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UK FTA could be on horizon

Cambodia and the UK have vowed to boost their bilateral trade as the Kingdom looks to establish a bilateral free trade agreement with the country. The understanding was made during a meeting between secretary of state of the Ministry of Commerce Sok Sopheak and deputy ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/uk-fta-could-be-horizon

Tourist numbers reach over 1 million during the Pchum Ben festival

Cambodia recorded more than 1 million tourists over the three-day holiday period of Pchum Ben, according to a report supplied by the Ministry of Tourism.​ ...

Som Kanika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50764600/tourist-numbers-reach-over-1-million-during-the-pchum-ben-festival/

Cambodian grown tobacco exported to five countries

Cambodia has exported tobacco to five countries, said Veng Sakhon, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. The Minister pointed out that during this period, the exported tobacco products amounted to 5,376 tonnes. ...

Heng Panha/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50764534/cambodian-grown-tobacco-exported-to-five-countries/

Cambodia-Japan trade reaches $1.1 billion in first seven months

Bilateral trade between Cambodia and Japan was recorded at $1,175 million in the first seven months of this year, inching down 5.7 percent compared to the same period last year. ...

Chea Vannak /AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50764528/cambodia-japan-trade-reaches-1-1-billion-in-first-seven-months/

Cambodia’s exports continue to face challenges amidst global headwinds

The Kingdom’s export to the international market is under threat although the country has secured regional and global free trade agreements, according to the Ministry of Commerce (MOC). ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50764362/cambodias-exports-continue-to-face-challenges-amidst-global-headwinds/

The effects of COVID-19 on farming

In 2020, the agriculture sector continues to play a significant role in the Cambodian economy, accounting for 22 percent of the Kingdom’s GDP and employing one-third of the Cambodian workforce. ...

Pamela Corda
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50764323/the-effects-of-covid-19-on-farming/

Cambodia has exported more than 3 million tonnes of agricultural produce

More than 3 million tonnes of Cambodia’s agricultural products were exported as of Sept 11,  according to a report from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.​ ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50764124/cambodia-has-exported-more-than-3-million-tonnes-of-agricultural-produce/

Move to unify non-banking finance regulators

A new non-banking financial services draft law designed to combine all non-banking regulators has been sent for legislative approval by Prime Minister Hun Sen during his most recent council of ministers meeting. ...

Kuch Nithatevy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50763856/move-to-unify-non-banking-finance-regulators/

Developing national entrepreneurship

The first National Entrepreneurship Award 2020 ended last month with a fruitful achievement. Meanwhile, the government is looking to scale up and make the second National Entrepreneurship Award more attractive for next year, according to a senior executive of Khmer Enterprise (KE), an implementation unit ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50764035/developing-national-entrepreneurship/

Machinery: A growing feature of farming

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) has been working with the private sector and development partners to integrate the use of agricultural machinery into middle-class farming communities to respond to the current and future decline in the agricultural workforce. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50764036/machinery-a-growing-feature-of-farming/

Going nuts for cashews

The Cambodian government together with nongovernmental organisations (NGOs), the private sector and farmers are joining hands to develop the cashew industry by establishing a Cambodia Cashew Federation (CCF) to commercialise the sector internationally. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50763659/going-nuts-for-cashews/

Trials and tribulations of entrepreneurship

A lot of young Cambodian adults now want to operate their own business rather than working for others. This trend has been rising year-on-year because they think working for themselves would help them become rich rapidly. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50763049/trials-and-tribulations-of-entrepreneurship/

Foreign investors complain about the Kingdom’s business strictures

Foreign investors have asked the Cambodia government to reduce the cost of a certificate of origin (CO), which is currently far more expensive than other countries in ASEAN.​ ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50762873/foreign-investors-complain-about-the-kingdoms-business-strictures/

Ministry: No unlawful protests

The Ministry of Interior is warning citizens not to take part in social justice protests.​ It issued a press release on Monday saying members of the groups Khmer Thavrak and Mother Nature Movement had been carrying out activities not registered at the ministry, which is required ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-no-unlawful-protests

Construction inspectors appointed

The Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction has appointed 362 inspectors to monitor, observe, research, inspect, collect evidence, and promote the implementation of construction laws throughout the Kingdom.​ Civil society organisations have voiced support for the action, but emphasise enforcement must be carried ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/construction-inspectors-appointed

Draft of Siem Reap Tourism Development Master Plan to be finalised next month

The draft of Siem Reap tourism development master plan for 2020-2035 will be finalised in October this year, and submitted to the Council of Ministers for approval. ...

Chea Vannak/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50762205/draft-of-siem-reap-tourism-development-master-plan-to-be-finalised-next-month/

Book published on history of Kingdom’s microfinance industry

National Bank of Cambodia yesterday launched a book called “Building Inclusive Finance”. It traces the development of microfinance in Cambodia from its origins in rural development programmes in the early 1990s to the globalised industry it is today.​ The book was written by Ron Bevacqua, ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50762147/book-published-on-history-of-kingdoms-microfinance-industry/

Weekend market to be extended to other targeted provinces

The Weekend Market, one of the major activities of Accelerating Inclusive Markets for Smallholders (AIMS) project, will be extended to other targeted provinces and Phnom Penh capital in the near future, to promote local agro-commercial products. ...

Nika/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50761683/weekend-market-to-be-extended-to-other-targeted-provinces/

Government committee to assist journalists holds first meeting

Minister of Information, Khieu Kanharith, yesterday held the first meeting with government lawyers to examine issues that journalists face in Cambodia, following an announcement in February of a commitment to assist journalists facing litigation. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50761986/government-committee-to-assist-journalists-holds-first-meeting/

Forestry chief moved over incentive money

A Ratanakkiri Forestry Administration official was transferred after his subordinates accused him of the irregular distribution of what was supposed to be more than 300 million riel in employee incentives to subordinates. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/forestry-chief-moved-over-incentive-money

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