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Two-day alcohol ban planned during Commune Election

The government announced yesterday that it will enforce a two-day ban on the consumption of alcohol during the upcoming Commune Election to promote a free, fair, and non-violent environment. ...

Nang Veasna
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501080074/two-day-alcohol-ban-planned-during-commune-election/

Political parties start campaigns for commune elections in Cambodia

Political parties in Cambodia began a two-week campaign on Saturday for the fifth commune elections, which will be held on June 5, a National Election Committee (NEC) official said. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501079746/political-parties-start-campaigns-for-commune-elections-in-cambodia/

Boom in high-end residential projects in Phnom Penh, despite pandemic

Despite the pandemic, there has been a boom in the development of high-end residential projects in Phnom Penh. The construction sector is one of the country’s main economic engines. ...

Sorn Sarath and Seoung Nimol
https://cambojanews.com/boom-in-high-end-residential-projects-in-phnom-penh-despite-pandemic/

Thirty critically endangered sea turtles hatch

Wildlife conservationists expressed joy to see 30 royal turtle eggs hatch at an artificial sand bank at the Koh Kong Reptile Conservation Centre (KKRCC) last week. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/thirty-critically-endangered-sea-turtles-hatch

Health ministry, Seoul discuss maternal, child health projects in northeast Cambodia

The health ministry and Seoul’s international development arm co-hosted the 2nd National Coordination Committee Meeting on May 20 to discuss “The Project for Strengthening Maternal and Child Health in North-Eastern Regions of Cambodia”. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/health-ministry-seoul-discuss-maternal-child-health-projects-northeast-cambodia

Indonesian Embassy holds batik, jewellery workshops in Siem Reap

The Indonesian Embassy in Cambodia introduced the art of batik making and Indonesian jewellery styles by hosting two major workshops in Siem Reap. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501080405/indonesian-embassy-holds-batik-jewellery-workshops-in-siem-reap/

Kingdom joins int’l transport forum

Cambodia has joined the International Transport Forum (ITF) as the organisation’s 64th member country. Ministers of transport from the 63 current member states agreed to admit the Kingdom to the ITF on May 19 at their Summit in Leipzig, Germany. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdom-joins-intl-transport-forum

VN, Kingdom agree major border line segments: PM

Prime Minister Hun Sen has revealed that Cambodia and Vietnam have agreed on six per cent of the remaining undemarcated borders between the two countries, in a varied speech to members of the Cambodian diaspora in Europe, in which he also discussed the upcoming commune ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/vn-kingdom-agree-major-border-line-segments-pm

Cambodia, Singapore vow to ramp up cooperation

Cambodia and Singapore have pledged to step up cooperation to bolster bilateral trade, after registering more than $5.2 billion last year, marking a nearly 50 per cent jump over 2020. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodia-singapore-vow-ramp-cooperation

Cambodia, Myanmar expedite trade deals

Cambodia and Myanmar are in the process of expediting negotiations on two important draft agreements in a bid to swiftly increase trade cooperation with each other, citing low bilateral trade volume. ...

Hom Phanet
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodia-myanmar-expedite-trade-deals

Malaysia trade surges by over one-third in Jan-Apr

Bilateral trade between Cambodia and Malaysia was worth $205.2 million in the first four months of 2022, surging by over one-third from nearly $152.9 million from the corresponding period last year, according to Customs. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/malaysia-trade-surges-over-one-third-jan-apr

Over 300 converge for fifth annual crane festival

More than 300 people took part in the fifth annual Crane Festival in Anlung Pring Protected Landscape in southeastern Kampot province on May 19, to build public support for the conservation of the “venerable” sarus crane and in observation of World Migratory Bird Day five ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/over-300-converge-fifth-annual-crane-festival

Landmines pose threat to over a million people in Cambodia

More than one million people in Cambodia still live in fear and work in areas contaminated by mines and explosive remnants of war (ERWs), a senior official said here on Friday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501079403/landmines-pose-threat-to-over-a-million-people-in-cambodia/

CDC approves two investment projects worth over $6 million

Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) has approved two new investment projects with a total capital of $6.1 million in Takeo and Kampong Speu. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501079441/cdc-approves-two-investment-projects-worth-over-6-million/

ASEAN agrees to vaccines travel deal

The 15th ASEAN Health Ministers’ Meeting was held in Bali, Indonesia, for five days with the theme of “Advancing the Achievements of ASEAN Health Development”. There were five primary outcomes from the meeting, which included an agreement on the mechanism for mutual recognition of digital ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/asean-agrees-vaccines-travel-deal

PM to talk post-Covid ASEAN plans at WEF meet

Prime Minister Hun Sen is set to deliver a speech on the Strategic Outlook on ASEAN during the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting in Switzerland.   ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/pm-talk-post-covid-asean-plans-wef-meet

Education ministry starts anti-tobacco campaign

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports – in collaboration with partner organisations – has launched a campaign to push for the banning of advertisements and the sale of tobacco products at public and private educational institutions.   ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/education-ministry-starts-anti-tobacco-campaign

NEC calls for heightened security at upcoming commune elections

The National Election Committee (NEC) instructed all electoral commissions and relevant authorities to strengthen security and maintain public order at polling and ballot counting stations during the upcoming commune council elections.   ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/nec-calls-heightened-security-upcoming-commune-elections

Eco-tourism plan for 308ha on Cardamoms

An unnamed private company is seeking to lease 308ha of land in the Cardamom Mountain Biodiversity Conservation Corridor for eco-tourism development, in the southeastern corner of Koh Kong province, according to provincial deputy governor Ouk Pheaktra.   ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/eco-tourism-plan-308ha-cardamoms

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