City Hall yesterday announced an end to the free trial period for water taxis, which will now charge $0.50 per trip.
The water taxi system along the Tonle Sap and Tonle Bassac rivers, was used by more than 30,000 passengers in 2018.
The government is considering building more stations in Phnom Penh’s water taxi system to enhance connectivity with Kandal.
The launch of the water taxi and rail services this year enhanced the government’s credibility and served as an example of the efforts made by the authorities to provide good services to the public, said Transport Minister Sun Chanthol to Khmer Times in an exclusive interview.
PM extends the fare-free period for the capital’s water taxi until the end of the year.
Prime Minister Hun Sen announced that people are offered rides free of charge on the water taxi system and western rail line until the end of this year.
The western rail line and Phnom Penh’s new water taxi service will start charging.
The first waterway taxi in Phnom Penh came into service on Friday, carrying people from the northern part to Kandal.
A public transport system based on boats is in its first stage of development.
Transport Minister Sun Chanthol tells officials to prepare a water taxi service to serve passengers on the Tonle Sap and Tonle Bassac.