The Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT) and local private companies
will spend up to $1 million upgrading the testing facilities for those applying
for a driver's license.
A building at the Department of Land Transport
will be renovated and fitted out with new computers, software and air
conditioning by May, said Leng Thun Yuthea, director general of transport at the
Yuthea said the computerized test on road rules and street signs
would still take 45 minutes and be available in Khmer or English language.
The new technology would reduce the opportunity for paying off officials
for a license, said Yuthea, although the cost of the new test has yet to be
As well as taking a test on road rules, driving students are
currently required to spend a month on the road with a driving instructor.