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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
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/capital-launch-trial-bus-route

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
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/city-says-it-will-provide-land-titles-to-33-boeng-kak-families-45710/

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
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/elections/interior-ministry-releases-its-account-of-monivong-bridge-clashes-42909/

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
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/protest-economy-emerges

Government orders capital pipe clear-up

A city-wide campaign to clear drainage pipes inundated with garbage build-up aggravated by seasonal rains will begin on Saturday, the municipality announced. All nine districts are to report the number of pipes in need of service, according to a statement released on Friday, which adds that ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-orders-capital-pipe-clear

Feature: Slum dwellers in Cambodian capital want to benefit from development

Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital and largest city, has seen rapid development in the last decade — numerous high-rises, large shopping malls and business centres as well as public parks are beautifying this city — in the meantime, slum-dwellers are also on the rise. According to the ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2013-08/18/c_132641165.htm

Phnom Penh Gains Partnership With Tennessee City

The Phnom Penh Municipality and delegates from Cleveland, Tennessee, yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding to establish sister-city status, officials said. “While we are welcoming [the delegates], there are people outside who are demanding that we solve their housing problems,” said Phnom Penh Governor Kep ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

‘Croc grandma’ gets four years

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday convicted local tycoon Chhin Sokountheary of encroaching on public lands and sentenced her in absentia to four years and six months in prison. Phnom Penh Municipal Court judge Ly Lipmeng said yesterday that Sokountheary, who is also known as ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2012122160412/National/croc-grandma-gets-four-years.html

Officials Halt Construction on 240 Apartment Project

Police and Phnom Penh municipality officials yesterday halted construction on a seven-story high-end apartment complex on Street 240 in Daun Penh district. Phnom Penh Municipal Governor Kep Chuktema was accompanied by police officials who entered the 240 apartment complex, which has been under construction for several ...

Garbage Pileup Expected as Collectors Take 9-Day Holiday

Residents in Phnom Penh have been warned to expect a buildup of garbage as at least half of the city’s garbage collectors will be on holidays for nine days beginning Thursday. An announcement on the Phnom Penh Municipality’s website, posted Friday, said residents should expect disruptions ...

City Starts Building Road Near Boeng Kak Lake

The Phnom Penh Municipality has begun construction work on a road skirting the area formerly taken up by the Boeng Kak lake, according to a statement posted on the city’s website. On Monday, the municipality held an inauguration ceremony for construction of a 615-meter concrete road ...

City Defends Boeng Kak Project, Attacks Critics

The filling of Boeng Kak lake and the eviction of thousands of residents was necessary to root out the “prostitutes and terrorists” that were drawn to the area’s once-popular tourist zone, the Phnom Penh Municipality said in a statement yesterday. In a statement posted to its ...

City Blames B Kak Protests On ‘Foreigners’

The Phnom Penh municipality defended itself for the first time this weekend against sustained criticism from rights groups over the jailing of 13 female protesters from Boeng Kak, blaming the backlash on the “insanity” of unnamed foreign provocateurs. SRP lawmakers, meanwhile, met with the women in ...

Boat owners complain new port a burden for business

The Phnom Penh Municipality opened a new port for boat operators along the riverside in Daun Penh district yesterday in an effort to regulate operations, keep the river clean, and ensure customer safety. The new port comes three years after City Hall banned boats from docking ...

Buses, Taxis Ignore Appeals to Maintain Fees

As Khmer New Year approaches, Phnom Penh Municipality has once again made its annual appeal to bus companies and taxi drivers not to raise fees during the holiday. But as usual, drivers and companies say they will be ignoring the request. Phnom Penh Governor Kep Chuktema said ...

Borei Keila Residents File Land Transfer Complaint

One hundred and thirty-five families evicted from the Borei Keila community filed a complaint with the Council of Ministers and Finance Ministry yesterday against Phnom Penh Municipality for trying to transfer to the Phanimex company land belonging to the community, a resident said. ...

Four companies narrow in on Phnom Penh bus service

Seven months after City Hall called for companies to submit proposals for the city’s first-ever bus service, Phnom Penh Municipality has announced that four out of seven companies who have shown interest will be considered. The municipality in May and June 2011 invited all interested companies ...

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