Japanese grant $32 million for Takhmao water supply system
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in Cambodia signed a $32 million grant agreement with the government on Monday to expand Takhmao town’s water supply system. ...
Computer system to register voters
Cambodia’s new voter registration system will use a computer program to register eligible citizens who have a national identity card and are over the age of 18 before election day, according to a National Election Committee (NEC) technical officer at a media training event on ...
First buses, now trains could come to capital
As part part of its multibillion-dollar Urban Transport Master Plan, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) unveiled a modern rail system for Phnom Penh yesterday that could begin operation as soon as 2023. The trains would thin out traffic on the capital’s choked-up roads, which currently lack ...
Japan to Install “Smart” Traffic Lights Throughout Cambodia’s Capital
As Cambodia’s economy has boomed over the last decade, the broad French-built boulevards and leafy backstreets of Phnom Penh have become bottlenecks, with giant SUVs parked two- or three- deep, clogging the roads. At peak hour, the center of town turns into a Hobbesian crush of ...
No end in sight for chronic Phnom Penh flooding
Phnom Penh residents should continue to brace for more flooding during this rainy season with no imminent fix in sight, officials said Tuesday. Flooding impacted much of the city as heavy rains fell Tuesday afternoon, causing traffic jams as motorists flocked to major thoroughfares in order ...
More work needed at the tax dept, JICA says
The General Tax Department of Cambodia (GTD) needs to improve a number of administration processes to enhance revenue collection and make a greater contribution to the economy, a recent study released yesterday by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) reveals. According to data from GTD, Cambodia ...
Stop and go: More traffic lights going up in capital
Phnom Penh is looking to improve its traffic light system and will fit more than 30 unregulated intersections with traffic lights by February next year, City Hall has announced. The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), which is assisting the city, has prioritised the system as a ...
City looks to overhaul traffic light system
A solution may be at hand for Phnom Penh’s degenerating traffic congestion problem as Japan’s International Cooperation Agency is readying a project aimed at completely overhauling the city’s non-intuitive traffic light system, City Hall announced Tuesday. The study, which will begin within the next month and ...
Simon Henderson and Khuon Narim
Cambodia to rear prawns in ‘third water’
Cambodian farmers will open three prawn farms this summer in the mountain region using Japanese technique of ‘third water’ for creating artificial river and seawater The artificial water is a blend of fresh water and a carefully measured mix of minerals, including salts of sodium, potassium ...
Far Eastern Agriculture News Staff
"Third water" prawn farming project to kick off in Cambodia
An onshore prawn farming project using water known as “third water” developed by Toshimasa Yamamoto, associate professor at Okayama University of Science, will start in August in a mountain village in Cambodia, Japan’s Jiji Press reported. Aquaculture on land is expected to improve nutrition and alleviate ...
Bernama News Staff
Phnom Penh Authority decides to run public buses
Phnom Penh City Hall decides to run public buses by itself after Chinese-owned Global withdrew itself due to internal issues. Long Dimanche, spokesman for the City Hall, said that the Global withdrew itslef from the public bus service project after two-month trial from February 5th to ...
The Cambodia Herald News Staff
City bus operation awarded on basis of ‘verbal’ contract
The Chinese-owned company that began operating Phnom Penh’s new public bus service Wednesday secured its five-year deal on the basis of a verbal agreement and has not yet signed a formal contract with City Hall, the company’s CEO said. Lim Andre, the CEO of Global (Cambodia) ...
Simon Henderson and Hul Reaksmey
City working to keep experimental bus route running
An experiment in public busing sponsored by the Japanese government ends tomorrow, but Phnom Penh officials say they want the service to continue. The service will be handed over to the city and a Chinese company, so that 10 bus lines will keep running, but officials ...
Cambodia launches one-month intercensal economic survey
Cambodia on Saturday began a one-month intercensal economic survey, aiming to update basic statistics on establishments and enterprises in the country. Planning Minister Chhay Than announced the survey launching and called for cooperation among the public, particularly enterprise owners and local authorities in order to lead ...
Shanghai Daily News Staff
Buses Attract 20,000 Passengers in Two Weeks
About 20,000 passengers have traveled on Phnom Penh’s limited city bus service since a month-long public transport experiment began two weeks ago, which bodes well for a citywide expansion of the service once the trial ends on March 4, City Hall spokesman Long Dimanche said ...
Sek Odom and Simon Henderson
Public Warned of Traffic Delays Due to Drainage
Phnom Penh Municipality has warned the public to expect prolonged traffic disturbances around O’Russei market in Prampi Makara district after construction began in the area Monday as part of the ongoing Japan-funded drainage project, a statement from City Hall said. The public has been asked for ...
Khuon Narim and Simon Henderson
National health survey ready
International donors along with the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Planning kick-started the Kingdom’s fourth Demographic and Health Survey in the capital yesterday. ...
Capital to launch trial bus route
Phnom Penh commuters fed up with navigating the city’s increasingly busy streets will have a chance to test a new public bus service beginning in February. Phnom Penh Municipality spokesman Long Dimanche yesterday confirmed a one-month trial of a bus service along a 7.5-kilometre route running ...
‘Millions’ to be made off energy efficiency
Against the backdrop of high electricity costs and energy imports, Cambodian businesses could save millions of dollars annually by implementing energy-efficient business practices, insiders said yesterday. “It is clear that energy efficiency has multiple benefits, not only to the tourism sector but also other economic sectors ...
Japan provides emergency aid to Cambodia’s flood victims
in response to the flood disaster in Cambodia, the Government of Japan on Monday decided to provide emergency relief goods such as generator, water purifiers etc worth 32 million yen (approximately 320,000 US dollars) to the Kingdom of Cambodia through the Japan International Cooperation Agency ...
The Southeast Asia Weekly News Staff