Government

Youth urged to join STEM fest

Minister of Education, Youth and Sports Hang Chuon Naron encouraged youths to participate in the annual Cambodia STEM Festival, which is held online from January 25-29. This year’s theme is “Prepare for the Future” because Cambodia will need an increase of professionals in science, technology, engineering ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/youth-urged-join-stem-fest

EU and Khmer Enterprise fund partnership for clean energy innovation in the agri-fishery sector

Khmer Enterprise, a unit under the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) and EnergyLab, Cambodia’s only energy start-up incubator, have inked a partnership agreement to support clean energy start-ups in the agriculture, fishery, and aquaculture sectors in Cambodia with funds from the European Union. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50806857/eu-and-khmer-enterprise-fund-partnership-for-clean-energy-innovation-in-the-agri-fishery-sector/

South Korea passes bill to ratify tax deal

The South Korean Assembly has passed a bill to ratify a double tax agreement (DTA) with Cambodia. Double Taxation Agreements (DTAs) are treaties between two or more countries to avoid international double taxation of income and property. ...

Jason Boken
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50807137/south-korea-passes-bill-to-ratify-tax-deal/

Locals struck by travel bug sustain tourism industry

Camboticket entered the market in 2014 and soon found its niche among foreign travellers. However, it is currently sustaining daily operations because of locals adopting the bus ticket-booking platform. ...

Husain Haider
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50807109/locals-struck-by-travel-bug-sustain-tourism-industry/

Payments balance up Kingdom sees a 1.7 percent surplus in 2020

The Kingdom’s balance of payments (BOP) saw a 1.7 percent surplus compared with its gross domestic product (GDP) in 2020 with growth supported by the in-flow of foreign direct investments and exports, according to a report from the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC). ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50807074/payments-balance-up-kingdom-sees-a-1-7-percent-surplus-in-2020/

Coastal communities to adapt for climate change

Funded by the Global Environmental Facility’s Least-Developed Country Fund (LDCF), the project will help coastal fishing communities and protected areas in Cambodia’s main four coastal provinces – Kampot, Kep, Koh Kong and Preah Sihanouk  improve their livelihoods by increasing adaptive capabilities regarding climate change while ...

Jason Boken
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50807075/coastal-communities-to-adapt-for-climate-change/

MoU signed to apply latest technology for disaster risk management

The Ministry of National Defence has entered a memorandum of understanding with Sensoro Cambodia Technology Co., Ltd to utilise latest technology to monitor and mitigate disaster risks, particularly fire. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50806652/mou-signed-to-apply-latest-technology-for-disaster-risk-management/

Civil service reforms forge on

The Ministry of Interior and Transparency International Cambodia (TI Cambodia) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to extend the provisions of the framework for the School of Governance (SoG) phase II (2021-2025). ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/civil-service-reforms-forge

Hungary trade, tourism ties to get boost

Cambodia and Hungary have agreed to further boost economic and tourism ties, while the private sector offers a rosy view of the EU country as a hub for expanding exports to Europe. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/hungary-trade-tourism-ties-get-boost

Rangers’ achievements honoured

The Ministry of Environment and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-Cambodia) have provided certificates of excellence to six out of 100 rangers in Mondulkiri province as recognition for their outstanding efforts. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rangers-achievements-honoured

Cooler, wetter dry season this year forecasted

The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology has issued a forecast predicting that dry season weather this year would be more favourable than last year, with rainstorms and lighting strikes anticipated to happen more frequently from this month, especially in low-lying areas and coastal provinces. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cooler-wetter-dry-season-year-forecasted

ADB: Adapting to 4IR will boost garments, tourism

A study conducted by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) recommended that Cambodia develop industry transformation maps in key sectors to enable transitions under the fourth industrial revolution (4IR). This should be accompanied by adequate investment in skills development for new and repositioned jobs. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/adb-adapting-4ir-will-boost-garments-tourism

Awards to show gratitude for media work

The Ministry of Information is sponsoring the first annual Gratitude Awards for reporters who have produced exemplary work that demonstrated courage, intellect and insight and advanced the profession of journalism starting in the 1970s. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/awards-show-gratitude-media-work

More than 1,000 cases of fake, objectionable news identified

In 2020, the Ministry of Information identified sources of objectionable or illegal material on social media including fake news and disinformation, various incitements, unfair criticism of the nation’s leadership and insults to the King totalling 1,343 cases. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/more-1000-cases-fake-objectionable-news-identified

Ministry asserts power over state private land

The Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction has reasserted its authority to conduct cadastral surveys of land plots that aim to establish leaseholder rights over state private land. State private land is legally defined as all property that belongs to the state but does ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-asserts-power-over-state-private-land

National action plan against gender violence launched

Senior officials and international envoys have urged cooperation from society to put a stop to all forms of violence against women amid concerns that incidence has risen across the country and the world since the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/national-action-plan-against-gender-violence-launched

Economic diplomacy strategies prioritised

Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn on January 18 announced the launch of the “Economic Diplomacy Strategy (EDS) for 2021-2023” as a framework for future diplomatic and cultural initiatives. Sokhonn also unveiled a collection of traditional recipes dubbed The Taste of Angkor. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/economic-diplomacy-strategies-prioritised

Gov’t: Kingdom’s sovereign debt manageable

A senior official at the Ministry of Economy and Finance described Cambodia’s level of public debt as manageable and allowing flexibility for further borrowing to meet the country’s development needs. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/govt-kingdoms-sovereign-debt-manageable

Domestic vanilla planting taking root

Agriculture brought the Kingdom $4.037 billion in exports alone during 2020. Products grown included cassava, mangoes, bananas and peppers among many other agro-products. However, farmers are now branching out to less common but more profitable crops – and vanilla is among them. ...

Jason Boken
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50804869/domestic-vanilla-planting-taking-root/

Ministry studies how best to boost exports under China deal

At its Friday meeting on the study and formulation on the good use of trade agreements in promoting exports, the Ministry of Commerce announced research is currently under way on products to be imported and exported under the Cambodia China Free Trade Agreement (CC-FTA). One ...

Jason Boken
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50804912/ministry-studies-how-best-to-boost-exports-under-china-deal/

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