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Impounded overloaded trucks drop 43% in April over March

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Overloaded trucks being inspected by authorities in Kampong Cham province last year. Public Works Ministry

Impounded overloaded trucks drop 43% in April over March

The Ministry of Public Works and Transport impounded 161 trucks overloaded with goods and fined them 222 million riel ($55,500) in total for the month of April, roughly 43 per cent fewer trucks than they impounded and fined in March, according to a report from the Secretariat for National Transit and Transport Coordinating Committee, released on April 28.

The ministry said the overloaded trucks were damaging the nation’s roads and presented serious safety issues for their operators and other drivers.

The ministry also called on all truck owners and drivers to follow the government’s health guidelines including the "three protections and three don'ts" amid the ongoing outbreak of Covid-19.

Ministry spokesman Heang Sotheayuth said that according to the report, the decrease was probably due to Cambodia having temporarily imposed inter-provincial travel ban, which has been lifted.

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