Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Wing inaugurates repaired road for community life improvement

Wing inaugurates repaired road for community life improvement

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
Wing CEO Manu Rajan (centre) cuts a ribbon to inaugurate a repaired road in Kampong Speu province last Saturday.

Wing inaugurates repaired road for community life improvement

People in Yea Ang commune used to spend more than an hour along the rice fields crossing several villages to travel the 3.5km to the main road for their daily necessities – however, that is now thankfully a thing of the past.

Under the patronage of Wing (Cambodia) Limited Specialised Bank, the 3.5km road restoration project started in January this year was completed and declared open last Saturday during a ceremony held in Kampong Speu province’s Thporng district.

The event was graced by Manu Rajan, Wing CEO, Choeun Samphorn, deputy governor of Thporng district, Keo Yoeurn, chief of Yea Ang commune, Hor Bunthe, Wing’s deputy CEO, and Lao Sheanghai, director of Human Resources at Wing, as well as Wing staff and the local community.

At the ceremony, which was participated in by more than 400 people who live in the area, Manu cut a ribbon to inaugurate the renovated road for public use, presenting it to 647 households in four villages in Yea Ang commune.

“This road has not only created better access to essential services like accessing finance, healthcare and education, but it will also improve the local economy by connecting local products to markets,” Manu said.

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
Villagers attend the inauguration ceremony.

Yoeurn said: “During rainy season, the damaged road was in such poor condition that villagers struggled to travel along it by vehicle. Due to the difficulty of reaching markets to sell their agricultural produce and other goods, rural people were locked into subsistence farming, while students also missed their classes.

“With the support of Wing, more than 2,800 individuals will be able to access the smooth new road every day, and it will absolutely improve their standard of living. Their farming will be increased, their children will be able to attend school and their families will have greater access to food.”

Without access, rural communities face much greater obstacles in obtaining health, education and other social services.

Through this donation, Wing has again demonstrated its commitment to improving the daily lives of Cambodians by helping to improve accessibility, which supports sustainable community development.

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
The newly repaired road is now a lifeline for some 400 people in the area.

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
Wing staff and the local community celebrate after the inauguration.


  • Man Covid-19 positive after Thailand trip

    The Ministry of Health on Saturday reported the third Covid-19 case in less than two weeks, bringing the total to 125. The man, a 26-year-old from Tbong Khmum province's Tbong Khmum district, arrived at the O'Beichoan border checkpoint in Banteay Meanchey province on Thursday. He is

  • Kingdom's GDP growth to narrow -1% to -2.9%, World Bank says

    The World Bank expects further recoil on Cambodia’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth to between minus one per cent and minus 2.9 per cent for 2020 as its main growth drivers – tourism, manufacturing exports and construction – take a beating due to Covid-19, its latest economic update

  • Vietnam: Tougher sentences for child abusers

    Several National Assembly (NA) deputies in Vietnam are calling for tougher penalties to be handed down to child abusers. They hope stricter punishments will act as a strong deterrent to prevent offenders committing further offences in the future. Extreme measures such as chemical castration were

  • Central bank to shun small US banknotes

    The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) is considering not accepting smaller denominated US dollar banknotes – $1, $2 and $5 – from banks and microfinance institutions (MFIs) which it said are flooding its stockpile as the demand for those notes is low. While some banking insiders welcomed the move as

  • PM lauded in Covid-19 fight

    World Health Organisation (WHO) director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus sent a letter to Prime Minister Hun Sen thanking him for following the WHO’s guidance and commending Cambodia’s efforts in the fight against Covid-19. In his letter made public by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  • Workers return, hope for salaries

    More than 600 factory workers in the capital’s Chaom Chao commune in Por Sen Chey district returned to work after the factory’s owner promised to pay their salaries in instalments until the middle of next month. On Tuesday and Wednesday, more than 600 workers gathered