National government

Ministries and other national bodies

Limit to be set on age of imported cars

As part of a road safety drive, the Ministry of Public Works and Transport and Ministry of Interior have set the lifespan of used vehicles allowed to be imported into Cambodia to reduce accidents and protect the environment. ...

Chhorn Raksmey
https://kiripost.com/stories/limit-to-be-set-on-age-of-imported-cars

Third expressway to connect Phnom Penh and Siem Reap

A third expressway connecting Phnom Penh and Siem Reap province is being mooted, with four companies expressing interest with the Ministry of Public Works and Transportation to carry out construction. ...

Meas Molika
https://kiripost.com/stories/third-expressway-to-connect-phnom-penh-and-siem-reap

$40m plan to protect Asian elephants

The Ministry of Environment estimates that it will need $40.5 million to care for the country’s Asian elephants over the next 10 years. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501192065/40m-plan-to-protect-asian-elephants/

Cambodia-Korea FTA to come into force next month

The Ministry of Commerce and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Phnom Penh on Thursday co-organised a workshop on dissemination of the benefits and export procedures to local exporters under the Cambodia-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA). ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501191231/cambodia-korea-fta-to-come-into-force-next-month/

28,000 disabled receive gov’t aid yearly

A senior official at the Ministry of Social Affairs confirmed that each year about 28,000 people with disabilities receive rehabilitation services and government subsidies to facilitate their living.​​​ ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501190315/28000-disabled-receive-govt-aid-yearly/

$10m fund to buy rice from struggling farmers

The Ministry of Economy and Finance has pledged to provide another $10 million in addition to a $83 million fund to purchase rice from farmers at a reasonable cost amid low prices​ to avoid selling to crooked dealers. ...

Meas Molika
https://kiripost.com/stories/10m-fund-to-buy-rice-from-struggling-farmers

Kingdom to sell more carbon credits

At the 27th UN climate change conference (COP27) in Egypt, Cambodia agreed to sell 15 million tonnes of carbon credits to international partners in order to offset their carbon emissions while reducing deforestation in the Kingdom through its REDD+ projects. ...

Samban Chandara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdom-sell-more-carbon-credits

Environment ministry warns public to beware of fraudulent brokers selling protected land

The Ministry of Environment has warned the public about scammers who were deceiving people by claiming they legally owned land in protected areas and providing them with fake ownership deeds in bogus land sales when it isn’t possible for anyone to privately own protected land. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/environment-ministry-warns-public-beware-fraudulent-brokers-selling-protected-land

Tax revenue passes target amid money laundering cases

The General Department of Taxation (GTD) of the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) has collected more than $2.94 billion of tax revenue for the period of first 10 months this year, which passes the amount set in the budget law 2022 and increases 26.96 ...

Kang Sothear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501186161/tax-revenue-passes-target-amid-money-laundering-cases/

Ministry to 'seek justice' for officials indicted in US for 'monkey smuggling'

The Cambodian government and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said they will make the “utmost effort” to seek justice for a Cambodian official arrested in John F Kennedy International Airport in New York for allegedly conspiring to smuggle crab-eating macaque monkeys (Macaca fascicularis) ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-seek-justice-officials-indicted-us-monkey-smuggling

Samal asks world leaders to take extra climate change measures

Minister of Environment Say Samal called on high-emission countries to show leadership and responsibility by increasing their climate change adaption measures and raising their targets for greenhouse gas emission reductions. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/samal-asks-world-leaders-take-extra-climate-change-measures

Mondulkiri Srepok wildlife sanctuary chief fired after alleged abuse of locals

The Environment Ministry has ordered provincial officials to fire the Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary chief in Mondulkiri province over alleged abuses of power, including threatening local people who were collecting firewood. ...

Mech Dara
https://vodenglish.news/mondulkiri-srepok-wildlife-sanctuary-chief-fired-after-alleged-abuse-of-locals/

Finance ministry prepared to launch ‘CamDL’

The Ministry of Economy and Finance said in a statement that Cambodia Distributed Ledger (CamDL) is a “hybrid permissioned blockchain” designed to provide the public with a platform for testing, understanding, experimenting and developing Decentralised Applications (Dapp), or those in the Web3 space, to solve ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/finance-ministry-prepared-launch-camdl

Ministry of Post and Telecommunications signs strategic cooperation agreement with Viettel Cambodia

The Ministry of Post and Telecommunications has signed an agreement with Viettel Cambodia (Metfone) to develop Cambodia’s telecommunications industry, develop data centers and promote other digital activities. ...

Kiripost staff writers
https://kiripost.com/stories/mptc-signs-cooperation-agreement-with-viettel

Nearly 2,000 local, int’l journalists descend on Phnom Penh for summit

Ministry of Information spokesman Phos Sovann said on November 7 that nearly 2,000 local and international journalists are set to cover the ASEAN Summits and related meetings which will run from November 8-13. ...

Samban Chandara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/nearly-2000-local-intl-journalists-descend-phnom-penh-summit

Agriculture minister meets with Australian ambassador

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Dith Tina met with Australian Ambassador to Cambodia Pablo Kang on the afternoon of November 4 to discuss bilateral cooperation in the agriculture sector. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/agriculture-minister-meets-australian-ambassador

US ambassador offers increased help fighting human trafficking in meeting with Sar Kheng

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng reiterated to the US ambassador to Cambodia W. Patrick Murphy that Cambodia was committed to combating all forms of human trafficking, pointing to the complex nature of the crime today due to technology as one barrier to effective enforcement.​ ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/us-ambassador-offers-increased-help-fighting-human-trafficking-meeting-sar-kheng

First phase of Zero-Snaring campaign wraps up

The Zero-Snaring campaign, initiated and led by the Ministry of Environment, with the cooperation and support from conservation organisations, was wrapped up with rallies in Kratie, Stung Treng, Ratanakiri, Mondulkiri, Preah Vihear and Kampong Thom. The campaign ran from March to September, 2022. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/first-phase-zero-snaring-campaign-wraps

Transport ministry plays host to green logistics conference

Officials from the Ministry of Public Works and Transport attended the 4th Green Logistics Partnership Conference 2022 to discuss and share experiences formulating environmentally friendly policies and implementing them, talk about challenges related to the green logistics sector and work on developing goals and action ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/transport-ministry-plays-host-green-logistics-conference

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