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Sugar plantation in Preah Vihear suspected in mass fish deaths

The Environment Ministry is studying water samples from Preah Vihear province to find out what has been killing thousands of fish in the Stung Sen River, where villagers are reportedly blaming a sugarcane plantation. ...

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Chhorn Phearun
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/sugar-plantation-in-preah-vihear-suspected-in-mass-fish-deaths-127243/

Japan signs deal to fund aid projects

The Japanese ambassador is set to sign a new aid package today pledging about $140 million worth of support for various projects, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. ...

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Andrew Nachemson
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/japan-signs-deal-fund-aid-projects

Cart pullers force Thai fee backdown

About 30 cart pullers at the Poipet International Border Checkpoint staged an hour-long protest yesterday demanding that Thai customs officials remove transit fees that have been in effect for about one month. ...

 

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Pav Suy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/37043/cart-pullers-force-thai-fee-backdown/

CNRP vexed as CPP continues to call Sokha’s presidency illegitimate

Opposition lawmakers yesterday left a meeting at the Interior Ministry exasperated, as officials from the latter continued to deem the presidency of their leader, Kem Sokha, and the vice presidency of three senior lawmakers, illegitimate, but offered no clear path to a resolution. ...

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Meas Sokchea
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cnrp-vexed-cpp-continues-call-sokhas-presidency-illegitimate

Beat Richner quits as head of Kantha Bopha Hospitals

Doctor Beat Richner, the prominent Swiss-born doctor credited with resurrecting the Kantha Bopha Children’s Hospitals – which have treated millions of patients free of charge since 1992 – stepped down from his more than two-decade role of managing the hospitals, citing a serious illness. ...

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Niem Chheng and Yesenia Amaro
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/beat-richner-quits-head-kantha-bopha-hospitals

After Sok An’s death, Bin Chhin’s duties continue to grow

The portfolio of Deputy Prime Minister Bin Chhin has grown again after he was handed a handful of new jobs on Tuesday, including advising the prime minister on anti-corruption efforts and overseeing the Council of Jurists and “one-window” service for foreign investors. ...

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Van Roeun
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/after-sok-ans-death-bin-chhins-duties-continue-to-grow-127247/

City Hall, Wing deal for bus tickets

Passengers using the Phnom Penh city bus service will now have a choice of buying electronic tickets through Wing (Cambodia) Limited Specialized Bank – the kingdom’s leading mobile banking services provider. ...

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Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/37033/city-hall--wing-deal-for-bus-tickets/

US, Cambodia trade reaches $3 billion

The trade volume between Cambodia and the United States in 2016 reached about $3 billion, while nearly 240,000 American tourists visited the kingdom. Foreign Ministry spokesman Chum Sounry told reporters yesterday after a meeting between Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn and Mom Rady, a Democratic member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, that Cambodia saw an increase in the number of visitors from the US last year. ...

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Sum Manet
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/37034/us--cambodia-trade-reaches--3-billion/

Logging investigation finished

Members of the prime minister’s anti-logging task force who had been looking into officials’alleged collusion with Vietnamese timber smugglers in Mondulkiri has ended its 10-day investigation. ...

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Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/logging-investigation-finished

Five Cambodians deported from US arrive in Phnom Penh

Five Cambodians expelled from the U.S. arrived in Phnom Penh on Wednesday, a U.S. Embassy spokesman said, as Cambodia continued to call for revisions to the 2002 agreement with the U.S. that allowed their deportation. ...

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Matt Surrusco
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/five-cambodians-deported-from-us-arrive-in-phnom-penh-127253/

Oil firm ready to ink production-sharing agreement

Executives at Singapore-listed energy firm KrisEnergy Ltd say they have settled terms with the Cambodian government and are ready to sign a long-awaited production-sharing agreement that would pave the way for the first-ever extraction of petroleum from Cambodian territorial waters. ...

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Kali Kotoski
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/oil-firm-ready-ink-production-sharing-agreement

Higher skills for a busy aviation sector

In its first two months of regular operation Cambodia’s first civil aviation training centre has provided certificates to dozens of aviation officials and airport staff, helping to raise the skill level of personnel in the Kingdom’s fast-expanding aviation sector. ...

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Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/higher-skills-busy-aviation-sector

Villagers reject City Hall offer

Chroy Changvar peninsula land disputants yesterday delivered a petition to the Ministry of Land Management rejecting City Hall’s proposal to take away 90 percent of their land for the development of a satellite city. ...

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Touch Sokha
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/villagers-reject-city-hall-offer

Hospital founder seriously ill

Beat Richner, the founder and head of the Kantha Bopha Children’s Hospital and a Health Ministry adviser, is seriously ill and has resigned from his position as managing director. ...

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Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/37053/hospital-founder-seriously-ill/

NGOs lay out plans for election

A coalition of watchdogs and other civil society groups yesterday announced their intention to form a “situation room” for the 2017 commune elections in order to monitor the voting process for irregularities. ...

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Lay Samean
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngos-lay-out-plans-election

Hoping to net more sea visits

The growing number of foreign visitors arriving by sea represents a promising source of tourism revenue for Cambodia, though limited port and tourism infrastructure has hampered its realisation, tourism stakeholders said yesterday. ...

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Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/hoping-net-more-sea-visits

Capital still struggling with waste

Phnom Penh deputy governor Ieng Aunny yesterday acknowledged that the capital continues to struggle with waste management despite recent decentralisation measures, laying the blame with districts’ and communes’ lack of awareness of their new responsibilities, as well as what he characterised as contractor CINTRI’s ongoing failure to meet the city’s needs. ...

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Kong Meta and Yesenia Amaro
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/capital-still-struggling-waste

Beijing and Phnom Penh think about becoming sister cities

Phnom Penh and Beijing are in talks to become “sister cities”, chief of the Chinese Embassy’s political section Wang De Xin confirmed yesterday. ...

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Jovina Chua
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/beijing-and-phnom-penh-think-about-becoming-sister-cities

Asean-China talks set for Cambodia

Cambodia will host the 20th Asean-China meeting aimed at boosting further discussions on the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea (DOC) which could lead to finalizing the framework of the Code of Conduct (COC). ...

 

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Cheang Sokha
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36998/asean-china-talks-set-for-cambodia/

$5 mil Smart fund launched for start-ups

Smart Axiata, Cambodia’s leading telecommunications company, yesterday launched a $5 million venture capital fund for digital service companies and start-ups in the country. The Smart Axiata Digital Innovation Fund aims to meet demands for cash and expertise as the number of Cambodian digital entrepreneurs increases rapidly. ...

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Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/37001/-5-mil--smart-fund-launched-for-start-ups/

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