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NGOs want access law to be adopted sooner

To mark the International Day for Universal Access to Information yesterday, 20 NGOs insisted the access to information law should be adopted soon, as the draft law is reportedly expected to be submitted to the Council of Ministers shortly. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50767472/ngos-want-access-law-to-be-adopted-sooner/

Unicef lauds IDPoor scheme for protecting children amid pandemic

Unicef country director Foroogh Foyouzat has praised Cambodia for the IDPoor scheme and its ability to protect children from exposure to child labour and trafficking amid the pandemic. ...

Khann Chanvirak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50767552/unicef-lauds-idpoor-scheme-for-protecting-children-amid-pandemic/

Demining official asks China for more support

Senior demining official Ly Thuch asked the Chinese Ambassador yesterday to provide more support in order to reach the goal of making Cambodia mine-free by 2025. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50767426/demining-official-asks-china-for-more-support/

$3 million MoU signed for children’s welfare

The Ministry of Social Affairs has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with seven civil society organisations worth more than $3 million to promote social welfare and child development in Cambodia. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50767091/3-million-mou-signed-for-childrens-welfare/

More than 90 villagers contract Chikungunya in Kandal province

The head of Kandal provincial health department Kuy Bunthoeun said that 298 people have fallen ill in a suspected outbreak of Chikungunya in the province.​ ...

Som Kanika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50767005/more-than-90-villagers-contract-chikungunya-in-kandal-province/

KOICA provides $8.5 million for health sectors in Cambodia

The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has launched a new project with $8.5 million in funding to strengthen the health systems by preventing, detecting, and responding to infectious diseases in Cambodia. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50766840/koica-provides-8-5-million-for-health-sectors-in-cambodia/

Australia donates water-modelling software to assist development

The Australian Embassy has donated its national water-modelling platform, eWater Source, to the Cambodian government as part of the nation’s ongoing support for sustainable water management throughout the Mekong region. ...

Harrison White
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50767289/australia-donates-water-modelling-software-to-assist-development/

Obstacles to developing agriculture

Cambodia’s agriculture has become a talking point among other sectors, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has so for faced unsolved issues for years. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50766441/obstacles-to-developing-agriculture/

Additional support to farming enterprises

KE, which is part of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, has teamed up with the Cambodia-Australia Agricultural Value Chain programme (CAVAC), devoted to improving the resilience and competitiveness of Cambodia’s agriculture sector. They are  providing funding assistance to qualifying agro-processing small and medium enterprises ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50766442/additional-support-to-farming-enterprises/

Tax dept launches mediation tool

The General Department of Taxation (GDT) has officially launched a mediation software tool to help with financial management information systems and tax data management. The purpose of introducing it is to modernise and automate revenue-sharing data between the tax data management and financial information. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50766648/tax-dept-launches-mediation-tool/

Police officer accused of threatening couple with gun

National Police Chief General Neth Savoeun ordered the anti-terrorism unit yesterday to summon Colonel Thlang Phinra, police chief of the Anti-Terrorism Office of the Ministry of Interior, who allegedly threatened two restaurant owners with a gun. ...

Khann Chanvirak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50766131/police-officer-accused-of-threatening-couple-with-gun/

Online publisher arrested over land grab

Police in Mondulkiri province on Tuesday arrested a local online publisher accused of encroaching on government protected land and drug use. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50766062/online-publisher-arrested-over-land-grab/

Skeleton of gaur found at Oddar Meanchey sanctuary

Environment officers said foul play is not suspected in the death of a gaur on Saturday at Kulen Prum Tep Wildlife Sanctuary in Oddar Meanchey province.​ There was no evidence that it died from being trapped or shot. Only its skeleton remained, as found by ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/skeleton-gaur-found-oddar-meanchey-sanctuary

Only 800 lesser adjutants left in Kingdom, WCS says

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has voiced concern about the decline of the lesser adjutant population which number only about 800 in Cambodia. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/only-800-lesser-adjutants-left-kingdom-wcs-says

Minister denies IDPoor suspensions were due to lack of funds

The Minister of Social Affairs yesterday denied a report that the government has no more budget to support the IDPoor subsidy programme. The statement came after the government suspended the cash support programme for pregnant women and children under two years for five days during ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50766058/minister-denies-idpoor-suspensions-were-due-to-lack-of-funds/

PM says sanctions hinder progress

Prime Minister Hun Sen is due on Saturday to emphasise the key role of “multilateralism for global peace” as well as the emerging “unilateral sanction” being a threat to international law at the United Nations General Assembly. ...

Ben Sokhean
http://khmertimeskh.com/50766057/pm-says-sanctions-hinder-progress/

Council condemns ill-informed critics of Constitutional amendments

The Constitutional Council yesterday hit out at those who criticise constitutional amendments and interpretation without checking the facts. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50766059/council-condemns-ill-informed-critics-of-constitutional-amendments/

Eld’s deer spotted in Kratie’s Sambor Wildlife Sanctuary

Four Eld’s deer, an endangered species, were photographed for the first time in five years by camera traps in Sambor Wildlife Sanctuary in Kratie province. The species is listed as endangered in both Cambodia’s Forestry Law and on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50766444/elds-deer-spotted-in-kraties-sambor-wildlife-sanctuary/

Promoting environmental science education in Cambodia

Minister of Environment Say Samal and Australian Ambassador to Cambodia Pablo Kang have discussed the promotion of education in environmental science in Cambodia. ...

Phal Sophanith/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50766559/promoting-environmental-science-education-in-cambodia/

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