Cambodians flock to hometowns to celebrate traditional New Year holiday weekend

Hundreds of thousands of Cambodian migrant workers left the capital Phnom Penh since last week for their home provinces to celebrate the traditional New Year holiday, which started from Friday and ends on Monday.

Phnom Penh governor Khuong Sreng said that on the advice of Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen, the Phnom Penh City Hall has arranged 345 city buses to ferry people from the capital to provinces and vice versa for free-of-charge from April 13-17, reported Xinhua.

“The move is to prevent private bus companies and taxi drivers from raising fees and to reduce travel costs for people who visit their hometowns during the New Year holiday period,” he said during a visit to a city bus station.

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