Phnom Penh Governor Khuong Sreng received 80 public buses from the Government of Japan on June 19, 2018, as part of Japan’s aid grant to City Hall.
The handover ceremony took place at the inauguration of the bus terminal in Prek Taroth village, Phnom Penh’s Chroy Changva district, presided over by HE Governor Khoung Sreng and the Japanese Ambassador to Cambodia -Horinouchi Hidehisa.
Ean Sokhim, director of the Autonomous Bus Transportation Authority, said that the city currently operates 235 public buses on 13 routes cater around 20,000 to 30,000 people to use per day. He noted that public transportation is a convenient option for citizens, as well as addressing poverty in line with government policy through providing public transportation services that are affordable, safe and comfortable.
Mr Hidehisa also commented that public transportation benefits the city and urged citizens to make use of city buses to help reduce traffic jam.
The bus fare is set at 1,500 riel per person, with the exception to monks, senior citizens, person with disabilities, workers, students and children under one metre height, will be enjoy free ride.