Sustainable Development Goals

Kingdom poised to ink deal for first wind farm

The government and French-owned The Blue Circle (Cambodia) Co Ltd will soon sign an agreement to build a wind farm in Kampot province – the first of its kind in the Kingdom. The agreement comes as the government has made efforts to diversify its power ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/kingdom-poised-ink-deal-first-wind-farm

Power trade talks with Thailand are planned

Cambodia is planning talks with the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) to purchase 300MW of power, Ministry of Mines and Energy official Victor Jona said on Tuesday. Jona, the director-general of the ministry’s General Department of Energy, told The Post that the talks could ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/power-trade-talks-thailand-are-planned

Ministry floats new law for clean water management

The Ministry of Industry and Handicrafts will propose a new law to improve clean water management in Cambodia. It also warned of crackdowns on clean water supply businesses which are unlicensed or do not have a valid licence. The new law will state the obligations ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-floats-new-law-clean-water-management

PM calls on ministry to speed up education reforms

Prime Minister Hun Sen has instructed the Education Ministry to step up its efforts in increasing the quality of education for all students in the Kingdom so they can land good careers later in life. Mr Hun Sen made the instruction in a recording released yesterday ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50655496/pm-calls-on-ministry-to-speed-up-education-reforms/

PM meets new German, US and Japanese envoys

Prime Minister Hun Sen met with the new ambassadors of the US, Germany and Japan individually at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh on Wednesday. He said the meetings touched on a broad range of issues, from trade to politics. In the afternoon, Hun Sen ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/pm-meets-new-german-us-and-japanese-envoys

IMF: Cambodia’s economic growth to be highest in Asean

Cambodia’s economic growth is projected to be highest in the Asean region despite facing several challenges, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said. In its latest Regional Economy Outlook published on Tuesday, the IMF predicts that the Kingdom’s economic growth will remain strong at seven per ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/imf-cambodias-economic-growth-be-highest-asean

Government committed to meeting global goal to empower women

The government yesterday expressed its commitment to reduce gender-based violence, eliminate all forms of discrimination against women and girls and provide effective reproductive health services in line with the action plan of the International Conference on Population and Development. The commitment was made during the National ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50651593/government-committed-to-meeting-global-goal-to-empower-women/

PM calls for greater efforts to tackle global water issue

Speaking at the third Budapest Water Summit in Budapest, Hungary, Prime Minister Hun Sen said water security would be under threat due to poor management of water resources and chemical waste, global warming, and population growth. “Climate change, forest logging, insufficient public investment, lack of ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-calls-greater-efforts-tackle-global-water-issue

IMF mission projects positive economic outlook with possible downside risks

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Jarkko Turunen, deputy division chief of the Asia Pacific Department (APD) visited Phnom Penh to conduct discussions under what is known as the Article IV consultation.​ Under the Article IV consultation, IMF staff undertakes annual surveillance and analysis ...

Poovenraj Kanagaraj
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50651166/imf-mission-projects-positive-economic-outlook-with-possible-downside-risks/

Kingdom on track for sustainable development

Government officials yesterday highlighted achievements on the implementation of the International Conference on Population and Development, and pledged to continue tackling some issues regarding migration, urbanisation, and human resource development to achieve sustainable development goals. The ICPD was a long-term, 15-point action plan adopted by the ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50650924/kingdom-on-track-for-sustainable-development/

Cambodia improves in WEF global competitiveness ranking

Cambodia, which has shed its status of ‘Sick man of Asia’ is becoming more competitive economically, and the world is starting to notice it. The 2019 Global Competitiveness Report, which was released by the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Oct 8, ranked Cambodia 106th out of ...

Jose Rodriguez T. Senase
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50650070/cambodia-improves-in-wef-global-competitiveness-ranking/

Almost all migrant workers ‘legal and safe’: Ministry

Labour Minister Ith Samheng on Wednesday told a representative of the International Organisation for Migration that the government has successfully legalised almost all Cambodians working overseas and made their situation safer. The minister said the government has always prioritised finding a solution to the migration problems ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50650024/almost-all-migrant-workers-legal-and-safe-ministry/

Japan to support more pro-environment initiatives

The Environment Ministry yesterday said Japan renewed its desire to support pro-environment initiatives in Asean countries, including Cambodia. Asean Plus Three countries (China, Japan and South Korea) are currently here attending the 15th Asean Ministerial Meeting on Environment. Japan expressed its desire to support the initiatives ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50649708/japan-to-support-more-pro-environment-initiatives/

Asean urged to tackle issue of haze

Deputy Prime Minister Aun Pornmoniroth yesterday said that Asean should enhance coordination, management and increase resources to cope with forest fires and trans-boundary haze pollution. He was speaking at the opening of the 15th Asean Ministerial Meeting for the Environment in Siem Reap city. “Asean ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50649194/asean-urged-to-tackle-issue-of-haze/

Cambodia jumps 12 spots in global energy sustainability survey

Cambodia’s ranking in the latest global energy sustainability survey has improved dramatically, indicating that the Kingdom’s efforts to solve its energy woes and providing an adequate power supply are making headway. This also means that Cambodia, which suffered a crippling power problem a few months ago, ...

Jose Rodriguez T. Senase
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50649231/cambodia-jumps-12-spots-in-global-energy-sustainability-survey/

More teachers to be deployed at schools

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng said the government had reached a quorum to deploy 3,600 teachers at schools that lack teaching personnel and will continue to improve teachers’ quality and raise their standards of living. Speaking at the 22nd Teachers’ Day celebration at the National ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/more-teachers-be-deployed-schools

PM: Border treaties set to ensure peace, development

Prime Minister Hun Sen hailed the agreements signed in Hanoi on Saturday as further steps towards ending conflicts and ensuring peace and development along the Cambodian-Vietnamese border for generations to come. Hun Sen led a Cambodian delegation on a state visit to Vietnam from Friday ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/pm-border-treaties-set-ensure-peace-development

Climate change to delay Kingdom’s ascent to middle-income economy

Climate change will slow down Cambodia’s economic growth progressively over the next decades and delay the country’s graduation to middle-income economy by one year, recent government reports show. The ministries of Economy and Finance and Environment on Friday launched two research papers: ‘Addressing Climate Change Impacts ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50648301/climate-change-to-delay-kingdoms-ascent-to-middle-income-economy/

The macro challenges in Cambodia’s microfinance sector

In August, two local Cambodian organizations, Licadho and Sahmakum Teang Tnaut (STT) published Collateral Damage: Land Loss and Abuses in Cambodia’s Microfinance Sector, a report about the dangerous growth of the country’s microfinance sector. It spotlighted an issue that researchers have been warning about for years. A report ...

David Hutt
https://thediplomat.com/2019/10/the-macro-challenges-in-cambodias-microfinance-sector/

Fishing season begins with ministry calling for permits

Fishing season has officially begun and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has encouraged people to apply for permits and respect the law as they set lures, nets and traps to catch their haul. The 2019-20 fishing season varies between five to eight months ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fishing-season-begins-ministry-calling-permits

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