Free pass to Thailand gets political in Poipet town

Local authorities in Poipet are grappling with a dilemma of their own making after the ruling party for months footed the bill to make day passes to enter Thailand free for Cambodian vendors – a populist move now complicated by the CPP’s apparent electoral loss ...

Railway families given deadline

Nearly 100 families affected by a railway land dispute have been given a 30-day ultimatum to accept compensation or lose it. The demand came from an inter-ministerial committee set up to resolve the cases of three  families in Banteay Meanchey province and 94 families in ...

Poipet SEZ to import power

A special economic zone in Poipet City has decided to import electricity from Thailand to ensure a reliable power supply as it expects the influx of more factories and investment. Poipet PPSEZ Co. Ltd. reached a memorandum of understanding with Thailand-based B.Grimm Power Public Company Limited ...

Auto parts makers steer toward Poipet

For nearly two decades, Poipet was a one-trick pony, relying on the casinos huddled around its Thai border crossing for its economic fortune. But now a different type of cluster is emerging on the frontier town’s outskirts, where industrial parks are attracting predominantly Japanese manufacturers ...

Poipet checkpoint to be upgraded, enlarged

The government has decided to build a new immigration office at the Poipet International Border Checkpoint at a cost of more than $2 million. General Sok Phal, the director general of the Interior Ministry’s immigration department, told reporters on Sunday after an annual meeting with ...

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