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Rice exports grow

CRF’s president Song Saran said demand for Cambodian rice in the global market is increasing and the CRF expected exports to reach 800,000 tonnes this year. However, because there was drought, and flash-flooding in September, the figure may change. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50788230/rice-exports-grow/

Winds of change for renewables in the Kingdom

Kampot province will be home to the Kingdom’s first wind farm – a step in the right direction in terms of Cambodia’s renewable energy movement, say experts. The first wind power project in Cambodia is approaching the construction stage. The Blue Circle (Cambodia), the company ...

Jason Boken
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50788448/winds-of-change-for-renewables-in-the-kingdom/

Microfinance ‘bad loans’ fall to 2.27% in October

The microfinance sector’s nonperforming loan (NPL) ratio decreased from 2.56 percent in September to 2.27 percent in October after rising from 1.33 percent in January and peaking in May at 2.61 percent. ...

Harrison White
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50788275/microfinance-bad-loans-fall-to-2-27-in-october/

Mondulkiri Bunong community seeks return of forest land

More than 200 indigenous Bunong families in Mondulkiri province have asked authorities to retrieve 5ha of community forest land they claim had been secretly stolen from them by speculators. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mondulkiri-bunong-community-seeks-return-forest-land

All Cinemas, Museums and Theatres closed

The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts has announced that all cinemas, museums and theatres in Cambodia are to be closed immediately for a period of 2 weeks from today. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50787688/all-cinemas-museums-and-theatres-closed-for-2-weeks/

Combating HIV/AIDS remains government priority

The Cambodian government has reaffirmed its commitment to combatting HIV/AIDS in light of today being World AIDS Day. ...

Sar Socheath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50787827/combating-hiv-aids-remains-government-priority/

Gathering of over 20 people prohibited in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap

Prime Minister Hun Sen said gatherings of more than 20 people and wedding parties are banned in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap province for 15 days to contain the COVID-19 transmission in the community.   ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50787736/gathering-of-over-20-people-prohibited-in-phnom-penh-and-siem-reap/

P2P lending marketplace launches

Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending marketplace Rai Capital (Cambodia) Co Ltd on November 26 announced its official launch in the Kingdom. It said it is designed for micro-entrepreneurs and individuals to promote financial inclusion in the Kingdom and enable flexible local financing solutions for local businesses and ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/p2p-lending-marketplace-launches

PPSP refutes Singapore group’s power allegations

Cambodia Securities Exchange- (CSX-) listed Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone Plc (PPSP) refuted Singapore-based Asiatic Group (Holdings) Ltd’s (AGH) allegations over breaching a power plant joint venture (JV) agreement. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/ppsp-refutes-singapore-groups-power-allegations

Digital literacy a key component to new ecommerce strategy

The government has released a new e-commerce strategy to address how the nation can best benefit from the rapid growth over the last decade of the Kingdom’s digital economy. ...

Jason Boken
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50787984/digital-literacy-a-key-component-to-new-ecommerce-strategy/

38 Roads project to modernise Siem Reap City and tourism

Prime Minister Hun Sen said yesterday that the construction of 38 roads in Siem Reap will modernise the city and improve the tourism experience in this renowned travel destination. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50787815/38-roads-project-to-modernise-siem-reap-city-and-tourism/

CBC develops wide-ranging financial app

The Credit Bureau of Cambodia (CBC) has made available a new digital application that for the first time allows Cambodian citizens to check their credit score, view credit reports and receive credit monitoring alerts. ...

Harrison White
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50787813/cbc-develops-wide-ranging-financial-app/

Cambodia’s COVID-19 community outbreak increases to 14, tally now at 323

Cambodia’s Ministry of Health this morning announced eight new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the tally thus rose to 323. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50787651/cambodias-covid-19-community-outbreak-increases-to-14-tally-now-at-323/

Public and private schools shuttered again from today

All public schools across the country has been instructed to end the 2019-2020 academic year on Nov. 30, according to a new directive of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports issued Sunday night. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50787476/public-and-private-schools-shuttered-again-from-today/

PM seeks more digitalisation across region

Prime Minister Hun Sen has called for countries in the region to increase digital connection development in a bid to help the economy recover after the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Khmer Time Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50787340/pm-seeks-more-digitalisation-across-region/

ADB approves $70 million loan to strengthen agricultural value chain and food safety in Cambodia

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $70 million loan to improve the capacity of agribusinesses in six provinces across Cambodia to process key agricultural products such as cassava, cashews, mangoes, vegetables, and poultry. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50787037/adb-approves-70-million-loan-to-strengthen-agricultural-value-chain-and-food-safety-in-cambodia/

New digital platforms to ease tax collection and management

The General Department of Taxation (GDT) has organised an official signing ceremony of the letter of User Acceptance Testing (UAT), and launched the trial of a Data and Information Sharing Automatic System, according to a recent GDT’s press release. ...

Lim Nary/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50787198/new-digital-platforms-to-ease-tax-collection-and-management/

Vegetable planting up, but not yet feeding local demand in full

Vegetable planting in Cambodia is reported up dramatically, but the nation cannot end imports because local consumption is bigger than production, said Minister of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon at the celebration of the seventhth national nutrition day in Kampong. ...

Sar Socheath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50787580/vegetable-planting-up-but-not-yet-feeding-local-demand-in-full/

Firm takes the smoke out of BBQ with biomass innovation

Rethinking how to utilise waste as a source of energy is a hot topic in Cambodia, a country short on power that also grapples with a mounting organic waste problem. ...

Tom Starkey
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50787543/firm-takes-the-smoke-out-of-bbq-with-biomass-innovation/

WorldBridge’s SME cluster zone breaks ground in Takhmao town

WorldBridge Industrial Developments Co Ltd on November 27 broke ground on its long-awaited WorldBridge i4.0 SME Cluster zone in Kandal province. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/worldbridges-sme-cluster-zone-breaks-ground-takhmao-town

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