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TV Billboard Brightness and Placement Can Cause Traffic Accidents TV billboards

Can TV Billboard Brightness and Placement Cause Traffic Accidents? Even though there is no previous study regarding the effects of TV billboards on traffic accidents in Phnom Penh, many people believe that the placement and the brightness of TV billboards seriously affect the traffic in Phnom Penh.
There are still a few TV billboards in Phnom Penh today. Two of the TV billboards are at the insertions between Kromon Sar Blvd. and Monivong Blvd. They are placed right in front of the drivers from Russian Blvd., which is one of the main streets in Phnom Penh.
These TV billboards can cause traffic issues…

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Waste Management in Phnom Penh pic cuter

Since the beginning of 2014, the waste problem in Phnom Penh has made frequent appearances on newspaper headlines especially after events like CINTRI workers’ strike. The waste issue is exacerbated after heavy rains, which further illustrates the improper disposal of waste in Phnom Penh city. Waste collection and management is a common issue on the agenda of a fast growing and developing city like Phnom Penh. The population of Phnom Penh has increased from 1.3 million in 2008 to 2.2 million in 2014 according to the World Population Review. With the increasing population, more and more waste…

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The 3rd Urban Voice Radio Talk Show on “Urban Development Plan” socheat_media_3rd-radio-talk-show_vs1

Urban Voice has been hosting a series of radio talk show programs to inform and build awareness of the Urban Voice project. Urban Voice is a platform to share information about urban development and its impact, and to discuss transparency in development, and the demands and/or concerns of Phnom Penh’s population and other stakeholders. Urban Voice also has a task f​orce group which meets regularly, and the project team offers lectures at universities, workshops and online interaction opportunities.
The radio talk shows involve interaction with residents of Phnom Penh and are aired…

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Urban Voice: The 6th Task Force Meeting and Field Visit to a Railway Community 20140813_socheat_media_taskforce-poster-6_vs1

Urban Voice Cambodia recently concluded the 5th Task Force Meeting and visited an urban poor community – Preak Takong on July 18, 2014. If you missed the task force meeting, you can still access our photo album and blog post here.
On August 31st, 2014, the new task force will visit another poor community—known as Railway Community—as requested by a previous participant. There, you will learn about many things from the poor community members such as living condition, safety and security, infrastructure, education, and other problems challenging them. You will also be guided on how…

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The Traffic Congestion in Phnom Penh 10411868_852057768157049_5403852451206244645_n

Everyday people complain about how frustrated they are with the traffic in Phnom Penh. One interesting video produced by RFA has been generating a lot of attention and discussion. The video (released on August 9, 2014) talks about hour-long traffic jams at a corner street – Hanoi and Maida Street near Northbridge School. The video boasts 1,154 “likes” and comments and has been “shared” 335 times so far.
The discussion focuses on a number of traffic issues in Phnom Penh such as:

People disobeying the traffic laws
The traffic police not executing their duties properly
Poor law implementation…

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Phnom Penh Builds Flyover to Ease Congestion IMG_1640

The 24th of June in 2010 marked a historical event in Phnom Penh: the inaugural ceremony of the First Sky Bridge in the Capital City. In 2009, the Phnom Penh Municipality came up with a new solution to aid traffic congestion by building a flyover in the city. In Phnom Penh, the flyover is called the Sky Bridge because it is the first of its kind in the whole country. The government and its citizens were proud to witness the Sky Bridge being built and were delighted upon its completion. The new structure has succeeded in reducing congestion by providing commuters with an impressive new route to their various…

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The people’s views: What Do You Like the Most in Phnom Penh? Phnom Penh

Urban Voice conducted a short survey over the course of a month (from July 1 to July 31) on the following topic: “What do you like most in the city?” Participants were given many choices such as: university, supermarket, green parks, skyscrapers, and others. A month later, we collected 66 votes with the results bellow:

Historical Site: 18 votes
Universities: 17 votes
Green Park: 17 votes
Supermarkets: 8 votes
Skyscrapers: 3 votes
Others: 3 votes

According to these results, we learned that Phnom Penh residents believe that historical sites are very important to them and are also very popular…

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