City Hall considering relocating warehouses

Speaking at a pagoda inauguration on Saturday, Phnom Penh Governor Pa Socheatvong said City Hall is looking to move warehouses and automobile repair shops out of the city centre to the outskirts to reduce pollution and traffic congestion – a move Hun Sen’s sister Hun ...

Kong Meta

Ministry tells Phnom Penh to put end to digging

In the wake of recent illegal digging in the capital, Minister of Mines and Energy Suy Sem has called on the Phnom Penh city governor to stop issuing licences allowing businesses to dig soil in the city and to strengthen its enforcement on a longstanding ...

Mech Dara and Yesenia Amaro

City hall announces development plans for new road

City Hall yesterday announced the preparation of infrastructure for a controversial road construction project in the Boeung Kak area near the Alserkal Grand Mosque, the largest mosque in the Kingdom, to avoid traffic jams and flooding in the area. The pilot project, inveiled in 2012, plans ...

Pech Sotheary

New water pumping station is ‘70% done’

Workers are labouring day and night to build a new pumping station at the Boeung Trabek reservoir to relieve the capital’s flood risk ahead of the rainy season, city authorities said yesterday.   ...

Sen David

Activists request to march on ACU HQ

Land rights activists from 10 communities in the capital yesterday submitted a request to City Hall requesting permission to march to the Anti-Corruption Unit’s headquarters and deliver a petition in support of human rights activists jailed this week. ...

Chhay Channyda and Ananth Baliga

Residents, activists call for city to stop filling in lakes

Protesters from Phnom Penh’s lakeside communities spent an hour facing off with police on Thursday on a road on the former Boeng Kak lake before turning around and taking a different route to the National Assembly, where they demanded an end to the infilling and ...

Sek Odom

Twin tower construction to begin this year

Construction of the $2 billion, 133-story twin tower skyscrapers planned to rise opposite NagaWorld will start in the middle of this year, an official who helped design the project told Khmer Times yesterday. ...

Sum Manet

Rise in number of blazes in ’15

The number of fires in Cambodia increased by 14.7 per cent in 2015 compared to the previous year, killing 35 people and consuming almost 600 homes. ...

Phak Seangly

City seeks to halt land sales at Boeung Trabek

Municipal officials said yesterday that they would take steps to combat what they said was the unlawful occupation of portions of Boeung Trabek lake, which the city hopes to clear out to restore its ability to hold rainwater and reduce flooding. ...

Niem Chheng

PP gov accuses NGOs of fomenting unrest

Phnom Penh Municipal Governor Pa Socheatvong yesterday lashed out at civil society groups he blamed for instigating protests aimed at destabilising the government. ...

Mech Dara

Truck drivers block major roads in protest

More than 400 right-hand-drive cargo truck owners—who are requesting they be allowed to keep the illegal vehicles unmodified after paying import and road taxes—blocked busy Phnom Penh roads in protest on Wednesday morning. ...

Sek Odom

New Phnom Penh land master plan passed

The Council of Ministers yesterday approved a sweeping new master plan for managing urban development in Phnom Penh over the next 20 years, according to a statement from the cabinet, although it was scant on specifics. ...

Kuch Naren

North park condominiums unveiled

The curtain was pulled back Sunday on Royal Group’s latest development – North Park Condominium. The real estate project comprises three nine-story condominium buildings spread over 13 hectares in Sen Sok district. ...

Sum Manet

Traffic woes vex Phnom Penh governor

Phnom Penh’s municipal governor yesterday called on citizens to start obeying traffic laws and using the city’s fledgling public-transportation system as he addressed widespread discontent with traffic issues. ...

Sen David

City governor cautions officials on building codes

Phnom Penh governor Pa Socheatvong on Monday warned local construction and cadastral officials that they would be fired if they failed to ensure that buildings throughout the city are constructed to the size specified in their plans. ...

Kang Sothear

Red cross opens luxury hotel in Preah Vihear

Pa Socheatvong, the Phnom Penh governor and head of the Phnom Penh branch of the Cambodian Red Cross (CRC), oversaw the opening of a luxury six-story hotel in Preah Vihear City on Monday, officials said. ...

Khy Sovuthy

Bus depots will move to city outskirts in bid to ease traffic

Phnom Penh governor Pa Socheatvong held a meeting with the city’s bus companies Thursday to inform them that starting next year, their depots and pickup points must be located outside the city center as part of efforts to ease worsening traffic congestion. ...

Mech Dara

Ta Ngov residents to keep land despite road expansion

Residents of the Phnom Penh suburb of Ta Ngov have reached a verbal agreement with the Chbar Ampov district government to make room for the expansion of a road along Barang Canal. ...

James Reddick and Muny Sithyna

Gov claims NGOs are recruiting protesters

Phnom Penh Municipal Governor Pa Socheatvong yesterday accused civil society organisations of paying land rights demonstrators to protest against a controversial NGO law that recently passed the National Assembly. ...

Taing Vida

Gov’t: foreigners banned from protesting

Foreigners who join protests against the government will now be subject to arrest and deportation, Phnom Penh’s governor and the government’s spokesman said yesterday, in the latest effort by the CPP to curb outside influence in the country’s political affairs. ...

Khy Sovuthy and Colin Meyn

City governor pledges new staff at Prey Speu

On a walkthrough visit of Phnom Penh’s Prey Speu social affairs center on Friday, municipal governor Pa Socheatvong pledged to send 10 new caretakers to work at the center, which has been the subject of claims of serious abuse at the hands of staff. ...

Khy Sovuthy

Governor holds meeting on helping homeless

Ahead of a visit to the Prey Speu social affairs center Friday, Phnom Penh governor Pa Socheatvong on Wednesday urged NGOs to get homeless people off the streets and into safe environments where they can turn their lives around, according to a post on City ...

Khy Sovuthy

City ends deal with firm operating tollbooths

Phnom Penh City Hall on Monday canceled a contract with a local construction company that had been operating a pair of tollbooths on Street 2004 in Sen Sok district to raise funds for the road’s ongoing construction and maintenance. ...

Aun Pheap

Boeng Kak families accept swap to end land disputes

At least 16 more families that have been locked in a bitter and lengthy dispute with the municipal government over land in Phnom Penh’s Boeng Kak neighborhood accepted municipal governor Pa Socheatvong’s offer of a land swap Thursday morning. ...

Mech Dara

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