are now controlled by Ministry of ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012062556985/Business/bus-monitoring-prakas.html

Direct Bangkok-Phnom Penh Bus Route Officially Opens Commences

Starting today, 22 Cambodian buses and a truck will be allowed to transport passengers and goods directly between Phnom Penh and Bangkok, an official said yesterday. “We will officially open the Poipet International Checkpoint [to buses and trucks] on the Thai border,” said Suon Vanhong, deputy ...

Bangkok- Phnom Penh Operate Direct Bus

The Phnom Penh and Bangkok bus companies will start operating their business this week in a move to integrate the ASEAN region and boost the facilitation of traveling between the two kingdoms, with a hope of attracting more tourists. “The bus link between Phnom Penh and Bangkok will begin this week, Transport Minister, Tram ...

http://thesoutheastasiaweekly.com/

Gov't Requires Bus Companies To Submit Driver Information

In response to a spate of deadly bus crashes in the country, the government has ordered all bus companies to provide authorities with detailed histories of all their drivers, an official at the Ministry of Public Works and Transport said yesterday. Peou Maly, deputy director-general at the ministry’s transportation department, ...

New Year’s price hikes kick in

As many flock to their hometowns today to celebrate Khmer New Year, complaints of price hikes and border bribes have started pouring in like clockwork. Passengers arranging transport to the provinces told the Post yesterday that bus companies and taxies had raised their prices despite a ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012041255576/National-news/new-years-price-hikes-kick-in.html

Buses, Taxis Ignore Appeals to Maintain Fees

As Khmer New Year approaches, Phnom Penh Municipality has once again made its annual appeal to bus companies and taxi drivers not to raise fees during the holiday. But as usual, drivers and companies say they will be ignoring the request. Phnom Penh Governor Kep Chuktema said ...

Bus Companies Warned of Three Strikes Rule

Bus companies that are involved in crashes or break the law will receive two warnings before being summarily closed down by the government, a senior official said yesterday. Responding to a recent spate of serious tour bus crashes, Peou Maly, deputy director-general at the transport department ...

Bus Company’s Partner Involved in Similar Crash

Kampuchea Angkor Express and Virak Buntham Express Travel, two bus companies that share a fleet of busses and operate services running between Siem Reap, Cambodia and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam have both been involved in bus crashes recently. A number of passengers were injured ...

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