Japan aids Cambodia’s digital transformation

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has declared its intention to strengthen cooperation with the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications, in order to contribute to assisting the Kingdom’s digital revolution. ...

Bor Pich Zelin

Transport minister unveils new port for Preah Sihanouk province

With assistance from Japan, the government is planning to build a new container seaport in Preah Sihanouk province, Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol revealed on Friday. Speaking at a press conference, he said a 14.5m deep port will soon be built in ...

Thou Vireak

Jica seeks to turn PP, towns into smart cities

Japanese International Cooperation Agency (Jica) representatives have sought support from Siem Reap’s Apsara National Authority (ANA) to transform the ancient capital into a smart city. The call was made in February last year after the government approved three cities to join the Asean Smart Cities ...

May Kunmakara

City Hall asks Japan for water treatment plant

City hall is requesting the Japanese government for help in constructing an additional water treatment facility in Phnom Penh, an official said yesterday. Deputy Governor Nuon Pharoth said during a press conference yesterday that he led a delegation to Japan last week to discuss the ...

Mom Kunthear

City Hall receives first batch of buses

City Hall yesterday announced that the first 20 buses donated by the Japanese government through the Japanese International Cooperation Agency have been received, while the remaining 60 will arrive in the upcoming months. ...

Chea Vannak

Sihanoukville port kicks off use of new terminal

State-owned Sihanoukville Autonomous Port (PAS) launched its multipurpose terminal on Monday, which was praised by a government official as a way for the country to export faster and more efficiently. The $74 million Japan-backed terminal will provide an additional 330 metres for ship docking and ...

Cheng Sokhorng

Japanese aid scheme stalls at the lights

Japan inked the $16 million deal through the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in February 2016. However Chou Kimtry, deputy director of the municipal department of transport, said yesterday the traffic lights will not be operational until February 2018. ...

Pav Suy

Relocations set bridge repairs back until May

Repairs to the Cambodian-Japanese Friendship Bridge, which a City Hall official had said would begin this month, will instead get underway in May, according to representatives from Japan, which is funding the work. ...

Touch Sokha

Light railway raised yet again at JICA meet

Plans for a light railway system in Phnom Penh were discussed at a meeting between Public Works and Transportation Minister Sun Chanthol and Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) regional director-general Yasushi Tanaka on Friday. ...

Jack Davies and Phak Seangly

Japan to donate 140 new buses in $10 million deal

Phnom Penh’s fledgling public transportation system received a welcome boost on Thursday as Japan agreed to donate 140 new buses to the city over the next four years, according to City Hall.   ...

Khuon Narim

City bus service to go provincial

Provinces could soon have their own public transport system if Phnom Penh City Hall’s proposal to expand its bus service outside the capital gets underway. City Hall also has plans to run a luxury bus service from Phnom Penh to neighboring Thailand and Vietnam, said ...

Chea Vannak

Cambodia upgrades air safety

Cambodia has purchased new aviation software that will allow it to better manage flight operations in and out of airports. Cambodia Airports handled more than 5.7 million passengers and 64,000 flights movements in 2014, an increase of 13% and 10% respectively compared to 2013. ...

TTR Weekly News Staff

Toll expressway route unveiled

The Kingdom has settled on a route for a planned $2.5 billion high-speed toll road from Phnom Penh to the Vietnamese border in Bavet, the Ministry of Public Works and Transport and the Japanese International Cooperation Agency revealed in a seminar yesterday. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Funding ‘not misused’

During a defence of his 30-year legacy on Wednesday, Prime Minister Hun Sen also took pains to extricate the nation’s newest, longest and most expensive bridge from corruption allegations. ...

Laignee Barron

Phnom Penh warms to new buses on second day of service

On the second day of Phnom Penh’s monthlong public bus experiment, there was a visible uptick in passengers Thursday traveling the single route along Monivong Boulevard. About a dozen passengers interviewed, who included civil servants, NGO staff and a large number of uniformed students, were ...

Hul Reaksmey and Simon Henderson

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