Phnom Penh Municipality Diary: MAY - JUNE 2017

Chumpov Vorn pedestrian bridge opens (5 May)

Chumpov Vorn pedestrian bridge opens (5 May)

To prevent traffic accidents regularly occurring with pedestrians, the municipality officially opened the pedestrian crossing bridges for use which are located near Champour Vorn High School in Phnom Penh. The two bridges will allow people nearby to walk across National Road Number 4 while keeping them safe from vehicles so as to help reduce a lot of traffic jams along the market and school. 

Chinese aid provides 100 public buses to Phnom Penh (9 May)

Chinese aid provides 100 public buses to Phnom Penh (9 May)

China has provided 100 new buses for the firsttime to operate in Phnom Penh. While 57 buses are currently running on three routes in the capital, City Hall will be able to add five more routes to serve passengers with the new buses. The five additional new routes to be introduced have already been studied and the municipality expects the new buses will improve the public bus service in the city. The buses arrived at Sihanouk Autonomous Port on 25 June. The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will also provide 180 new buses to the capital.

Chroy Chongva administrative building opens (17 May)

Chroy Chongva administrative building opens (17 May)

Phnom Penh Municipal Governor H.E Pa Socheatavong presided over the inauguration of the Chroy Changvar Administrative Building located in Kean Kleang Village, Prek Leap commune Chroy Chongva district. The 28 metre wide and 15m long building consists of two floors.

Japan to train Cambodian officials on drainage management (27 May)

Japan to train Cambodian officials on drainage management (27 May)

A delegate from Japan’s Kitakyosui city met with officials from Phnom Penh Public Works and Transport to discuss training on the draining maintenance and management and on the dissemination of polluted water issues. It is expected that after the training, the drainage management in Cambodia will be improved to the next level.

PPCH attends Makro market groundbreaking (29 May)

PPCH attends Makro market groundbreaking (29 May)

The Cambodia Makro market officially kicked off its construction on 29 May near Aeon Mall II located in Sen Sok District, Phnom Penh. H.E Pa Socheatavong, Phnom Pen Municipal Governor presided over the ground breaking. The construction of the retail market is expected to finish at the end of this year. Makro is a Thai-based wholesale supermarket, providing a wide variety of food ingredients from all over the world for hotels, restaurants and catering service operators to create either local or international menus easily.

Democratic Park public toilets open (7 June)

Democratic Park public toilets open (7 June)

Construction on the new public toilets in Democratic Park located in Phnom Penh’s Ruessey Keo District was completed by late May.

Concrete Road No.5 opens for traffic (13 June)

Concrete Road No.5 opens for traffic (13 June)

The concreting of National Road No. 5 has achieved 100% completion. The road is 3900 metres long, 16 metres wide, and links from Prek Pnov Bridge to Yoeu Trey. The municipality has also been enlarging Kob Srov Road to be 638 metres in length and 5 metres wide linking from Prek Pnov to Road No 5.

Riverside pedestrian walkway to welcome Water Festival (14 June)

Riverside pedestrian walkway to welcome Water Festival (14 June)

Construction of the Riverside Park and pedestrian walkway from Preah Ang Dongkoeu to Preah Konlong achieved 65% of completion as of 14 June 2017. City Hall aims to complete the entire project, which will connect from Diamond Island to Chroy Changvar Bridge, just before the upcoming Water Festival.

Detailed study on Chroy Chongva steel bridge construction (15 june)

Detailed study on Chroy Chongva steel bridge construction (15 june)

A delegation from City Hall visited the Chroy Changvar steel bridge construction site to study progress. The steel bridge will span across the Tonle Sap River and links from Reussey Keo to Chroy Chongva districts in Phnom Penh. The bridge is to be built for temporary commuting, and will be removed soon after the repair works for the old Chroy Chongva Bridge - called the Cambodian-Japanese Friendship Bridge – is complete. The bridge was originally constructed in the 1960s.

Choy Chongva development master plan discussed (21 June)

Choy Chongva development master plan discussed (21 June)

Phnom Penh Deputy Governor H.E Eang Ouny presided over a meeting on the Chroy Chongva development master plan in Prek Tasek Commune. The meeting aimed to set up management and development guidelines in accordance with the technical standards and provision which was set out in the master plan for the year 2035.

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