Ministries and other national bodies

Ministry of Rural Development

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Roads around Tonle Sap to be upgraded

The Ministry of Rural Development plans to pave 1,200 kilometres of dirt roads across nine provinces surrounding the Tonle Sap this year, in a $120 million bid to improve the lives of rural farmers and reduce migration.​ The roads are to connect rural areas to ...

Chan Muyhong

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