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Markers set in Doh Kramom area to prevent encroachment

The provincial administration and the Department of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction in Mondulkiri province planted 53 stone markers around the Doh Kramom mountain area to protect it from any further encroachments. But the indigenous community claimed that the planting of markers, which was ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/markers-set-doh-kramom-area-prevent-encroachment

RDB set to distribute $50M to rice millers to sustain paddy market

The state-owned Rural Development Bank (RDB) has announced that it will distribute $50 million in loans to private rice millers to sustain the paddy market for farmers. The Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) said the funds will be used to purchase nearly 300,000 tonnes of paddy ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/rdb-set-distribute-50m-rice-millers-sustain-paddy-market

Ministry urges fire safety measures

The Ministry of Environment has told sub-national authorities to urge the public to be mindful when using fire to prevent incidents of wildfires. Wildfires caused by carelessness is punishable with five to 10 years in prison and a fine of 17-150 million riel ($4,250-$37,500). The ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-urges-fire-safety-measures

Gov’t to incentivise electric bus imports

The government is working on a policy to encourage imports of high-quality electric buses. Chhoun Voun, director-general of the Department of Land Transport at the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, told Khmer Times yesterday they are drafting a “land transport policy” that will include ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50667515/govt-to-incentivise-electric-bus-imports/

Ministry pushes motorists to utilise QR code licence plates

The Transport Ministry is encouraging drivers to replace their old licence plates with ones displaying QR codes in a bid to curb the use of fake plates in the Kingdom. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50667607/ministry-pushes-motorists-to-utilise-qr-code-licence-plates/

National plan to strengthen gov’t anti-drug campaign

The National Strategic Development Plan 2019-2023 directs the authorities and relevant institutions to carry out effective prevention, crackdown and resolution of drug issues, and all commune authorities to be confident in dealing with drug problems in their areas. The directive was made during the drafting ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/national-plan-strengthen-govt-anti-drug-campaign

Japan-Cambodia ink clean water supply agreement

Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn and Japanese Ambassador Masahiro Mikami on Wednesday signed a grant agreement for ¥2.4 million ($22 million) on the “Project for Expansion of Clean Water Supply System in Pursat Province”. The agreement, finalised at the Ministry of ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/japan-cambodia-ink-clean-water-supply-agreement

Transport master plan nearing completion

The government has nearly finished the draft of the Intermodal Transport Master Plan 2021-2030 (the Plan), a Ministry of Economy and Finance press release said on Wednesday. The draft seeks to promote Cambodia’s connectivity, reduce transportation and logistics costs, integrate the Kingdom into the region ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/transport-master-plan-nearing-completion

Minister gets tough on illegal modification of vehicles by mechanics

Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol on Tuesday warned mechanics workshops throughout the country to stop modifying vehicles against technical and legal standards, or face shutdown. Chanthol said modified vehicles were known to have caused accidents and affected road safety. He said authorities ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/minister-gets-tough-illegal-modification-vehicles-mechanics

Gov’t set to act on plastic waste

The government, civil societies and relevant partners have jointly committed to acting on the plastic waste crisis that is adversely affecting the environment, wildlife and public health. The joint commitment was made on Tuesday during the “Action Against Plastic Waste in Cambodia” forum in the ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-set-act-plastic-waste

Kingdom-Hungary sewage solutions in the pipeline

The Ministry of Environment has announced that it will collaborate with Hungary to implement a pilot project to solve sewage system issues in towns in some provinces. A representative for the Hungarian Embassy in Cambodia, Zoltan Gyorgy Horvath, met with the ministry’s secretary of state, Sao ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdom-hungary-sewage-solutions-pipeline

PP-SHV Expressway on track for completion in early 2023

The construction of the $1.9 billion Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville Expressway, which broke ground at the end of March, is on track to be completed by early 2023, Ministry of Public Works and Transport spokesman Vasim Sorya said on Monday. The 190km high-speed highway linking the capital ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/pp-shv-expressway-track-completion-early-2023

Energy officials get training on oil inspections

The Ministry of Mines and Energy yesterday provided its first-ever training to 216 provincial and ministry officials to increase their knowledge on the inspection of the Kingdom’s oil industry. ...

Sun Mesa
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50666476/energy-officials-get-training-on-oil-inspections/

Ministry prioritising efforts to digitalise job market services

The Labour Ministry is prioritising efforts to digitalise the public employment services system to respond better to changes in the labour market.​ He was speaking at the launch of the two-day Asia-Pacific Conference of the World Association of Public Employment Services under the theme “Digitalisation ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50666462/ministry-prioritising-efforts-to-digitalise-job-market-services/

Ministry to consult with civil society on changes to Lango

The Ministry of Interior and civil society representatives will meet on December 3 at the ministry’s headquarters for the second round of consultations, review and discussion on the amendments to the Law on Association and Non-Governmental Organisations (Lango). ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-consult-civil-society-changes-lango

Foreign Affairs Ministry requests Sweden to continue demining aid

Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn has reiterated his request for Swedish government to consider continuing to provide aid for demining action in Cambodia, a senior official said.​ ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50665723/foreign-affairs-ministry-requests-sweden-to-demining-aid/

Special facility for human trafficking victims on the table with Thailand

A Social Affairs Ministry delegation is in Thailand to discuss the possible construction of a transit centre in Banteay Meanchey province’s Poipet city specialised in facilitating the return of human trafficking victims. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50665911/special-facility-for-human-trafficking-victims-on-the-table-with-thailand/

Cambodia and Germany sign two cooperative financing agreements

Minister of Economy and Finance Aun Porn Moniroth and German ambassador to Cambodia Christian Berger on Thursday signed two cooperative financing agreements worth 67.1 million euros, equivalent to $74 million. ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50665702/cambodia-and-germany-sign-two-cooperative-financing-agreements/

Gov’t to raise 20% more tax revenue

As part of efforts to achieve a sound macroeconomy, the government plans to increase the revenue raised from taxation and customs and excise by more than 20 per cent next year. The 2020 national budget law approved on Tuesday targets a 28.1 per cent increase in ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/govt-raise-20-more-tax-revenue

Government creates department to improve seed quality for better yields

The government is establishing a department under the Agriculture Ministry which will be responsible for improving the quality of seeds and distributing them more efficiently to farmers. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50664641/government-creates-department-to-improve-seed-quality-for-better-yields/

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