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$76 mln ring road ‘breaks new ground’

Construction has started on a $76 million ring road for heavy transport linking Sihanoukville’s deep seaport and the National Road Number 4 in Preah Sihanouk connecting Prey Nob to Stung Hav. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50715089/76-mln-ring-road-breaks-new-ground/

Bidding on major artery renovation to begin next month

The Ministry of Public Works and Transport yesterday announced that the renovation of National Road 4, which connects the capital with Sihanoukville in the south, will begin early next year. The ministry said bidding for the project will start in September. National Road 4 is one ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50635502/bidding-on-major-artery-renovation-to-begin-next-month/

Eight people sent to court over violent protest

Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities on Sunday sent eight people to court for blocking National Road 4 and using violence against authorities in a land dispute in Prey Nop district’s Bit Traing commune. Four police officers and two commune security guards sustained injuries when the protesters ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/eight-people-sent-court-over-violent-protest

Highway to Sihanoukville on its way

The Cambodian government said it is actively working with China Road and Bridge Corporation, a Chinese company seeking to speed up construction of an expressway linking Phnom Penh to Preah Sihanouk province, says Ministry of Public Works and Transport officials. The planned expressway will span ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/highway-sihanoukville-its-way

90km roads damaged by flooding

The Ministry of Public Works and Transport instructed its officials on Wednesday to immediately inspect and repair roads that have been damaged by floods to ease traffic. Ministry spokesman Nou Vattanak told The Post that floods triggered by heavy rains over the past few months ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/90km-roads-damaged-flooding

PM demands end to road blocking protest

Speaking at a gathering of 27,444 workers from 24 factories in Kampong Speu province’s Kong Pisey district, Hun Sen cited a recent incidence in which around 700 workers from Chim Li Cambodia blocked National Road 4 in Por Sen Chey district to demand severance packages ...

Kong Meta
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-demands-end-road-blocking-protest

Hundreds evacuated as floods hammer parts of Preah Sihanouk

As floods inundated Preah Sihanouk province yesterday, hundreds of motorists were left stranded along National Road 4 in Kampong Seila district prior to being evacuated. The floods not only affected motorists on the National Road, but also residents in Samraong and Stung Chral villages, where ...

Ven Rathavong
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50512988/hundreds-evacuated-as-floods-hammer-parts-of-preah-sihanouk/

No major flooding mishaps despite rising Mekong waters, says Ministry

Water levels have been rising in Stung Treng, Kratie, Tbong Khmum, Kampong Cham and Battambang provinces over the past two weeks, but so far floods have not had a serious impact, the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology said. Its spokesman Chan Yutha told The ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya and Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/no-major-flooding-mishaps-despite-rising-mekong-waters-says-ministry

Government seeking loan to repair national road

The Transport Ministry said yesterday it has asked the World Bank for a $110 million loan to upgrade National Road 4. Speaking after a signing ceremony with a Chinese company to repair two other national roads, Transport Minister Sun Chanthol said the ministry and the World ...

Sen David
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50106732/government-seeking-loan-repair-national-road/

Trucks rerouted from flooded Nat’l Road 4

Kampong Speu provincial authorities yesterday issued an order banning heavy trucks from using National Road 4 in Phnom Sruoch district’s Maha Saing commune in response to heavy flooding in the area. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/trucks-rerouted-flooded-natl-road-4

Cambodia-China talk expressway

A proposed Chinese-built highway linking Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville appears to be moving forward, after the chairman of the company behind the project met with Prime Minister Hun Sen in Phnom Penh yesterday.   ...

Ven Rathavong
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/28412/cambodia-china-talk-expressway/

Van driver dead, garment workers injured in highway crash

A high-speed collision in Preah Sihanouk province involving two container trucks, a beer truck and a van crammed with garment workers resulted in one death and 34 injuries on Tuesday evening, according to police, who reported that three drivers fled the scene and remain at ...

Buth Kimsay
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/van-driver-dead-garment-workers-injured-in-highway-crash-109345/

Roadside builders told to back off by ministry

The Ministry of Public Works and Transportation in an announcement yesterday warned that action would be taken against those who illegally construct on the shoulders of, or fill in canals along, National Road 4 between Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville. ...

Lay Samean
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/roadside-builders-told-back-ministry

Cambodia is perfectly positioned to become a solar powerhouse

Phnom Penh’s first solar-powered building looks for all the world like a cube of colored Lego blocks dropped in a factory lot on the city’s industrial outskirts. Covered in some 1,350 solar panels — including large panes of multi-colored solar glass — the three-story building ...

Sarah Goodyear
http://nextcity.org/daily/entry/water-war-weapon-syria-cities

Phnom Penh warehouse demand increases

Demand for warehouse space rose over the first five months of 2014, according to local property experts. The managing director of Town Real Estate Company, Van Chanthorn, said demand for warehouse space increased in some areas compared with the same period last year, adding that his ...

Sum Manet
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/real-estate/phnom-penh-warehouse-demand-increases

SUVs Block Pagoda to Keep Out Monks on Peace March

Harassment of monks and their supporters, who are marching to Phnom Penh to participate in International Human Rights Day rallies in the capital, continued Friday when three suburban utility vehicles were used to block the entrance to a pagoda in Kompong Speu province where marchers ...

Khy Sovuthy
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/suvs-block-pagoda-to-keep-out-monks-on-peace-march-48816/

Home for the holidays

Still agitated 20 minutes after the rally in front of SL Garment Processing (Cambodia) Ltd had dispersed yesterday, Choem Som Im held up seven fingers as she jerked her arms forward and spoke in an equally sharp tone. The dilemma, faced by many garment workers, ...

Sean Teehan and Mom Kunthear
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/home-holidays

Factory management agrees on pay advance for holiday

Management at the Chhin Chin garment factory yesterday agreed to meet workers’ demands to receive their wages before the Pchum Ben holiday after a 150-worker demonstration briefly blocked National Road 4 in front of the factory. Workers at the factory, which is located in Phnom Penh’s ...

Mom Kunthear and Sean Teehan
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/factory-management-agrees-pay-advance-holiday

Airports operator looks to expand

While Cambodia Airports, of which France-based Vinci Group is major stakeholder, sees tourist numbers taking off, eviction issues are gnawing at the company’s image. Emmanuel Menanteau, chief executive of Cambodia Airports, talked to the Post’s Sarah Thust about the expansion plans. How many tourist arrivals do ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013053165965/CEO-Talk/airports-operator-looks-to-expand.html

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