In a recent announcement, the Phnom Penh municipal administration has declared temporary traffic diversions during the general election campaign from July 15 to 17.
The administration asks for public understanding during this period.
On July 14, the municipal administration announced that 18 political parties have requested permission from the National Election Committee (NEC) to assemble members and organise rallies throughout Phnom Penh.
The statement detailed that the Khmer Economic Development Party plans to assemble approximately 200 members at its headquarters in Sre Ampil village, Steu commune, Kamboul district, Phnom Penh.
The procession will depart from party headquarters at 8am, moving from Wat Phneat Simpaly Street onto Win-Win Monument Blvd. From there, it will head towards Prey Tea village and then National Road 4, turning onto Chom Chao Boulevard until it reaches Toul Pong Traffic Stop. The march will then progress to Toul Pong Road, concluding with a lunch break near Toul Pongro Market.
At 2pm, the procession will continue towards Borey Piphop Thmey (Chamkar Duong Street), turning to 7 Makara Dam, and then to Prek Chrey Bridge. From there, it will go up Chamkar Dyong Street 217 until the roundabout, where it turns onto Route 104 heading towards Ring Road III.
On July 17, the Women's Party for Women will rally around 700 members at the southern end of Freedom Park. At 7 am, the procession will start from Freedom Park and move along National Road 5 towards Samdech Ov - Samdech Mea Referral Hospital and along the streets at Camko City roundabout.
Due to these campaign rallies, traffic congestion is expected.
To alleviate this, the administration will redirect traffic of all vehicle types at each party's meeting place and the streets where the political parties hold their processions from 6am until the marches end.
The administration hopes for residents' understanding and requests them to avoid the aforementioned locations unless necessary, to help relieve traffic congestion.
As each party's campaign concludes, normal traffic flow will be resumed.