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Japan-Cambodia National Road 5 renovation project locked in

The Japanese and Cambodian governments have inked a financial cooperation agreement for the renovation of National Road 5 spanning 366 kilometres from Kandal province’s Prek Kdam area to Banteay Meanchey province’s Poipet city.​ ...

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https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50705611/japan-cambodia-national-road-5-renovation-project-locked-in/

Ministry to blacklist road companies failing to uphold technical standards

The Transport Minister yesterday warned road repair companies that they will be blacklisted from bidding on future public projects if they fail to uphold technical standards in their work. Transport Minister Sun Chanthol yesterday met with contractors and technical inspection companies to discuss the improvement of ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50631407/ministry-to-blacklist-road-companies-failing-to-uphold-technical-standards/

Despite Land Loss, Minorities Back Status Quo

Romam Gvin could be described as a counterintuitive voter. Intuition might lead you to believe that Mr. Gvin blames the government for the loss of his land to the Vietnamese rubber company that now owns everything for as far as the eye can see here in ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/elections/despite-land-loss-minorities-back-status-quo-34786/

As Foreign Aid Increases, Questions About Conditions

Cambodia has seen huge growth of foreign aid and loans over the past two decades, but experts are beginning to question its worth—and what conditions might be attached. Total aid from 1993 to 2012 amounts to around $10 billion, with the percentage of aid coming as ...

http://www.voacambodia.com/content/as-foreign-aid-increases-questions-about-conditions/1664821.html

Toilets, trucks on agenda

The government announced new plans for developing both transportation and rural sanitation at the annual meeting of the Ministry of Rural Development at the Chaktomuk Conference Hall in Phnom Penh yesterday. According to officials at the event, the ministry will be completing by year’s end a ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013030661784/National/toilets-trucks-on-agenda.html

Thai, Cambodian FMs meet in Bangkok on economic cooperation

Thailand and Cambodia will step up road construction, and open more checkpoints along their common borders, Thai News Agency reported on Wednesday. The resolution was made during the 8th Thai-Cambodian Joint Commission, held in Bangkok on Tuesday and Wednesday. ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2012-12/26/c_132064949.htm

Group awaits eviction No. 2

Families in the capital’s Por Sen Chey district face a tense morning as they prepare for the familiar sound of authorities moving in to evict them. Nineteen families in Andong village were told in a letter from district authorities that today was the deadline for them ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012100359062/National-news/group-awaits-eviction-no-2.html

Hun Sen Asks China for Loan to Build New Road

Prime Minister Hun Sen said yesterday that he has requested a $140 million loan from China to build a 190 km road that would branch off National Road 5 and allow easier access to Thailand. The request comes just one month after Mr. Hun Sen returned ...

Villagers facing re-eviction

Villagers evicted from the former Sambok Chab community in the capital’s Dangkor district in 2006 face eviction for the second time – this time without any compensation, evictees told the Post yesterday. According to villager Heng Pheng Chun, 26, authorities in Por Sen Chey district have ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012092658910/National-news/villagers-face-eviction-again-in-phnom-penh.html

Cambodia Inaugurates China-funded Road in N Provinces

Cambodia on Wednesday inaugurated a 128-kilometer China-funded national road No. 62 in an effort to boost social and economic development in northern provinces. The road, from Kampong Thom province’s Kampong Svay district to the provincial town of Preah Vihear province, cost about 52 million U.S. dollars ...

http://english.cri.cn/6909/2012/08/08/2821s716012.htm

Tycoon free after striking deal

A tycoon arrested on Tuesday by military police on fraud charges yesterday walked free after striking a deal with the man he defrauded, court officials said. Meas Chanpiseth, deputy prosecutor of the Phnom Penh Municipal Court, said that 52-year-old tycoon Peang Kosal, executive director of the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012030854934/National-news/tycoon-free-after-striking-deal.html

Economic Census Sheds Light on Businesses

The Ministry of Planning yesterday released the preliminary results of the 2011 economic census, which found that Cambodia has a total of 503,008 businesses nationwide, of which nearly 20 percent are based in Phnom Penh. The census, which began on March 1 and was financed ...

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