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Cambodia breaks ground for 3rd flyover in capital

Cambodia on Monday broke ground for the construction of a 19-million-U.S.-dollar flyover in Phnom Penh’s southwestern part to meet the growing number of vehicles. Prime Minister Hun Sen said it will take 28 months to complete the construction of the 429-meter flyover. “The sky bridge will not ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2012-11/26/c_131999551.htm

Cambodia's 2nd largest port records 7.5 pct rise in shipments in 8 months

Container traffic through Phnom Penh Autonomous Port increased by 7.5 percent in the first eight months of this year versus the same period last year, hitting the port’s record on Tuesday. During the January-August period this year, the port had received 57,000 twenty-foot-equivalent units, or TEUs, ...

http://www.asean-china-center.org/english/2012-09/12/c_131845571.htm

3,000 Factory Workers Block Road; Protests Set to Continue

About 3,000 workers at a factory supplying clothes to U.S. brands Levi Strauss and Old Navy blocked traffic for nearly five hours yesterday on National Road 4 in Kandal province, as part of a protest for more benefits and severance pay, protesters and police said. Protests ...

Passenger Traffic At International Airports Continues Upward Trend

Passenger traffic at Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Sihanouk international airports saw a combined 18.9% growth in May 2012, with passenger numbers totaling 283,000, the report from SCA, society concession airport said on June 7. It adds: ‘This brings the year-to-date passenger arrivals and departures to 1.89 million, a sterling 21.8% jump.’ ...

http://thesoutheastasiaweekly.com/

Cambodian airport traffic soars despite global slump

Passenger traffic at Cambodia’s three main airports climbed by 21.8 per cent during the year to date compared to the same period last year, according to data released yesterday by Cambodia Airports. ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012060856662/Business/cambodian-airport-traffic-soars-despite-global-slump.html

City Hall Installs More Cameras To Monitor Congestion

Phnom Penh City Hall has installed five new surveillance cameras at major intersections around the city in order to help traffic police monitor increasingly congested roads, police and an official at an Internet service provider (ISP) said this week. Paul Blanche-Horgan, CEO of ISP Ezecom—the firm which set up the ...

Protesters Forgo Roadblock, Distribute Petitions

Villagers in Koh Kong province involved in a long-running land dispute with two sugar cane plantations linked to CPP Senator Ly Yong Phat handed out petitions to passing motorists along National Road 48 demanding their land back. It was a change of pace for the villagers, ...

Workers at Factories Supplying Major Brands Continue Protests

About 3,000 garment workers from two factories that supply clothes to international brands Levi Strauss, H&M and Gap continued protesting for higher wages yesterday in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district, before marching to the Ministry of Social Affairs. Upon arriving at the ministry, workers employed by the ...

Thousands of Striking Factory Workers Briefly Block City Road

Nearly 6,000 striking garment factory workers briefly blocked Road 371 in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district on Friday to bring attention to their demands for higher salaries, union officials and protesters said. Marking the third day of strike action, the mainly female workers moved into the middle ...

Governor Denies Any Plans to Build Subway

Phnom Penh governor Kep Chuktema denied a report that appeared Tuesday on the government-run news website Agence Kampuchea Presse (AKP), which claimed that the municipality has plans to build a subway beneath the Tonle Sap River. According to the AKP report, the Phnom Penh municipality will ...

City's public transport may take 10 years to materialize

A public transportation system for Phnom Penh is still years from becoming a reality, according to a presentation during a meeting on urban transit on Friday at City Hall, but the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will begin a survey at the end of May ...

Protesters Block Highway Over Alleged Land Grabs by Firms

About 500 protesters erected barricades on National Road 76a in Kratie province’s Snuol district on Saturday to protest the loss of their farmland and homes to encroachment by three agro-industry firms: Sovann Rithy, Samnang Angkor and Dai Nam Cambodia, officials said yesterday. The protest, which remained ...

Firms may invest in light rail, traffic lights

Japanese technology companies Toshiba Corp and Kyosan Electric have met with Phnom Penh Municipality to discuss investing in a light rail system and new traffic light network. According to an announcement on the municipality’s website yesterday, Kazutoshi Fukuda, managing director of Kyosan Electric, and Yasuyoshi Mugiya, ...

New carriers to service Kingdom

Two new Asian airlines will begin regular flights to Cambodia this winter in an airlines sector increasingly dominated by regional passengers, a Cambodia Airports official said on Friday. Tiger Airways, a Singapore-based airline, will operate daily A320 flights between Singapore and Phnom Penh and Singapore and ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/

Border stop to get traffic increase

Cambodia and Vietnam have agreed to increase the number of vehicles permitted to travel through the Trapeang Sre border gate in Kratie province, aiming to boost cross-border commerce and tourism. The agreement allows 300 vehicles from each country to register to pass freely through the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011080150775/Business/border-stop-to-get-traffic-increase.html

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