The construction of National Road 78, which connects Stung Treng and Ratanakkiri provinces, was officially launched on Thursday. At the groundbreaking ceremony, Prime Minister Hun Sen said that construction of the 121-kilometre road is due to be completed within 40 months. The road will improve economic ties between Cambodia, Laos and Thailand, he said. The project has been financed with a US$73.3 million loan from China. In his speech, the premier praised China’s role in helping Cambodia finance the construction of several national roads and bridges.
In Brief: Building begins on northeast road
- Ministers to tackle sea pollutants
Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities and members of local communities have collected 77 tonnes of water hyacinth at a Sihanoukville beach, Preah Sihanouk Provincial Hall spokesperson Or Saroeun said. He told The Post yesterday that the aquatic weeds had been floating along some of the province’s
- EU timber deal in firing line
A committee of more than 20 national and international organisations filed a petition to the EU on October 10 to prevent it from signing a timber trade agreement with Vietnam, noting that the deal would be disastrous to the Kingdom’s forests. The petition claims Vietnamese timber
- Kim Sok to keep up fight ‘for change’ from Finland
Kim Sok, wanted by the Kingdom’s authorities for defaming the government, reiterated on Sunday his determination to continue helping to make “a real change” to Cambodian politics after receiving asylum in Finland, even as a government spokesman mocked the political analyst over the development.
- PM: Programme to recover Vietnam War missing back on
Prime Minister Hun Sen has announced the resumption of the MIA programme to recover the remains of American service personnel missing after action on Cambodian soil during the Vietnam War. The programme was suspended for more than a year after the US government imposed visa