Population and censuses
Ecotourism gives ethic community new hope
Ecotourism has turned a struggling community into one with higher incomes, an upgraded road and new school and health services. ...
Cambodia’s agriculture census 2023 to be conducted in April
The Ministry of Planning will conduct the Agriculture Census of Cambodia 2023 throughout the country from April 1 to 30. The information was shared in a meeting here on February 15 chaired by Dr Chhay Than, Senior Minister and Minister of Planning, and Chairman of ...
Khmer Times Staff
CPP pledges to strengthen law governing immigrants
In a bid to win the support of the people for the upcoming National Election, the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) has committed itself to strengthening the Law on Immigration on managing foreign immigrants, promising to strongly prevent and suppress illegal crossings, residing and activities ...
Water bird census released
The results of an Asian water bird census show that 91 species were identified in the Boeung Prek Lapouv Protected Landscape Area in Takeo province, while 34 were recorded in the Anlung Pring Protected Landscape Area of Kampot province. ...
90% of foreign workers in Bavet casinos illegal
Minister of Interior Sar Kheng confirmed on his Facebook page on Friday evening that several licenced casinos in Bavet city, Svay Rieng province, are employing many workers illegally. Of over 3,800 foreign workers, only 470 are working legally, while over 3,000 others are working illegally ...
Cambodian migrant workers in Thailand now have until mid-May to get work permits
The Thai Department of Employment is seeking to extend the deadline for foreign migrant workers to register for a new work permit until mid-May. ...
Khmer Times Staff
New int’l airport nearly half complete as travel industry returns to life
Construction of a new airport that is slated to serve the capital has passed the 43 per cent completion mark, raising prospects for a proper recovery in the civil aviation and tourism sectors as international travellers return to the Kingdom in increasingly large numbers. ...
Residents and traders at Phnom Sampov resort request compensation in exchange for demolition
About 20 families and traders living and selling around Phnom Sampov asked the relevant authorities to help resolve the compensation according to the market price in exchange for relocation as authorities claim that their move is to rehabilitate the site for tourism. ...
Six Senses resort reopening
Preah Sihanouk province’s Six Senses Krabey Island resort is slated to reopen its doors to tourists on December 2 after ceasing operations during the Covid-19 slump in the tourism industry. ...
1st Chinese-invested expressway in Cambodia sparks tourist influx to coastal province: PM
Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said on Monday that some 200,000 vehicles had traveled on the kingdom’s first-ever expressway since it was open to the public for trial use for free on Oct 1. ...
Ministry forming working group on migrant schools
Minister of Labour and Vocational Training Ith Samheng is establishing a working group to study the feasibility of arranging school facilities for the children of migrant workers both in the country and abroad. ...
Cambodia remittances to reach $2.7 billion this year
Remittances from Cambodian migrant workers have continued to rise, totalling $2,630 million in 2021, an increase of 11.4 percent compared to 2018, figures from the Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training showed yesterday. The remittances are set to increase this year. ...
Australian Ambassador to ASEAN visits Migrant Resource Centre in Cambodia
The Australian Ambassador to ASEAN, Will Nankervis, visited the Cambodia Labour Confederation (CLC) in Prey Veng province, Cambodia. ...
Khmer Times Staff
Amid ongoing scam raids, Sihanoukville residents recall insecurity
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday acknowledged foreign workers had been lured and trafficked to Cambodia amid ongoing police raids against criminal scam operations that have now reached Siem Reap. ...
Planning ministry to release 2021 agricultural survey findings early 2023
The Ministry of Planning will announce the results of the Cambodia Agricultural Survey 2021 (CAS2021) early next year, while a working group will begin the 2022 agricultural survey in early October. The CAS 2020 report showed that 57 per cent of household agricultural holdings are ...
More government meetings held over human trafficking
Top government officials continued high-level meetings over human trafficking on Monday as Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities ordered all building owners to report foreign residents and workers on their premises by September 24. ...
Ministries make haste on draft laws on natural resources
An inter-ministerial meeting was held on Monday at the Ministry of Interior to expedite the drafting of forest, fisheries and protected area laws to define the responsibilities of sub-national administrations, organisations and citizens in protecting, conserving and developing natural resources. ...
Phnom Tamao forest: 130 hectares destroyed in five days
Fresh satellite imagery shows rapid destruction of the Phnom Tamao forest this week, an estimated 130 hectares razed between Friday and Wednesday. ...
Southeast Asia visitors backing Cambodian tourism industry
Cambodia welcomed 217,038 visitors from Southeast Asia from January to May of 2022, signifying a 282 per cent jump year-on-year, the Ministry of Tourism said, while noting that nearly 50 per cent of the figure arrived from Vietnam. ...
‘Green’ family gets citizenship by royal decree
The family of prominent environmentalist Ben Davis committed to continue their efforts to protect the environment and Cambodian forests, as they expressed joy at becoming citizens. ...