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Digital tech deal to change the transport game: Loba

The top logistics industry body has struck a deal with a digital technology association that is tailored to better position the freight sector to drive growth and slash delivery times and operating costs, according to the former’s chief. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/digital-tech-deal-change-transport-game-loba

S Korea funds road testing lab

The Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology – through South Korea’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport – has granted funds for the construction of a laboratory project at the Techo Sen Institute of Public Works and Transport for the development of road ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/s-korea-funds-road-testing-lab

Private sector assists gov’t tech plan

The Ministry of Public Works and Transport is cooperating with a private company to develop a technology master plan for the public works and transport sectors to improve the ministry’s efficiency. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/private-sector-assists-govt-tech-plan

Cambodia attracts over 2 mln foreign tourists in first half

Cambodia received 2.09 million international visitors in the first six months of the year, up 19 percent compared with the 1.75 million tourists over the same period last year, figures from the ministry of tourism showed Saturday. Tourism is one of the sectors supporting the ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2013-08/03/c_132598966.htm

Going home to vote? Expect a hike in travel prices

Voters who travel to cast ballots in the upcoming poll Sunday could face higher transportation fees as drivers and companies try to capitalise on heavier passenger volume. Phan Na, general manager at Phnom Penh Sorya Transportation, which sells bus tickets to several provinces, said fees could ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/going-home-vote-expect-hike-travel-prices

Thai AirAsia on Siem Reap price war

Thai AirAsia (TAA) is breaking into the Bangkok-Siem Reap segment long dominated by Bangkok Airways in a move reflecting Cambodia’s new directive to open up its top destination for mass tourism. TAA secured permission from Cambodian authorities to launch a daily service starting on Oct ...

http://www.bangkokpost.com/business/aviation/360031/taa-ready-for-price-war-on-new-siem-reap-route

Cambodia Receives 1.79 Million Foreign Tourists In First Five Months

Cambodia attracted 1.79 million foreign visitors in the first five months of the year, up 19 per cent over the previous year. From January to May, Vietnam remains the main source of visitors with 341,000 tourists, up 11 per cent year-on-year, followed by South Korea with ...

http://www.bernama.com.my/bernama/v7/wn/newsworld.php?id=962064

Cambodia tweaks trip estimate

Cambodia’s Ministry of Tourism has revised tourist travel arrivals from 3.8 million to 4.2 million by year-end. Tourism Minister Thong Khon told local media, earlier this week, that the adjustment was based on a January to April’s performance with 1.5 million trips. “Earlier, we forecast 3.8 million, ...

http://www.ttrweekly.com/site/2013/06/cambodia-tweaks-trip-estimate/

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

About 1,000 Electronics Factory Workers Protest

About 1,000 workers protested yesterday morning outside a Taiwanese electronics factory in Svay Rieng province’s Manhattan Special Economic Zone (SEZ) to demand better working conditions, a union representative said. Among workers’ demand is a salary increase from the current minimum monthly wage of $61 to $70, ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Pchum Ben not spared traffic deaths, injuries

Twenty-six people died and another 85 were seriously injured on roads in the final three days of Pchum Ben this year. The toll is only marginally fewer than last year, when 75 separate traffic accidents caused 98 people to be admitted to hospital with serious injuries ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012101859287/National-news/road-safety-still-in-the-slow-lane.html

Toll Royal Railways expands

Toll Royal Railways signed two freight logistics agreements with Siam Concrete Group and United Logistics and Distribution at their offices in Phnom Penh’s Central Railway Station yesterday. SCG Cambodia contracted TRR for the transport and warehousing for bagged cement from Touk Meas in Kampot province to ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012101259265/Business/toll-royal-railways-expands.html

Trucking Companies Plagued by High Costs, Informal Payments

Despite growing exports, freight companies say profits are being hit because most firms still use old, inefficient trucks and are often forced to pay custom officials informal fees at border checkpoints and ports. Transportation costs in Cambodia are already some of the highest in the region, ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/trucking-companies-plagued-by-high-costs-informal-payments-3716/

Offshore refueling on the horizon

Danish marine fuel company Go4 Bunker Denmark yesterday launched the first company in Cambodia to supply ship fuel to  vessels traveling through Cambodia’s waters, according to officials. The launch ceremony for the newly established Go4 Bunker Cambodia Co Ltd yesterday was presided over by Danish Princess ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012101159246/Business/offshore-refueling-on-horizon-in-cambodia.html

High Costs Cripple Trading Firms, Report Says

Import and export companies in Cambodia believe that high costs stemming from burdensome bureaucracy and poor infrastructure are putting them at a disadvantage compared to other firms transporting goods in the region, according to a recently released report by the Asian Development Bank. Surveying 39 export companies from the ...

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