City Hall identifies needs of impoverished communities

Capital Hall released results of a study that surveyed the infrastructure needs of poor communities in Phnom Penh. The study was conducted by asking 2,397 community members in eleven communes to identify which infrastructure projects need to be prioritised. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50562768/city-hall-identifies-needs-of-impoverished-communities/

Experts stress efforts to up food standards

Cambodian experts on Tuesday urged entrepreneurs, traders, producers and suppliers to pay more attention to food safety standards to ensure the welfare of consumers. The appeal was made at the Food Safety Forum held at the Mekong Institute under cooperation with Institute of Standards of ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/experts-stress-efforts-food-standards

‘Trapped in debt bondage’

Cambodia’s construction boom has pushed thousands of families into modern slavery in the brick industry through debt bondage, a report by researchers from London’s Royal Holloway University say. The blood bricks report was released on Tuesday following the sharp rise in Cambodian brick prices in ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/trapped-debt-bondage

James Ricketson fundraises for poor

Ricketson said after his release from prison in September that he started helping poor Cambodian scavengers many years ago and will resume again. He and three others started a fund-raising website “Family By Family”, hoping to initially raise $50,000. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/james-ricketson-fundraises-poor

UN ‘apologizes’ to end row with Cambodia over poverty level measurement

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Cambodia has reportedly “apologized” to the Cambodian government for publishing poverty statistics almost three times as high as the official estimate. ...

Aun Chhengpor
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/un-apologizes-to-end-row-with-cambodia-over-poverty-level-measurement/4607615.html

Poverty falling at rapid pace, says UNDP

Poverty in Cambodia has fallen dramatically over the last two decades, and continues to fall at a rapid pace, said a high official of the UNDP to Khmer Times yesterday. All the poverty rateslines, either based on income and other dimensions, have seen big reductions at a ...

Kazi Mahmood
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50539134/poverty-falling-at-rapid-pace-says-undp/

UNDP report finds 35% of Cambodians still mired in poverty

Thirty-five per cent of Cambodians are still living in poverty, with the rural population making up the majority, according to estimates from the 2018 global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/undp-report-finds-35-cambodians-still-mired-poverty

Number of capital slums down

The number of slums in Phnom Penh has dropped to 277 from 340 in 2013, a survey conducted by Sahmakum Teang Tnaut (STT) and released on Tuesday said. While its data showed positive progress, it noted remaining challenges in places where residents don’t have land ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/number-capital-slums-down

Budget boosts for health and education

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday said the government will increase the budget for the health and education ministries in next year’s national budget to improve the welfare of people.​ ...

Ven Rathavong
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50523127/budget-boosts-for-health-and-education/

Second industrial lab centre on the way

A new laboratory for testing local products and issue quality certificates will open in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district by the end of 2019, the Ministry of Handicraft recently announced. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50509878/second-industrial-lab-centre-on-the-way/

Over 100 tonnes of illegal items destroyed in K Speu

More than 100 tonnes of fake, expired and illegal products with banned chemical substances were destroyed on Thursday in Kampong Speu province on the orders of Interior Minister Sar Kheng. Kheng said the counterfeit products, which included food and beverages, were imported, mostly from the ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/over-100-tonnes-illegal-items-destroyed-k-speu

24 escape social affairs centre

Twenty-four beggars and homeless people escaped from the Phnom Penh Transit Centre in Por Senchey district on Monday and police are seeking their return. ...

Sen David
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50108441/24-escape-social-affairs-centre/

New food security laboratory comes online in Svay Rieng

A new laboratory to monitor food products and ensure their safety opened on Tuesday in Svay Rieng province, near the border with Vietnam. It is the third such facility to open in the kingdom in the last few years, after other labs came online in Banteay ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50106878/new-food-security-laboratory-comes-online-svay-rieng/

City Hall sends hundreds for rehab in social affairs centres

More than 1,700 beggars and homeless people were removed from the streets of Phnom Penh and sent to social affairs centres last year. According to City Hall’s annual report, which was released yesterday, authorities rounded up 1,727 beggars and homeless people from all city districts over ...

Sen David
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50106908/city-hall-sends-hundreds-rehab-social-affairs-centres/

Nearly 140 reintegrated from social affairs centre

City Hall has decided to reintegrate more than 100 beggars and homeless people from the Phnom Penh Transit Centre in Por Senchey district after they received sufficient training. ...

Sen David
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50106156/nearly-140-reintegrated-from-social-affairs-centre/

Plan for rural poor

The United Nations Development Programme yesterday released a report analysing different methods of lifting Cambodia’s rural poor out of poverty. ...

Sen David
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50101646/plan-rural-poor/

ADB signs $180M in loans to Cambodia

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) yesterday signed a $180 million package of loans and grants to Cambodia that are meant to improve the country’s roads, water supply and small-scale farms. One $70 million loan will go towards improving 147-kilometres’ worth of flood-prone stretches of National Road ...

Hor Kimsay and Brendan O’Byrne
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/adb-signs-180m-loans-cambodia

Cambodia’s fisheries at risk due to hydropower development on Mekong, MRC warns

Hydropower development will likely deal a serious economic blow to Cambodia, with dire outlooks for its fisheries and rice outputs predicted even under best-case scenarios, according to key findings from the Mekong River Commission (MRC). ...

Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodias-fisheries-risk-due-hydropower-development-mekong-mrc-warns

World Bank says more needed to end poverty in Kingdom

Cambodia may have reduced its levels of extreme poverty to the single-digits, but its middle class is nearly nonexistent and approximately half of its population remains highly susceptible to economic shocks, according to a World Bank report released yesterday. ...

Robin Spiess
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/world-bank-says-more-needed-end-poverty-kingdom

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