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Police visit Phnum Prech to inspect logging

Indigenous people in Mondulkiri province called in the police and environment officials to visit a logging site in the Phnum Prech Wildlife Sanctuary after reports to a village leader were acted upon. Pu Neav village secretary Liv Kheam said on Monday that 10 indigenous people ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/police-visit-phnum-prech-inspect-logging

CEO: Up to 300,000 tonnes of palm oil ‘possible’ this year

Mong Reththy, the president and CEO of agro-industrial conglomerate Mong Reththy Group Co Ltd, Cambodia’s largest producer of palm oil, told The Post on Monday that harvests are set to exceed previous forecasts. Previous projections showed that our yields would reach approximately 270,000 tonnes in ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/ceo-300000-tonnes-palm-oil-possible-year

LANGO discussions end in stalemate

The government and members of the civil society organisation met for the sixth and final time yesterday to discuss amendments to the Law on Association and Non-governmental Organisations, which still remains unresolved. The government working group led by Interior Ministry secretary of state Bun Honn ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50741970/lango-discussions-end-in-stalemate/

Planning ministry hands out cash to 420,000 poor families in Kingdom

The Ministry of Planning has identified 20,000 more poor families in the country, bringing the total to over 580,000, while over 420,000 of them have received the government’s cash assistance. In the meantime, many social security cards from families not deemed to be poor have ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/planning-ministry-hands-out-cash-420000-poor-families-kingdom

Italy to contribute €100,000 to ARMAC’s operations

Italy is set to contribute €100,000 to the ASEAN Regional Mine Action Centre (ARMAC)’s operation. This was said by ARMAC in a press release by quoting a letter of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Kingdom of Cambodia to the centre. ...

Phal Sophanith/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50742086/italy-to-contribute-e100000-to-armacs-operations/

Lower Sesan II dam substation injects Ratanakkiri with 50MW more power

The 400MW Lower Sesan II Hydropower Dam will provide Ratanakkiri province with 50MW of electricity via a newly completed substation that was officially launched last week, said a provincial electricity authority official. The official, who declined to be named, told The Post on Sunday that ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/lower-sesan-ii-dam-substation-injects-ratanakkiri-50mw-more-power

Outside help to support visitors

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the United Nations agency responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism, will support Cambodia to restore the tourism sector after COVID-19 ends, according to Tourism Minister Thong Khon.   ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50741805/outside-help-to-support-visitors/

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50741610/council-of-ministers-approves-draft-law-on-state-assets/

Protected land given to people

Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered three ministries to allocate land in protected areas, including wildlife sanctuaries, to the people. Possible recipients can receive previously banned land if they can show they are truly dependent and lived there for many years. He also warned of ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/protected-land-given-people

Schools to be reopened in ‘three stages’

With guidance from Prime Minister Hun Sen, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, is in the process of reopening schools in three stages. But no timeline has been set, ministry spokesperson Ros Soveacha said on Thursday. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/schools-be-reopened-three-stages

Kampong Cham exports over 20,000 tonnes of bananas

Kampong Cham provincial governor Un Chanda said yesterday at a press conference the province has exported over 20,000 tonnes of fresh yellow bananas to international markets during the first six months of this year. ...

Khann Chanvirak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50740992/kampong-cham-exports-over-20000-tonnes-of-bananas/

Law enforcement must safeguard fish species

The Fisheries Administration and WWF yesterday urged the government to implement strict law enforcement on the illegal fishery and trade of endangered fish in the Mekong River. The WWF report stated 35 species of fish, including the Giant Barb and Isok Barb are classified as ...

Som Kanika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50740956/law-enforcement-must-safeguard-fish-species/

South Korea consider’s construction of Cambodia-Korea Friendship bridge

A request by the Royal Government of Cambodia for support from the Government of the Republic of Korea to build a Cambodia-Korea Friendship Bridge to symbolise the diplomatic relations between two nations is being taken into consideration by the Korean side. ...

Heng Panha/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50741037/south-korea-considers-construction-of-cambodia-korea-friendship-bridge/

More Japanese investments on industry and agro-processing sought

Cambodian Minister of Commerce Pan Sorasak has encouraged Japanese investors to invest in the fields of industry and agricultural product processing in Cambodia. The call was made when he received a delegation of Japanese Business Association of Cambodia (JBAC) at the ministry Thursday. In the ...

Chea Vannak/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50741042/more-japanese-investments-on-industry-and-agro-processing-sought/

Cash handout programme 80% complete

Minister of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation Vong Soth confirmed on Thursday that the implementation of the Cash Transfer Programme For Poor and Vulnerable Households During Covid-19 had been implemented for more than 80% of the over 560,000 families. The programme was introduced one ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cash-handout-programme-80-complete

Family and residence books put under commune control

The Ministry of Interior has announced that the authentication of residence books and family books will now fall under the purview of the commune instead of district administrations. A ministry press release entitled Transferring of the police chiefs in providing residence and family books dated ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/family-and-residence-books-put-under-commune-control

Ministry and NGOs set to discuss proposed amendments to Lango

The Ministry of Interior will hold a sixth meeting with civil society organisation representatives on July 6 to review and discuss amendments to the Law on Association and Non-Governmental Organisations (Lango). The organisations are hopeful the points they have raised will be included in the ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-and-ngos-set-di

Ministry seeking to create national brain trust

Minister of Industry, Science, Technology and Innovation Cham Prasidh wants to create a national brain trust by forming a team of scholars dedicated to sharing knowledge.​ The initiative aims to register human resources in science, technology and innovation to work in the ministry, universities and ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-seeking-create-national-brain-trust

WHO, UNICEF laud action on infant formula violations

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef)  commended the Health Ministry’s crackdown on four companies for violating the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitute. The four companies are Royal Platinum Co Ltd, Nutrilatt, LMM Distribution and VVH Import Export. ...

Som Kanika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50740345/who-unicef-laud-action-on-infant-formula-violations/

Minister warns of drought, land degradation

At a conference entitled Sustainable production and use of food, animal feed and fibre, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon said deforestation, unhealthy environmental practices and climate change has led to a decrease in land quality. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/minister-warns-drought-land-degradation

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