Population and censuses

PM encourages people to have more children to increase the young population

On the occasion of the closing ceremony of the Ministry of Planning’s annual meeting on the morning of April 9, 2024, Dr. Hun Manet, Prime Minister of Cambodia, encouraged people to have more children to increase the number of young people in Cambodia. ... ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cambodia and Thailand are highly committed to strengthening cooperation in the tourism sector

Cambodia and Thailand are highly committed to strengthening cooperation in the tourism sector in line with the motto that everyone is gradually beginning to remember the slogan of‘Two kingdoms, the same tourism destination’. ... ...

Khmer Times Staff

Koh Rong int’l airport construction begins

State authorities have confirmed that the earthworks for the first phase of construction of the Koh Rong International Eco-Tourism Airport is now underway on the island. ... ...

James Whitehead

Sok Soken attends the ASEAN Tourism Forum 2024 in Vientiane, Lao People’s Democratic Republic

At the invitation of Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism of Lao PDR, Suanesavanh Vignaket, Sok Soken, Cambodian Minister of Tourism, led a delegation to attend the ASEAN Tourism Forum 2024, the 27th ASEAN Tourism Ministers Meeting and related meetings from 23rd – 27th January ...

Khmer Times Staff

Embassy expands passport services

The Cambodian embassy in Seoul now offers passport and consular services to citizens residing and working in South Korea, thereby eliminating the need for travel to their home country for renewal. ... ...

Samban Chandara

Ministry says over 1.3 million Cambodians are working abroad

According to a spokesman for the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training (MLVT), last year the Ministry provided employment opportunities to work abroad to 1,356,616 people, including 552,851 women. ... ...

Som Sotheary

Cambodia’s rising elderly population needs more priority policies

An estimated 225 representatives from organizations representing more than 30,000 older people from 25 capital and provinces, participated in the third “National Older People Forum” themed “Older People and Supporting Policies”, in Battambang City Hall on Oct 27. ... ...

Yatt Malai

Thailand lowers fees for Cambodian migrant workers

The Thai Ministry of Labour has issued a ministerial order setting new fees for inspections and work permits for foreign workers from Cambodia. ... ...

Khmer Times Staff

Thailand slashes work permit fees for Cambodians to $13

From December, Cambodians can obtain a work permit from Thailand by spending $13, instead of the current fee of $52. ... ...

Tith Kongnov

Vietnam, Cambodia join hands to fight illegal entry, exit

The Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security’s Immigration Department and Cambodian Home Affairs Ministry’s General Department of Immigration held a meeting to discuss and exchange experience on immigration management in Hanoi on October 23. ... ...

Khmer Times Staff

Sluggish industry growth affects Cambodia’s economic outlook as improved tourism recovery expected to boost Cambodian exports

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has lowered its economic growth forecast for Cambodia to 5.3 percent, down from the earlier prediction of 5.5 percent. The main reason for this revision is the slower-than-expected growth in the industrial sector. This information was included in the ADB’s ...

Khmer Times Staff

PM Calls for attention to demographic policy

Prime Minister Hun Manet has laid stress on the importance of demographic policy, underlining that Cambodia should not ignore the policy for 2050. ... ...

Khmer Times Staff

STT identifies 191 poor areas in Phnom Penh

A new Sahmakum Teang Tnaut (STT) survey shows there are 191 locations with houses where 19,539 poor families comprising 89,879 people live in Phnom Penh. ... ...

Torn Vibol

Ministry plans to create an eco-tourism corridor in Tboung Khmum

The Ministry of Environment plans to turn the former Banteay Chak Sdech Korn into a historical eco-tourism area in Tboung Khmum province after Environment Minister Eang Sophalleth explored the potential of attracting tourists to boost the province’s economy.​ ... ...

Torn Vibol

Foreign employee quota application for work in Cambodia in 2024 now open

Cambodia has opened the application window for businesses to apply for the foreign employee quota. Under the quota system, only 10 percent of a local company’s workforce can be a foreign employee. ... ...

Khmer Times Staff

Immigration hotline goes digital

The General Department of Immigration (GDI) has started using a digital telephone system for its hotline services. ... ...

Hang Punreay

Mortality rate declines, population grows by 5.4m in 24 years

On the occasion of World Population Day, Prime Minister Hun Sen said that the country’s headcount has increased from 11.4 million to 16.8 million between 1998 and 2022. ... ...

Torn Vibol

Cambodia’s remittances rise to $1.25B

Remittances from Cambodian migrant workers increased from $1.15 billion in 2021 to $1.25 billion in 2022 and are the third highest in the Asean as a share of national GDP after those of the Philippines and Vietnam, according to a new report. ... ...

Manoj Mathew

132 bird species recorded at Boeung Prek Lpov protected landscape

A total of 132 bird species have been recorded at the Boeung Prek Lpov Landscape Protection Area (BPL) in Takeo Province, pointed out a report on the State of Key Bird Species released recently by NatureLife Cambodia. ... ...

Khmer Times Staff

Deal inked to fast-track Cambodian work permits for Thailand

Cambodia and Thailand have reached an agreement to facilitate 40,000 migrant Cambodian workers renewing work permits due to expire on July 31. ... ...

Yatt Malai

ASEAN discusses maritime protection

The Indonesian Maritime Security Agency (Bakamla) chaired the 2023 ASEAN Coast Guard Forum in Jakarta from June 6-9 to discuss cooperation in protecting waters from various threats, including illegal fishing. ... ...

Khmer Times Staff

New smart airport aims to drive more tourists into Siem Reap

Cambodia Angkor Air and Trip.com Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to build a smart airport in Siem Reap, the global travel service provider said in a news release. ... ...

Yatt Malai

IOM reaffirms commitment to Kingdom’s migrant workers

International Organisation for Migration (IOM) Asia-Pacific regional director Sarah Lou Ysmael Arriola on May 3 reaffirmed her commitment to assist Cambodia in protecting the rights of migrant workers and improving governance, employment, human resource and migration system development, according to a labour ministry statement. ... ...

Post Staff

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