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More than 80,000 people take free buses on Khmer New Year

Phnom Penh Capital Administration officials said that in the six days, from April 12 to 17, more than 80,000 workers and people took free buses in Phnom Penh to their hometowns in the provinces on the occasion of the Khmer New Year.

Met Measpheakdey, spokesman for the Phnom Penh Municipal Administration, said this morning, April 18, that the number of bus passengers is more than 80,000 during the New Year, an increase of more than 20,000 people, equivalent to 35% compared to the transport during the traditional New Year 2023.

There are two provinces with the highest number of people taking the bus, including Siem Reap and Battambang, of which Siem Reap has about 25,000 people and Battambang has more than 10,000 people.

The spokesman added that during the transport of passengers during the New Year, there are no significant problems; that is, the transport runs smoothly and safely.

At the same time, people from all walks of life also congratulated and thanked Prime Minister Hun Manet, as well as the Phnom Penh Capital Administration, for continuing to provide free buses to their hometowns in the provinces on the occasion of this Khmer New Year.

In order to alleviate the expenses of the people who have to travel to their hometowns to reunite with their families on the occasion of the Khmer New Year this year, the Phnom Penh Capital Administration has released 455 buses to transport people for free for 6 days from April 12 to 17.

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