Cambodia to allow 100 percent private investment in Phnom Penh – Ho Chi Minh high-speed railway
Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Wednesday Hun Sen, that Cambodia will allow the private sector to invest 100% in the new high-speed railway linking Phnom Penh capital of Cambodia to Ho Chi Minh City of Vietnam. ...
Khmer Times Staff
Ho Chi Minh seeks to be twin city with Phnom Penh
A delegation from Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh city yesterday requested support from National Assembly President Heng Samrin to set up a twin city arrangement between it and Phnom Penh. Kim San, deputy chief of Mr Samrin’s cabinet, told reporters after the meeting that the delegation led ...
New rail link with Vietnam on the cards
Plans for a railway line connecting Bavet city in Svay Rieng province to Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh city were revealed this week by the Minister of Transport. During a meeting with Nguyen Nhat, Vietnam’s Deputy Minister of Transport, Cambodian Transport Minister Sun Chanthol said both governments ...
Vietnam, Cambodia to step up search for Vietnamese soldiers’ remains in Cambodia
Vietnam and Cambodia have agreed to increase cooperation in searching for the remains of Vietnamese soldiers having died in Cambodia. The Specialized Committees of Vietnamese and Cambodian Governments attended a bilateral meeting in Ho Chi Minh City on Monday to review the search for these remains. ...
Tuoi Tre News
Major route linking Ho Chi Minh City to Cambodia to be broadened
The Vietnamese government has given the go-ahead to a project to enlarge a major route playing an important part in the transport of goods from provinces and cities in southern Vietnam to Cambodia and other Southeast Asian countries, local newswire VnExpress reported Monday. ...
Tuoi Tre Team
Cambodia organizes Culture Week in Vietnam
The Cambodia Culture Week 2015 will take place in Ho Chi Minh City and Soc Trang Province from November 8th – 14th. The event will be co-organised by the Viet Nam Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Cambodia Ministry of Culture and Fine ...
Presence of Vietnamese goods limited in regional market
Many types of Vietnamese goods have faced strong competition of imported products from nations in the Southeast Asian region, while local businesses have met difficulties in broadening the presence of their products in these markets. For the last ten years, many businesses in Ho Chi Minh ...
Cambodia, Lao transit fees for Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh City route seen as too high
Aviation companies can save on flying time and fuel if they are allowed to take the proposed Ha Noi-HCM City air route crossing the airspace of Laos and Cambodia. However, the governments of Laos and Cambodia are charging transit fees for flights passing through their airspace ...
The Cambodia Herald News Staff
Vietnam gets approval to fly over Cambodia, Lao airspace
A Hanoi-HCM City direct air route, which was once described as “impractical” by the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV), has come closer to reality as the Cambodian and Lao governments have pledged to create favorable conditions for Vietnam to use Cambodian airspace on the ...
VietNamNet Bridge News Staff
Vietnam to train commercial pilots for Cambodia's national airline
The Viet Flight Training Joint Stock Company (VFT) signed an agreement on Tuesday to help train Cambodians in Vietnam as commercial pilots for kingdom’s national flag carrier Cambodia Angkor Air (CAA). CAA’s President Tek Rethsamrach said the deal would greatly contribute to developing human resources in ...
Global Post News Staff
Khmer Krom monks clash with Cambodian police over Hanoi statement
More than a hundred monks and students from Vietnam’s Khmer Krom ethnic minority living in Cambodia clashed Tuesday with riot police and security guards in front of the Vietnamese embassy in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh as they marched to demand an apology for statements by ...
Laos draws ire of neighbors with Mekong River dam plans
Laos will push ahead with its ambition to become the “battery of Southeast Asia,” planning a Mekong River dam that has drawn opposition from neighbors and threatens to involve China and the U.S. Four Mekong River nations are scheduled to meet June 26-27 in Thailand to ...
Bloomberg News Staff
By 2020, $9 billion needed for road funding: report
Cambodia needs $9 billion to be invested into 850 kilometres of roadways by 2020, according to a study by Henan Provincial Communications Planning Survey and Design Institute. From the Chinese province of Henan, officials from the state-owned engineering institute went to great lengths yesterday to explain ...
Cambodia mulls expressway development from capital to seaport, Vietnam
Cambodia is considering to develop two expressways in order to serve the growing extents of economy and trade, Tram Iv Tek, Minister of Public Works and Transport, said Tuesday. The first line will be from capital Phnom Penh to coastal Preah Sihanouk province in length of ...
Global Post News Staff
Lao Dam troubles Mekong waters
Being landlocked and poor has always placed Laos at a disadvantage to its more powerful neighbors. The only body of water that offers Vientiane an international reach is the Mekong River, which flows through the heartland of Southeast Asia. Now, that river, which laps the western ...
Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh expressway plans announced
The Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) revealed its plans Monday for a Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City expressway that will halve travel time between the two cities. At an estimated cost of $2.2 billion, the initial target date for completion of the expressway is ...
Nippon Express launches Japan service via Ho Chi Minh City
Nippon Express Co Ltd says its has launched a combined transport service from Phnom Penh to Japan which reduces shipping time by about six days. The Japanese logistics company said the new service started on April 1, transporting cargo by truck from Phnom Penh to Ho ...
The Cambodia Herald News Staff
Activists dismayed at mekong summit outcome
Environmentalists have expressed disappointment at the outcome of the second Mekong River Commission (MRC) summit, which wrapped up yesterday. International Rivers, an environmental and human rights organisation, yesterday released a statement slamming regional leaders’ failure to address concerns over the proliferation of dams on the mainstream ...
Bangkok Post News Staff
Cambodian PM flies to Vietnam for Mekong River Commission Summit
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen flew Friday to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to attend the second Summit of the Mekong River Commission (MRC), which will be held on Saturday. The premier was accompanied by Minister of Water Resources and Meteorology Lim Kean Hor, Environment Minister ...
Xinhuanet News Staff
Intervention urged for dam
In anticipation of a regional summit this weekend, government officials and civil society have their sights locked on a controversial hydropower development just across the Cambodian border in Laos. NGO Forum submitted an open letter yesterday urging Prime Minister Hun Sen to confront Laos about its ...
Laignee Barron and Phak Seangly