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Laos Dismisses Concerns Over Hydropower Project

High-ranking Laos officials said on Wednesday that the proposed Pak Beng hydropower dam will not have a major impact on downstream communities, claiming that they would take time to study its potential impacts. ...

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Kids’ supplement results mixed

The Cambodian government and UNICEF yesterday released results of a clinical trial on new locally produced food supplements to tackle the country’s persistently dismal malnutrition figures, with at least one of the two products proving effective. ...

 

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Land feuds get top-level airing

Fifteen national and international organizations representing 38 civil society groups met with the National Assembly’s first commission yesterday to discuss eight major land dispute cases in an effort to find a solution for those affected. ...

 

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French and Vietnamese banks to open in Cambodia

Two more foreign banks—one French and one Vietnamese—announced plans earlier this week to open branches in Cambodia. ...

 

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Armed illegal miners resist ministry’s efforts for regulation

Illegal miners in the remote reaches of Cambodia are repelling government inspectors with armed middlemen, the Mines and Energy Ministry said on Wednesday as it hosted its annual meeting in Phnom Penh. ...

 

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Misbehaving foreigners banned

More than 3,500 foreigners committed immigration offenses last year and more than 800 were banned from returning to Cambodia, the Interior Ministry’s report for 2016 said yesterday. ...

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EU talks ‘election climate’

The EU’s high representative for foreign affairs, Frederica Mogherini, yesterday released a letter outlining Europe’s continued concern with what it perceives as a deteriorating political situation in Cambodia. ...

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Local EU statement on the political situation in Cambodia

EU Heads of Missions in Phnom Penh believe that it is in the interests of Cambodia, and in the interests of long-term stability in the country, for there to be elections that command the confidence of the voters, and that allow the people of Cambodia to choose whom they wish to represent them at commune and national level. Also, EU looks to the authorities to ensure an environment in which opposition parties and civil society can function freely. 

 

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European Union in Cambodia

Results of plenary session of Council of Ministers on Friday, 17 February 2017

On 17 February 2017, Prime Minister of Kingdom of Cambodia, Hun Sen, has presided over a plenary session of Council of Ministers at Peace Palace. The result of the discussion including:

  • Two projects: a 230-kilowatt transit grid development project from the Stung Tatai hydropower
    dam in Koh Kong province, and a 135-Megawatt coal-fired electricity plant in Preah Sihanouk province.
  • Other issues related to amendment on Goods Trade Agreement under the framework on Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement between states of ASEAN community and Republic of Korea.
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Press and Quick Reaction Unit

Discussion on reducing electricity price for 2017 in the distribution areas of EDC in Phnom Penh and Takmao district of Kandal province  

On 06 February 2017, the Electricity Authority of Cambodia (EAC) has released an announcement to the public and the consumers that EAC is planning to reduce the electricity price of Electricité du Cambodge (EDC) in the distribution area of EDC in Phnom Penh and Takmao distirct, Kandal province based on type of consumers and selling rate for 2017 (starting from April 2017 to the end of March 2018). 

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Electricity Authority of Cambodia

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