Cambodia’s agriculture census 2023 to be conducted in April

The Ministry of Planning will conduct the Agriculture Census of Cambodia 2023 throughout the country from April 1 to 30. The information was shared in a meeting here on February 15 chaired by Dr Chhay Than, Senior Minister and Minister of Planning, and Chairman of ...

Khmer Times Staff

Water bird census released

The results of an Asian water bird census show that 91 species were identified in the Boeung Prek Lapouv Protected Landscape Area in Takeo province, while 34 were recorded in the Anlung Pring Protected Landscape Area of Kampot province.​ ...

Ry Sochan

Planning ministry to release 2021 agricultural survey findings early 2023

The Ministry of Planning will announce the results of the Cambodia Agricultural Survey 2021 (CAS2021) early next year, while a working group will begin the 2022 agricultural survey in early October. The CAS 2020 report showed that 57 per cent of household agricultural holdings are ...

Long Kimmarita

Kingdom’s numbers rise as census puts population at over 15 million

Provisional census figures released on Wednesday show that as of March 3, Cambodia’s population stood at 15,288,489 people – 7,869,912 women and 7,418,577 men – a 14.1 per cent increase since the previous census 11 years ago. Minister of Interior Sar Kheng, who is also ...

Long Kimmarita

First Civil Society Day event attended by some 300 groups

Cambodia’s first Civil Society Day was held on Tuesday, with at least 300 members of civil society groups in attendance at Phnom Penh’s Hotel Cambodiana for the event. Held under the theme Inclusive Partnership for Democratic and Sustainable Development, the day is intended to enable ...

Long Kimmarita

Census to run until March 13

Prime Minister Hun Sen has called on Cambodians to take part in the national census by providing accurate information to officers in order to obtain correct national statistics for the Kingdom’s development. And as if to prove his point, the prime minister also gave an ...

Voun Dara

Government braces for population boom

As the Kingdom anticipates population growth to reach 20 million by 2030, Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday predicted that most citizens will eventually gravitate towards urban areas. According to Mr Hun Sen during a speech in Phnom Penh, the population of Cambodia could even potentially ...

Ben Sokhean

Kingdom to finance 2019 general census

The Ministry of Planning said on Thursday that the government has earmarked $8 million for the general census to be conducted next year. Funding will come entirely from the national budget, with China and the United Nations Population Fund Cambodia (UNFPA) providing equipment and technical ...

Mech Dara

Cambodia to conduct population census in March

Cambodia is going to conduct a population census in March next year, Minister of Planning Chhay Than said here on Tuesday. “We plan to spend 8.5 million U.S. dollars for the one-week census, which will be commenced from March 3, 2019,” he told reporters after a ...


Sixth refugee arrives from Nauru under controversial deal

Cambodian authorities say the latest refugee to take up the country’s resettlement offer under a controversial deal with Australia arrived in Phnom Penh on Sunday, only the sixth to do so since the deal was struck in September 2014. ...

Aun Pheap

The Cambodia population census: leaving no one behind

Cambodia will be conducting its third comprehensive and inclusive population census in March 2018. For any country, the population census is the first source of information that provides facts about the size of the population, the different age groups, the geographic distribution, the ethnical minorities ...

Derveeuw Marc GL

Socio-economic survey shows Cambodia’s balanced sex ratio

The Cambodia Socio-Economic Survey 2014 has revealed the balanced sex ratio in the country, according to the state news agency-AKP. ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

Kingdom may fall short of Tourism target

Cambodia may not achieve its goal of attracting 5 million tourists this year due to the slowdown in the global economy, according to the Ministry of Tourism. ...

Muny Sithyna

As refugees spurn Cambodia, locals voice opposition to deal

As refugees being held by Australia on the South Pacific island of Nauru continue to spurn the prospect of resettling in Cambodia, many Cambodians likewise say they do not want to see any of the refugees sent to their country. ...

Khuon Narim and Holly Robertson

Officials to meet about census findings

The Interior Ministry’s immigration department will on Wednesday report the findings of a nationwide census of foreigners that began in August, an immigration official said Monday. ...

Khy Sovuthy

Official says $200,000 in fines collected from foreigners without work permits

Since a nationwide census of foreigners began in August, fines totalling nearly $200,000 have been paid into government coffers, an immigration official told the Post yesterday. “According to the law, the immigration police can fine them 200,000 riel [about $49] to 500,000 riel and this ...

Cheang Sokha and Alice Cuddy

More than 200 deported as census continues

The Ministry of Interior has deported more than 200 foreign nationals over the past two months as part of its ongoing nationwide census, according to Sok Phal, director of the ministry’s immigration department. The Interior Ministry’s census was launched last month, at the same time ...

Mech Dara and Khy Sovuthy

Cambodia census has ethnic Vietnamese community worried

The Cambodian Interior ministry is carrying out a census to identify how many foreigners – legal and illegal – are living in the country. ...

BBC News Staff

Two Vietnamese deported as census continues

Police in Ratanakkiri deported two more Vietnamese nationals living illegally in the northern province last week, bringing the number of expulsions to 14 as the Ministry of Interior’s census of foreigners continues, police said. This year’s census—which is now complete in Ratanakkiri, according to officials ...

Khy Sovuthy

Don’t judge census: Sar Kheng

A day after the first results of the countrywide census of foreigners were revealed, Interior Minister Sar Kheng yesterday called on politicians to reserve judgement. ...

Phak Seangly

Survey says: deported

The government’s countrywide census of foreigners resulted in the first deportations, as six undocumented Vietnamese workers were sent back across the border from Ratanakkiri province last week, officials said yesterday. The move prompted one provincial NGO worker to call for more deportations as part of a ...

Phak Seangly and Alice Cuddy

Countrywide census starts

Immigration officials from the Interior Ministry and Pursat province today are to begin a census of all foreigners living in the Kingdom, though it is expected to focus primarily on those of Vietnamese descent. Following a meeting in Pursat yesterday afternoon, Major General Khun Sambor, chief ...

Phak Seangly

Vietnamese wary of planned census

Sok Hieng* is concerned about a government census of foreigners that some observers believe will focus primarily on those of Vietnamese descent. “I am afraid that I will be forced to leave Cambodia because I do not have ID yet,” said Hieng, a 33-year-old construction worker ...

Sean Teehan and Phak Seangly

Foreigner census begins; official tours Vietnamese communities

The Interior Ministry’s general department of immigration began its “census” of ethnic Vietnamese people living in Cambodia on Sunday, with Sok Phal, the department chief, touring Pursat province villages along the Tonle Sap lake. Pursat provincial police chief Sarun Chanthy said that General Phal and a ...

Khy Sovuthy

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