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Chinese firms to build new PP airport

Three enterprises, all Chinese-owned, have been chosen to build the new airport that will service the Cambodian capital, the company in charge of the project said.​​ Cambodia Airport Investment Co Ltd said a total of five companies had entered the bidding process. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/chinese-firms-build-new-pp-airport

Sam Heng: Social security must widen to include more workers

As of last year, the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) registered more than 10,000 healthcare enterprises to cover more than 1.7 million workers under occupational risk and healthcare schemes. Minister of Labour and Vocational Training Ith Sam Heng is pushing for the schemes to be implemented ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sam-heng-social-security-must-widen-include-more-workers

Dredging suspended in Banteay Srei district

Sand-dredging was suspended in Siem Reap province’s Banteay Srei district on Monday after it was found that unlicensed operations had polluted creeks, leaving fish dead and impacting residents. Banteay Srei district governor Khim Finan told The Post on Tuesday that it had been found that ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/dredging-suspended-banteay-srei-district

Ministry forecasts ‘favourable’ dry, early rainy season weather

The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology has issued a weather forecast for this year, which shows that the dry and early rainy season will be more favourable than in previous years due to the influence of El Nino/Southern Oscillation (Enso). On Monday, its minister Lim ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-forecasts-favourable-dry-early-rainy-season-weather

Investment on ‘waste to energy’ boosted

Investment on converting waste to energy in Cambodia has been boosted as part of urban garbage management in what officials said would help to keep the country clean and generate power for the grid. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50679839/investment-on-waste-to-energy-boosted

Public bidding for mining licences starts

The Ministry of Mines and Energy announced public bidding for mine exploration, calling on local and foreign companies to apply. The move is made as the first commercial gold mine extraction is scheduled this year. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50679846/public-bidding-for-mining-licences-starts

Minister calls on construction companies to verify their work

The Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction has called on all trade professionals that work in the construction sector to have their design and construction work verified. ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50679696/minister-calls-on-construction-companies-to-verify-their-work

NSSF reports decrease in fainting cases

Thirteen cases of fainting among garment workers occurred in factories last year, a decrease of more than 60 percent compared with 17 cases in 2018, according to a National Social Security Fund report.​ ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50679706/nssf-reports-decrease-in-fainting-cases

Poipet border checkpoint on alert for new virus after Thailand scare

Authorities in Banteay Meanchey province have stepped up checks at the Poipet border with Thailand following reports that a Chinese tourist to that country had been confirmed to be infected with a new pneumonia-like disease. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50679703/poipet-border-checkpoint-on-alert-for-new-virus-after-thailand-scare

Malaysian firms keen in wastewater treatment and eco-tourism: Ambassador

Malaysian firms are interested in investing in wastewater treatment and eco-tourism in the Kingdom, sectors in line with the country’s bid to boost bilateral trade and strengthen ties with the Kingdom. ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50679775/malaysian-firms-keen-in-wastewater-treatment-and-eco-tourism-ambassador

Two-star general questioned over land reclamation in Koh Kong

Koh Kong provincial court yesterday questioned a two-star general who allegedly reclaimed a stretch of land near the ocean in Khemarak Phoumint city. ...

Sun Mesa
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50679766/two-star-general-questioned-over-land-reclamation-in-koh-kong

Prey Preah Roka Forest trees ordained

One hundred and thirty-two people, including members of the Prey Preah Roka Forest Community Network (PPRFCN) and monks from three districts of Tbeng Meanchey, Chheb and Choam Ksan in Preah Vihear province organised a tree ordination ceremony from Friday to Sunday to honour those who ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/prey-preah-roka-forest-trees-ordained

Bunong seek assistance over suspected land grabs

The Bunong ethnic community in Mondulkiri province’s Bou Sra commune on Friday sought Pich Chreada district hall’s assistance to probe several land plots located within the Phnom Nam Lear Wildlife Sanctuary that they suspect have been grabbed for private ownership. However, officials said that should ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bunong-seek-assistance-over-suspected-land-grabs

Protesters demand speedy land dispute resolution at ministry

More than 700 people affected by land disputes gathered in Phnom Penh on Monday to protest in front of the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning, and Construction. The protesters who came from Koh Kong, Kampong Speu, Oddar Meanchey and Preah Vihear provinces demanded a ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/protesters-demand-speedy-land-dispute-resolution-ministry

Plans for new airport in Koh Kong province unveiled

Plans for a new airport investment have been unveiled in Koh Kong province, southwest of Phnom Penh. The district currently has two airports – one under construction and another which has been abandoned for years. The government agreed to the investment for the new airport ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50679398/plans-for-new-airport-in-koh-kong-province-unveiled

WWF calls for more action to protect endangered animals

Kratie Province–World Wildlife Fund Cambodia yesterday urged Kratie provincial authorities to take firm action against fishing, forestry, and forest land encroachment crimes in order to protect and preserve rare species of wild animals that are currently under threat. Horm Chandet, a landscape manager for WWF’s ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50679406/wwf-calls-for-more-action-to-protect-endangered-animals

Passenger taxi boat ridership sinks despite free services

Passenger taxi boat traffic has dropped by about five per cent compared to the same period last year, despite the government providing free service for garment workers until next year, Phnom Penh Autonomous Bus Transportation Authority director Ean Sokhim said on Monday. In 2018, the ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/passenger-taxi-boat-ridership-sinks-despite-free-services

Cashew nut exports nearly double in 2019

Cambodia exported some 202,318 tonnes of cashew nuts last year to foreign markets, up nearly 100 per cent from 2018’s 101,973 tonnes, a Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries report said. Khan Samban, director of the ministry’s Department of Agro-Industry, told The Post that the ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cashew-nut-exports-nearly-double-2019

Jica seeks to turn PP, towns into smart cities

Japanese International Cooperation Agency (Jica) representatives have sought support from Siem Reap’s Apsara National Authority (ANA) to transform the ancient capital into a smart city. The call was made in February last year after the government approved three cities to join the Asean Smart Cities ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/jica-seeks-turn-pp-towns-smart-cities

Ministry looking to lower workers’ night shift wages

The Ministry of Labour is looking to reduce night shift workers’ wages to bring them in line with day rates. This, it said, will increase Cambodia’s competitiveness. However, unions and workers have slammed the move. Minister of Labour and Vocational Training Ith Sam Heng sent ...

Khorn Savi |
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-looking-lower-workers-night-shift-wages

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