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State TV broadcasts to go digital

The Ministry of Information will convene a meeting with the ministries of Posts and Telecommunications; and Economy and Finance, on Wednesday to review the progress of changing state analogue television broadcasts to digital. Minister of Information Khieu Kanharith on Monday chaired a meeting at the ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/state-tv-broadcasts-go-digital

Minister Chea Sophara presides over ceremony for new building

Minister Chea Sophara yesterday reportedly presided over a ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of a new Land Management Ministry building on a three-hectare plot of land in the capital’s Sen Sok district. The ministry last week announced it will be relocating to the new premises ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50684881/minister-chea-sophara-presides-over-ceremony-for-new-building

Private sector leaders to meet with Hun Sen

The private sector will meet with Prime Minister Hun Sen in April for the 19th Government-Private Sector Forum, which aims to address issues being faced by the business community. Lim Heng, vice-president of the Cambodia Chamber of Commerce (CCC) and director of coordination for the ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/private-sector-leaders-meet-hun-sen-0

Educational reforms unveiled

Minister of Education, Youth and Sport Hang Chuon Naron said reforms to the education curriculum is aimed at raising its standards and quality to compete with countries in the region that exhibited better academic performance. In a lecture to trainee teachers at the National Institute ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/educational-reforms-unveiled

12 killed, 50 injured by landmines/ERW last year

The Kingdom recorded about 80 casualties caused by landmines and explosive remnants of war across the country last year. This is an increase of more than 30 percent compared to 2018. According to the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority report issued yesterday, from ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50684774/12-killed-50-injured-by-landmines-erw-last-year

Hunt on for owners of illegal charcoal kilns in B’bang sanctuary

The Battambang provincial Department of Environment is continuing to search for the owners of nine illegal charcoal kilns that were destroyed by forest rangers on Monday at the Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary. Department director Kort Boran said on Tuesday that seven rangers at the wildlife ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hunt-owners-illegal-charcoal-kilns-bbang-sanctuary

Rubber exports rise by 30% year-on-year

Cambodia exported more than 282,071 tonnes of rubber last year, a 30 per cent increase from 2018’s 217,501 tonnes, a Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries report said. The commodity reeled in $377 million in revenue last year, up 32 per cent from 2018’s $286 ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/rubber-exports-rise-30-year-year

NBC’s digital payments to go live in next few months

The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) will launch a Blockchain-based, peer-to-peer payment and money transfer platform in the next few months, its director-general Chea Serey told The Post on Monday. Dubbed ‘Project Bakong’, the scheme already has the support of 11 banks, with many more ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/nbcs-digital-payments-go-live-next-few-months

At least 40 killed in road crashes during Lunar New Year festival

Traffic accidents killed at least 40 people and injured 80 during the Lunar New Year celebration since Friday. A National Police report yesterday said this was more than the 29 deaths and 65 people with  injuries recorded during the same period last year. Lieutenant General ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50684359/at-least-40-killed-in-road-crashes-during-lunar-new-year-festival

Government formulates new policy on urban waste management

The government is formulating a new policy on urban garbage collection to strengthen waste management and protect the environment better. Neth Pheaktra, Environment Ministry spokesman, said at a press conference yesterday the policy is being formulated following termination of Cintri (Cambodia) Ltd’s licence to collect ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50684363/government-formulates-new-policy-on-urban-waste-management

Cambodia detects first Wuhan virus case on Chinese national

Health Minister Mam Bun Heng yesterday announced the Kingdom has detected its first Novel Coronavirus infection in Preah Sihanouk province. He said in a press conference yesterday evening the infection was detected by the Pasteur Institute of Cambodia yesterday on 60-year-old Chinese national Jia Jianhua, ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50684361/kingdom-detects-first-wuhan-virus-case-on-chinese-national

Ministry of Environment to acquire particulate monitors for provinces

The Ministry of Environment said it plans on acquiring 15 particulate monitors, which can measure air particulates with 10 and 2.5 micrometres in diameter (PM10 and PM2.5), for installation in the provinces. Meanwhile, Ministry secretary of state and spokesman Neth Pheaktra said on Monday that ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-environment-acquire-particulate-monitors-provinces

National Strategic Development Plan to combat corruption

The government has introduced the National Strategic Development Plan 2019-23 which will focus on increasing awareness and reinforcing precautionary measures and strategies to crack down and combat corruption. The strategies come in conjunction with the increasing need for ministries and institutions to collaborate with the ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/national-strategic-development-plan-combat-corruption

Firm completes purchase of solar project in Banteay Meanchey

Thailand-based energy company B Grimm Power Plc’s wholly-owned subsidiary, B Grimm Solar Power 1, has completed its acquisition of Cambodia’s Ray Power Supply Co Ltd. “[Ray Power] would like to update the progress [of the transaction]. The share transfer has officially completed and approval from ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/firm-completes-purchase-solar-project-banteay-meanchey

Traffic law enforcement set to be strengthened

The National Road Safety Committee said 2020 will be the year it strengthens enforcement of the Road Traffic Law, while Minister of Interior Sar Kheng urged traffic police to enforce the law equally and without tolerance to reduce the number of traffic casualties. The remarks ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/traffic-law-enforcement-set-be-strengthened

PM urges precaution amid virus outbreak

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday called on all Cambodians to bump up precautions to avoid contracting the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that has already killed more than 50 people in China. The prime minister told the public to remain calm but alert about the ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-urges-precaution-amid-virus-outbreak

Ministry cements MoU with eleven social work NGOs

The Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with 11 organisations involving $12.7 million in funding to improve the social affairs, social welfare, child welfare, anti-trafficking and disability work in Cambodia. Ministry spokesman Touch Channy said ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-cements-mou-eleven-social-work-ngos

Ministry changes its name, scope of operations

The Council of Ministers has agreed to change the name of the Ministry of Industry and Handicraft to the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation. The approval follows a request from Minister of Industry and Handicraft Cham Prasidh. Council of Ministers secretary of state Khoy Khun ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-changes-its-name-scope-operations

Exports from SEZs soar 27% year-on-year

Cambodia’s exports through the special economic zones (SEZs) last year increased by about 27 per cent compared to 2018, Minister of Economy and Finance Aun Pornmoniroth said on Thursday. Speaking during a visit to the Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone (PPSEZ), Pornmoniroth said the total ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/exports-sezs-soar-27-year-year

Lawsuit filed against local Mondulkiri leaders

Two separate complaints were filed at the Mondulkiri Provincial Court against four people including the first deputy chief of Bou Sra commune, in Pech Chreada district, and a provincial deputy governor. The case concerned the issuance of land titles on forest land and secretly digging ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/lawsuit-filed-against-local-mondulkiri-leaders

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