Free prepare rides for Pchum Ben

After saying free Phnom Penh-provincial bus companies for the upcoming Pchum Ben vacation, the federal government yesterday introduced one more help for the Cambodian folks to journey with extra ease in the course of the greatest non secular vacation of the 12 months by permitting them to journey on the Kingdom’s railways for 4 days.

Hean Sotheavuth, the Ministry of Public Affairs spokesman, confirmed yesterday the federal government has requested the railway operators within the Kingdom to supply free prepare rides for the general public from September 23 to 26.

He added that the association is aimed toward lowering the folks’s spending in the course of the excessive season which can see thousands and thousands of Cambodians travelling all around the nation.

“Individuals might be allowed to journey totally free on the 2 prepare routes.

“The primary is from Phnom Penh to Battambang, going by Kampong Chhnang and Pursat.

“The second is from Phnom Penh to Preah Sihanouk, chopping by Takeo and Kampot,” he stated.

He added that tickets might be given out on the prepare station in Phnom Penh and provinces two days earlier than departure whereas the departure time for every line will comply with the schedule set by the operators.

“This choice will not be solely an indication of the federal government’s deal with serving to the folks, employees, civil servants who will journey to their hometown in the course of the Pchum Ben competition but additionally lowering site visitors accidents in the course of the peak season,” Sotheavuth stated.

Sotheavuth stated that the free bus service will contain 120 metropolis buses plying between Phnom Penh and 18 provinces specifically Takeo, Prey Veng, Svay Rieng, Takeo, Kep, Kampot, Kampong Speu, Preah Sihanouk, Kampong Chhnang, Pursat, Battambang, Banteay Meanchey, Kampong Thom, Siem Reap, Kampong Cham, Tboung Khmum, Kratie and Stung Treng.

The opposite 55 buses might be used to move folks throughout the capital.

Vorn Pov, President of the Unbiased Democracy of Casual Financial system Affiliation, welcomed the choice to supply free transportation for the folks comes, describing it as “an important transfer, particularly since most individuals are nonetheless coping with the financial impression of the pandemic”.

Pov Sreyneth, a garment manufacturing facility employee from Tboung Khmum, stated she actually recognize the present of free journey from the federal government, which can enable her to have some more money for her household.

“On a traditional day, a taxi from Phnom Penh to my home prices 20,000 ($5) to 25,000 riel, however on the day of the competition, the fare will go as much as 35,000 riel,” she stated. “The free bus and prepare companies will cut back the spending of residents and it’ll additionally ease site visitors congestions.”


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