Armoured vehicles on way to Mali

Cambodia is shipping 14 Mine Protected Vehicle (MPV) armoured vehicles to Mali to support its UN mission to the troubled African nation, with an official noting that the vehicles would mitigate the threat of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and landmines, which were sometimes employed by ...

Ry Sochan and Samban Chandara

Japan aids Cambodia’s digital transformation

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has declared its intention to strengthen cooperation with the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications, in order to contribute to assisting the Kingdom’s digital revolution. ...

Bor Pich Zelin

PM asks VN to nab, extradite ‘criminal’

Prime Minister Hun Sen has publicly requested that Vietnam detain a “criminal” individual, should he attempt to enter the neighbouring country. Although he did not use the individual’s name, some analysts understood that he may have been referring to self-exiled former opposition leader Sam Rainsy. ...

Sok Raksa

Farmers warned to prep for imminent droughts

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has issued a warning to farmers regarding forecasts of an upcoming drought. It urged farmers to prepare for the absence of rain, in order to prevent any negative impact on paddy rice production. ...

Neang Sokunthea

Kingdom seeks partners for planned Mondulkiri airport

Cambodia is looking for partners for the development of a planned airport in Mondulkiri province south of Sen Monorom town after PowerChina International Group Ltd (PIG) withdrew during the Covid-19 crisis and subsequent negotiations with other foreign companies fell through, according to a senior civil ...

Hin Pisei

Jan-Apr exports to Singapore quadruple on-year

Cambodian goods exports to Singapore reached $223.843 million in the first four months of 2023, up 345.7 per cent year-on-year from $50.224 million and up 1,087 per cent half-on-half (compared to July-October 2022) from $18.9 million, according to provisional Customs (GDCE) data compiled in “International ...

Hin Pisei

Japan aids Kingdom’s digital transformation

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has declared its intention to strengthen cooperation with the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications, in order to contribute to assisting the Kingdom’s digital revolution. ...

Bor Pich Zelin

Finance ministry absorbs French budgeting lessons

Vongsey Vissoth, permanent secretary of state and Minister attached to the Prime Minister, stressed the importance of learning from French budgetary practices to bolster Cambodia’s public financial management reform. ...

Van Socheata

16 cranes recorded at Lumphat sanctuary, highest in five years

Naturelife Cambodia, a Cambodian conservation organisation, has reported a significant increase in sarus crane (Antigone antigone) numbers during the non-breeding season at Lumphat Wildlife Sanctuary for 2022-2023. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn

Suspended garment workers to receive second allowance payout

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training has given allowances for the second time to 8,762 garment sector workers who were suspended as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and global economic crisis. ...

Chhorn Raksmey

$230m mekong river bridge to connect with PP-Bavet expressway

The government, with support from China, has issued more than $230 million to build a 1,600-metre bridge across the Mekong River with free access to connect with the Phnom Penh-Bavet Expressway, providing people with more convenience to cross the bridge. ...

Yatt Malai

PM orders officials to beef up crack down on rising land grabbing in Tonle Sap

Prime Minister Hun Sen today instructed the Cambodian armed forces and provincial authorities to crack down on illegal land grabbing at the Tonle Sap Lake. ...

Son Minea

EBA withdrawal not to impact Cambodia, says PM

Cambodia’s manufacturing sector will not be affected by the complete withdrawal of the Everything But Arms (EBA) preferential tariff line of the European Union (EU) expected in the near future, said Prime Minister Hun Sen, recently. ...

Manoj Mathew

Cambodia airports receive 481,582 foreign tourists in Q1

Cambodia’s three international airports welcomed 481,582 foreign tourists in the first quarter of 2023, a staggering 453 percent increase from the same period in 2022. ...

Chea Vanyuth

PM orders immediate crackdown on ‘anarchy’ of deforestation

Prime Minister Hun Sen has issued strict regulations to prevent deforestation and encroachment on state land as the election approaches. ...

Khmer Times Staff

NEC spokesman calls on authorities to take action to stop inciting people not to vote

A spokesman for the National Election Committee (NEC) said it is a crime to use provocative words or create a spectacle that prevents and discourage people from going to vote. He urged the authorities to take action to prevent all crimes and incitement that disrupt ...

Khmer Times Staff

Ministry of Labour to provide vocational training to 1.5 million young people from poor and vulnerable families

Pursuant to the recommendation of Prime Minister Hun Sen, the Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training is co-developing a national policy on vocational training for 1.5 million young people in poor and vulnerable families with the Royal Government paying tuition fees and monthly stipends. ...

Khmer Times Staff

KOICA’s $10m project is launched successfully

A new $10 million project by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), to improve rural living conditions and strengthen governance of rural development in the northwestern region of Cambodia, has started successfully. ...

Ben Sokhean

PM orders immediate crackdowns on land grabs and illegal logging

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday ordered the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF), the Ministries of Environment and Agriculture and provincial officials to stamp out illegal land encroachment and illegal logging in the country. ...

Son Minea

Koh Pich-Koh Norea bridge 90 percent completed

The bridge connecting Koh Norea in Niroth commune, Chbar Ampov district to Koh Pich, located in Tonle Bassac commune, Chamkar district, Phnom Penh, is about 90 percent completed and is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2023. ...

Khmer Times Staff

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