Road impacts addressed

Addressing the economic and environmental impacts from two major road projects, the Ministry of Public Works and Transport on Tuesday said issues related to the renovations of National Road 2 are 98.5 per cent resolved while for National Road 22, it is 100 per cent ...

Soth Koemsoeun

Agreement signed for national road repairs

The Ministry of Public Works and Transport yesterday signed an agreement with Korean company Hanshin Engineering and Construction for the long-awaited reconstruction of National Road 2 and National Road 22. According to a press release from the ministry, the reconstruction of National Road 2 and ...

Sen David

‘Speed up National Road 2’

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday criticised government officials in charge of the National Road 2 reconstruction. He told them to work with the South Korean government as the project cost $56 million, most of which was borrowed from that government. ...

Soth Koemsoeun

Takeo’s Bati district could become a hotspot for garment factories

Land prices in Krang Thnong commune, in Takeo’s Bati district near National Road 2, have recently multiplied by up to ten times compared to five years ago after two garment factories started being constructed in the rural community this year, locals claim.Meanwhile, the area might ...

Dit Sokthy and Hanamariya Halim

Company digs trench around family’s home

Hang Chantha watched in horror last weekend as a private company battling to take her land dug a four-meter-deep trench around the perimeter of her home. “After the company dug, I could not sleep at night; I was afraid my house would fall,” she recounted Thursday, ...

Ben Sokhean and Alex Consiglio

USA garment factory workers block national road

Nearly 400 workers at the USA Fully Field (Cambodia) Garment factory blocked National Road 2 in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district yesterday after fears spread that the factory was winding down operations and that management wouldn’t pay necessary wages once it closed. Soy Nakri, a worker representative ...

Mom Kunthear

New highway to run through Boeung Tompong

A new highway that is being built is expected to not only reduce traffic jams, but to also open up a large area for real estate development. The new highway, called Samdech Techo Hun Sen Blvd, runs from the intersection of Road 271 and Monivong Blvd ...

Siv Meng

Two Men Arrested After 1 Ton Of Rosewood Seized

Two men were arrested yesterday and more than 1 ton of rosewood was confiscated after the car they were using to transport the illegally logged luxury wood smashed through a police barricade in Kandal province, officials said. Deputy Kandal provincial police chief Sao Sothun said that ...

Unequal treatment at Cambodian factories

The ongoing story of garment workers left jobless by company closures in late December is fast becoming A Tale of Two Factories: one group of workers has everything before it, the other has nothing. It’s this widening gulf between workers at Yung Wah Industrial and Kingsland ...

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