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Ministry of Public Works and Transport

Online vehicle registration and driving tests launched

The Ministry of Public Works and Transport officially launched a pair of new websites yesterday that will allow Cambodians to register their vehicles as well as take the written portion of their driver’s exam online. ...

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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. ...

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Cambodia-Thai rail link delayed again

The train service between Cambodia and Thailand, which was expected to begin operations early this year, may be delayed due to compensation issues with people living along a one-kilometer stretch of track in Poipet City. ...

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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. ...

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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 higher profits – even when maintaining their fees. Prices for regular gasoline and diesel decreased by 20.41 per cent and 23.41 per cent, respectively, since the beginning of the year, according to a fuel price index released on Friday by the Ministry of Commerce. ...

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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. ...

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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 deaths in a traffic accident. ...

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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 to do the job. ...

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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 improve National Road 5 will enable it to become the highway that connects Asean. ...

 

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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. ...

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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. ...

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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. ...

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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 4,645 recorded traffic accidents in 2014, the NRSC reported – an average of more than six deaths per day, and nearly 15 per cent more than 2013. ...

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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 said yesterday that China’s Henan Provincial Communications Planning Survey and Design Institute (HPC) would conduct studies into the viability of three different options for building the road, construction on which would begin next year. ...

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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 neighbouring countries, a CRF official said. ... ...

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 transport, yesterday said that the government would seek to include seminars on the new traffic law in high school and university curriculums after statistics revealed that a tenth of all accidents involve that demographic. ... ...

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. ...

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