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School meal programme continues

The government and development partners are working to expand a school meal programme to help increase enrolment, attendance and graduation rates while improving children’s access to nutrition to better facilitate their education. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/school-meal-programme-continues

Surprise inspections on banned fish imports to start

The Ministry of Agriculture has unveiled a plan to make surprise crackdowns on illegal imports of fish varieties recently listed in a temporary ban to protect the local fish industry. The categories include catfish, giant snakehead fish and other fish that can be farmed locally. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50806570/surprise-inspections-on-banned-fish-imports-to-start/

Cambodia set to have trade, labour courts by end of 2021

Minister of Justice Koeut Rith has directed the formation of two committees to begin the process of establishing separate courts for commercial and labour disputes. According to two decision letters issued on January 21, the committees are comprised of 20 members from the justice ministry, the ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodia-set-have-trade-labour-courts-end-2021

Agrifirm bags MoU for Siem Reap produce

Agro-industrial firm LY LY Food Industry Co Ltd on January 22 signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Siem Reap-based wholesaler Food and Agriculture Market (FAM) to supply it with fruits and vegetables. The signing ceremony was presided over by Minister of Commerce Pan Sorasak ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/agrifirm-bags-mou-siem-reap-produce

Mondulkiri wind farm passes first test

Xinglan Maritime Energy Co Ltd’s (XME) $200 million 100MW onshore wind power project in Mondulkiri province has passed its feasibility study, promising a fresh gust of wind to swell the sails of the Kingdom’s burgeoning industry, the local Maritime Group said in a press release. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/mondulkiri-wind-farm-passes-first-test

Koh Preus upgrades 70% complete

Initial construction of a nearly $30 million tourism infrastructure project on Preah Sihanouk province’s Koh Preus Island is “about 70 per cent complete”, according to an official with the developer. Heng Thou, construction site manager of Angela Real Estate Co Ltd (ARE), told The Post that ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/koh-preus-upgrades-70-complete

Public warned against igniting forest fires

The public has been urged to stop using fires to collect bees, catch animals or clear land in forests. In a letter dated January 20, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said burning grasses and other unsanctioned activities like harvesting forests or clearing them for ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/public-warned-against-igniting-forest-fires

Hun Sen: Lakes filled in for national developments

Prime Minister Hun Sen has announced continued operations to fill some lakes in Phnom Penh to create land for developments, though he is against the unrelated practice of damming rivers or blocking waterways. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50806569/tamouk-lake-slated-for-development-reservoir-to-get-retaining-wall/

MoU signed to apply latest technology for disaster risk management

The Ministry of National Defence has entered a memorandum of understanding with Sensoro Cambodia Technology Co., Ltd to utilise latest technology to monitor and mitigate disaster risks, particularly fire. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50806652/mou-signed-to-apply-latest-technology-for-disaster-risk-management/

Civil service reforms forge on

The Ministry of Interior and Transparency International Cambodia (TI Cambodia) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to extend the provisions of the framework for the School of Governance (SoG) phase II (2021-2025). ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/civil-service-reforms-forge

Hungary trade, tourism ties to get boost

Cambodia and Hungary have agreed to further boost economic and tourism ties, while the private sector offers a rosy view of the EU country as a hub for expanding exports to Europe. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/hungary-trade-tourism-ties-get-boost

Rangers’ achievements honoured

The Ministry of Environment and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-Cambodia) have provided certificates of excellence to six out of 100 rangers in Mondulkiri province as recognition for their outstanding efforts. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rangers-achievements-honoured

Activist hit with $10K defamation fine

Environmental activist Kroeung Tola plans to appeal the Mondulkiri Provincial Court decision ordering him to pay 40 million riel ($10,000) in compensation to O’Raing district governor Siek Mony and four million riel to the state for public defamation. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/activist-hit-10k-defamation-fine

Cambodian conservationists monitoring grey-headed fish eagles

Conservationists have been monitoring the presence of Grey-headed Fish Eagles at their habitat, according to BirdLife International Cambodia Programme. “The Grey-headed Fish Eagle are suffering from habitat destruction and overfishing. In Lomphat wildlife sanctuary, our monitoring team usually recorded its presence and nesting near big ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50806073/cambodian-conservationists-monitoring-grey-headed-fish-eagles/

Cooler, wetter dry season this year forecasted

The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology has issued a forecast predicting that dry season weather this year would be more favourable than last year, with rainstorms and lighting strikes anticipated to happen more frequently from this month, especially in low-lying areas and coastal provinces. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cooler-wetter-dry-season-year-forecasted

ADB: Adapting to 4IR will boost garments, tourism

A study conducted by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) recommended that Cambodia develop industry transformation maps in key sectors to enable transitions under the fourth industrial revolution (4IR). This should be accompanied by adequate investment in skills development for new and repositioned jobs. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/adb-adapting-4ir-will-boost-garments-tourism

Awards to show gratitude for media work

The Ministry of Information is sponsoring the first annual Gratitude Awards for reporters who have produced exemplary work that demonstrated courage, intellect and insight and advanced the profession of journalism starting in the 1970s. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/awards-show-gratitude-media-work

Police warns of Classiscam cyber threat in Kingdom

The National Police’s Anti-Cyber Crime Department has called on social media users to be wary of messages advertising opportunities to win rewards after observing a recent increase in the proliferation of scams on platforms like Telegram and Facebook. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/police-warns-classiscam-cyber-threat-kingdom

Banteay Srei’s 15-year land rows solved

Ten cases of land disputes that lasted for over 15 years have been solved by the Banteay Srei district administration by understanding and peaceful mean on January 19. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/banteay-sreis-15-year-land-rows-solved

Higher education enrolment shrinks

The number of students enrolled in higher educational institutions in the new academic year has decreased compared to previous years, a trend which the education sector largely blames on the Covid-19 crisis. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/higher-education-enrolment-shrinks

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