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Office of the Council of Ministers

Council of Ministers approves 2024-2028 disaster planning

The government has approved a comprehensive disaster risk reduction action plan for 2024–2028, addressing a range of natural and man-made disasters, including floods, storms, droughts, fires and building collapses, many of which have been exacerbated by climate change. r ...

Hang Punreay

Gov’t to exempt patent tax for online press

The Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) has agreed to exempt patent tax for small online press institutions as well as reduce 50 percent of the registration fee to the new press united in the Ministry of Information (MoI) for the next five years, said a ...

Nhean Chamrong

NBC policies in line with Pentagonal Strategy

The first plenary session of the new Council of Ministers under the leadership of Prime Minister Hun Manet has approved the Pentagonal Strategy-Phase 1 on August 24, 2023, to unleash a host of economic activities to be implemented to transform Cambodia into a high-income economy ...

Khmer Times Staff

Draft on Amendment of Article 140 approved

The Council of Ministers on Friday approved the Draft Law on the Amendment of Article 140 of the Law on Capital, Province, Municipality, District and Khan Administration. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Approval in principle for new airport

The government has approved in principle the construction of a new domestic airport in Mondulkiri province under a public-private partnership (PPP). The approval was signed by the Council of Ministers’ Permanent Secretary of State Hing Thoraxy on New Year’s Eve. ...

Sok Chan

Council of Ministers approves draft law on state assets

The Office of the Council of Ministers has approved the draft law on Control, Use and Management of the State Assets, which aims to ensure that state assets are preserved for the common interests of the country and the people. The Ministry of Economy and ...

Ben Sokhean

PM tells SCC to lay off resolved land disputes

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday prohibited members of the Supreme Consultative Council from re-opening or getting involved with any land dispute cases that had already been addressed by the courts and the premier himself. ...

Pech Sotheary

Anti-money laundering draft law approved

Cambodia’s draft law of anti-money laundering bill has been approved today at the Council of Ministers meeting chaired by Prime Minister Hun Sen. ...

Chhut Bunthoeun

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

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

Ministry changes its name, scope of operations

The Council of Ministers has agreed to change the name of the Ministry of Industry and Handicraft to the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation. The approval follows a request from Minister of Industry and Handicraft Cham Prasidh. Council of Ministers secretary of state Khoy Khun ...

Soth Koemsoeun

Hun Sen orders probe into land dispute cases

Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered the relevant authorities to probe four land-related cases following a series of complaints from the Khmer Rise Party (KRP), which studied them. Four letters, signed by members of the Council of Ministers and its secretary of state Hing Thoraksy on ...

Long Kimmarita

Plans for new airport in Koh Kong province unveiled

Plans for a new airport investment have been unveiled in Koh Kong province, southwest of Phnom Penh. The district currently has two airports – one under construction and another which has been abandoned for years. The government agreed to the investment for the new airport ...

Chea Vannak

Trade union bill changes passed

The Council of Ministers approved draft amendments to 10 articles of the Law on Trade Unions without modification on Friday, leaving some unions disappointed and claiming that the majority of their suggestions had not been included. Articles 3, 17, 20, 21, 27, 28, 29, 54, ...

Long Kimmarita

End to gambling deadline set for 2020

The Council of Ministers on Friday said the government has instructed authorities to eliminate all online and arcade gambling by the end of the year. “All kinds of online and arcade gambling [] must end by the end of 2019,” the Council of Ministers said in ...

Khuon Narim

Information access law to be finalised next month

The Ministry of Information on Tuesday concluded the final revision by key ministries of the draft Law on Access to Information, without making any major amendments. It will be submitted to the Council of Ministers to be rubber-stamped by the end of September or beginning ...

Voun Dara

Four solar projects approved

The Council of Ministers on Friday approved four solar projects that will produce a combined 140 megawatts. The body convened last week to review a raft of new laws and investment proposals, which included the four solar projects. In a statement issued after the meeting, the ...

Chhut Bunthoeun

ING land revoked after failures

The government has decided to revoke five land titles given to tycoon Ing Bun Hoaw after his company, ING Holdings, failed to develop infrastructure along Boeng Choeung Ek lake and erect a satellite city in Phnom Penh and Kandal province’s Takhmao city. The Council of Ministers ...

Khuon Narim

Food safety draft law under study

The draft Law on Food Safety is now being studied by the Council of Ministers and is expected to be approved before the end of the year, government officials said. Tech Seak Ngon, general department of customs and excise deputy director, yesterday told a press ...

Mom Kunthear

Spokespersons unit created to address criticism from media

In order to counter criticisms made by journalists and the general public, the government has created a unit made out of ministry spokespersons to ensure speedy responses. The decision to create the unit was sanctioned by Prime Minister Hun Sen on March 6 via a ...

Khy Sovuthy

Government to improve water treatment facility

The Office of the Council of Ministers (OCM) has approved plans to improve and add capacity to water treatment facilities in coastal and construction areas, sewage systems and mud drying facilities in Sihanoukville after they were inspected and assessed by government institutions. ...

Soth Koemsoeun

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