Underpass feasibility study OK’ed

The Phnom Penh Municipality has approved a feasibility study on an underpass crossing National Road 1. The study will be conducted by Borey Peng Hout, a leading local real estate developer. In a meeting Thursday chaired by Khuong Sreng, the governor of Phnom Penh, the municipality ...

Chea Vannak

Pipe systems cleaned

Phnom Penh Municipality plans to create a new water pumping station in Meanchey district next year in order to reduce city flooding in Sen Sok, Meanchey and Por Senchey districts.​ ... ...

Sen David

Sewage system renovations fail to mitigate flooding

Phnom Penh continues to flood during heavy rains, despite efforts by the city to renovate the sewage system.Cambodia remains increasingly vulnerable to rains that could grow heavier in a changing climate. ... ...

Phorn Bopha

City bus service to connect to provinces

Phnom Penh Municipality has anticipated the connection of city bus service to other provinces across Cambodia, reported state news agency-AKP. ...With intention to assist the sector, the Government of Japan agreed to provide 130 buses and China, 100 buses to Cambodia shortly. ... ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

Cambodia's ethnic Khmer Krom ends 3-day protest against Vietnamese diplomat

Some 500 ethnic minority Khmer Krom monks and activists concluded Wednesday their three-day protest against a Vietnamese diplomat, who reportedly said that South Vietnam, or former Kampuchea Krom provinces, belonged to Vietnam prior to France's official transfer of the land in 1949. The protest ended without ...

Shanghai Daily News Staff

Questions raised over land sale at lakeside

Developer Shukaku has sold off close to 1.3 hectares of land at the capital’s controversial Boeung Kak lake site to a Singapore-listed HLH Group company, according to a statement from HLH. HLH subsidiary D’Lotus Development purchased the land at Boeung Kak in Daun Penh district for ...

Chan Muyhong

Parking rules kicked to kerb

City Hall is turning its focus to Phnom Penh’s “anarchic parking” situation. Phnom Penh Governor Pa Socheatvong yesterday said the municipality plans to cancel old contracts awarding private companies the right to charge for parking in certain parts of the city, and introduce new restrictions on ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Cambodia bans trade unions from marking May Day at capital's Freedom Park

Cambodian authorities on Wednesday refused permission for the 18 opposition-aligned trade unions and associations to celebrate an International Labor Day event on May 1 at the capital's Freedom Park. "The Phnom Penh Municipality does not allow the trade unions and associations to organize this event at ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Cambodia unveils 2 suspects for hacking into gov't websites

Cambodia on Tuesday revealed two suspected hackers, who have attacked in large scales on the information technology networks of the national institutions, the National Police announced in its website. Bun Kingmongkol Panha, 21, and Chou Songheng, 21, both are the third year information technology students at ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Sihanouk statue waves down on Royal Palace

A familiar figure has popped up atop a building that authorities in Phnom Penh ordered demolished in October for violating height restrictions around the Royal Palace: a statue of late King Father Norodom Sihanouk. “I have built a King statue on the top of my building ...

Aun Pheap

Palace says King’s name still intact

The Royal Palace yesterday said the letter sent by opposition leader Sam Rainsy to King Norodom Sihamoni last week that elicited a furious response from the government for “insulting” the King, did not, in fact, disrespect the monarch’s “honour and name”. A statement signed by the ...

Kevin Ponniah and Meas Sokchea

British institute preparing report on garment factory safety

Britain's Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors says it is preparing a report for the Cambodian government on possible steps to reassure garment buyers about factory safety. The report by the institute, which investigated the Rana Plaza garment factory collapse in Bangladesh last year, will also include ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

Boeung Kak protester trio detained, released

In yet another case of district security guards assuming the role of police officers, three evictees of the capital’s Boeung Kak lake area were detained in the capital yesterday morning and taken to a police station. Daun Penh district security guards seized Em Srey Touch, 41, ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

City Hall breaks ground on new 11-story $3.5 million office

The Phnom Penh Municipality has broken ground on a new 11-story $3.5 million building that is intended to house the city’s public services, the municipal spokesman said Monday. Long Dimanche said construction on the building, which is being erected on a 1,000 square meter plot of ...

Kuch Naren

Interior Ministry Says No to Freedom Park Rally

The government will consider a planned union rally on Sunday of several thousand people at Freedom Park in Phnom Penh an attempt to “overthrow the government,” Interior Ministry spokesman Khieu Sopheak said on Friday. ... Phnom Penh municipality rejected the request to hold the rally, but ...

Sinary Sany

CNRP denied access to suspects

Phnom Penh Municipality has rejected a request from the Cambodia National Rescue Party to visit the 23 detainees held in Kampong Cham province’s Tropaing Phlong prison, also known as Correctional Centre 3. In a letter sent to the CNRP dated January 21, Phnom Penh Municipal Court ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Public Warned of Traffic Delays Due to Drainage

Phnom Penh Municipality has warned the public to expect prolonged traffic disturbances around O’Russei market in Prampi Makara district after construction began in the area Monday as part of the ongoing Japan-funded drainage project, a statement from City Hall said. The public has been asked for ...

Khuon Narim and Simon Henderson

Cambodia, ILO jointly launch job services, labor market information project with Chinese aid

Cambodia and the International Labor Organization (ILO) on Thursday launched a new project to expand job services and improve labor market information with funding from China, according to an ILO media statement. The ILO/China South-South Cooperation Project to Expand Employment Services and Enhance Labor Market Information ...

Global Times News Staff

Capital to launch trial bus route

Phnom Penh commuters fed up with navigating the city’s increasingly busy streets will have a chance to test a new public bus service beginning in February. Phnom Penh Municipality spokesman Long Dimanche yesterday confirmed a one-month trial of a bus service along a 7.5-kilometre route running ...

Hor Kimsay

City Says It Will Provide Land Titles to 33 Boeng Kak Families

Phnom Penh Municipality will provide land titles to 33 more families living in the city’s Boeng Kak neighborhood, a municipal official said Tuesday, roughly a third of those still seeking property rights in the area that has seen some 3,000 forced evictions. “First, we will solve ...

Khy Sovuthy and Ben Woods

Interior Ministry Releases Its Account of Monivong Bridge Clashes

Interior Minister Sar Kheng has chastised the opposition CNRP for holding its demonstration in Phnom Penh’s Freedom Park last week for longer than authorized, and blamed the party for the deadly violence that took place near Monivong Bridge. A 29-year-old construction worker was shot dead while ...

Hul Reaksmey

A protest economy emerges

By 10am, Siv Lin, the owner of a mobile food stall facing Phnom Penh’s Freedom Park, had prepared all the rice, pork, eggs and vegetables needed to serve yesterday’s regular lunch crowd. It was a normal day. But on September 7, when thousands of opposition Cambodia ...

Hor Kimsay and Anne Renzenbrink

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