Preah Sihanouk governor warns coal plant may be shut down

Preah Sihanouk provincial governor Yun Min on Monday warned that a coal plant in Stung Hav district’s Otres commune might be closed after 42 families complained against the factory. The villagers who live near the plant expressed concern that the clouds of dust resulting from ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/preah-sihanouk-governor-warns-coal-plant-may-be-shut-down

Giant coal plant taking shape in Sihanoukville

Nearly half of a massive 700-megawatt coal-fired power plant that will fuel the country’s biggest industrial park and feed the national grid is set to be completed by the end of the year, according to officials at the Ministry of Mines and Energy. ...

Kali Kotoski and Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/giant-coal-plant-taking-shape-sihanoukville

Police Train at Freedom Park as Protesters Target Hun Sen’s House

As hundreds of riot police conducted protest suppression drills in Phnom Penh’s Freedom Park on Monday morning, Prime Minister Hun Sen’s mansion in the center of the city was the focal point of a demonstration by some 2,000 garment factory workers. Municipal police, along with 16 ...

Aun Pheap and Khy Sovuthy
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/police-train-at-freedom-park-as-protesters-target-hun-sens-house-2-45638/

Easier to invest in Cambodia

Chongqing and Phnom Penh will become sister cities, after which it will be more convenient for those Chongqing enterprises to invest in Cambodia. Cambodia is an important trading partner for Chongqing and it has become one of the major countries for the development strategy of “going ...

Daily Economic News Staff
http://www.dailyeconomic.com/2013/Asia-Pacific_0927/1928.html

Protest gets injection of energy

What had been a relatively subdued gathering at Freedom Park yesterday became a jubilant celebration as opposition leaders Sam Rainsy and Kem Sokha delivered the news of fruitful discussions with the government to party faithful. Despite much-diminished crowds – and the sobering events of Sunday night ...

Stuart White and Meas Sokchea
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/protest-gets-injection-energy

Cambodian needs effective policy measures for power sector: report

Cambodia requires effective policy measures to accelerate its development plans for the power sector, according to the summary of a market research report distributed Saturday. UK-based PR Carbon said the report noted that Cambodia’s power sector comprise targets for developing a national power grid to distribute ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff
http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=13&token=MTNkZjkxMjU2OTc

Garment Sector Stable Despite Workers Leaving Jobs

The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) yesterday said a recent exodus of workers from factories in Phnom Penh to the provinces over concerns related to a recent military build up in the capital would not threaten stability in the sector. Ken Loo, secretary-general of GMAC, ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Union wins benefits for garment workers

Most demands made by workers at a Takeo province garment factory were met following a large protest and five hours of negotiation. Asia Dragon (Garment) Co Ltd mediated with the Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers’ Democratic Union (C.CAWDU), making concessions on most of the workers’ 16 ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/union-wins-benefits-garment-workers

Thailand, Cambodia Recommit to Border Growth

The foreign ministers of Thailand and Cambodia signed a memorandum of understanding in Phnom Penh yesterday reconfirming their commitment to developing their joint border with new economic zones, checkpoints and a 1,800-MW power plant. “We have agreed to create four international checkpoints to improve trade ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

ADB Says Hydropower Growth Won’t Match Need for Oil, Coal

Cambodia’s reliance on imported fossil fuels to meet its energy needs is set to increase in the coming years, despite the raft of hydropower projects planned by the government, according to new data from the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Using baseline figures from the Institute ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/adb-says-hydropower-growth-wont-match-need-for-oil-coal-28794/

‘Power cuts just a transitional problem’

Recurring power cuts and power shortages draw sharp complaints from Cambodia’s public, the political opposition and business owners. Keo Ratanak,  director-general of Electricite du Cambodge (EDC), talked to the Post’s Sarah Thust. What is EDC doing to reduce electricity cuts here? The issue of power shortage is ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013051065532/Business/power-cuts-just-a-transitional-problem.html

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