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Apsara Authority moves elephants out of Angkor area

The Apsara Authority and Elephant Management Association has started transferring elephants in the Angkor area to Bos Thom community forest in Siem Reap province’s Sout Nikom district in a bid to stop the animals from being used to ferry tourists around.​ ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50660036/apsara-authority-moves-elephants-out-of-angkor-area/

Conserve water in reservoirs: Prime Minister

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday urged authorities and people to conserve water for cultivation and daily consumption as dry season sets in. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50660038/conserve-water-in-reservoirs-prime-minister/

PM tells ministry to ‘work on’ bail for Rainsy plot supporters

Prime Minister Hun Sen has instructed the Minister of Justice to work with prosecutors to release on bail under court supervision those activists who had supported Sam Rainsy’s plan to return and overthrow the government. Speaking at the inauguration of a cement factory in Kampot ...

https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/pm-tells-ministry-work-bail-rainsy-plot-supporters

Banh: ‘Talks ongoing over US cooperation’

Minister of National Defence Tea Banh and new US ambassador to Cambodia Patrick Murphy have agreed to strengthen cooperation between the two countries, particularly militarily. Banh, who is also deputy prime minister, told The Post that during a meeting with Murphy on Wednesday at the ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/banh-talks-ongoing-over-us-cooperation

Cambodia lagging in English proficiency: index

Despite massive efforts to improve the English language skills of its people, Cambodia still lags behind much of the world. The annual English Proficiency Index, released this week, ranked the Kingdom 94th out of 100 countries included in the study. ...

Jose Rodriguez T. Senase
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50659171/cambodia-lagging-in-english-proficiency-index/

Environment Ministry prepares to ban single-use plastic products

The Environment Ministry is preparing a sub-decree to ban the import and production of single-use plastic products to reduce plastic pollution in the Kingdom. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50659041/environment-ministry-prepares-to-ban-single-use-plastic-products/

KrisEnergy signs letter of award for Cambodia oil mini-platform

KrisEnergy (Apsara) Co Ltd signed a conditional letter of award with PT Profab for the supply of a minimum facilities wellhead “mini-platform” for the Apsara oilfield – Cambodia’s maiden oil development – its Singapore-based parent company KrisEnergy Ltd said on Wednesday. The move is a ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/krisenergy-signs-letter-award-cambodia-oil-mini-platform

Fishing nets killed rare river dolphin

Kratie’s provincial Department of Tourism on Tuesday said an illegal fishing net caused the death of an endangered Irrawaddy dolphin in the province’s Sambok village. Rangers spotted the 110kg carcass of a female floating in the sea around 2.27m from Anlong Preah Sang. “We all ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fishing-nets-killed-rare-river-dolphin

Sokha charge calls are ‘judicial interference’

A Ministry of Justice spokesman and Cambodia’s Permanent Mission to the UN Office at Geneva (Unog) have described demands for the treason charge against Kem Sokha to be dropped as tantamount to interference in the judiciary. Rhona Smith, the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/sokha-charge-calls-are-judicial-interference

Government studying EU’s preliminary report on EBA

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation on Wednesday said the government was studying the EU Commission’s preliminary report on the human rights situation in the Kingdom that could lead to a suspension of access to its “Everything But Arms” (EBA) agreement.The EU launched ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/government-studying-eus-preliminary-report-eba

UN reiterates call to abolish criminalization of surrogates

The United Nations has called on Cambodia to repeal its decision criminalizing surrogacy and asked the government to ensure that its draft law will not impose criminal liability on surrogate mothers. ...

Leonie Kijewski
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/UN-reiterates-call-to-abolish-criminalization-of-surrogates/5164651.html

Cambodian government mulls response to European Union report on EBA suspension

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Koy Kuong said the government will attempt to address all the points of concern raised by the European Union but refrained from divulging any details. ...

Hul Reaksmey
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/cambodian-government-mulls-response-to-european-union-report-on-eba-suspension-/5165555.html

Pursat authorities issue one-week eviction notice to 31 families occupying protected land

The Pursat Provincial Environment Department has issued a one-week deadline to more than 30 families to remove their dwellings, livestock and crops from a protected area in Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary which they illegally occupied. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50659105/pursat-authorities-issue-one-week-eviction-notice-to-31-families-occupying-protected-land/

Koh Kong airport to be ready in three years

The Dara Sakor International Airport, which is now being built in the southwestern province of Koh Kong, will be ready in the next three years, according to the Minister of Aviation. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50659037/koh-kong-airport-to-be-ready-in-three-years/

Cambodian exports to Japan up 8.4 per cent year-on-year

Cambodia exported more than $1.2 billion of products to the Japanese market in the first nine months of this year, up 8.4 per cent on the same period last year, data from the Japan External Trade Organisation (Jetro) shows. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodian-exports-japan-84-cent-year-year

Kingdom to import 200MW from Lao hydropower plant

Cambodia plans to import 200MW of electricity from Laos’ Don Sahong hydropower plant early next year to curb power shortages this coming dry season, with the transmission line network scheduled for completion later this year, Ministry of Mines and Energy spokesman Victor Jona said.​ ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/kingdom-import-200mw-lao-hydropower-plant

Banks to expand amid sound macroeconomy

Some of Cambodia’s largest banks and financial institutions have announced plans to expand their businesses following solid macroeconomic performance so far this year. The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) in July projected that the Kingdom’s economy is poised to have grown 7.1 per cent this year. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/banks-expand-amid-sound-macroeconomy

Cambodia must recognise urgency of developing skilled workforce

The structural economic issues facing the Kingdom will need greater institutional collaboration, according to Vongsey Vissoth, Permanent Secretary of State at the Ministry of Economy and Finance, who sees a lack of economic diversification and competitiveness as key issues to overcome. ...

Gerald Flynn
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50658956/cambodia-must-recognise-urgency-of-developing-skilled-workforce/

Ride-hailing firm eyes Cambodia

Aiming to disrupt the thriving local ride-hailing market with a new business model, Belarus-based Onde recently announced its intention to enter Cambodia.​ In an interview with Khmer Times, a representative of the startup said they provide the software entrepreneurs need to run their own taxi ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50658936/ride-hailing-firm-eyes-cambodia/

Farmers and workers carry on as Chinese transplants drive up land prices

The rural southwestern province of Koh Kong, previously off the international community’s radar screen, has drawn the global spotlight. That’s because a massive runway stretching approximately 3,200 meters appeared suddenly at a resort being developed by a Chinese company in this otherwise out-of-the-way province, about a ...

Tomoya Onishi
https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics/International-relations/Cambodia-s-China-built-runway-irks-US-but-locals-have-other-concerns

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