New Pailin-Koh Kong road planned

A new road linking Pailin province to the coastal province of Koh Kong has been planned, according to the Ministry of Public Works and Transportation, aimed at helping agricultural products from the northern provinces reach sea ports quicker.    ...

Chea Vannak

Railway residents told to stay calm over expressway

Uncertain residents who have protested the lack of information surrounding a planned elevated toll road linking central Phnom Penh and the airport were yesterday urged to remain calm as authorities work out a “solution” for those affected. ...

Chhay Channyda

‘Scales are needed to stop road damage’

Following a directive by Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Keat Chhon to the Ministry of Public Works and Transportation to improve their monitoring of overloaded vehicles, a ministry official said they will build more vehicle scales. ...

Sean Teehan and Pech Sotheary

New border crossing set to make trade easier

Planning for the Stung Bot checkpoint on the Thai border is almost finalised, with the construction of new infrastructure to support trade facilitation to be completed by the end of 2018, officials said yesterday. Vasim Sorya, the director general of administration at the Ministry of Public ...

Chan Muyhong

Groups appeal to gov’t to pass traffic law

The Cambodia Red Cross, NGOs and traffic accident victims Thursday marked annual road safety week by appealing to the government to quickly pass a new traffic law in an effort to reduce road accidents. The Ministry of Justice must still review the new traffic law ...

Ben Sokhean

Police Have Not Enforced Traffic Laws for Four Months

Traffic police across the country have still not resumed enforcing traffic laws after a pre-election enforcement moratorium that was meant to last just a few weeks ahead of the July 28 poll, according to government and U.N. officials. “The superiors ordered [police] to stop, for a ...

Khuon Narim and Joshua Wilwohl

Next year fine for helmet penalties

Road-safety advocates will likely continue banging their heads against the walls as police in Cambodia wait until early next year to enforce a new traffic law relating to helmets. fines under a yet-to-be passed law will charge drivers and passengers $3.75, about five times the previous ...

Mom Kunthear

Siam City Cement to enter Cambodia with local partner

Siam City Cement and the Chip Mong Group will co-build a new cement plant in the Toukmeas district of Kampot by 2015 in order to take advantage of the “huge” demand in Cambodia. The plant will cater specifically to the Cambodian market, although they will also ...

New Ministry decree aims at tourist safety

A Ministry of Tourism official said they would finalize an inter-ministerial prakas before the end of this year to enhance tourists’ safety, as previous fatal accidents have led to concerns in the tourism sector. Tith Chantha, general director of tourism at the Ministry of Tourism, said task force officials, affiliated with Tourism ...

Ministry moves to create bus-monitoring prakas

A new inter-ministry prakas is planned that controls and ensures the safety of bus passengers using the Kingdom’s growing bus network, and may include monitoring the behaviour of drivers and companies prior to granting licences, Cambodian officials said. Bus companies are now controlled by Ministry of ...

China may fund Cambodia-Vietnam rail

Cambodia was in discussions with the Chinese government on funding for a 250-kilometre stretch of rail line between Phnom Penh and Vietnam, in what Cambodian officials yesterday called a move away from a “complicated” Asian Development Bank loan. Va Sim Sorya, director general at the Ministry ...

Toll trains said to stop March 31

Toll Group has informed the Cambodian government that it will suspend all railway operations and lay off half of its Cambodian staff at the end of the month, according to a source familiar with the situation. The Australian logistics firm, which in partnership with Royal Group ...

Thai rail link back on track

Representatives from Cambodia and Thailand yesterday agreed to a 2013 completion date for a railway link from Phnom Penh across the Cambodia-Thailand border crossing at Poipet. Outdated agreements had delayed the project, Thai officials said. Insiders have also said disagreements over cross-border trade have kept the ...

Rail line discussed for north Cambodia

A Chinese railway company may conduct a feasibility study on a 700-kilometre rail line in northern Cambodia, officials and local media reported yesterday. Officials from Nanning Survey and Design Institute Co Ltd, a subsidiary of China Railway Siyuan Group, discussed the study with the Ministry of ...

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