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City route goes solar

Two solar-powered buses will soon be put to the test on Phnom Penh’s bus line 1, City Hall spokesman Long Dimanche said yesterday. The test buses will operate from 6am to 6pm, saving enough energy to run more than four hours at nighttime along the route, ...

Taing Vida
http://phnompenhpost.com/national/city-route-goes-solar

Bus lines expand at fast pace

Phnom Penh’s lone bus line along Monivong Boulevard was significantly expanded yesterday, while two other lines are set to begin operation in the coming weeks, according to City Hall. Bus Line 1 – the current route, which operates from 5:30am to 8:30pm – will now run ...

Taing Vida
http://phnompenhpost.com/national/bus-lines-expand-fast-pace

Hun Sen demands bus lines

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday used the inauguration of the Stung Meanchey overpass to call for the speedy formation of a government bus authority, as the capital eyes two new planned routes and 18 by 2020. During his speech at the site of the approximately $19 ...

Chhay Channyda
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hun-sen-demands-bus-lines

City bus system to get 40 buses, 2 new lines

Phnom Penh City Hall will in September establish two new municipal bus lines after 40 secondhand buses purchased from South Korea arrived at the port in Sihanoukville last week, a city official said. A fledgling public bus system is already in place in the city, but ...

Hul Reaksmey
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/city-bus-system-to-get-40-buses-2-new-lines-65276/

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
http://thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=13&token=MTg1OGY1OGUzZjl

City Hall to shepherd public bus operation

City Hall has taken over the recently launched public bus route in Phnom Penh pending a review of the Chinese-owned firm that is contracted to run the fledgling service, a company official said yesterday. Lim Andre, Global (Cambodia) Trade Development’s manager in Phnom Penh, said yesterday ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/city-hall-shepherd-public-bus-operation

Boeung Kak protester trio detained, released

In yet another case of district security guards assuming the role of police officers, three evictees of the capital’s Boeung Kak lake area were detained in the capital yesterday morning and taken to a police station. Daun Penh district security guards seized Em Srey Touch, 41, ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/boeung-kak-protester-trio-detained-released

11 Activists Arrested for Views That ‘Impact Public Order’

Eleven political activists were pulled off the street by helmeted security guards Tuesday morning during a peaceful march to foreign embassies to deliver petitions calling for an end to government violence and the release of 23 imprisoned activists and strikers. The 11 protesters—10 land rights activists ...

Phorn Bopha and Colin Meyn
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/eleven-activists-arrested-for-views-that-impact-public-order-50934/

‘An act of coup d’etat’

Dozens of ruling party lawmakers have signed a letter calling opposition demands for a re-election or the resignation of Prime Minister Hun Sen an attempted coup. The letter, signed by 54 Cambodian People’s Party lawmakers including senior MP Cheam Yeap on Friday and released to the ...

Daniel Pye and Meas Sokchea
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/%E2%80%98-act-coup-d%E2%80%99etat%E2%80%99

Small-scale protests continue

A day after authorities carted away 11 protesters intending to camp out in front of the United States embassy, a similarly ad hoc group of citizens struggled to deliver petitions to three embassies in the capital yesterday. The group of about 50 were blocked by police ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya and Sean Teehan
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/small-scale-protests-continue

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 ...

Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/capital-launch-trial-bus-route

Tonle Bassac: Primed for the future

Tonle Bassac is located on the western shore of the Bassac River, from which it takes its name (Tonle is Khmer for ‘river’). Contained by the river to the east, Sihanouk Boulevard to the north and Norodom Boulevard to the west, Tonle Bassac hooks westward ...

David Murphy
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/real-estate/tonle-bassac-primed-future

Audi to cruise into local market

German luxury car manufacturer Audi has expanded into Cambodia, joining the recent entry of higher-end automobile producers into a small but growing market. At a signing ceremony in Phnom Penh yesterday, Audi AG appointed Automotive Asia (Cambodia) Ltd as its official distributor in the country. The ...

Anne Renzenbrink
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/audi-cruise-local-market

Police beat Borei Keila activists blocking road

Yet another clash between protesters and police resulted in at least three women being knocked unconscious in the capital yesterday. A Post reporter saw police punch and use batons to quell protesters after a group of about 250 people, including many from the Borei Keila community ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/police-beat-borei-keila-activists-blocking-road

Former Mfone staff to get paid

Over eight months after Cambodian mobile operator Mfone filed for bankruptcy, the defunct provider’s former staffers should get their outstanding salaries in November, according to the case’s court-appointed administrator. Bankruptcy administrator Ouk Ry said yesterday that deals have been made on many of the failed telecom’s ...

Anne Renzenbrink and Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/former-mfone-staff-get-paid

Union wary of possible crackdown

Preparing for a demonstration expected to draw thousands of garment workers this morning, Ath Thorn, president of the Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers Democratic Union (C.CAWDU), said yesterday that he feared the possibility of a heavy-handed military police response. About 4,000 workers gathered at SL ...

Sean Teehan
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/union-wary-possible-crackdown

Electric car is still on the charger

What happened to Cambodia’s electric car? The short answer is, the wait continues. More than seven months after its owners unveiled the new and improved Angkor EV 2013 to great fanfare, they are chronically short of funding and assembly is taking place in piecemeal fashion. Seang Chan ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/electric-car-still-charger

Mfone workers paid, a little

After months of protests, more than 1,000 former Mfone employees yesterday received just 10 per cent of the $4.4 million they were demanding in compensation after the telecom company filed for bankruptcy in January. Court-appointed administrator Ouk Ry, entrusted with the sale of Mfone’s assets, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/mfone-workers-paid-little

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