Government

Pepper plantation expected to increase this year

The planting of pepper is expected to increase this year thanks to growing demand for the condiment on the international market, particularly from China. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50816983/pepper-plantation-expected-to-increase-this-year/

Special tariffs cut to boost auto sales

From early next month, the special tariffs on imported family vehicles will be reduced by 10 to 25 percent according to engine size, according to an announcement from the General Department of Custom and Excise. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50816772/special-tariffs-cut-to-boost-auto-sales/

Cambodia-South Korean bilateral trade recovering

Bilateral trade between Cambodia and South Korea has started to recover following a decline in 2020 from the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50814996/cambodia-south-korean-bilateral-trade-recovering/

Gov’t expands public services

The government’s project to support phase II of the Implementation of the Social Accountability Framework (ISAF) for a period of five years was launched on February 18 with officials saying that there were many areas in need of reforms at the sub-national level even though ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-expands-public-services

National Internet Gateway gets PM stamp of approval

Cambodia has approved the establishment of a “national internet gateway” (NIG) through which all of the Kingdom’s online traffic will be routed. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/national-internet-gateway-gets-pm-stamp-approval

Cash-crop exports 200K tonnes in January

Cambodia exported 203,485 tonnes of seven major cash crops last month, according to a report by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. The ministry lists these as milled rice, natural rubber, corn, cashew nuts, peppercorn, as well as fresh bananas, chillies and mangoes. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cash-crop-exports-200k-tonnes-january

Ministry, private firms cooperate to boost Cambodia’s safe agricultural products

Sixteen contracts and two Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) have been signed to boost Cambodia’s safe agricultural products such as vegetables, cassava, yellow watermelon, mango, and chicken. ...

Lim Nary /AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50815361/ministry-private-firms-cooperate-to-boost-cambodias-safe-agricultural-products/

Cambodia, U.S. reaffirm commitment to continue close cooperation

Cambodia and the United States of America have confirmed their commitment to continue strengthening their bilateral cooperation, especially in the field of trade. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50815354/cambodia-u-s-reaffirm-commitment-to-continue-close-cooperation/

Agricultural rice map updated to boost production

The Ministry of Agriculture is updating the national rice map to boost the Kingdom’s quality and quantity of rice production by providing detailed data about geographic areas. ...

Sar Socheath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50814769/agricultural-rice-map-updated-to-boost-production/

FedEx set for mid-2021 debut in Kingdom

US-listed international mixed-carrier FedEx Corp plans to launch air freight services to Cambodia by mid-2021, according to State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (SSCA) spokesman Sin Chansereyvutha. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/fedex-set-mid-2021-debut-kingdom

Inter-ministry committee announced for new Mondulkiri airport

The Cambodian government has formed a new inter-ministry committee to lead and facilitate the construction of a domestic airport in Mondulkiri province. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50814160/inter-ministry-committee-announced-for-new-mondulkiri-airport/

Project aims to aid 10,000 of the most vulnerable hit by virus

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) will sign a project agreement today to directly support 10,000 of the most vulnerable people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in Siem Reap and Banteay Meanchey ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50814531/project-aims-to-aid-10000-of-the-most-vulnerable-hit-by-virus/

Cashew prices promising in early harvest but poor weather hits yield

Early harvest season prices for cashew nuts appear to be promising but farmers in some provinces are facing a possible delay in the start of the harvest because of unfavorable weather conditions. The harvest season of the cashew nut generally begins in February and continues ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50814558/cashew-prices-promising-in-early-harvest-but-poor-weather-hits-yield/

Youth job programme has nearly 400 openings

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training has announced cooperation with three companies to provide nearly 400 job opportunities for the country’s youth, organised into a monthly job interview programme set to begin on February 17. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/youth-job-programme-has-nearly-400-openings

Livelihood recovery project to help 10,000

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) on February 16 signed an agreement to begin a project that will directly support 10,000 of the most vulnerable people affected by the economic fall-out from Covid-19 in Siem Reap ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/livelihood-recovery-project-help-10000

$217 million collected through tax in January: PM

The General Department of Taxation (GDT) of Ministry of Economy and Finance earned 879 billion riels (approximately $217 million) from tax income in January this year. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50814324/217-million-collected-through-tax-in-january-pm/

Management of Cambodian local funds under transparency review

The Asia Foundation and Silaka with support from the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade this week launched a three-year project to promote the transparent and accountable management of local funds in Cambodia. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50813450/management-of-cambodian-local-funds-under-transparency-review/

Trade with EAEU surges 18%

Bilateral trade between Cambodia and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) was worth $67.37 million last year, marking an increase of 18.22 per cent compared to 2019’s $56.98 million, according to data from the Ministry of Commerce. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/trade-eaeu-surges-18

Vehicle import duty cuts proposed

Minister of Economy and Finance Aun Pornmoniroth has proposed an adjustment on vehicle import duty, to be effective from March 1, to revive the market and buttress the logistics sector after customs clearance revenue on vehicles fell by 40 percent in 2020 from a year ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/vehicle-import-duty-cuts-proposed

Path to high value-added aquaculture sector studied

A study has been undertaken to look at the upgrading of fishery businesses in Battambang and Kampong Chhnang provinces. Those upgrades could then be replicated in other provinces in the country. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50811787/path-to-high-value-added-aquaculture-sector-studied/

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