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City Hall says ID cards are free

City Hall issued a statement on Wednesday dismissing information that civil registration certificates, including ID cards, would include fees after the national election in July and asked authorities to find and punish those who spread the false information. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50484344/city-hall-says-id-cards-are-free/

Free buses for Pchum Ben

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday announced that about 200 public buses will be provided for people to use for free during Pchum Ben in October. Mr Hun Sen made the announcement during a meeting with reps from trade unions and education associations, along with CPP ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50303638/free-buses-for-pchum-ben/

PM touts free bus tickets for New Year

Prime Minister Hun Sen announced yesterday that all people can ride the public bus for free in Phnom Penh, and from the capital to the provinces along National Roads 1 and 5, for Khmer New Year. ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50298150/pm-touts-free-bus-tickets-for-new-year/

Railway families deliver petition to PM seeking reduction in land takeover

The protesters represent a community of over 1,000 families living along a railway in the capital’s Russey Keo district. Plans to replace the track with a new, broader road will displace people in three communes. The new road and accompanying sidewalks would be 60 metres ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/railway-families-deliver-petition-pm-seeking-reduction-land-takeover

Phnom Penh demonstrations rise in 2017

Phnom Penh City Hall yesterday said that demonstrations, strikes and protests increased last year when compared to 2016. A report released yesterday said that 2017 saw 1,760 demonstrations, strikes and protests, an increase of 162 compared to 2016. Last year, there were 613 protests by citizens and ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50106905/phnom-penh-demonstrations-rise-2017/

City Hall sends hundreds for rehab in social affairs centres

More than 1,700 beggars and homeless people were removed from the streets of Phnom Penh and sent to social affairs centres last year. According to City Hall’s annual report, which was released yesterday, authorities rounded up 1,727 beggars and homeless people from all city districts over ...

Sen David
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50106908/city-hall-sends-hundreds-rehab-social-affairs-centres/

Police and Phnom Penh City Hall pat selves on back for political crackdown

The National Police and Phnom Penh City Hall released their year-end reports yesterday, with both congratulating themselves for helping to carry out a political crackdown widely condemned by international observers. ...

Mech Dara, Ben Sokhean and Andrew Nachemson
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/police-and-phnom-penh-city-hall-pat-selves-back-political-crackdown

Nearly 140 reintegrated from social affairs centre

City Hall has decided to reintegrate more than 100 beggars and homeless people from the Phnom Penh Transit Centre in Por Senchey district after they received sufficient training. ...

Sen David
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50106156/nearly-140-reintegrated-from-social-affairs-centre/

Bus service loses $150k per month

Phnom Penh Governor Khuong Sreng has claimed City Hall loses about $150,000 every month covering the costs of staff and other expenses to support public bus services. City Hall spokesman Met Meas Pheakdey said that although the state lost money, there were two important advantages to ...

Mom Sophon
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50104614/bus-service-loses-150k-per-month/

Japan to donate 140 buses

Japan will donate more than 100 buses to the Cambodian government over the next two years, according to City Hall. City Hall spokesman Met Measpheakdey said the Japanese government was donating 140 buses, the first 80 of which would arrive in April. He said the ...

Mom Kunthea
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50101012/japan-donate-140-buses/

22 more Boeung Kak families receive land titles

Twenty-two families who were still protesting their evictions from the Boeung Kak lake area accepted offers from the city today, leaving 10 holdouts remaining more than a decade after the lake was first sold and filled in. The families, from Village 1, each accepted a ...

Mech Dara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/22-more-boeung-kak-families-receive-land-titles

As deadline passes, Borei Keila residents reject final offer

A deadline for a group of Borei Keila residents to accept compensation or leave their homes with nothing passed on Friday, with none of the residents agreeing to move to a resettlement site, and authorities saying they have no right to remain, but with no ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/deadline-passes-borei-keila-residents-reject-final-offer

Deadline arrives for Borei Keila residents

Villagers in one of Phnom Penh’s fiercest land disputes said yesterday they are determined to stay in Borei Keila despite today’s deadline to either accept compensation or leave with nothing. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/deadline-arrives-borei-keila-residents

City hall sets two-week ultimatum for Borei Keila residents to leave

Phnom Penh City Hall has set a two-week deadline for residents of the Borei Keila community to accept compensation offers and move out of the area. The authorities said they would take residents to court if they refused to move by the deadline. ...

Hul Reaksmey
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/city-hall-sets-two-week-ultimatum-for-borei-keila-residents-to-leave/4162381.html

Street vendors kicked off the kerb in Phnom Penh

City Hall yesterday renewed a call to enforce a ban on vendors occupying public streets and parks in the capital, with a group of nearly 40 sellers based near the Council of Ministers headquarters responding with a petition to the municipality opposing the move. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/street-vendors-kicked-kerb-phnom-penh

Japan to continue drainage project

The Japan International Cooperation Agency yesterday said it plans to continue working with City Hall to clean drainage pipes to reduce flooding in the capital during heavy rainstorms. ...

Pav Suy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5085109/japan-continue-drainage-project/

City mulls building pumping station amid floods

Following recent criticism of the capital’s flood management system, an official yesterday said City Hall will decide this month if it will build a new pumping station and begin to clear existing canals of debris to mitigate the risk of floods. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya and Yesenia Amaro
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/city-mulls-building-pumping-station-amid-floods

Handful of protesters arrested at US Embassy

Around six people were arrested outside the United States Embassy in Phnom Penh yesterday for attempting to stage a small protest, but were released later in the afternoon after agreeing to not demonstrate again without a City Hall permit. ...

Mech Dara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/handful-protesters-arrested-us-embassy

Flood problems continue

With rain pouring down for hours yesterday thanks to a low-pressure system, many Cambodians found their daily lives disrupted by severe flooding, with some taking to social media to criticise a poor flood management system in Phnom Penh. ...

Yon Sineat
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/flood-problems-continue

Five new bus lines unveiled

The Phnom Penh Governor has unveiled five new bus lines to launch over the next two months in a bid to improve transport for garment workers. The move came after Prime Minister Hun Sen announced the workers would be allowed to ride on public buses free ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5080573/five-new-bus-lines-unveiled/

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