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Sihanoukville expressway nears construction

A construction team composed of 200 workers from China has arrived in the Kingdom to begin work on an expressway that will connect Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville, with the groundbreaking ceremony expected before the end of March. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50568038/sihanoukville-expressway-nears-construction/

Road repairs increased last year

The Transport Ministry repaired more roads last year when compared to work done in 2017, according to its annual report. In the report issued on Wednesday, the ministry noted it repaired a total of 9,671 kilometres of national and provincial roads, an increase when compared ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50568071/road-repairs-increased-last-year/

‘Speed up National Road 2’

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday criticised government officials in charge of the National Road 2 reconstruction. He told them to work with the South Korean government as the project cost $56 million, most of which was borrowed from that government. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/speed-national-road-2

Centre to upskill truck drivers

The Heavy-Vehicle Driver Training Centre, under the General Department of Land Transport, was launched at a ceremony on Wednesday. It will provide training to heavy-vehicle drivers, on St 598, Chraing Chamreh II commune, Russei Keo district, in the capital. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/centre-upskill-truck-drivers

PM departs on European tour

Prime Minister Hun Sen has left for his European tour, which will include attending an Asia-Europe meeting organised by the EU. Departing at 12:20am, he will lead a delegation at the 12th Asia-Europe Meeting (Asem) on Thursday and Friday in Brussels, Belgium. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-departs-european-tour

Cambodia, Thailand end cross-border rail transport talks

Cambodia and Thailand on Friday concluded negotiations on the transport of goods and people by train across their shared border, with an official agreement expected to be signed in upcoming months. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50509378/cambodia-thailand-end-cross-border-rail-transport-talks/

Sihanoukville port kicks off use of new terminal

State-owned Sihanoukville Autonomous Port (PAS) launched its multipurpose terminal on Monday, which was praised by a government official as a way for the country to export faster and more efficiently. The $74 million Japan-backed terminal will provide an additional 330 metres for ship docking and ...

Cheng Sokhorng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/sihanoukville-port-kicks-use-new-terminal

MoU inked with China firm for sewage study

The Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Beijing Urban Construction Group Co Ltd (BUCG) in Phnom Penh, to undertake a study of sewerage and drainage systems. ...

Kong Meta
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mou-inked-china-firm-sewage-study

National Road 6 officially in service

Following the completion in July of the section stretching from Siem Reap to Kampong Cham province, National Road 6 was officially inaugurated yesterday in a ceremony presided over by Prime Minister Hun Sen. ...

Sum Manet
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50499590/national-road-6-officially-in-service/

Service opens on restored rails connecting Battambang, Banteay Meanchey

Train service from the provincial capitals of Battambang and Banteay Meanchey provinces opened on Sunday, an expansion made possible by the retrofitting of previously existing tracks that will also limit the speed at which trains can run. ...

Hor Kimsay
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/service-opens-restored-rails-connecting-battambang-banteay-meanchey

Poipet real estate market full steam ahead

The reopening of a 48-kilometre rail line between Poipet and Serey Sophorn in Banteay Meanchey province this month was a milestone in the long-delayed plan to restore passenger and commercial train service along the Northern Line that connects Poipet to the capital. But it is ...

Vat Vin
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/post-property/poipet-real-estate-market-full-steam-ahead

Government signs contract for infrastructure projects

Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol yesterday signed a $44 million contract with Chinese company Beijing Urban Construction Group Co Ltd to carry out sewage and road improvement projects in Battambang, Poipet and Bavet towns, among other projects. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-signs-contract-infrastructure-projects

Road sign plan seeks to boost safety

Transport Minister Sun Chanthol is to order all road construction companies to install signs at their worksites in an effort to avoid traffic accidents.Speaking at the closing ceremony of the National Road Safety Committee’s annual meeting yesterday, Mr Chanthol said he would order companies working ...

Ven Rathavong
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50104210/road-sign-plan-seeks-to-boost-safety/

Prime Minister supportive of water taxi system

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday expressed support for the waterway transport system from Prek Phnov to Phnom Penh and to Takhmao city, which will be launched before Khmer New Year. ...

Mom Sophon
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50102045/prime-minister-supportive-of-water-taxi-system/

Hundreds of truck owners fined

More than 300 overloaded trucks were fined nearly $135,000 last month, causing the Transport Ministry to call for stricter action to protect the country’s roads.A Transport Ministry report said a committee comprised of ministry officials and law enforcement officers seized 307 overloaded trucks, resulting in ...

Pav Suy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50101342/hundreds-truck-owners-fined/

Airport trains to be ready by April

The new railway line from the Phnom Penh train station to the airport will be launched before the Khmer New Year in April, according to the Ministry of Public Works and Transport. ...

Mom Sophon
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5097577/airport-trains-ready-april/

Phnom Penh set to open first airport railway link by April

A railway line that will transport passengers from the center of Phnom Penh to its airport is set to open in April, Transport Minister Sun Chanthol announced on Friday, adding that no evictions would be necessary to make way for the development.  ...

Sek Odom
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/phnom-penh-set-to-open-first-airport-railway-link-by-april-132805/

Cambodian rails linked to Thailand’s

The long-awaited railroad between Phnom Penh and Bangkok moved one step closer to completion yesterday after tracks on the Cambodian side were connected to those in Thailand. The Poipet-Phnom Penh rail line was joined to the Bangkok-Sa Kaeo line during a ceremony at the international border ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodian-rails-linked-thailands

Unfinished Railway Connected to Thailand

Cambodia’s northern railway line has been linked to Thailand at the border in Poipet City, officials said at a ceremony on Monday—although sections of track in Cambodia still need to be finished before trains can start running between the two countries. At a ceremony marking a ...

Aun Pheap
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/unfinished-railway-connected-thailand-118206/

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