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Reader's View: Enlarge Roads or Decrease Imports

Reader's View: Enlarge Roads or Decrease Imports

Thousands of cars and motorcycles have been imported into Cambodia in order to respond

to the people's demand for a means of transport.

With permission granted by the government, several companies are entitled to bring

these vehicles into Cambodia.

There is a constant conflict between importing and planning. These two must be carefully

balanced.

It is getting more difficult to travel along the roads in the city because there

are too many vehicles. Even pedestrians find it hard to walk in some streets. Big

business people have been using the sidewalks to put their goods to be sold. Stores

and all kinds of lotteries and bookstores are also swallowing up some parts of the

sidewalks. The pedestrians have to move from the sidewalks to the roadway, where

motorcycles and cyclos, etc. are coming and going.

In Phnom Penh, the number of cycles is increasing too fast. At the moment there are

approximately 11,156 cyclos and the drivers, who know hardly any of the traffic laws,

are causing a big threat to the social law and order. From this point of view, we

see that the state's measures are not effective at all and sometimes they can work

only for a short while. Some people say that if we let things go their own way, the

laws won't be effective.

In the face of such a situation, what measures will the government take to solve

the problem-by cutting down the means of transport or by enlarging the city roads?

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