Sustainable Development Goals

Minister focuses on early education

Minister of Education, Youth and Sports Hang Chuon Naron called on governments in the region to give priority attention to investment in early childhood care and development (ECCD) to achieve their sustainable development goals (SDGs). ...

Voun Dara
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/minister-focuses-early-education

WFP and Ministry provide food aid to 200,000 people

World Food Program in collaboration with the Ministry of Education yesterday provided food to 200,000 people in Siem Reap, Oddar Meanchey, Kampong Thom, Kampong Chhnang and Pursat provinces.   ...

Mao Chanvireak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50883939/wfp-and-ministry-provide-food-aid-to-200000-people/

National action plan against gender violence launched

Senior officials and international envoys have urged cooperation from society to put a stop to all forms of violence against women amid concerns that incidence has risen across the country and the world since the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/national-action-plan-against-gender-violence-launched

“Futures is GREEN” event a showcase for local eco craftmanship

Cambodian businesses and organisations are coming together to celebrate local and eco-conscious business this Saturday, January 16th at an event called “Futures is GREEN”. ...

Tom Starkey
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50804120/futures-is-green-event-a-showcase-for-local-eco-craftmanship/

CMAC and Apopo sign MoU on land mine detection rats

The Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) and the Anti-Persoonsmijnen Ontmijnende Product Ontwikkeling (Apopo), known in English as the Anti-Personnel Landmines Removal Product Development, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on landmine detection rats in Cambodia. ...

Sar Socheath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50792640/cmac-and-apopo-sign-mou-on-land-mine-detection-rats/

Kingdom chips in to climate fight

Prime Minister Hun Sen said although Cambodia has significantly lower greenhouse gas emissions compared to many other nations at the global level, the country remains highly committed to addressing the climate issue while working within the limits of its resources and capacities. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdom-chips-climate-fight

Ministry reports progress in climate change fight

The Ministry of Environment yesterday warned that climate change is seriously affecting the lives of Cambodians through increasing natural disasters like floods, which impact the economy, society and security. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50779262/ministry-reports-progress-in-climate-change-fight/

Cambodia expects to be landmine-free within 5 years

The Cambodian government will deploy 2,000 soldiers to train as deminers after Western nations, led by the United States, bolstered efforts to rid the country of landmines and other unexploded ordnance by 2025. ...

Luke Hunt
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/5635885.html

Kingdom cuts inequality, says Oxfam

Cambodia performs better at global commitment to reduce inequality, despite COVID-19, according to a report on Oxfam in Cambodia Policy. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50774670/kingdom-cuts-inequality-says-oxfam/

Sustainable goals target pushed back

The Cambodian Prime Minister has suggested that the deadline of 2030 to achieve the goals of sustainable development (SDGs) might need to be reset because the progress of the agenda has been affected by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Sorn Sararth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50768526/sustainable-goals-target-pushed-back/

Industry to promote sustainable energy

The Garment Manufacturers Association of Cambodia in collaboration with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and GERES – the Group for the Environment, Renewable Energy and Solidarity, an international development nongovernmental organisation set up in Marseille in 1976 – is jointly implementing the project called ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50763442/industry-to-promote-sustainable-energy/

UN talks review Covid, hunger risks

The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) offices in Cambodia and countries in the Asia-Pacific region participated in a four-day virtual conference recently to respond to the “twin pandemics” of Covid-19 and hunger facing the region. Dealing with Covid-19 has led to setbacks in the fight ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/un-talks-review-covid-hunger-risks

Battambang teachers use makeshift classrooms to tutor students

In late May, school teachers in Battambang’s Samlout district realized students were struggling to cope with studying at home – either via videos posted on social media or the daily telecasts on state broadcaster TVK. ...

Sokummono Khan and Hean Socheata
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/battambang-teachers-use-makeshift-classrooms-to-tutor-students/5528681.html

Wind power on horizon

An 80MW wind power investment project in Kampot province will be ready to deliver electricity as soon as the developer completes negotiating a power purchase agreement with state-run electricity supplier Electricite du Cambodge (EdC). ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/wind-power-horizon

New solar farm hooks into national grid

A 60MW solar power farm in Kampong Chhnang province was connected to the national grid last weekend, bringing the Kingdom’s total solar-power generation to 150MW, Ministry of Mines and Energy spokesman Victor Jona said on Sunday. The project, located in Taing Krasaing commune’s Romeas village ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/new-solar-farm-hooks-national-grid

Calls on private sector to help achieve clean water targets

Consumption of clean water increased to 331 million cubic metres in 2019, as the government aims for its 2025 goal to have 100 percent of households in urban areas connected to potable water. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50697722/calls-on-private-sector-to-help-achieve-clean-water-targets

Gov’t teams up with Sweden, Unicef to revamp education

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport on Wednesday launched the Quality and Inclusive Education Support Partnership, an initiative supported by Sweden and Unicef that aims to enhance access to education for children in the Kingdom, particularly from disadvantaged communities. Running from 2020 to 2023, the ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-teams-sweden-unicef-revamp-education

Electricity investment exceeds $6B

The government attracted more than $6 billion in electricity investment between 2006 and the end of last year. This is in response to rising electricity demands and is in line with government goals to reduce its cost for both commercial and residential users. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/electricity-investment-exceeds-6b

Ministry reveals action plan goals

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport has set goals for its fourth phase of action plans to meet Sustainable Development Goals based on the principles of quality, equity, inclusiveness and lifelong learning by 2030. Ministry spokesman Dy Kamboly spoke of the goals during a ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-reveals-action-plan-goals

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