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Construction approvals down, investment up

Cambodia approved over 2,600 construction investment projects in the first three quarters of 2023, marking a 19% decrease compared to the same period in 2022. Investment capital and construction space, however, have surged by over 100%, as per the Ministry of Economy and Finance ...

Hin Pisei

Gov’t revenue $4.9B, spending $6.3B

The government’s national revenue collection in the first 10 months of 2023 reached nearly $4.9 billion, equating to almost 78% of the target set by the 2023 Law on Financial Management, while total expenditures stood at over $6.3 billion, as reported by the Ministry of ...

Ministry plans new generation schools in every province

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport announced the creation of more new generation schools across the country to contribute to the development of the national economy. ...

Ton Vibol

Health Ministry aims to reduce blindness to 0.35% of populace by 2030

The Ministry of Health announced an updated roadmap for the management of blindness and its prevention. The plan aims to reduce blindness among the populace to 0.35% from the present rate of 1.2% by 2030. ...

Hang Punreay

NBC committed to promoting sustainable financing, says Serey

The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) is committed to promoting sustainable financing, which has been categorised as one of the key priorities within the first phase of the Pentagonal Strategy, its Governor Dr Chea Serey said on Friday. ...

Sreekanth Ravindran

Government urges youth to consider vocational training

Senior officials from the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training are encouraging young Cambodians to study technical skills but choose courses that not only interest them but are also in demand to improve their chances of finding suitable work in the job market. ...

Tith Kongnov

228 workers died of occupational hazards, says ministry

As many as 228 factory workers across the country had died of occupational hazards between January and November, according to the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training. ...

Hang Punreay

Water Resources minister calls for ‘Closer Monitoring and Stronger Action’ as Mekong water flows change

Water Resources and Meteorology Minister Thor Chetha has called for greater collective efforts to mitigate the impacts of flood and drought amid changing hydrological conditions on the Mekong River. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cambodia attracts 4.4 mln int’l tourists in first 10 months

Cambodia recorded 4.4 million international tourist arrivals in the first 10 months of 2023, a sharp increase of around 180 percent from 1.57 million over the same period last year, Tourism Minister SokSoken said here on Sunday. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Vietnam hopes Cambodia to continue to pay attention to Vietnamese-origin people

A delegation from the Foreign Ministry led by Deputy Minister Le Thi Thu Hang paid a visit to Cambodia from November 30 to December 3 to strengthen cooperation and friendship between Vietnam and Cambodia. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Silk Road Art event held to mark 65 years of Cambodia-China ties

As part of the celebrations to mark 65 years of China-Cambodian diplomatic ties, the Embassy of China hosted Silk Road Art Performance at Cambodian Secondary School of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh on Friday. ...

Hang Punreay

PM vows to continue promoting skills development for disabled

On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Cambodia reaffirmed its stance of promoting the development of people with disabilities and to ensure employment opportunities for them in the country, the region and the world. ...

Torn Vibol

Raising standards: Govt sets 2 yrs to create up to 1,000 model public schools

Under its Pentagonal Strategy, the Prime Minister Hun Manet–led government has set a two-year goal of transforming between 500 and 1,000 public schools into model ones by improving their quality from the kindergarten up to high school level. ...

Torn Vibol

Gold mine looks to expand into Tbong Khmum

Australian mining company Renaissance Minerals (Cambodia) Ltd is seeking to expand their gold mining operations beyond Mondulkiri province, with the Ministry of Mines and Energy urging them to look into Tbong Khmum’s Memot district. ...

Van Socheata

Values-added education: PM wants morals included as a core school subject

In conjunction with the opening of the new school year today, Prime Minister Hun Manet has called for a more holistic approach to overall education and not just focusing on academic excellence. ...

Torn Vibol

‘Fintech playing key role in financial inclusion efforts’

The fintech sector is playing a major role in the financial inclusion efforts pioneered by the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC), Governor Dr Chea Serey said while delivering the keynote address at the CamTech Summit 2023 yesterday at the Centre for Banking Studies. ...

Sreekanth Ravindran

Ministry of Inspection and UNDP discuss new training courses

The Ministry of Inspection announced a meeting between the Minister of Inspection Huot Hak and Alissar Chaker, Country Representative of the United Nations Development Program in Cambodia (UNDP Cambodia) on Wednesday. ...

Hang Punreay

Work on new hydropower plant in Cambodia goes smoothly

Construction work on a the Upper Tatay Hydropower Station, with a designed capacity of 150-megawatts (MWs) has been 31.5 percent completed so far, officials said on Thursday. ...

Khmer Times Staff

PM: No more mining licences in Prey Lang sanctuary

Prime Minister Hun Manet has designated the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary as a “red zone”, meaning he will not allow new any mining licences to be issued for the area, and would not allow the expansion of existing operations. ...

Neang Sokunthea

ASEAN to promote sustainable mineral investment and development

ASEAN Ministers of Mines have agreed to jointly promote the ASEAN region to become a sustainable mining investment destination and continue cooperation on improvement of mining development with governance, economy, society and environment. ...

Khmer Times Staff

2024 Year of Cambodia-China Tourism and Culture paves way for 2035 master plan

Cambodia aims to become an attractive global tourism destination and will welcome more Chinese tourists next year under a new exchange program, according to a Cambodian official. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Bird flu alert in Kampot

Authorities have stepped up the search for bird flu cases in Kampot province following two recent infections in Dang Tong district. ...

Hang Punreay

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