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WHO, UNICEF laud action on infant formula violations

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef)  commended the Health Ministry’s crackdown on four companies for violating the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitute. The four companies are Royal Platinum Co Ltd, Nutrilatt, LMM Distribution and VVH Import Export. ...

Som Kanika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50740345/who-unicef-laud-action-on-infant-formula-violations/

Minister warns of drought, land degradation

At a conference entitled Sustainable production and use of food, animal feed and fibre, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon said deforestation, unhealthy environmental practices and climate change has led to a decrease in land quality. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/minister-warns-drought-land-degradation

Tourism savaged by COVID-19

As of May, government data shows COVID-19 forced the closure of nearly 3,000 tourism-based business and left more than 45,045 staff members unemployed. The unemployment and rising debt would severely affect the social economy while the Minister of Tourism estimated that the tourism sector would ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50740504/tourism-savaged-by-covid-19/

Sam Al urges officials to stop rampant land stealing in Ratanakkiri

At a Tuesday meeting with officials, the Ratanakkiri governor, and commune and district authorities, Minister of Environment Say Sam Al said land stealing is rampant and has not slowed down in the province. Sam Al said local officials have been involved in several illegal land ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sam-al-urges-officials-stop-rampant-land-stealing-ratanakkiri

CSOs urge further action on non-communicable diseases

Civil society organisations asked the government to issue urgent measures in the health sector, as well as increase its budget in order to address non-communicable diseases, as nearly 60,000 Cambodians each year die from illnesses. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50740291/csos-urge-further-action-on-non-communicable-diseases/

Road accidents down sharply since January

Traffic accidents declined by 552 cases in the first six months of the year, Minister of Interior Sar Kheng posted on Facebook on Wednesday. Deaths also decreased by 172 and injuries 778 compared to the same period last year. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/road-accidents-down-sharply-january

Cambodia and two other nations call on Laos to provide effective mitigation measures

Cambodia, Thailand and Viet Nam requested Lao PDR to conduct rigorous transboundary impact assessments and enhance proposed measures to mitigate potential adverse impacts from the 1,460-megawatt Luang Prabang hydropower project, as the Mekong River Commission concluded a six-month prior consultation process for the project. ...

Heng Panha/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50740454/cambodia-and-two-other-nations-call-on-laos-to-provide-effective-mitigation-measures/

Quarantine being reviewed for investors and experts

The government will adjust quarantine measures and prepare special arrangements for potential investors, technical experts and consultants who come to the Kingdom, said senior officers of the State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (SSCA). ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50739808/quarantine-being-reviewed-for-investors-and-experts/

NGO report: Gov’t wrong to evict poor

Prek Pnov district authorities have denied a report by NGO Sahmakum Teang Tnaut (STT) which claims that it continued to evict poor families from their homes over the past three months while they struggled financially due to the Covid-19 pandemic. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngo-report-govt-wrong-evict-poor

Brakes put on auto imports

With the Covid-19 pandemic cutting into the global vehicle and parts manufacturing industry and transforming Cambodians’ spending habits, imports have seen a sharp decline this year. Cambodia imported $600.903 million worth of vehicles and parts in the first five months of the year, plunging 17.39 ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/brakes-put-auto-imports

‘Reuse-ful’ ways to solve Cambodia’s waste problem

In 2018, Khmer Times reported a 10 percent increase per year in waste generated by the Kingdom. In 2019, Phnom Penh alone generated up to 3,000 tonnes of waste daily – with Cambodia as a whole producing over 10,000 tonnes – the equivalent to 3.6 million ...

Tom Starkey
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50739896/reuse-ful-ways-to-solve-cambodias-waste-problem/

All clear for construction of 700MW coal plant

A 700 MW coal-fired power plant in Preah Sihanouk province is set to begin construction soon, as authorities announce they have completed an environmental and social impact review. The $1.3 billion project is developed by Cambodia International Investment Development Group Co Ltd (CIIDG), in coordination ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/all-clear-construction-700mw-coal-plant

Questioned: Survey which finds indebted workers’ suffering worsened by pandemic lay-offs

A survey, the methodology and accuracy of which has been questioned by the  Ministry of Labour and conducted by two NGOs and a union has found that tens of thousands of garment workers in Cambodia are struggling to repay microfinance debts following work stoppages and ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50739894/questioned-survey-which-finds-indebted-workers-suffering-worsened-by-pandemic-lay-offs/

RAC: Consult institutions before coining new words

The president of the Royal Academy of Cambodia (RAC) Sok Touch asked all ministries and institutions to consult with the National Council of Khmer Language (NCKL) before creating a new word. Touch said the request was made to prevent mistakes and keep the public from ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rac-consult-institutions-coining-new-words

Kratie urges for increase in agricultural production

The Kratie Provincial Department of Agriculture has urged people to increase their agricultural production and set up ‘safe vegetable stalls’ which sell produce that has less chemicals and are certified to be safe for consumption. ...

Khan Chan Virak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50739811/kratie-urges-for-increase-in-agricultural-production/

PM demands transparency in cash aid distribution

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday said harsh action will be taken against authorities found committing any irregularities in the disbursement of cash aid for poor and vulnerable families hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50739807/pm-demands-transparency-in-cash-aid-distribution/

Measles cases rise sharply

Cambodia has recorded 341 measles cases in the first four months of this year, a significant increase from just 44 cases in the same period last year. The World Health Organisation (WHO) confirmed the total on Monday and reported that 65 percent of those infected ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/measles-cases-rise-sharply

9,000 workers receive soft skills training

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training (MoLVT) had organised a soft skills training courses for 8,585 workers from different factories, four of which are located in Phnom Penh and three others in Kandal, Kampong Speu and Pursat provinces. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50739551/9000-workers-receive-soft-skills-training/

$627 million in exports to Japan in the first four months of this year

Cambodia has exported $627 million worth of products to Japan in the first four months of this year, up 4 percent compared to the same period last year. Figures from Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) show that from January to April, the bilateral trade between ...

Chea Vannak/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50739560/627-million-in-exports-to-japan-in-the-first-four-months-of-this-year/

Hunt on for illegal loggers as timber found in Ratanakkiri

Ratanakkiri provincial and O’Yadav district police forces seized 30 logs of mixed timber from a plantation in Pak Nhay commune’s Lom village on Sunday. Police suspect traders hid the logs at the plantation while they waited to transport them to be sold in Vietnam. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hunt-illegal-loggers-timber-found-ratanakkiri

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