‘Very slow’ ministers move out

The two ministers who were publicly scolded for their “very slow” work by Prime Minister Hun Sen in February both gave up control to their successors at a pair of handover ceremonies in Phnom Penh on Wednesday as part of a cabinet reshuffle approved by ...

Aun Pheap and Sek Odom

Registered vehicles increase by 18%

Officials registered 326,620 vehicles for the first ten months of 2015, reflecting an increase of about 18 percent for the same period last year, according to State News Agency-AKP. ... ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

Plan for 10 km expressway unveiled

Construction of a 10-kilometer elevated highway connecting Phnom Penh and the airport is slated to begin next year, Minister of Public Works and Transport Tram Iv Tek said yesterday. ... ...

Ban Sokrith and Phun Chan Ousaphea

Vietnam affirms close cooperation in transport with Laos, Cambodia

The transport ministries of Vietnam and Laos have affirmed close cooperation in all aspects of the transport sector at an annual bilateral ministerial meeting in Hanoi on August 22. ...Vietnam and Cambodia reached consensus on a range of traffic matters at a ministerial-level meeting held ...

VietNamNet Bridge News Staff

Capital shortage main obstacle for Cambodia in connectivity development: official

A lack of capital is the main obstacle for Cambodia to expedite connectivity development and the Southeast Asian country hopes that the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and the Silk Road Fund will fill the shortage, a spokesman said. ... ...

The Cambodia Herald​ News Staff

Kids to get schooled on Traffic Law

High school and university students, considered particularly at risk of road accidents, may soon be taking lessons on the new traffic law if a proposal from the Transport Ministry comes to fruition. Tram Iv Tek, minister of public works and transport, yesterday said that the government ...

Sen David

Cambodia says increased networks with ASEAN, China key to boosting economy

Cambodia sees the development of physical networks between itself and other Southeast Asian nations and China as key to boosting its economy and achieving closer regional ties, government officials said recently. Transport Minister Tram Iv Tek said Cambodia has well-developed overland roads to connect the country ... News Staff

CNRP lawmaker challenges minister on state of roads

An opposition lawmaker Wednesday used a sitting of the National Assembly—called to pass the third and fourth chapters of the new traffic law—to demand that Transport Minister Tram Iv Tek repair Cambodia’s dilapidated roads or resign from his position. The National Assembly on Monday passed the ...

Ouch Sony

Transport minister defends self-granted bonuses

The Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) on Wednesday posted to its website a four-page document giving Public Works and Transport Minister Tram Iv Tek’s response to complaints of corruption within his ministry, including that the minister had awarded himself exorbitant bonuses. The ACU said in the document that ...

Hul Reaksmey and Alex Willemyns

Work on 6th Chinese-funded bridge in north Cambodia nears completion

Work on the 6th Cambodia-China Friendship Mekong-Stung Treng Bridge here in northern Cambodia is nearing completion after a 25-month construction, officials said Sunday. Tram Iv Tek, Cambodian Minister of Public Works and Transport, said the 1,731-meter bridge, being built by the Shanghai Construction (Group) General Company, ...

Xinhuanet news

Assembly OKs law to patch up roadways

A draft law meant to improve the maintenance and construction of Cambodia’s dilapidating roads was passed yesterday in a one-sided session of the National Assembly that saw ruling party lawmakers lambast Public Works and Transport Minister Tram Iv Tek for his allegedly poor stewardship. ... ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea

Cambodia considering development of expressway to serve growing economy

Cambodia is considering the development of an expressway network to meet the need for the country's growing economy, Minister of Public Works and Transport Tram Iv Tek said here Wednesday. ... The minister said many Asian countries, including neighboring Vietnam and Thailand, have formulated their national ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

French Firm Out of Railway Rehabilition Project

The head of the government department in charge of railways made a dramatic about-face yesterday, saying that French construction firm TSO (Cambodia) Co. Ltd. was being thrown off the donor-funded railway rehabilitation project. Contacted on Tuesday, Ly Borin, director of the Transport Ministry's railway department, denied ...

Train supply agreement signed

Toll Royal Railway signed an agreement yesterday afternoon with companies that will supply locomotives and parts for Cambodia’s railway network. As a result of the agreement, international tenders will be called in the coming months for the procurement of up to four new 2,000-horsepower locomotives and ...

Thailand, Cambodia launch direct bus services linking Bangkok, Phnom Penh

Poipet - Thailand and Cambodia on Thursday launched direct bus services linking Bangkok and Phnom Penh via the Aranyaprathet-Poipet border crossing, aiming to cut transportation costs, MOCT reported on June 15. Transport Minister Jarupong Ruangsuwan and Cambodian Public Works and Transport Minister Tram Iv Tek and representatives of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) co-presided at the ...

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