Infrastructure

Mekong Delta could get two new bridges

Construction of two bridges across a Mekong tributary are proposed at a cost of VND9 trillion ($386 million) to replace ferry services currently in use. The Ministry of Transport’s My Thuan Project Management Board has called for building the Tan Chau – Hong Ngu and Vam ...

Ngoc Tai

As spyware abuse emerges in Thailand, the pressure for accountability mounts across the world

Pegasus spyware is being abused to target people in Thailand. The instigators? All indications point to the Thai authorities. But people in Thailand are not the only ones likely being spied on by those in power. Across the globe, revelations are emerging of governments using ...

AccessNow

Civil registration process undergoes e-system testing

The Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) project plans to test the integration of the eCRVS system and the payment of services through the bank. The aim of the project is to improve the registration of vital events, particularly births and deaths, through the establishment of ...

Times Reporters

Inside a scam: White hat hacker infiltrates cambodian scam operations

After linking up with dozens of workers “asking to be saved” and breaking into scammers’ computers, a notorious ex-hacker now working for the Vietnamese state cybersecurity agency called for “prompt intervention” to get thousands of victims out of Cambodian compounds. A report compiled mostly last year ...

Mech Dara, Sen Nguyen and Michael Dickison

$1.9 billion allocated to building Mekong Delta expressway

The National Assembly on Thursday agreed to spend nearly VNĐ45 trillion (US$1.9 billion) building more than 188 kilometres of highway in the Mekong Delta. On the last day of their third sitting in Hà Nội, legislators passed a resolution to carry out Phase I of the ...

Report: Foreign-funded infrastructure projects need more scrutiny for quality control

As foreign funders drive the construction of major new infrastructure projects in Cambodia, an inconsistent regulatory approach may be opening lanes for shoddy construction. Last month, an inspection by the Ministry of Public Works found irregularities in the builds of National Roads 2 and 22,  which ...

Sorn Sarath, Seoung Nimol

Mekong Delta expressway construction to start in November

The Ministry of Transport has instructed five Mekong Delta localities to speed up land acquisition so that construction of the Can Tho – Ca Mau Expressway can begin in November. By that deadline it wants Can Tho City and the provinces of Hau Giang, Kien Giang, ...

Cuu Long

High-tech cleanup on the way for Mekong, Tonle Sap in Phnom Penh

The Ministry of Tourism and two NGOs – Everwave and River and Ocean Cleanup – plan to launch a campaign to clean up the Mekong, Tonle Sap and Tonle Bassac rivers in Phnom Penh by collecting rubbish from the water and along the river banks. ...

Developing a Freshwater Health Index: Encompassing Earth Data, Community Concerns, and Climate Change

Earth’s climate is changing, and one of the main impacts is on the water cycle. For example, there is an elevated risk of more frequent and intense flooding and droughts. Also, the amount of water flowing in individual streams and rivers is changing, and those ...

Earth Science Communications Team at NASA

Low water flows in Mekong ‘behind lack of clean water’

Low water flows in the Mekong River are to blame for the lack of clean water supply in Phnom Penh and surrounding areas, a senior official said while also expressing optimism that the issue might be resolved next year when several clean water facilities are ...

Voun Dara

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