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Khmer Times

Chemical-free veggies

The government is urging vegetable growers to reduce their reliance on pesticides and cut imports from neighboring countries to protect the health of consumers.​​ ...

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Chinese equipment maker eyes Cambodia

Sany Heavy Industry, one of the biggest manufacturers of heavy construction machinery in China’s Hunan province, plans to expand in Cambodia to tap into rising infrastructure development. ...

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Health Ministry issues hot weather warning

The Health Ministry has warned all Cambodians to drink lots of water and keep cool, as hot season temperatures near 40 0C. The ministry’s Communicable Disease Control department also advised the public to avoid alcohol and drink only boiled or filtered water to prevent food poisoning and cholera. ...

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Vietnamese workers face deportation

The Immigration Department has detained 27 Vietnamese migrants suspected of being in Cambodia illegally. The undocumented workers, 20 men and seven women, were arrested on Friday in Phnom Penh’s Toul Kork district. ...

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Police deny uniform whispers

Phnom Penh Municipal Police have denied failing to distribute uniforms to thousands of staff, threatening legal action against officers who leaked “fake news” of the claims to the media. ...

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Nuclear aid from Moscow takes shape

Russia has announced a wide range of measures to help establish an information center in Phnom Penh as part of Cambodia’s development of nuclear energy. ...

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Hundreds caught at illegal border crossings

Banteay Meanchey provincial police intercepted hundreds of Cambodian laborers as they tried to cross illegally to Thailand over the weekend. ...

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Tax collection soars

Tax collections rose to $768 million in the first quarter of this year, a 92 percent rise on the same period last year. General department of taxation director-general Kong Vibol told a meeting chaired by Finance Minister Aun Pornmoniroth yesterday that the collection figure was a source of pride. ...

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India pumps in aid for cleaner water

The Indian government has honored its pledge to ensure rural people across four Cambodian provinces get desperately needed access to clean water.​ Yesterday marked the long-awaited arrival of 1,500 hand pumps which will be distributed to Tbong Khmum (1,250), Kampong Chhnang and Banteay Meanchey (100 each) and Svay Rieng (50). ...

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WEF ranking upgrade boosts tourism

Cambodia has improved its ranking in the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index.​​ The nation was ranked 101 of 136 countries in the 2017 report, thanks to performance improvements that drove an overall score increase from 3.2 points in 2015 to 3.3 points this year.​ ...

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Unsafe fuel stations must close, says government

Mines and Energy minister Suy Sem has contacted city and provincial governors and ordered them to immediately close down any operation which does not have safety certificates. ...

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Companies told to reopen road

Land Minister Chea Sophara has told two firms to reopen a public road they fenced off without permission. The order came after 127 families affected by the closure complained about Phanimex and Heng​ Ly companies in August last year. ...

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Ministry cracks down in orphans scandal

The Ministry of Social Affairs has decided to reintegrate more than 3,000 children in orphanages back into families after discovering the abysmal conditions of many facilities, with some having reported sexual abuse. ...

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Minimum wage for all in sight

A new law on a national minimum wage for all workers will come into force by the end of the year, the Labor Minister said, after union and employer representatives met officials to discuss the issue yesterday. ...

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Cambodia’s debt at $5.8 bil

The government signed concessional loan agreements with development partners – both bilateral and multilateral – amounting to about $8.3 billion from 1993 to the end of 2016, official figures show.​ ...

 

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Power to the provinces

People in Svay Rieng, Prey Veng and Kandal provinces are to benefit from stable electricity supplies after a $75 million project to expand the national grid went online yesterday.​ ...

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Over 700 illegal fishermen netted

A four-month government campaign has exposed 730 cases of illegal fishing on Tonle Sap lake. Noa Thuok, secretary of state at the Ministry of Agriculture, said 30 people have been sent to court so far as a result of the inter-ministerial crackdown, which began in December. ...

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More timber seized from Ratanakkiri

Ratanakkiri provincial authorities yesterday seized a large cache of luxury wood and arrested four people about to sell the timber to Vietnam. ...

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Border road damaged in riverbank collapse

A vital road linking Kandal province to the Vietnamese border has been seriously damaged after the banks of the Mekong river collapsed in Lerk Dek district. ...

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Ministry chided over factories

Deputy Prime Minister Men Sam An has ordered the Industry Ministry to be stricter in its implementation and monitoring of industry and technical standards to ensure the safety of workers involved. ...

 

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