Ministry of Public Works and Transport

Three bus companies earn ministry warning

The Ministry of Public Works and Transportation has issued warning letters to three transportation companies it has deemed irresponsible, ministry officials confirmed yesterday. ...

Lower fuel prices no remedy for troubled transport sector

While local petroleum prices have dropped by nearly a quarter of their value since the start of the year, companies operating in the Kingdom’s highly competitive transportation sector insist they have not been able to convert lower fuel costs into ...

Overloaded truck figures dip: ministry

The Ministry of Public Works and Transportation yesterday announced that 75 fewer drivers had been fined for overloaded trucks last month compared to June, attributing the decline to recent crackdowns. ...

Ministry scolds South Korean firm

Sun Chanthol, senior minister and minister of Public Works and Transport, met with the president of Dansan Consultants on Friday to talk about the lack of safety signs on a construction site on National Road 21 that allegedly caused two ...

Korean firm violated its contract: Minister

Sun Chanthol, the Minister of Public Works and Transport, said last week that Hanshin Engineering and Construction Company, a Korean firm that won the contract to improve National Road 21, violated the contract with the government by hiring a subcontractor ...

Road 5 to be Asean road

National Road 5 which connects Phnom Penh to the border with Thailand at Banteay Meanchey will soon be expanded to strengthen Asean’s trade connectivity between Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam. Prime Minister Hun Sen said yesterday assistance from the Japanese government to ...

Government struggles to ease capital congestion

Experts warn that soaring population, vehicle use, condominium construction, minimal enforcement of parking and vehicle tax laws and lackluster public transit options could spell decades of gridlock if action is not taken soon. ...

Road project ‘mishandled’

A seven-year, multimillion-dollar road rehabilitation project was rated “less than successful” in a report last week by the Asian Development Bank’s Independent Evaluation Department. ...

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 ...

Road deaths up almost 15%

A national road safety action plan established in 2011 is severely off target and road deaths could surpass 3,200 by 2020 unless drastic action is taken, the National Road Safety Committee (NRSC) warned yesterday.In total, 2,226 people were killed in ...

Express road to airport in works

The Ministry of Public Works and Transport yesterday announced the start of feasibility studies aimed at building an express elevated toll road that would extend from Phnom Penh’s city centre to the airport by 2021.Public Works Minister Tram Iv Tek ...

Rice competitiveness a worry

The executive committee of the Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) will meet with two ministries today to explore the possibility of reducing the logistical and energy costs of transporting rice, a key factor to keeping Cambodian rice exports competitive compared to ...

Villagers’ request for crossing rebuffed

Demanding that 20 metres of a median on National Road 6A in the capital be removed to ease commutes to and from their villages, about 45 people protested outside the Ministry of Public Works and Transport yesterday. ...

Ministry to curb illegal checkpoints

The Ministry of Public Works and Transport called on the directors of public works in Phnom Penh and the provinces to crack down on fraudulent truck-weighing checkpoints around the country. ...

Kids to get schooled on Traffic Law

High school and university students, considered particularly at risk of road accidents, may soon be taking lessons on the new traffic law if a proposal from the Transport Ministry comes to fruition. Tram Iv Tek, minister of public works and ...

April 1 debut set for new bridge

The Neak Leung bridge, which spans the Mekong River on the border between Kandal and Prey Veng provinces, will officially open to traffic on April 1, ahead of the busy Khmer New Year holiday, officials confirmed yesterday. ...

Cambodia records 2.78 million registered automobiles, motorcycles as of last year

Cambodia reported 2.78 million registered automobiles and motorcycles as of last year, up 15 percent year-on-year, said the figures of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport Monday. ...

Cambodia imports vehicles worth 554 mln USD in 9 months

Cambodia spent 554 million U.S. dollars to purchase automobiles and motorcycles from foreign countries in the first nine months of this year, up 85 percent from 299 million U.S. dollars a year earlier, according to the Commerce Ministry Friday. ...

People to be allowed to use new Chroy Changvar bridge during Water Festival

Phnom Penh capital will open second Chroy Chanvar bridge temporarily for traffic from November 1st for the celebration of Water Festival, an official at Ministry of Public Works and Transport, said Monday. ...

Traffic accident provokers may face imprisonment: Traffic police

Drivers must be responsible for what they commit when they cause road accidents that lead to loss of lives; they not only face fine, but also imprisonment, said Pen Khon, deputy chief of Bureau of Land Traffic. ...

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