Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Traffic woes vex Phnom Penh governor

Vehicles sit in heavy traffic in the capital last year.
Vehicles sit in heavy traffic in the capital last year. Heng Chivoan

Traffic woes vex Phnom Penh governor

Phnom Penh’s municipal governor yesterday called on citizens to start obeying traffic laws and using the city’s fledgling public-transportation system as he addressed widespread discontent with traffic issues.

Speaking to students at the Royal School of Administration, Pa Socheatvong acknowledged the growing economic impact of the chronic rush-hour congestion occurring each morning and evening.

“There really are a lot of traffic jams in the city now . . . [costing an] estimated $70 million per year in petrol and time to travel in the city . . . not including traffic accidents or property damage,” he said.

The governor pointed to more vehicles, the burgeoning population, people not obeying traffic laws, road rage and needed repairs to city streets as contributors to the problem.

“All people in the city must start to obey traffic laws, [and] try to use the public transportation,” he said, adding that more “sky bridges” and expressways are planned to ease traffic flow.

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Setting up a drone for flight. Photo supplied

How Cambodia's first drone company is helping farmers

SM Waypoint claims its unmanned aerial vehicles can help local farm and plantation owners increase their yields. Established in September 2015, SM Waypoint now has seven drone pilots, two sales staff and two accountants. Though the company focuses mainly on agricultural projects, the potential uses of the drones are extremely varied, going from measuring exact land height for building drainage systems to finding the most suitable location for special economic zones (SEZs) or factories.

New street food dish shakes things up at Russian Market

Though the bustling food stalls that emerge after dark next to Phnom Penh's Russian Market can seem intimidating to tourists at first glance, there are street food treats to be enjoyed by all, from Kep crab to a new shrimp dish created by the market's owners.

Turkish Embassy calls for closure of Zaman schools

With an attempted coup against the government of President Recep Erdogan quashed only days ago and more than 7,000 alleged conspirators now under arrest, the Turkish ambassador to Cambodia yesterday pressed the govern