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Villagers plan to walk to capital

Tractors carried members of 50 families from Lor Peang village in Kampong Chhnang province’s Kampong Tralach district to the provincial courthouse early yesterday morning, where their hopes faded as they waited for court officials to accept their latest complaint against a company they accuse of ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011091651688/National-news/villagers-plan-walk-to-capital.html

Chinese company given license to go for gold in Kratie

The government has given a Chinese mining company the right to extract gold from 28 square km of land in Kratie province’s Sambor district, a provincial official said yesterday. On July 5, the Ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy granted Hing Yuan Hanng Yeak Co Ltd ...

US firms eye new markets in the Kingdom

VISA, Mastercard, Dell and Cisco Systems have been added to a growing list of US companies looking to enter the Cambodian market, according to Frances Zwenig, counsellor of the US-ASEAN Business Council. The financial services and information technology companies joined GE, Chevron, Johnson & Johnson ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011090551459/Business/us-firms-eye-new-markets-in-the-kingdom.html

Digging deep outside the law

Weak enforcement of mining laws excludes local communities from the decision-making process and smudges the revenue transparency, said George Boden, a campaigner at watchdog group Global Witness. Weak enforcement of mining laws excludes local communities from the decision-making process and smudges the revenue transparency, said ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011090251412/Business/digging-deep-outside-the-law.html

Court Extends Fee-Payment Deadline n K Chhnang Land Dispute

Kompong Chhnang Provincial Court has extended a deadline for 52 villagers embroiled in a long-standing land dispute with a development company owned by the wife of Minister of Industry, Mines and Energy Suy Sem to pay court fees, a court official and rights workers said ...

Deals With China Inked

Cambodia agreed to acquire Chinese-made Z-9 helicopters for US$195 million in one of 26 memorandums of understanding agreed by the two countries on Saturday. Cooperation was pledged in sectors such as energy, mining, agriculture and road construction, as well as defense spending and aid. The ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011082251177/Business/deals-with-china-inked.html

Mekong environment ministers talk on sustainable economic development

Cambodia on July 28th hosted the 3rd Greater Mekong Sub- Region Environment Ministers to look forward to sustainable economic development in the region and to talk about current projects to reduce harm for regions and also to minimize several environmental challenges affecting natural resources, forest and ...

(Khem Sovannara and Chhorng Long Heng, p 7)
http://thesoutheastasiaweekly.com/?p=1289

Power Grid Key to Development

According to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) the regional and national power grids are key to development, though plans for their development have come under criticism by a number of NGOs who believe that power generation should be decentralized. The ADB’s Greater Mekong Subregion program ...

Cambodia eyes solar future for rural power

Cambodian officials yesterday touted the potential for green energy to meet its goal of bringing electricity to 100 percent of households by 2020. The Kingdom was looking to develop solar energy, small-scale hydropower and biomass-fuelled power to meet the target, said Ministry of Industry, Mines and ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011072950712/Business/cambodia-eyes-solar-future-for-rural-power.html

Complaints Submitted in K Chhnang Land Dispute

A development company owned by the wife of the Minister of Industry, Mine and Energy Suy Sem has been the target of 40 civil complaints received by the provincial court of Kompong Chhnang province. Chea Kheng claims she owns the 214-hectare plot of which 69 ...

Shipments increase at Sihanoukville Port

Shipments of freight through Sihanoukville Autonomous Port have seen a 14 percent growth in the second quarter of the year. The number of units passing through the port has risen by 8.6 percent compared to the same period last year. The majority of the shipments ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011071350353/Business/shipments-increase-at-sihanoukville-port.html

Leopard Spots More Investment Opportunities

Approximately US $75 million will be invested in Cambodia and Laos by Leopard Capital. The company will focus on financial service, agriculture and power. The 10 year fund is targeting annual returns of 25 percent and will favor renewable energy sources. ...

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