Ministries and other national bodies

Ministry of Rural Development

Ministry discusses measures to improve rural roads

A meeting chaired by Minister of Rural Development Chhay Rithisen discussed measures to improve the quality of rural roads and infrastructure. ...

Som Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501417619/ministry-discusses-measures-to-improve-rural-roads/

Rural Development Minister and German Ambassador discuss cooperation

The Minister of Rural Development has received the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Germany to Cambodia for a cooperation discussion. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501394371/rural-development-minister-and-german-ambassador-discuss-cooperation/

PM urges authorities to improve waste management services

Prime Minister Hun Manet has instructed the relevant ministries and institutions to provide services and guidelines to properly manage waste in accordance with the technical specifications at the local level throughout the country. ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501390111/pm-urges-authorities-to-improve-waste-management-services/

UNICEF Cambodia and the Ministry of Rural Development join forces to improve rural sanitation and health

In a joint effort to address critical challenges faced by rural communities in Cambodia, UNICEF Cambodia and the Ministry of Rural Development have pledged to work together to combat climate change, improve rural sanitation, and enhance health services. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501370339/unicef-cambodia-and-the-ministry-of-rural-development-join-forces-to-improve-rural-sanitation-and-health/

Japan, development ministry boost rural clean water ties

Minister of Rural Development Chhay Rithisen and Japanese ambassador to Cambodia Atsushi Ueno have committed to bolstering cooperation between the two countries, particularly in non-urban development and clean water education. ...

Bor Pich Zelin
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/japan-development-ministry-boost-rural-clean-water-ties

Minister of Rural Development launches four priority programs to transform rural areas further

Chhay Rithisen, Minister of Rural Development, said that in the 7th legislature of the National Assembly, the Ministry will continue to strive to build new achievements by launching strategies as four priority programmes to support the policy of rural development. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501357725/minister-of-rural-development-launches-four-priority-programs-to-transform-rural-areas-further/

Clean water coverage in Cambodia reaches 80 percent

Cambodia has now achieved 80 percent of clean water supply and the country has set to reach the full coverage by 2025. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501358498/clean-water-coverage-in-cambodia-reaches-80-percent/

100% access to clean water nationwide ‘by 2025’

The Ministry of Rural Development has set the target of providing 100 per cent clean water supply and sanitation services throughout the Kingdom by 2025, while currently more than 80 per cent has already been achieved. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/100-access-clean-water-nationwide-2025

Cambodia has reduced poverty in 25 years

Cambodia is one of the leading countries in reducing poverty in the last 25 years, said Minister of Rural Development Ouk Rabun at an international forum yesterday. ...

Sar Socheath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50793629/cambodia-has-reduced-poverty-in-25-years/

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

NGO, indigenous communities call for stronger conservation efforts

The NGO Forum on Cambodia and indigenous communities have called for stronger efforts on the conservation of indigenous languages and the development of indigenous peoples in the Kingdom. The request was made as more than 300 million indigenous people in over 90 countries around the world ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50642249/ngo-indigenous-communities-call-for-stronger-conservation-efforts/

Rural road work continues to boost livelihoods

The Rural Development Ministry last year paved more than 40,000 kilometres of roads in rural areas to accommodate business travel. According to the ministry’s annual report, in 2018 ministry officials worked with development partners to pave 39,045 kilometres of dirt road, 165 kilometres of asphalt ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50574457/rural-road-work-continues-to-boost-livelihoods/

Indigenous people push for official recognition

Nearly 20 people representing more than 100 families in Koh Kong province’s Thma Baing district yesterday gathered in Phnom Penh to submit petitions at various institutions requesting intervention to gain official recognition of the Chong indigenous people in Areng Valley. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50299578/indigenous-people-push-for-official-recognition/

Germany supports land titling for Mondulkiri’s indigenous communities

The German Ambassador to Cambodia supports the government giving land titles to indigenous groups in Mondulkiri province as a means of protecting natural resources. According to a press release from the German embassy, German Ambassador Ingo Karsten and Math Mara, secretary of state at the Ministry ...

Sen David
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50115074/germany-supports-land-titling-for-mondulkiris-indigenous-communities/

Hacks a ‘wakeup call’ to telecom security weaknesses: gov’t

Telecommunications officials have raised the possibility that a series of hacks against government officials and ministries could have been so-called SS7 attacks, a recently discovered hacking method that involves taking over a person’s cellphone number. At a meeting with local cell companies on Tuesday, officials ...

Hor Kimsay and Daphne Chen
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hacks-wakeup-call-telecom-security-weaknesses-govt

Germany supporting rural development in Cambodia

The German embassy in Cambodia is cooperating with the government to assist in rural development.According to a press release from the German embassy issued yesterday, more than 2,500 kilometres of roads, 88 bridges, 48 schools and 11 markets have been built across the country with ...

Sen David
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50111151/germany-supporting-rural-development-cambodia/

Ministry supports informal saving groups

The Ministry of Rural Development (MRD) announced yesterday that it plans to support the growth of NGO-backed community saving groups in a move to help members of these currently unregulated groups establish funding pools that can be accessed without the need for collateral. ...

Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/ministry-supports-informal-saving-groups

CNRP would dismantle Development Ministry

Opposition leader Kem Sokha said on Saturday his party would shutter the Rural Development Ministry and put the savings towards the goal of funding each of Cambodia’s more than 1,600 commune councils with half a million dollars a year if it wins power in 2018. ...

Touch Sokha and Yesenia Amaro
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cnrp-would-dismantle-development-ministry

Government needs $620M to cope with climate: org

Cambodian ministries are currently facing a $620 million funding shortfall if they are to implement their climate change adaption action plans by 2018, according to figures announced by NGO Forum at a press conference yesterday. ...

Touch Sokha
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-needs-620m-cope-climate-org

Access to clean water in rural areas hits 50%

Cambodia passed a key Millennium Development Goal milestone last year with half of rural areas now having access to clean drinking water, according to a Ministry of Rural Development annual report released yesterday. ...

Sen David
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/access-clean-water-rural-areas-hits-50

Ratanakkiri sanitation push starts

The Ministry of Rural Development, UNICEF and NGO Plan International Cambodia on Monday launched a new project to improve access to sanitation for 2,000 families in Ratanakkiri province. ...

Igor Kossov
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ratanakkiri-sanitation-push-starts

Stunting in children down 7 percent since 2010, survey finds

The number of children in the country who are stunted—leaving them physically smaller and mentally weaker than their properly nourished peers—dropped by 7 percent between 2010 and 2014, according to a nationwide survey released Tuesday. ...

Maria Paula Brito
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/stunting-in-children-down-7-percent-since-2010-survey-finds-79053/

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