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MFIs seek ministry support

The Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) is planning to form a joint committee chaired by government officials and microfinance institutions (MFIs) to promote small loan disbursements as the new 18 percent loan interest rate cap takes effect, according to an announcement released by the government on Friday. ...

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Chemical-free veggies

The government is urging vegetable growers to reduce their reliance on pesticides and cut imports from neighboring countries to protect the health of consumers.​​ ...

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HKL gets $15 million to grow MFI operations

Cambodian microlender Hattha Kaksekar Ltd (HKL) has secured a $15 million cash injection to expand its business operations from its parent company, Thailand’s Bank of Ayudhya, Hout Ieng Tong, president and CEO of HKL, confirmed yesterday. ...

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Drought ‘unlikely’ in ’17

This year’s early rains and a swift response to drought-like conditions in two provinces will spare Cambodia the searing droughts that plagued it in 2015 and 2016, the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) said yesterday, though one development partner cautioned that lasting drought preparedness will require stronger financial commitment. ...

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Parties’ funding plans differ

The two main political parties contesting the upcoming commune elections revealed disparate campaign budget plans yesterday, with the opposition pledging to spend over $1 million and a spokesman for the ruling CPP saying his party will not be creating a central campaigning budget at all. ...

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Chinese equipment maker eyes Cambodia

Sany Heavy Industry, one of the biggest manufacturers of heavy construction machinery in China’s Hunan province, plans to expand in Cambodia to tap into rising infrastructure development. ...

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Health Ministry issues hot weather warning

The Health Ministry has warned all Cambodians to drink lots of water and keep cool, as hot season temperatures near 40 0C. The ministry’s Communicable Disease Control department also advised the public to avoid alcohol and drink only boiled or filtered water to prevent food poisoning and cholera. ...

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Official result of drawing order of registered political parties in candidate list for all communes/sangkats in 25 capital/provinces

On 04 April 2017, the National Election Committee (NEC) has released an official result of drawing order of registered political parties in candidate list for all communes/sangkats in 25 capital/provinces for the 4th mandate of commune/sangkat council election 2017.

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National Election Committee (NEC)

Signing ceremony on the exchange of notes and record of discussions on grant aid and loan for 4 projects between Royal Government of Cambodia and Japan

On 30 March 2017 at 16:00, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation,

  • H.E Prak Sokhonn, Senior Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and H.E HORINOUCHI Hidehisa, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Cambodia, signed on the exchange of notes and record of discussions on grant aid and loan worth 140 millions $ for 4 projects: (1) Flood protection and drainage improvement in the Phnom Penh Capital City (Phase IV); (2) Improvement of Battambang provincial referral hospital; (3) Implementation of National Road No. 5 improvement project (Battambang-Si Sophon Section II); and (4) Implementation of the project for expansion of water supply system in Kampong Thom.
  • H.E Aun Pornmoniroth, Senior Minister, Minister of Economy and Finance and Mr. Yuichi SUGANO, Chief Representative, JICA Cambodia Office, signed the Grant Agreement for worth JPY 1,562 million for project for improvement of Battambang provincial referral hospital and Project for flood protection and drainage improvement in Phnom Penh Capital City (Phase IV); and loan agreement of JPY 11.136 million for project for National Road No.5 improvement project “ Battambang-Sri Sophorn” II.
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Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

Signing of agreement on the project for effective implementation of EIA and pollution control through the capacity development of MOE

On 06 March 2017, the Royal Government of Cambodia through the Ministry of Environment (MOE) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Cambodia Office has signed an Agreement on “The Project for Effective Implementation of Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) and Pollution Control through the Capacity Development of MoE” aiming at enhancing the effectiveness of the implementation of environment impact assessment and pollution control in Cambodia.

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Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

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