Sustainable Development Goals

More than 400 endangered turtle eggs found in Kratie

Conservationists have found more than 400 eggs of the Asian Giant Softshell Turtle along the Mekong River in Kratie province since the beginning of November. A Wildlife Conservation Society statement yesterday said that the conservationists from Community Fisheries, Fisheries Administration and WCS found 13 nests ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50680487/more-than-400-endangered-turtle-eggs-found-in-kratie

Ministry drafting urban solid waste management policy

The financial policy committee of the Ministry of Economy and Finance is drafting the “Urban Solid Waste Management 2019-2028” policy to address waste management in Phnom Penh. Once approved, it will protect public health and the environment. Minister of Economy and Finance Aun Pornmoniroth, who ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-drafting-urban-solid-waste-management-policy

Jica seeks to turn PP, towns into smart cities

Japanese International Cooperation Agency (Jica) representatives have sought support from Siem Reap’s Apsara National Authority (ANA) to transform the ancient capital into a smart city. The call was made in February last year after the government approved three cities to join the Asean Smart Cities ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/jica-seeks-turn-pp-towns-smart-cities

Sub-committee created to bolster social security system

In a bid to improve the welfare of the poor and most vulnerable, the government has reinforced the National Social Protection Council (NSPC) with the creation of a Social Assistance Sub-Committee (SASC). As per Sub-Decree No 244 – signed on December 31, last year by ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sub-committee-created-bolster-social-security-system

Mixed reactions over 2020 outlook

Reactions to Cambodia’s economic and political outlooks for this year have been mixed as the possible loss of the EU’s Everything But Arms (EBA) scheme in February looms. The risks and challenges related to the uncertainty over the possible withdrawal of EBA and the country’s ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/mixed-reactions-over-2020-outlook

Samrin aims to bolster diplomatic ties at APPF

National Assembly president Heng Samrin will on Saturday lead a senior delegation to the 28th annual meeting of the Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF) in Canberra, Australia, said the assembly’s secretary-general Leng Peng Long. Peng Long said the 28th meeting of the APPF would take ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/samrin-aims-bolster-diplomatic-ties-appf

Firm set to launch 150MW solar power plants in Kingdom

Jinkosolar Holding Co Ltd has announced it is to supply photovoltaic panels for three solar power plants in Cambodia with a combined capacity of 150MW. New York Stock Exchange-listed JinkoSolar said Cheetah solar panels will be installed at two photovoltaic power stations in Pursat province’s ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/firm-set-launch-150mw-solar-power-plants-kingdom

Dolphin death rate spikes

Conservationists have expressed alarm over the increase in the mortality rate of Irrawaddy dolphins in Cambodia’s Mekong River last year, compared to previously. The director of the Fisheries Conservation Department, Ouk Vibol, said on Wednesday: “Though we are happy at the birth of 13 dolphins ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/dolphin-death-rate-spikes

More than 50 villagers seek intervention in land disputes

More than 50 people involved in land disputes in Tbong Khmum and Svay Rieng provinces gathered on Wednesday to submit a petition at the ministries of Justice; Interior; and Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, requesting a solution. Khiev Sarun, a representative from Svay Rieng province, told ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/more-50-villagers-seek-intervention-land-disputes

PM: ‘Peace and stability the bedrock of growth’

Prime Minister Hun Sen, speaking to thousands of Cambodian People’s Party faithful who had congregated on Koh Pich to commemorate the 41st Victory Day on Tuesday, said peace and political stability was the bedrock of Cambodia’s 7.1 per cent economic growth. Low inflation, a stable ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/pm-peace-and-stability-bedrock-growth

Concern as census counts just over 170 cranes in protected wetlands

Environmental technical teams and bird conservationists on Sunday expressed concern for the biodiversity of birds in the wetlands due to the water shortage this year. The concern comes as this year’s ongoing crane census has so far recorded more than 170 of them in the ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/concern-census-counts-just-over-170-cranes-protected-wetlands

Executive outlook for 2020

Despite internal and external challenges, the Cambodian economy reached even greater heights last year, with the government reporting economic growth of 7.1 per cent – the highest in the Asean region. However, China-US trade tensions and protectionist policies remain obstacles, with the government forecasting 6.5 ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/executive-outlook-2020

National Assembly approves UN Convention on Sea Law

A total of 110 National Assembly members on Monday convened to review and unanimously approve seven draft laws in a historic session that saw the Kingdom ratify the UN’s Convention on Sea Law (Unclos). The Unclos, dated December 10, 1982, “lays down a comprehensive regime ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/national-assembly-approves-un-convention-sea-law

Ministry grants M’kiri communities right to manage natural resources

Twelve of 19 representatives from protected areas in the Phnom Prich, Srepok and Keo Seima wildlife sanctuaries in Mondulkiri province – consisting of nearly 13,000 people – signed an agreement with the Ministry of Environment on the sustainable management of natural resources. The agreement was ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-grants-mkiri-communities-right-manage-natural-resources

Sam Al backs sustainable development funding

Representatives of 168 communities from around the Kingdom said they were “delighted” after Minister of Environment Say Sam Al announced his support for the funding of environmental and social assistance packages to aid conservation and development efforts. “I believe that you [the representatives] will make ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sam-al-backs-sustainable-development-funding

Kingdom welcomes 13 newborn Irrawaddy dolphins in 2019

The Kingdom has welcomed 13 newborn Irrawaddy dolphins in Kratie and Stung Treng provinces so far this year, according to the World Wildlife Fund. WWF yesterday said in a report its research team spotted the latest calf during an expedition to the Kampi dolphin pool ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50669819/kingdom-welcomes-13-newborn-irrawaddy-dolphins-in-2019/

Say Samal supports climate change action

Environment Minister Say Samal has called on developed countries to increase funding to tackle climate change issues faced by Cambodia and the world. Mr Samal made the call on Wednesday at the 25th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50669853/say-samal-supports-climate-change-action/

Hun Sen: Kingdom’s economy to grow 7.1%

Cambodia’s economic growth is projected at 7.1 per cent this year or about $24 billion thanks to the good performance of the industrial sector that is creating strong domestic revenue. Speaking at the graduation ceremony of Cambodia University of Specialties on Wednesday, Prime Minister Hun ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/hun-sen-kingdoms-economy-grow-71

Ministries, institutions discuss measures for Mekong conservation

Members of relevant ministries and institutions gathered on Friday and Saturday to discuss the importance of the Mekong to Cambodia from a policy standpoint and how the government can best work together to ensure the conservation of the river. The two-day meeting, held under the ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministries-institutions-discuss-measures-mekong-conservation

Mine, UXO casualties up 40 percent

The Cambodian Mine Action Authority has reported that casualties increased this year by more than 40 percent when compared with the same period last year. A CMAA report obtained yesterday showed there were 71 casualties from January to October due to landmine and unexploded ordnance ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50668223/mine-uxo-casualties-up-40-percent/

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