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Australia keen on investing in renewable energy in Cambodia

Australia is interested in investing in renewable energy in Cambodia such as hydropower and solar power. The interest was highlighted here yesterday by newly appointed Australian Ambassador to Cambodia, Pablo Chiho Kang, during a meeting with Oknha Kith Meng, president of the Cambodia Chamber of ...

Nika/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50741056/australia-keen-on-investing-in-renewable-energy-in-cambodia/

Cambodia’s rubber exports increase by 17 percent in first five months

Cambodia exported 97,175 tonnes of rubber to foreign markets in the first five months of this year, an increase by 17 percent compared to the same period last year. ...

Chea Vannak/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50741048/cambodias-rubber-exports-increase-by-17-percent-in-first-five-months/

Schools to be reopened in ‘three stages’

With guidance from Prime Minister Hun Sen, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, is in the process of reopening schools in three stages. But no timeline has been set, ministry spokesperson Ros Soveacha said on Thursday. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/schools-be-reopened-three-stages

Rocky road for logistics after dull H1

Cambodia Logistics Association (CLA) president Sin Chanthy told The Post on Thursday that despite the current surge in agricultural product exports – especially milled rice – overall activity in the sector saw minimal growth last month compared to March, April and May, with goods shipments ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/rocky-road-logistics-after-dull-h1

CRF requests year-long loans for rice millers

The Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) has asked the state-owned Agricultural and Rural Development Bank (ARDB) to extend its loan repayment period to 12 months to help rice millers buy paddy. The request was made on Wednesday at a meeting with Cambodia Chamber of Commerce (CCC) ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/crf-requests-year-long-loans-rice-millers

Kampong Cham exports over 20,000 tonnes of bananas

Kampong Cham provincial governor Un Chanda said yesterday at a press conference the province has exported over 20,000 tonnes of fresh yellow bananas to international markets during the first six months of this year. ...

Khann Chanvirak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50740992/kampong-cham-exports-over-20000-tonnes-of-bananas/

Former general manager stands trial for $2m embezzlement

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday began the trial for a former oil and gas company general manager accused of stealing nearly $2 million from the company between 2018 and 2019. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50740990/former-general-manager-stands-trial-for-2m-embezzlement/

Law enforcement must safeguard fish species

The Fisheries Administration and WWF yesterday urged the government to implement strict law enforcement on the illegal fishery and trade of endangered fish in the Mekong River. The WWF report stated 35 species of fish, including the Giant Barb and Isok Barb are classified as ...

Som Kanika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50740956/law-enforcement-must-safeguard-fish-species/

South Korea consider’s construction of Cambodia-Korea Friendship bridge

A request by the Royal Government of Cambodia for support from the Government of the Republic of Korea to build a Cambodia-Korea Friendship Bridge to symbolise the diplomatic relations between two nations is being taken into consideration by the Korean side. ...

Heng Panha/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50741037/south-korea-considers-construction-of-cambodia-korea-friendship-bridge/

More Japanese investments on industry and agro-processing sought

Cambodian Minister of Commerce Pan Sorasak has encouraged Japanese investors to invest in the fields of industry and agricultural product processing in Cambodia. The call was made when he received a delegation of Japanese Business Association of Cambodia (JBAC) at the ministry Thursday. In the ...

Chea Vannak/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50741042/more-japanese-investments-on-industry-and-agro-processing-sought/

Endangered gibbons released into the wild

As part of an ambitious rewilding project in the forest surrounding the iconic Angkor Wat, a pair of endangered pileated gibbons were released yesterday by the  Apsara Authority, the Forestry Administration and conservation NGO Wildlife Alliance. This is the third pair of pileated gibbons that ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50740974/endangered-gibbons-released-into-the-wild/

Deputy governor in graft probe

Battambang provincial deputy governor Sou Arafat was questioned by the anti-corruption unit (ACU) in Phnom Penh on Wednesday about land corruption in Koas Krala district involving Oknha Sorng Thorn. ACU head Om Yentieng told The Post on Thursday said the probe is ongoing and there ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/deputy-governor-graft-probe

Cash handout programme 80% complete

Minister of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation Vong Soth confirmed on Thursday that the implementation of the Cash Transfer Programme For Poor and Vulnerable Households During Covid-19 had been implemented for more than 80% of the over 560,000 families. The programme was introduced one ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cash-handout-programme-80-complete

Family and residence books put under commune control

The Ministry of Interior has announced that the authentication of residence books and family books will now fall under the purview of the commune instead of district administrations. A ministry press release entitled Transferring of the police chiefs in providing residence and family books dated ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/family-and-residence-books-put-under-commune-control

Milled-rice exports up 41%

Cambodia’s milled-rice exports gained 41 per cent to 397,660 tonnes in the first half of this year from the 281,538 tonnes shipped in the same period last year. Their combined value was $264.5 million, Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) secretary-general Lun Yeng told The Post on ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/milled-rice-exports-41

Industry makes another appeal against EU tariffs

Three associations in the garment, footwear and travel goods and commerce yesterday once again sent a letter to the European Parliament appealing to postpone the scheduled partial withdrawal of the Everything but Arms (EBA) trade preferences. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50740483/industry-makes-another-appeal-against-eu-tariffs/

Ministry and NGOs set to discuss proposed amendments to Lango

The Ministry of Interior will hold a sixth meeting with civil society organisation representatives on July 6 to review and discuss amendments to the Law on Association and Non-Governmental Organisations (Lango). The organisations are hopeful the points they have raised will be included in the ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-and-ngos-set-di

Ministry seeking to create national brain trust

Minister of Industry, Science, Technology and Innovation Cham Prasidh wants to create a national brain trust by forming a team of scholars dedicated to sharing knowledge.​ The initiative aims to register human resources in science, technology and innovation to work in the ministry, universities and ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-seeking-create-national-brain-trust

400 factories in Cambodia suspend operations, affecting over 150,000 workers due to COVID-19

About 400 garments, footwear and travel goods factories in Cambodia have suspended their operations, leaving over 150,000 workers jobless due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a joint statement on Wednesday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50740479/400-factories-in-cambodia-suspend-operations-affecting-over-150000-workers-due-to-covid-19/

Royal pine plantation now protected

The roughly 40ha of land in Mondulkiri province’s Sen Monorom town where the late King Father Norodom Sihanouk historically presided over the royal “Vegetation” ceremonies to plant pine trees will soon be transferred to state property and protected. Provincial governor Svay Sam Eang said citizens ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/royal-pine-plantation-now-protected

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