Aid and development

Cambodia’s GDP growth likely 5.3% this year, say ADB, AMRO

Two international organisations have forecast Cambodia’s economic growth to be around 5.3 per cent this year as the economy continues to be impacted by lower than expected expansion in the industrial and agriculture sector in the first half (H1), stemming from the regional and global ...

May Kunmakara

PM and his spouse leave Phnom Penh to attend the “United Nations 78th General Assembly

Dr. Hun Manet, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, and his spouse Dr. Pech Chanmony, led a high-level delegation of the Royal Government of Cambodia to attend the “United Nations for the 78thGeneral Assembly” in New York, USA from September 21 to 25, 2023. ...

Khmer Times Staff

FAO says Cambodian wholesale rice prices stable or higher last month

Wholesale rice prices in Cambodia were stable or rising last month despite surges in Thailand and Vietnam, the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) said Wednesday. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Labour Minister asks JICA to continue vocational technical training to boost Cambodia’s economic growth to 7%

Heng Sour, Minister of Labour and Vocational Training, has requested the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in Cambodia to continue developing human resources in technical and vocational training to increase the momentum of Cambodia’s economic growth to 7%. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cambodia, Korea discuss ODA situation and partnership development

Cambodia and the Republic of Korea (RoK) have discussed the overall situation of the RoK’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) to Cambodia and ways to strengthen the development cooperation and partnership between the two countries. ...

Khmer Times Staff

AFD commits to skills development in Cambodia

France has reaffirmed its commitment to ongoing collaboration with Cambodia’s Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training, particularly in relation to the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and National Social Security Fund (NSSF) sectors. ...

Neang Sokunthea

Chinese doctors step up solidarity programme in Cambodia and Laos

Chinese doctors have performed more than 10,000 free surgeries on cataract patients in Cambodia and Laos, as reported by Xinhua News Agency, a partner of TV BRICS. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Japan, development ministry boost rural clean water ties

Minister of Rural Development Chhay Rithisen and Japanese ambassador to Cambodia Atsushi Ueno have committed to bolstering cooperation between the two countries, particularly in non-urban development and clean water education. ...

Bor Pich Zelin

IMF urge cooperation for recovery

International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director Kristalina Georgieva urged ASEAN leaders to invest in international cooperation as well as growth-enhancing reforms to fully recover and continue on the pre-pandemic path to prosperity amid a global economic slowdown. ...

May Kunmakara

Japan aids in waste management efforts

Minister of Environment Eang Sophalleth highlighted waste management and plastic reduction as priority tasks during his recent meeting with Japanese ambassador to Cambodia Atsushi Ueno. ...

Neang Sokunthea

Minister asks Japan for flooding support

During a meeting to discuss water resources with officials from the Japanese Embassy in Cambodia, Thor Chetha, the minister of Water Resources and Meteorology, proposed that Japan assist in addressing the nation’s flooding and drought issues. ...

Chea Sokny

US to scale up cyber security ties with Cambodia

The US is keen on boosting cyber security ties with the Kingdom amid the world witnessing a new set of challenges with its fast transformation into the digital economy, US Ambassador to Cambodia Patrick Murphy said while addressing the Digital Economy Forum II held at ...

Sreekanth Ravindran

UNICEF urges action to reverse sharp decline in breastfeeding rates in Cambodia

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and its partners on Friday warned of an alarming decline in breastfeeding rates in Cambodia, calling for immediate action to reverse this downward trend. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cambodian Red Cross brings smiles to nearly 56,000 poor families

The Cambodian Red Cross (CRC) has helped 55,359 vulnerable families in its efforts to reduce poverty across the country in the first seven months of the year. ...

Hang Punreay

More than 400,000 students benefit from World Bank education project

More than 400,000 Cambodian students are benefiting from expanding educational opportunities availed through the World Bank-funded Secondary Education Improvement Project (SEIP) that focuses on the construction of new school buildings, modern facilities and training teachers for capacity building. ...

Hang Punreay

Cambodia asks IMF to review public debt mechanisms

The Minister of Economy and Finance (MEF) has requested the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to review the frameworks and mechanisms of sustainable public debt management in Cambodia, said an MEF official. ...

Kang Sothear

Beijing commits 300 million yuan to develop high-speed rail network

Beijing will provide 300 million yuan, an equivalent of $41.34 million, to develop high-speed railway infrastructure connecting the Kingdom to Thailand, Laos and China. ...

Nhean Chamrong

$2.1 million aid for demining work in Cambodia’s northwest

Norwegian People Aid (NPA), a Norway-based non-governmental organisation, signed a partnership cooperation agreement with Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) with a grant of $2.1 million for demining activities. ...

Son Minea

World Bank project advances despite occupying indigenous burial grounds

Indigenous Bunong people from Roya Leu village offered rice wine and pork to a shrine, asking forest spirits to protect their land from the World Bank. ...

Andrew Califf, Sovann Sreypich, and Eung Sea

FAO launches weeklong agricultural workshop

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has kicked off a weeklong provincial level training workshop to strengthen national capacity on analysis and interpretation of agricultural statistics and data. ...

Ben Sokhean

ADB loan for TVET to boost skilled workforce in Cambodia

Cambodia will benefit through reforms and investments in technical and vocational education and training (TVET) combined with private sector participation with a new $100 million loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB). ...

Khmer Times Staff

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