National government

Ministries and other national bodies

Rural Development Ministry to fast track anti-overloading regulation

The Ministry of Rural Development announced its plans to coordinate with the Ministry of Public Works and Transport to amend some sub-decrees which will allow for its involvement in preventing heavy vehicles from using and damaging rural roads. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50692034/rural-development-ministry-to-fast-track-anti-overloading-regulation

Ministry rejects request to repeal law on NGOs

The Ministry of Interior has rejected a request by some 100 civil society organisations to repeal the Law on Associations and NGOs (Lango). The ministry said the current Lango is in line with the Constitution and had gone through many rounds of consultation among relevant ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-rejects-request-repeal-law-ngos

Ministry: EBA decision ‘politically driven’

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has reacted to the European Commission’s (EC) decision to partially suspend the Everything But Arms (EBA) scheme, saying it did not reflect the reality in Cambodia. An analyst also said the suspension would not make the Cambodian ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/ministry-eba-decision-politically-driven

Ministry refuses to intervene in Koh Kong land dispute

The Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction refused to intervene in land disputes in Koh Kong province’s Botum Sakor district after 77 families involved in the conflict requested its intervention. The ministry said those disputes had already been solved by an inter-ministerial committee. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-refuses-intervene-koh-kong-land-dispute

Ministry reveals action plan goals

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport has set goals for its fourth phase of action plans to meet Sustainable Development Goals based on the principles of quality, equity, inclusiveness and lifelong learning by 2030. Ministry spokesman Dy Kamboly spoke of the goals during a ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-reveals-action-plan-goals

New Generation School to expand nationwide

The Education Ministry yesterday said it has plans to expand its New Generation School programme to all public schools by 2030 to strengthen learning in the digital age. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50689591/new-generation-school-to-expand-nationwide

Council of Ministers approves two coal-fired plants, transmission line

The Council of Ministers has approved two coal-fired power plant projects and a transmission line worth nearly $1.7 billion, a plenary meeting of the Council of Ministers heard on Friday. The project is in line with the government master plan for the development of additional ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/council-ministers-approves-two-coal-fired-plants-transmission-line

Coronavirus likely to result in lay-offs as China factories close

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training has warned that some garment factories in Cambodia may be forced to shut down temporarily or lay off workers next month due to a shortage of raw materials. As the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) continues to spread across ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/coronavirus-likely-result-lay-offs-china-factories-close

Forestry minister stresses importance of resources

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon on Wednesday stressed the importance of forest resources and the need to protect them to boost the economy and livelihoods of forest communities while maintaining a sustainable environment. At the Forestry Administration’s annual review meeting, attended by ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/forestry-minister-stresses-importance-resources

Transport ministry reaps benefits of personal plates

The Ministry of Public Works and Transport has generated some $2 million from the sale of personalised number plates since it launched the service last month. From January 7 to February 4, the ministry had sold 468 such plates to vehicle owners throughout the country, ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/transport-ministry-reaps-benefits-personal-plates

Ministry slams deforestation report

The Ministry of Environment on Tuesday slammed a report by a local organisation which claimed the Prey Lang forest has lost 40,000ha in the last 18 years. Ministry of Environment spokesman Neth Pheaktra called the report by the Prey Lang Community Network (PLCN) “politically motivated” ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-slams-deforestation-report

Preah Sihanouk to be turned into ‘second Shenzhen’

The government aims to transform Sihanoukville into Cambodia’s industrial hub – a “second Shenzhen city”, Ministry of Economy and Finance secretary of state Vongsey Vissoth said. Located along the coast, Preah Sihanouk province boasts an international airport, a railway line connected to Phnom Penh and ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/preah-sihanouk-be-turned-second-shenzhen

Transport minister answers questions on road quality

Speaking before the Supreme Consultation Forum on Wednesday, Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol admitted his ministry’s shortcomings in the management of public construction works that have contributed to the fast deterioration of local roads. The Supreme Consultation Forum summoned Sun Chanthol to ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/transport-minister-answers-questions-road-quality

Forest rangers praised for hard work

Minister of Environment Say Sam Al thanked and praised forest rangers on Tuesday for protecting natural resources and in turn aiding the sale of carbon credits. Sam Al was visiting rangers atop Mrech Kangkeb Mountain in Koh Kong province’s Thma Bang district when he made ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/forest-rangers-praised-hard-work

Chanthol seeks support for more road safety campaigns

Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol has asked the French Development Agency (AFD) to look into the possibility of providing financial support for public outreach campaigns on road safety. In a meeting on Tuesday with AFD country director Ophelie Bourhis, Chanthol presented development ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/chanthol-seeks-support-more-road-safety-campaigns

Land dispute case sent to Kampong Speu governor

A land dispute case involving 20ha has been referred to the governor of Kampong Speu after the alleged victims – 156 families who lost their land – petitioned the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction to get involved. On Wednesday, Minister of Land ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/land-dispute-case-sent-kampong-speu-governor

Gov’t to aid students facing food insecurity

The Ministries of Economy and Finance; and Education, Youth and Sport, will implement a food programme for 50,000 children in 205 target schools using community products. An announcement issued on January 23 and obtained by The Post on Monday said the two ministries would implement ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-aid-students-facing-food-insecurity

Hun Sen: Gov’t will never sacrifice national interest

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday defended his rule against detractors who claim that the government often acts to please certain foreign powers. The prime minister said all his decisions have been for the benefit of the Kingdom and urged countries to support Cambodia’s development ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/hun-sen-govt-will-never-sacrifice-national-interest

Prime minister demands end to fake news on virus

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday criticised several outlets for spreading misinformation on the novel coronavirus outbreak and instructed the Ministry of Information to do more to eradicate fake news. Speaking at a press conference at the Peace Palace on Thursday, Hun Sen said a ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/prime-minister-demands-end-fake-news-virus

Supreme Council members to receive uniforms for events

An undisclosed amount of money from the national budget will be used to purchase uniforms and insignias for 49 members of the Supreme Council for Consultation, the government said on Monday. The officials will don the uniforms during major local and international events. In November last ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/supreme-council-members-receive-uniforms-events

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