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Temporary means to be constructed when Chroy Changvar bridge is under rehabilitation

Phnom Penh capital hall has planned to construct a temporary steel bridge crossing the Tonle Sap River in Phnom Penh to address traffic issue when the Cambodian-Japanese Friendship Bridge is under rehabilitation. ...

Mom Chandara Soleil
http://www.akp.gov.kh/?p=108244

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
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/bus-depots-will-move-to-city-outskirts-in-bid-to-ease-traffic-92200/

More rain, widespread flooding expected in a week

A low-pressure system over Burma will bring heavy rain and widespread flooding to Cambodia in a week’s time, according to a statement released by the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology on Monday. ...

Huot Chanpav
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/more-rain-widespread-flooding-expected-in-a-week-90586/

Borei Keila evictees denounce ‘resolutions’

City Hall announced Friday that the vast majority of remaining evictees from Phnom Penh’s Borei Keila neighborhood—who were left landless after a development firm failed to provide adequate housing for hundreds in the community—will not be rehoused in the area. ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/borei-keila-evictees-denounce-resolutions-80496/

City hall makes offer on land to families of Chroy Changva

Families living on contested land on Phnom Penh’s Chroy Changva peninsula were on Wednesday given a choice by municipal governor Pa Socheatvong: give up 90 percent of your land and live on the remainder or sell it all at $40 per square meter. ...

Sek Odom
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/city-hall-makes-offer-on-land-to-families-of-chroy-changva-80097/

Monks ask commissions to join city hall inspection

Phnom Penh’s Wat Samakki Raingsey, under scrutiny by City Hall for alleged “anti-government acts,” on Friday requested three commissions of the National Assembly to accompany municipal officials to a planned inspection of the pagoda on Tuesday afternoon. “I sent the letters to request the first commission ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/monks-ask-commissions-to-join-city-hall-inspection-77562/

Compensation: City Hall eyes impact of ‘Sky Bridge’

A study commissioned by the government looking at the impact of the new Techo Sky Bridge project in Phnom Penh has found that 30 families are in line for compensation, as is the neighbouring University of Technology and tycoon Othman Hassan, a secretary of state ...

Sen David
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/compensation-city-hall-eyes-impact-sky-bridge

Shukaku pushes forward at Boeung Kak

Local developer Shukaku will step up construction of its controversial Boeung Kak lake development project this month, beginning work on a drainage system and corporate office, a spokeswoman told the Post yesterday. An updated master plan of Shukaku’s Phnom Penh City Centre project – an ...

Shane Worrell and Mom Kunthear
http://phnompenhpost.com/national/shukaku-pushes-forward-boeung-kak

As deadline nears, community braces for eviction

As the deadline set by City Hall for residents of a village in Phnom Penh’s Russei Keo district to vacate the area draws near, about 100 of them delivered a petition to the National Assembly on Wednesday in a last ditch effort to convince lawmakers ...

Ben Sokhean and Chris Mueller
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/deadline-nears-community-braces-for-eviction-73193/

OCIC pitch ‘disappoints’ Chroy Changvar disputants

Residents on Phnom Penh’s Chroy Changvar peninsula embroiled in a land dispute with tycoon Pung Khieu Se’s Overseas Cambodia Investment Corporation were to submit a petition to City Hall today following a new compensation offer from the authorities last week. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya and Daniel Pye
http://phnompenhpost.com/national/ocic-pitch-%E2%80%98disappoints%E2%80%99-chroy-changvar-disputants

Phnom Penh Authority explains about Psar Chas market fire

Phnom Penh City Hall on Monday denied that someone set fire on Psar Chas market (Old Market), saying that the fire was caused by electric fault in a store inside the market. The denial came after public as well as social media users said that arson ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff
http://thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/phnom-penh-authority-explains-about-psar-chas-market-fire-7719

Cambodia: New crackdown on protesters

The Cambodian government is carrying out a new wave of arrests of opposition party and social activists. Cambodia’s donors should speak out against the government’s harassment, arbitrary detention, and summary trials of peaceful protesters and the government should end the crackdown. The crackdown has ...

Human Rights Watch News Staff
http://www.hrw.org/news/2014/11/13/cambodia-new-crackdown-protesters

30 NGOs condemn arrest, detention of Boeung Kok land activists

Civil society groups have condemned the arrest, detention and conviction of seven Boeung Kok land activists, following their protests earlier this week outside Phnom Penh City Hall. Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Tuesday charged them with the violation of traffic law by blocking a public ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff
http://thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/30-ngos-condemn-arrest-detention-of-boeung-kok-land-activists-7647

Cambodian land rights activists get year in jail for blocking traffic

A Cambodian court on Tuesday sentenced seven female land rights activists, including a 75-year-old woman, to one year in prison each for blocking traffic during a protest. Judge Mong Mony Sophea of Phnom Penh Municipal Court ruled the women were guilty of “creating a public ...

The Strait Times News Staff
http://www.straitstimes.com/the-big-story/asia-report/cambodia/story/cambodian-land-rights-activists-get-year-jail-blocking-traf

Trash to double over festival

The heaps of fly-covered refuse known to accumulate around the capital are set to grow a whole lot worse as millions of visitors arrive for the upcoming Water Festival and tax the city’s overburdened trash collector. More than two million additional people are expected to crowd ...

Laignee Barron and Pech Sotheary
http://phnompenhpost.com/national/trash-double-over-festival

City Hall asks wealthy to help fund Water Festival

Phnom Penh City Hall has launched an appeal for the country’s wealthy to help fund this year’s Water Festival in the capital, which is set to return next month after being canceled for the past three years. ...

Sek Odom
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/city-hall-asks-wealthy-to-help-fund-water-festival-71011/

Drivers told to work or take a hike

About forty public bus drivers who protested over wages at the weekend were told yesterday to work or resign. The bus drivers claim Phnom Penh City Hall promised them salaries of between $300 and $350 per month beginning in September, but were still paying them only ...

Sen David
http://phnompenhpost.com/national/drivers-told-work-or-take-hike

Boeung Chhouk locals protest

About 100 residents of a community in the capital’s Russei Keo district yesterday rallied outside City Hall, demanding that authorities issue them land titles and end court action against six of their representatives. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://phnompenhpost.com/national/boeung-chhouk-locals-protest

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