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Logistics sector seeks cash aid but ‘it’s not yet a priority’

The Kingdom’s transportation sector, one of the many industries hit hard by the virus outbreak, is seeking financial support from the government even though goods traffic via water is seeing a slight recovery this month. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50749687/logistics-sector-seeks-cash-aid-but-its-not-yet-a-priority/

Work on new power line to start next year

The construction of a power transmission line connecting the Kingdom’s south to the border with Laos is expected to be started at least by next year, according to an official from the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME). ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50749700/work-on-new-power-line-to-start-next-year/

Free trade deal with China finally finalised

Cambodia has listed around 340 more commodities to export to China under the Cambodia-China bilateral free-trade agreement (FTA), bringing the total to more than 10,000. Most of the products are in agriculture and agro-processing and are in addition to what Cambodia has received from the ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50749528/free-trade-deal-with-china-finally-finalised/

$28m allocated for round two of IDPoor scheme

The government has allocated $28 million to Wing agents nationwide to provide for the second round of payments for the equity card scheme, set to benefit some 610,000 poor and vulnerable families. ...

Khann Chanvirak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50749581/28m-allocated-for-round-two-of-idpoor-scheme/

Demining provides land to 5.7m people

Some five million people across the country have reportedly gained safe access to agricultural land, livelihood activities and development amid Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority’s Clearing for Results (CfR) Phase IV project. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50749583/demining-provides-land-to-5-7m-people/

More than 40 huts demolished and four arrested over land grabs

Preah Sihanouk authorities and park rangers yesterday dismantled more than 40 illegally-built huts and arrested four people suspected of clearing forestland in a national park. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50749580/more-than-40-huts-demolished-and-four-arrested-over-land-grabs/

Kingdom to get demining aid

The international community will provide $20 million in aid to assist Cambodia with mine and explosive ordnance clearance. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdom-get-demining-aid

Frozen food market to reach $120M

The Cambodian frozen food market is projected to reach $119.56 million by 2024 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.9 per cent during 2019-2024, Dublin-based Research and Markets reported. It said the increasing influence of Western food and an increase in tourism are ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/frozen-food-market-reach-120m

Cambodia Angkor Air ready to take-off

Cambodia Angkor Air, the national flag carrier, says its business operations are optimistic and well prepared in terms of strengthening domestic flights and expanding international flights, according to its chairman. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50749135/cambodia-angkor-air-ready-to-take-off/

Arbitration rules under review

The National Commercial Arbitration Centre (NCAC) of Cambodia is in the process of  reviewing and amending its current arbitration rules, which have been implemented since 2014, to better serve the needs of businesses. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50749327/arbitration-rules-under-review/

SEARCA launches agricultural innovation plan

A regional centre of an inter-government treaty organisation focusing on agricultural research and education kicked off the implementation of its 11th five-year plan to push agricultural innovation in Southeast Asia, including Cambodia. ...

Nika/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50749262/searca-launches-agricultural-innovation-plan/

First half-year figures see rise in fish breeding

Fish production during the first half of this year reached close to one billion, marking a nearly one percent rise from figures recorded in the same period last year. ...

Som Kanika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50749133/first-half-year-figures-see-rise-in-fish-breeding/

Private school exam dates pushed back

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport has postponed the grade 12 national examinations for private schools from August 17-18 to August 27-28 so as not to clash with the upcoming national holiday scheduled from August 17-21. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/private-school-exam-dates-pushed-back

UXO blast kills boy, injures three

A five-year-old boy was killed in Preah Vihear province on Sunday when a B-40 rocket he was playing with near his home exploded. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/uxo-blast-kills-boy-injures-three

Land dispute villagers gather at PM’s office, seek intervention

A group of village families gathered in front of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s office on Monday to petition him to intervene on their behalf in a land dispute. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/land-dispute-villagers-gather-pms-office-seek-intervention

CMAC discourages use of pagoda bells made from war remnants

Two pagodas, one each in Stung Treng and Kandal provinces, have agreed to stop using bells made out of metal from remnants of war following the advice of the Cambodian Mine Action Center in a message posted on his Facebook page today. ...

Som Kanika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50748793/cmac-discourages-use-of-pagoda-bells-made-from-war-remnants/

Yellow bananas blossoming with Chinese investment

China has given the green light for five new companies to invest in Cambodia’s yellow banana plantations. Industry insiders said they are optimistic that yellow banana exports to that country will double in 2020. The approval of the five companies brings the total number of ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/yellow-bananas-blossoming-chinese-investment

Cambodia records 23 more imported Covid-19 cases

The Ministry of Health on Saturday confirmed 23 more imported cases of Covid-19.   ...

Phuon Chansereivuth
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodia-records-23-more-imported-covid-19-cases

Mekong is at historical lows

The Mekong is once again at historical lows. The Mekong River Commission (MRC) gauge at Phnom Penh Port shows river level to be four metres below average for this time of year – and lower than last year’s record. ...

Mark Hughes
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50748811/mekong-is-at-historical-lows/

E-Commerce Strategy finally incorporated

The Ministry of Commerce and relevant ministries have officially and collectively signed off the E-Commerce Strategy to bring the sector to a new level. According to Mr Sorasak, the strategy fits well with the on-going context of the Industrial Revolution 4.0 and will further boost ...

Phal Sophanith/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50748715/e-commerce-strategy-finally-incorporated/

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