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Japan-Cambodia ink clean water supply agreement

Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn and Japanese Ambassador Masahiro Mikami on Wednesday signed a grant agreement for ¥2.4 million ($22 million) on the “Project for Expansion of Clean Water Supply System in Pursat Province”. The agreement, finalised at the Ministry of ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/japan-cambodia-ink-clean-water-supply-agreement

Transport master plan nearing completion

The government has nearly finished the draft of the Intermodal Transport Master Plan 2021-2030 (the Plan), a Ministry of Economy and Finance press release said on Wednesday. The draft seeks to promote Cambodia’s connectivity, reduce transportation and logistics costs, integrate the Kingdom into the region ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/transport-master-plan-nearing-completion

US, Cambodia pledge to strengthen military ties

The US on Tuesday pledged to help train military officers, particularly Cambodia’s blue helmet troops deployed for UN’s peacekeeping operations. The pledge was made during a meeting between US ambassador Patrick Murphy and Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) commander-in-chief General Vong Pisen. Further strengthening of ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/us-cambodia-pledge-strengthen-military-ties

Minister gets tough on illegal modification of vehicles by mechanics

Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol on Tuesday warned mechanics workshops throughout the country to stop modifying vehicles against technical and legal standards, or face shutdown. Chanthol said modified vehicles were known to have caused accidents and affected road safety. He said authorities ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/minister-gets-tough-illegal-modification-vehicles-mechanics

Human rights committee’s legal hotline receives praise

Civil societies on Tuesday applauded the Cambodian Human Rights Committee’s (CHRC) new legal hotline meant to promote access to justice and empower financially vulnerable people.​​ CHRC spokesman Chin Malin told The Post on Thursday that a 35-strong legal team is to be placed on standby ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/human-rights-committees-legal-hotline-receives-praise

Chinese eye asset management

A group of Chinese investors has expressed interest in investing in Cambodia’s asset management sector and tapping into the vast opportunities for businesses and investments brought about by the Kingdom’s current economic development. Kao Thach, the CEO of state-owned Rural Development Bank (RDB), met with a ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/chinese-eye-asset-management

Authorities identify land grabbers in Battambang

Battambang provincial authorities have identified individuals who encroached on Samlaut Multiple Use Area (formerly known as Samlot protected area) in O’Tatoeng village, Samlot commune, in Battambang province. Provincial Department of Environment director Kort Boran told The Post on Monday that his enforcement team removed more ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/authorities-identify-land-grabbers-battambang

Garment factories opening despite potential loss of EBA deal: report

Garment factories continue to open in the Kingdom despite the looming threat Cambodia faces of losing its Everything-but-arms (EBA) status with the European Union, a report published recently notes.​ ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50666883/garment-factories-opening-despite-potential-loss-of-eba-deal-report/

Government to nominate national parks for heritage list

The government will nominate a national park and a bird sanctuary into the Asean Heritage list next year as they are abundant with biodiversity and wildlife, according to environment ministry officials.​​ Srun Darith, a secretary of state at the Environment Ministry, said the ministry is ...

Sun Mesa
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50666782/government-to-nominate-national-parks-for-heritage-list/

Coal-fired power plant to come online in S’ville this month

A 135-megawatt coal-fired power plant will start producing energy this month in the coastal province of Preah Sihanouk, according to a high-ranking energy official. The plant is seen as an important element in the government’s strategy to deal with the current energy shortage. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50666710/coal-fired-power-plant-to-come-online-in-sville-this-month/

‘Conflicting interpretations’ at second Lango meeting

The Ministry of Interior hosted its second meeting with civil societies on Tuesday to discuss proposed amendments to the Law on Association and Non-Governmental Organisations (Lango). The four-hour session was held at the ministry to address the 15 proposed amendments to the Lango amid ongoing concerns ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/conflicting-interpretations-second-lango-meeting

EU ambassador expresses hope for Kingdom retaining EBA status

New EU ambassador to Cambodia Carmen Moreno met with National Assembly president Heng Samrin and expressed her interest in helping Cambodia retain the “Everything But Arms” (EBA) agreement. Moreno paid a courtesy call on Samrin at the National Assembly on Tuesday on her first day ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/eu-ambassador-expresses-hope-kingdom-retaining-eba-status

Kingdom expands school feeding programmes

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport Hang Chuon Naron said on Monday that with the government’s long-standing partnership with the World Food Programme (WFP) and many other partners, Cambodia is now preparing its school feeding implementation to be fully homegrown.​ Speaking on the sidelines of ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdom-expands-school-feeding-programmes

Gov’t set to act on plastic waste

The government, civil societies and relevant partners have jointly committed to acting on the plastic waste crisis that is adversely affecting the environment, wildlife and public health. The joint commitment was made on Tuesday during the “Action Against Plastic Waste in Cambodia” forum in the ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-set-act-plastic-waste

CDC approves projects worth $8.8M

The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) approved three investment projects in the bags and garment sector with a total capital investment of $8.8 million, it said on Monday. The projects approved are bag factory Quan Ming Handbag (Cambodia) Industrial Co Ltd, the bag and ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cdc-approves-projects-worth-88m

PPSP reports strong revenue growth reaching $2M in Q3

The Cambodia Securities Exchange- (CSX-) listed Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone (PPSP) reported strong revenue growth reaching $2 million in the third quarter of this year – up 46.96 per cent from $1.4 million in the third quarter of last year. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/ppsp-reports-strong-revenue-growth-reaching-2m-q3

CRF: $200M in emergency loans needed for rice sector

The Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) has asked the state-owned Rural Development Bank (RDB) to provide $200 million in emergency loans to buy paddy from farmers during the ongoing post-monsoon harvest season as falling prices threaten their livelihoods. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/crf-200m-emergency-loans-needed-rice-sector

Cambodian rice set for export to South Africa

Milled rice exporter Mekong Oryza Trading Co Ltd signed an export memorandum of understanding (MoU) with companies from Hong Kong and South Africa in Phnom Penh on Tuesday. The agreement was inked between Mekong Oryza Trading, Hong Kong-based Zhonghui Taifu International Co Ltd and South African-based ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodian-rice-set-export-south-africa

Officials pumping water into drought-affected rice fields

National Committee for Disaster Management spokesman Keo Vy told The Post on Monday that the drought is taking its toll on more than 10,000ha of rice fields in Battambang and more than 1,000ha in Kampong Cham. He said Prey Veng, Kandal, Takeo, Banteay Meanchey, Tbong Khmum, ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/officials-pumping-water-drought-affected-rice-fields

Kingdom-Hungary sewage solutions in the pipeline

The Ministry of Environment has announced that it will collaborate with Hungary to implement a pilot project to solve sewage system issues in towns in some provinces. A representative for the Hungarian Embassy in Cambodia, Zoltan Gyorgy Horvath, met with the ministry’s secretary of state, Sao ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdom-hungary-sewage-solutions-pipeline

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