Newly-upgraded stretch of Cambodia’s national road to boost trade with Thailand
The newly upgraded 84.74km stretch of Cambodia’s National Road 5 – from Battambang town north to Banteay Meanchey provincial capital Sisophon – will improve trade, tourism and investment between Cambodia and Thailand, according to Prime Minister Hun Sen. ...
Khmer Times Staff
Battambang-Banteay Meanchey NR5 segment to boost Thai trade
The newly upgraded 84.74km stretch of National Road 5 – from Battambang town north to Banteay Meanchey provincial capital Sisophon – will improve trade, tourism and investment between Cambodia and Thailand, according to Prime Minister Hun Sen. ...
Battambang-Banteay Meanchey highway stretch completed
The Ministry of Public Works and Transport has marked the completion of renovations and expansion of a stretch of National Road 5, a part of Asian Highway 1, linking Battambang town to the Banteay Meanchey provincial capital of Sisophon. ...
Kampong Chhnang to benefit from National Road 5 construction
Once the southern section of the National Road 5 Improvement Project is officially launched, Kampong Chhnang province governor Sun Sovannarith expects that it will assist the area in becoming a destination for national and international tourists. ...
National Road 5 rehabilitation 43 percent complete
The rehabilitation project for the National Road No. 5 has completed about 43 percent, according to the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT). ...
Khmer Times Staff
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 ...
Workers take pay dispute to ministry of labor
Hundreds of garment workers traveled from a Kompong Chhnang factory to Phnom Penh on Monday to petition the Ministry of Labor to intervene in their dispute with factory management. About 3,000 workers from the Chinese-owned Jiun Ye Garment factory have been striking since August 18, accusing ...
Factories ask gov’t to punish strike leaders
The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) over the weekend released a statement condemning an ongoing strike at a Kompong Chhnang garment factory and urging authorities to “punish the perpetrators.” About 3,000 employees of the Chinese-owned Jiun Ye Garment factory have been on strike since August ...
Striking factory workers thwart police arrests
Police in Kompong Chhnang province on Thursday were prevented from arresting workers and union officials outside a Samakki Meanchey district garment factory by a mob of irate protesters who pulled two of their colleagues out of a police car to thwart their arrests. About 3,000 employees ...
Garment workers at two factories go on strike for more pay
About 3,000 garment workers went on strike in Kompong Chhnang province for a second day Tuesday, accusing their factory of withholding some of their monthly bonuses. Employees from the Chinese-owned Jiun Ye Garment factory blocked National Road 5 for more than four hours Tuesday, claiming that ...
Despite police blockade, KDC villagers reach Phnom Penh
A day after three of their community members were arrested following a violent encounter with police, about 50 villagers from Kompong Chhnang province forged ahead with a peaceful march toward Phnom Penh on Wednesday, but were temporarily blocked by police officials in Russei Keo district. The ...
Kuch Naren and Lauren Crothers
Fresh arrests for embattled KDC villagers
Three men embroiled in a land dispute with a company owned by the wife of Mines and Energy Minister Suy Sem were arrested Tuesday while marching with about 50 fellow villagers from Kompong Chhnang province’s Lor Peang village to Phnom Penh. The villagers planned to walk ...
Protest outside Kandal court as questioning starts in land case
About 200 people from Ponhea Leu district protested outside the Kandal provincial court Monday as questioning began of residents summoned last month in an ongoing land dispute. The court summoned 12 villagers on June 30, shortly after Phanimex Development company filed a complaint against the families, ...
Aid, Aeon on agenda for Japan
The Japanese government will offer more than $21 million in grant aid and loans to Cambodia when Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida visits later this month, according to a statement released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. According to the statement, Kishida will ink a number of ...
Company launches energy-efficient light program
A South Korean company on Monday completed a $100,000 energy-efficient street light initiative in Pursat province, and said it will now invest $100 million to construct a factory to manufacture the lights, officials said. The Global Digital Media Group Co. Ltd. installed 200 light-emitting diode (LED) ...
Villagers in land dispute with Phanimex petition authorities
Four hundred Kandal villagers locked in a land dispute in Ponhea Leu district with development company Phanimex submitted a petition Wednesday to district authorities and rights group Adhoc calling for a solution. The petition came a day after villagers blocked National Road 5 for more than ...
Anti-Phanimex roadblock causes traffic snarl
About 200 villagers blocked National Road 5 in Kandal province’s Ponhea Leu district for about two hours Tuesday, lighting fires with wood and tires and causing a large traffic jam as they called for authorities to intervene in their ongoing land dispute with the Phanimex ...
Arrests after vendors rally in Sisophon
Three people were arrested in Banteay Meanchey province on Friday during a protest in which more than 400 vendors rallied against orders to move to new market sites. In what authorities said was an effort to “restore public order”, police and military forces were deployed to ...
Road accidents kill 38 over Khmer New Year
Traffic accidents killed 38 people over Khmer New Year, with a further 306 injured, officials said yesterday. National Police spokesman Kirth Chantharith said that between Monday and Wednesday, 148 traffic accidents were recorded across the country. ...
Hun Sen Says More Die on Roads Than in War
Road traffic accidents are killing more Cambodians per year than those who died annually as a result of war during their country’s more than two decades of armed conflict, Prime Minister Hun Sen said Monday. Speaking in Battambang province’s Bavel district at the inauguration of the ...
Khy Sovuthy and Simon Henderson
Taxi Drivers Block Checkpoint In Poipet to Protest New Tax
Taxi drivers staged a large protest Wednesday at a customs checkpoint in Poipet City over customs officials’ demands for what the protesters said was an exorbitant tax on a small load of goods. At the checkpoint Wednesday, more than 50 taxi drivers blocked the road for ...
Monks on ‘Peace Walk’ Block National Road to Protest Ill-Treatment
Monks marching toward Phnom Penh to mark International Human Rights Day on Tuesday in front of the National Assembly have continued to receive a cold reception from some pagodas along their way and blocked a national road Thursday afternoon in protest. About 100 marchers, including several ...