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Business owners start taking down beer signs, in photos posted to the Facebook page of Kampong Speu province’s Chbar Mon city administration.

Rural Beer Billboards Come Down in Kampong Speu

Kampong Speu business owners have about a week to pull down the beer billboards commonly found outside restaurants all over the country, as the province hopes the move will beautify its roads and sidewalks.

Road maintenance workers carry out repairs on National Road 4 in Preah Sihanouk province’s Kampong Seila district in October 2016, in this photo posted to the Ministry of Public Works and Transport’s Facebook page.

Widening of National Road 4 to Preah Sihanouk Set to Start Next Year

One of the country’s key trucking routes linking the capital to Sihanoukville’s coastal port is set for widening in a $100-million, World Bank-financed project starting next year, as a parallel expressway under construction is also now about 50 percent complete, the Transport Ministry said.

Prek Tnoat fishing community in Kampot province’s Toek Chhou district in 2020.

Senator’s Death Clouds Future of $1.5B Kampot Beach Development

A Kampot province port and seaside sand-filling project has gone quiet after the senator leading the project died amid disputes with two marine fishing communities, though the late politician’s assistant says the development has not been abandoned.

A gold bar (Bullion Vault/Flickr)

Cambodia’s Gold Exports Balloon to $3 Billion

Gold exports through “private transactions” jumped some 676 percent, from $388 million to $3 billion last year, with some attributing the surge to investors selling their holdings due to a price rise, and others suggesting a potential link to gold smuggling to Vietnam.