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Labour ministry says construction safety concerns addressed

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training issued a response on Wednesday to a petition from civil society organisations asking the government to work on seven key points to improve safety in construction sites. The Building and Wood Workers Trade Union Federation of Cambodia (BWTUC) ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/labour-ministry-says-construction-safety-concerns-addressed

One cent off of electricity costs for industrial sector

The government is poised to reduce the price of electricity by 40 riel ($0.01) per kilowatt-hour for the industrial sector next month, said Minister of Mines and Energy Suy Sem on Tuesday. Insiders lauded the announcement but called on the government to improve the quality ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/one-cent-electricity-costs-industrial-sector

Ten million riel reward for forest arsonists

The Siem Reap provincial Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said it will offer a 10 million riel ($2,500) reward to those who provide information regarding the suspects responsible for setting ablaze more than 20ha of kranhuong timber forest land in Banteay Srei district. Department ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ten-million-riel-reward-forest-arsonists

Medical professionals urged to strengthen code of ethics

The Ministry of Health has instructed medical professionals to improve their abilities and abide by their code of ethics to stymie ongoing complaints, specifically being rude to patients. The ministry’s central committee issued the order on Tuesday during its annual review and outlook meeting in ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/medical-professionals-urged-strengthen-code-ethics

Gov’t slams NGO over 2019 corruption report

The government on Thursday slammed a report that described the Kingdom as highly corrupt. Government spokesperson Phay Siphan dismissed the latest Transparency International (TI) report as “just an advertisement of NGOs to promote their own interests”. Released on Thursday, the report puts Cambodia near the bottom ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-slams-ngo-over-2019-corruption-report

Okvau gold project funding to add $51M

Australian-listed mining firm Emerald Resources NL on Monday announced plans to raise A$75 million (US$51 million) in funds for its Mondulkiri-based Okvau gold project with two placements of 1.875 billion new shares. The first is an unconditional placement for approximately A$30.5 million and the second ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/okvau-gold-project-funding-add-51m

Sar Kheng pushes unified provincial administrations

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng said on Wednesday that the establishment of Phnom Penh and provincial one-window service offices will not reduce the power of provincial departments. He also shared his plans of constructing a “unified provincial administration” in which provincial governors, councillors and department ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sar-kheng-pushes-unified-provincial-administrations

Hun Sen orders probe into land dispute cases

Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered the relevant authorities to probe four land-related cases following a series of complaints from the Khmer Rise Party (KRP), which studied them. Four letters, signed by members of the Council of Ministers and its secretary of state Hing Thoraksy on ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hun-sen-orders-probe-land-dispute-cases

Land titles provided to residents in OCIC dispute

Phnom Penh municipal governor Khuong Sreng said on Tuesday that residents affected by a Chroy Changvar satellite city development project by OCIC will have a solution soon.​ Sreng made the comments while granting land titles to 51 families who were affected by the project, noting ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/land-titles-provided-residents-ocic-dispute

More illegal buildings to be demolished in Sihanoukville

Preah Sihanouk Provincial Hall is warning residents the authorities will begin demolishing  nearly 30 illegally built houses along canals and sidewalks in Sihanoukville’s Buon commune after Provincial Governor Kuoch Chamroeun ordered them to do so this week. “Provincial authorities have sent a letter to 29 ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50682045/preah-sihanouk-authorities-to-clear-homes-for-flood-reduction

Losing dolphins for more hydropower

The construction of the Don Sahong hydropower dam in Laos has affected the habitats of Mekong River dolphins, causing their numbers to dwindle in Stung Treng province. The dwindling numbers are causing a decline in tourists who wish to see them, resulting in loss of ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50682044/losing-dolphins-for-more-hydropower

Oknha told to stop road construction on Kampot mangroves

A prominent local businessman was ordered on Monday to cease construction work for a road in a mangrove forest in Kampot province after authorities learned it was being carried out in a protected area. Kampot provincial governor Cheav Tay instructed Oknha Kuy Leang Ky this ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/oknha-told-stop-road-construction-kampot-mangroves

Two nabbed for grabbing and clearing land in Pursat

Two men, including a village chief, were arrested on Friday for allegedly grabbing and clearing 10ha of forest land in Pursat province’s Veal Veng district. Krasaing Pnov village chief Penh Sarorn, 49, and Vong Phalla, 50, were arrested on the orders of Pursat provincial governor ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/two-nabbed-grabbing-and-clearing-land-pursat

Courts charge S Treng men for transporting illegal timber

Stung Treng provincial police on Sunday sent one of seven men detained over the transportation of illegal timber to court. Provincial police chief Mao Dara said the Vietnamese man was sent to the provincial court after being accused of transporting nearly 200 pieces of beng timber ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/courts-charge-s-treng-men-transporting-illegal-timber

Group charged over violent land grab

Preah Sihanouk Provincial Court on Saturday charged four men and three women over an attempt to grab land in Ream National Park which resulted in officers being injured during a clash.​ Court spokesman Lim Bun Heng said the seven people were clearing state forest land in ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/group-charged-over-violent-land-grab

Two jailed over torture death

Two Banteay Meanchey Military Police officials on Sunday were charged and sent to jail for the torture and murder of Tuy Sros last month. Sar Bunsoeung, Banteay Meanchey deputy Military Police chief, and Chay Rathna, an assistant to the Anti-Drug Bureau of the provincial Military Police, ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/two-jailed-over-torture-death

Agreement signed with Vietnam

Cambodia and Vietnam have signed a 2020 cooperation plan to continue efforts to stop cross-border crimes and increase security cooperation. Minister of Interior Sar Kheng signed the agreement with Vietnamese Minister of Public Security To Lam during a visit to Vietnam over the weekend. ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/agreement-signed-vietnam

Hun Sen calls on Vietnam to invest in rice processing sector

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday called on the Vietnamese to invest in the Kingdom’s rice processing sector. Speaking at an annual dinner with the Vietnamese business community in Cambodia ahead of Tet – the Vietnamese Lunar New Year – Hun Sen said the Kingdom’s ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/hun-sen-calls-vietnam-invest-rice-processing-sector

Circulation of riel rises 33%

The share of riel in circulation in the Kingdom grew by about 33 per cent year-on-year by last year’s end as deposits in riel increased by 37 per cent, said the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) 2019 Review and 2020 Outlook report. The report noted ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/circulation-riel-rises-33

Firm set to plant millions of trees

Think Biotech (Cambodia)Co Ltd plans to plant more than 30 million trees on about 30,000ha by the end of 2023 after being granted the right to do so by the government to meet the rising demand for timber in the Kingdom. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/firm-set-plant-millions-trees

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