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Grab to employ deaf drivers

Grab, Southeast Asia’s leading ride-hailing app, announced yesterday the launch of two new initiatives in Cambodia under its ‘Grab for Good’ social impact programme. A company-wide commitment by Grab to create positive social and economic impact through technology.​ The two new initiatives are Break the ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50680548/grab-to-employ-deaf-drivers

$4M solar farm investment launched in the Kingdom

Pestech International, a Malaysian company that specialises in solar power technology and infrastructure, has expanded its presence in the Kingdom.​​ The Edge Markets reported yesterday that Pestech has acquired a 94 percent stake in Green Sustainable Ventures (Cambodia). The investment is worth $4 million, according ...

Jose Rodriguez T. Senase
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50680533/4m-solar-farm-investment-launched-in-the-kingdom

Three representatives discuss Labour Law amendments

Labour Minister Ith Samheng has created a working group composed of representatives of employers, government and workers tasked with discussing amending Labour Law articles. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50680494/three-representatives-discuss-labour-law-amendments

PM seeks Japan’s help in developing blockchain tech

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday met a Japanese delegation at the Peace Palace to discuss strengthening bilateral cooperation, especially in the development of blockchain technology. In the morning, Mr Hun Sen met with the delegation headed by Kozo Yamamoto, a member of the House of ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50680516/pm-seeks-japans-help-in-developing-blockchain-tech

More than 400 endangered turtle eggs found in Kratie

Conservationists have found more than 400 eggs of the Asian Giant Softshell Turtle along the Mekong River in Kratie province since the beginning of November. A Wildlife Conservation Society statement yesterday said that the conservationists from Community Fisheries, Fisheries Administration and WCS found 13 nests ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50680487/more-than-400-endangered-turtle-eggs-found-in-kratie

LNG imported from China to Cambodia

Local business Cambodian Natural Gas Co Ltd and Chinese firm CNOOC Gas Power Group Co Ltd teamed up in importing liquefied natural gas (LNG) to distribute within Cambodia’s market. The company’s officers said the cooperation is to import the LNG to supply  demand in the ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50680059/lng-imported-from-china-to-cambodia

Alternative education programme to expand to 15 provinces

The Basic Education Equivalency Programme has plans to expand centres to 15 provinces so online education can be provided to drop out students who want to finish Grade 9. According to a Unesco report, BEEP was initially launched in Phnom Penh in February last year. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50680053/alternative-education-programme-to-expand-to-15-provinces

Police clash with villagers over land encroachment

Preah Sihanouk provincial officials yesterday clashed with a group of villagers armed with sticks and machetes as the officials were trying to dismantle illegally built homes in the Ream National Park. According to a provincial police report, the clash took place inside the protected area ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50680159/police-clash-with-villagers-over-land-encroachment

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

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

Mongkol Borey reservoir drying due to drought: Ministry

The Water Resource Ministry yesterday warned that the water level at the Mongkol Borey reservoir in Banteay Meanchey province is falling due to drought. In a statement on its Facebook page, the ministry noted that the reservoir only has enough water to supply Mongkol Borey ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50677841/mongkol-borey-reservoir-drying-due-to-drought-ministry

Kampong Speu shoe factory construction suspended: Governor

The construction of a shoe factory in Kampong Speu province’s Kong Pisei district has been suspended after local authorities ruled it has not been following technical standards. Officials in the Kingdom are scrambling to inspect completed and under-construction buildings to avoid collapses similar to what ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50677531/kampong-speu-shoe-factory-construction-suspended-governor

Special status pepper sales not so spicy

About 120 tonnes of Kampot pepper, which received geographical indication (GI) certification from the European Union in 2019, was harvested last year but less than half of the yield was sold in the traditional way through the Kampot Pepper Promotion Association. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50676343/special-status-pepper-sales-not-so-spicy

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