Sustainable Development Goals

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

New Generation School to expand nationwide

The Education Ministry yesterday said it has plans to expand its New Generation School programme to all public schools by 2030 to strengthen learning in the digital age. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50689591/new-generation-school-to-expand-nationwide

Growth forecast falls to 6.5% as gov’t eyes more exports to US

The government downgraded its economic growth forecast for this year to 6.1 per cent from its earlier 6.5 per cent projection, Ministry of Economy and Finance undersecretary of state Phan Phalla said on Thursday. Speaking at a public forum on Macroeconomic Management and Budget Law ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/growth-forecast-falls-65-govt-eyes-more-exports-us

Educational reforms unveiled

Minister of Education, Youth and Sport Hang Chuon Naron said reforms to the education curriculum is aimed at raising its standards and quality to compete with countries in the region that exhibited better academic performance. In a lecture to trainee teachers at the National Institute ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/educational-reforms-unveiled

Losing dolphins for more hydropower

The construction of the Don Sahong hydropower dam in Laos has affected the habitats of Mekong River dolphins, causing their numbers to dwindle in Stung Treng province. The dwindling numbers are causing a decline in tourists who wish to see them, resulting in loss of ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50682044/losing-dolphins-for-more-hydropower

Lao dam impact on dolphin migration highlighted

Sub-national officials and communities in the province are concerned about the impact of Laos’ Don Sahong hydropower dam on the endangered Irrawaddy dolphin population in the downstream Mekong River. According to Reuters, the dam began operations and connected its power grid to the Kingdom earlier ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50681288/lao-dam-impact-on-dolphin-migration-highlighted

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

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