Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Grab signs agreement with UNDP on traffic

Grab signs agreement with UNDP on traffic

Grab signs agreement with UNDP on traffic

Singapore-based ride hailing app Grab signed a cooperation agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Friday to reducing pollution and traffic congestion in Phnom Penh.

Under the deal, both parties agreed to explore working together to reduce transport-related greenhouse gas emissions by promoting clean energy vehicles and bio-fuel, as well as supporting the collection and analysis of traffic data and statistics.

“We believe this partnership with the UNDP will help us to further our ambition to make Southeast Asian cities cleaner and more live able through improved traffic management,” said Wee Tang Yee, country head of Grab Cambodia.

Improving life in CambodiaWith over 2.4 million driving-partners across the Southeast Asian region, Grab’s app for its drivers produces real-time GPS data which anonymously tracks the positions of vehicles and smartphones, turning them into detailed traffic statistics.

That data can in turn be used in various ways to help ease traffic jams by optimising traffic routes, analysing travel times, determining traffic patterns and designing better road infrastructure.

Nick Beresford, country director of UNDP Cambodia, said that the partnership with Grab is a major step to apply ride-hailing, app-derived data and technology to solve urban pollution and traffic problems.
“We are excited about this and look forward to working together with Grab to improve sustainability and the quality of lives for Cambodian people,” he said.

MOST VIEWED

  • Hungarian exposes 90 to Covid in Siem Reap

    The Ministry of Health has discovered 90 people who have been exposed directly or indirectly to a Hungarian man infected with Covid-19. They all are required to quarantine at home and the hospital. The ministry is searching for other affected people. Among the 90, one is the

  • PM warns of ‘new Cold War’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen said the possibility of a so-called new Cold War has become a significant concern and that all countries have to reject outright, any attempt to allow history to tragically repeat itself. He made the remarks in a speech during 75th Session

  • PM: West unfair to Cambodia

    Prime Minister Hun Sen released a message celebrating the International Day of Peace on Monday, saying that some major powers and western countries had been systemically cooperating to put political pressure on Cambodia as they did in the 1970s and 1980s. Hun Sen said pressuring

  • ‘Bad news is an investor’s best friend’ – unlocking investment potential in Cambodia

    It is time to shop. Economic woes provide good pickings for investors if they know where to look The poem If, written by English Nobel laureate poet and novelist Rudyard Kipling for his son circa 1895, is widely perceived as fatherly advice for John who would

  • PM requests Russia’s Covid vaccine

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has requested that Russia provide Cambodia with its Covid-19 vaccine after the former announced it planned on mass vaccinating its population next month. The request came on Thursday through the prime minister’s Facebook page as he met with Anatoly Borovik,

  • First ‘mobile kitchen’ in Cambodia enters service

    A catering company recently rolled out Cambodia’s first “mobile kitchen” – a $50,000 container capable of serving up to 200 people at a time. The kitchen is the brainchild of Seng Hok Heng Catering Services. At 4.4m-high, 6.8m-long and 2.4m-wide (expandable to 6.8m), the kitchen is equipped