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Labour ministry to check provision of seniority payments

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training is preparing to send officials to check on whether the second phase of seniority payments will be provided to garment factory workers at the end of the year, said ministry spokesman Heng Sour. Last year, the ministry announced ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/labour-ministry-check-provision-seniority-payments

Think Biotech director Lu refutes activists’ illegal logging reports

Think Biotech (Cambodia) Co Ltd director Lu Chu Chang has dismissed as slanderous, reports by forest and environmental activists that the company is connected to illegal logging. The reports claimed Think Biotech was involved in the illegal logging of forests in the Prey Lang Wildlife ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/think-biotech-director-lu-refutes-activists-illegal-logging-reports

Senators approve $8.23 billion national budget for next year

The Senate yesterday unanimously adopted a budget of $8.23 billion for next year’s national budget. All 58 of the 62 senators who attended the plenary session yesterday voted in favour of the draft law. The law was unanimously passed last month by the National Assembly ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50668596/senators-approve-8-23-billion-national-budget-for-next-year/

PM reminds Cambodians of freedoms on Human Rights Day

Prime Minister Hun Sen took to Facebook on the 71st International Human Rights Day on Tuesday to remind Cambodians that the rights and freedoms they currently enjoyed came from liberation from the genocidal Pol Pot regime on January 7, 1979. He said under the Khmer ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/pm-reminds-cambodians-freedoms-human-rights-day

Canal restoration in Preah Sihanouk set to be done in three months

Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol said at the start of the restoration of five canals in Preah Sihanouk province on Monday that the work had to be completed in three months to avoid further flooding. A report by the Ministry of Public ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/canal-restoration-preah-sihanouk-set-be-done-three-months

PM gives recommendations at Asean veterans assembly

Prime Minister Hun Sen left recommendations for the Veterans Confederation of Asean Countries (Veconac) to help it attain new achievements in the interest of the general welfare of veterans in each member-nation. The recommendations were made on Tuesday at the 19th General Assembly of the ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-gives-recommendations-asean-veterans-assembly

US imposes sanctions on Oknha Pheap and Kun Kim

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation expressed strong dismay on Monday over the designation of Cambodian tycoon Oknha Try Pheap and General Kun Kim under the US’ Global Magnitsky Act. “It is very disturbing when the public figures of a country become the ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/us-imposes-sanctions-oknha-pheap-and-kun-kim

Senate passes amendments to 10 articles of trade union law

The Senate on Monday approved draft amendments to 10 articles of the Law on Trade Unions at the fourth session of the fourth legislature. It did so without modification, following its approval by the National Assembly last month. The 10 articles comprise Articles 3, 17, ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/senate-passes-amendments-10-articles-trade-union-law

Healthcare management transferred to sub-national level

The government on Monday issued a sub-decree to delegate the management of healthcare provision to sub-national administrations, which will be effective as of January next year. The sub-decree was approved by Prime Minister Hun Sen last Wednesday and signed by relevant ministers including Minister of ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/healthcare-management-transferred-sub-national-level

Preah Sihanouk villagers seeking intervention over land dispute

Nearly 300 people representing 9,095 families in Preah Sihanouk province on Monday filed a petition to the provincial administration seeking intervention in a long-running land dispute. The villagers submitted the petition after their initial request to hold a march to coincide with the 71st international ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/preah-sihanouk-villagers-seeking-intervention-over-land-dispute

Ministries, institutions discuss measures for Mekong conservation

Members of relevant ministries and institutions gathered on Friday and Saturday to discuss the importance of the Mekong to Cambodia from a policy standpoint and how the government can best work together to ensure the conservation of the river. The two-day meeting, held under the ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministries-institutions-discuss-measures-mekong-conservation

Markers set in Doh Kramom area to prevent encroachment

The provincial administration and the Department of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction in Mondulkiri province planted 53 stone markers around the Doh Kramom mountain area to protect it from any further encroachments. But the indigenous community claimed that the planting of markers, which was ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/markers-set-doh-kramom-area-prevent-encroachment

Cambodia-VN forum hears plans for cross-border SEZ

The Cambodia Chamber of Commerce (CCC) and more than 60 companies from Vietnam’s southern provinces held a business forum on Friday to discuss the establishment of a special economic zone (SEZ) along the border of the two countries. CCC vice-president Lim Heng, who presided over ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodia-vn-forum-hears-plans-cross-border-sez

RDB set to distribute $50M to rice millers to sustain paddy market

The state-owned Rural Development Bank (RDB) has announced that it will distribute $50 million in loans to private rice millers to sustain the paddy market for farmers. The Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) said the funds will be used to purchase nearly 300,000 tonnes of paddy ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/rdb-set-distribute-50m-rice-millers-sustain-paddy-market

Mine, UXO casualties up 40 percent

The Cambodian Mine Action Authority has reported that casualties increased this year by more than 40 percent when compared with the same period last year. A CMAA report obtained yesterday showed there were 71 casualties from January to October due to landmine and unexploded ordnance ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50668223/mine-uxo-casualties-up-40-percent/

Millions of dollars to modernise Calmette

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday revealed the government and charity organisations have donated more than $100 million to modernise Calmette Hospital in Phnom Penh. He said on Facebook charity organisations have donated about $80 million, while the government donated about $30 million. “This budget ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50668224/millions-of-dollars-to-modernise-calmette/

PM praises media for efforts on ‘fake news

Prime Minister Hun Sen praised journalists and a large number of local press institutions for making efforts to prevent the spread of fake news propagated by “rebels” and opportunists who intended to incite social unrest against the government. Hun Sen’s statement was made through a ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-praises-media-efforts-fake-news

Local administrations allocated $900M

The government has allocated more than 3.5 trillion riel (nearly $900 million) for sub-national level administrations throughout the Kingdom to develop their localities for next year. The figure is an increase of $276 million compared to this year. The allocation was announced during the National Workshop ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/local-administrations-allocated-900m

Ministry urges fire safety measures

The Ministry of Environment has told sub-national authorities to urge the public to be mindful when using fire to prevent incidents of wildfires. Wildfires caused by carelessness is punishable with five to 10 years in prison and a fine of 17-150 million riel ($4,250-$37,500). The ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-urges-fire-safety-measures

Construction of new Phnom Penh airport on schedule

Construction of a new airport that will serve Phnom Penh is on track and could be completed as early as 2023, the developer said. Pung Kheav Se, chairman of the Overseas Cambodia Investment Corporation (OCIC), the company behind the project, said they are now building ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50667677/construction-of-new-phnom-penh-airport-on-schedule/

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