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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/

Mango exporters urged to set up hi-tech packaging plants

Ngin Chhay, the director-general of the General Directorate of Agriculture at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, on Thursday urged the private sector to set up more mango packaging plants that comply with South Korea and China’s hygiene and quality standards. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/mango-exporters-urged-set-hi-tech-packaging-plants

Gov’t approves $9B worth of building projects in 2019

The government has approved more than $9 billion this year for capital investment in the construction sector, a nearly 80 per cent increase on last year, with most of the growth coming from projects in Sihanoukville, according to Minister of Land Management, Urban Planning and ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/govt-approves-9b-worth-building-projects-2019

Contract farming paying off for growers, millers, say industry insiders

Contract farming between community producers and rice millers or buyers brings growers great benefits, with an expanded market and more favourable prices, industry insiders have said. Contract farming refers to an agreement between a company and an agricultural community regarding prices, quantities and standards of quality. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/contract-farming-paying-growers-millers-say-industry-insiders

Seized materials from forest crimes to be auctioned off

General Sao Sokha, the commander of the National Military Police and chair of the National Committee for Prevention and Crackdown of Natural Resources Crime, told municipal and provincial governors to maintain the quality and quantity of materials and equipment seized from forest crimes so that ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/seized-materials-forest-crimes-be-auctioned

PP residents urged to use public transport

Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol has urged Phnom Penh residents to use the capital’s existing public transport services rather than private vehicles, as it is leading to increased traffic congestion. He also called for the city’s public bus system to be expanded, with ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pp-residents-urged-use-public-transport

Life in the Koh Kong jungle through the eyes of forest rangers

A photography exhibit chronicling the lives of forest rangers working toward the environmental protection of the jungles in Koh Kong province will be displayed on Saturday at the capital’s 5 Drunk Men sky bar. The photos are to be sold to, with the profits going to ...

Raksmey Hong
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/lifestyle-arts-culture/life-koh-kong-jungle-through-eyes-forest-rangers

FTA with EAEU bloc may diversify export market

As the government moves to a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), garment and rice industry insiders expect the new trade corridor to diversify the Kingdom’s export market. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fta-eaeu-bloc-may-diversify-export-market

US praises growth in the Kingdom’s digital sector

US ambassador Patrick Murphy praised the growth of the Kingdom’s digital sector and expressed hope of expanding cooperation between the two countries in the sector. Cambodia has a high rate of mobile phone users. ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/us-praises-growth-kingdoms-digital-sector

Gov’t denies CCIM land concessions report

A government official has denied information recently released by the Cambodian Centre for Independent Media (CCIM) about the impact of investment in land concessions in several provinces.​He considered the information to be dated and the problem already solved, but welcomed the investigation of complaints, if ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-denies-ccim-land-concessions-report

Gov’t to incentivise electric bus imports

The government is working on a policy to encourage imports of high-quality electric buses. Chhoun Voun, director-general of the Department of Land Transport at the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, told Khmer Times yesterday they are drafting a “land transport policy” that will include ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50667515/govt-to-incentivise-electric-bus-imports/

Human Rights Day celebration to focus on the role of youths

The United Nation Human Rights in Cambodia will mark this year’s Human Rights Day by focusing on the leadership roles of youths, which some civil society claim remains restricted. ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50667615/human-rights-day-celebration-to-focus-on-the-role-of-youths/

Patrick Murphy praises ministry for expanding BFC programme

United States Ambassador Patrick Murphy has lauded the Kingdom’s efforts in strengthening labour conditions by expanding the Better Factories Cambodia programme to also cover travel goods production. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50667606/patrick-murphy-praises-ministry-for-expanding-bfc-programme/

Government to ramp up provincial budgets by $276 million next year

The government will ramp up the budget for provinces by more than $276 million next year to provide high quality and efficient services to the public, an increase of 32.28 percent from this year’s budget.​ Public Functions Minister Pich Bunthin yesterday said at a workshop ...

Sun Mesa
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50667589/government-to-ramp-up-provincial-budgets-by-276-million-next-year/

Ministry pushes motorists to utilise QR code licence plates

The Transport Ministry is encouraging drivers to replace their old licence plates with ones displaying QR codes in a bid to curb the use of fake plates in the Kingdom. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50667607/ministry-pushes-motorists-to-utilise-qr-code-licence-plates/

Government contract officials to get $5 raise in wages next month

The government has issued a sub-decree to increase the monthly salary of government contract officials from $162.5 to $167.5 starting next month. The sub-decree, signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen on December 4, said the government has decided to increase the salary by $5 for the ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/667608/government-contract-officials-to-get-5-raise-in-wages-next-month/

Prahok season begins

The Agriculture Ministry’s Fisheries Administration yesterday said that prahok makers should rush to produce fermented fish paste and smoked fish as catches are currently high. Eng Chea San, director general for the Fishery Administration, said that in the 2019-2020 fishing season, water from Tonle Sap lake ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50667520/prahok-season-begins/

National plan to strengthen gov’t anti-drug campaign

The National Strategic Development Plan 2019-2023 directs the authorities and relevant institutions to carry out effective prevention, crackdown and resolution of drug issues, and all commune authorities to be confident in dealing with drug problems in their areas. The directive was made during the drafting ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/national-plan-strengthen-govt-anti-drug-campaign

Five canals to be expanded in Preah Sihanouk province to mitigate against flooding

The Preah Sihanouk provincial authority plans to clear and expand five canals spanning some 26km starting on Monday, to mitigate city flooding which had previously affected areas in their vicinity. Provincial governor Kuoch Chamroeun asked the relevant authorities to inform and advise people to demolish ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/five-canals-be-expanded-preah-sihanouk-province-mitigate-against-flooding

Hundreds of security cameras to monitor Sihanoukville next year

Hundreds of security cameras will be installed along major roads in Sihanoukville to monitor traffic and increase security next year. Major General Chuon Narin, chief of Preah Sihanouk provincial police,  yesterday said a total of 600 cameras will be placed in 500 central locations in ...

Sun Mesa
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50667178/hundreds-of-security-cameras-to-monitor-sihanoukville-next-year/

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