Khmer Times

Mine, UXO casualties up 40 percent

The Cambodian Mine Action Authority has reported that casualties increased this year by more than 40 percent when compared with the same period last year. A CMAA report obtained yesterday showed there were 71 casualties from January to October due to landmine and unexploded ordnance ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50668223/mine-uxo-casualties-up-40-percent/

Millions of dollars to modernise Calmette

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday revealed the government and charity organisations have donated more than $100 million to modernise Calmette Hospital in Phnom Penh. He said on Facebook charity organisations have donated about $80 million, while the government donated about $30 million. “This budget ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50668224/millions-of-dollars-to-modernise-calmette/

Construction of new Phnom Penh airport on schedule

Construction of a new airport that will serve Phnom Penh is on track and could be completed as early as 2023, the developer said. Pung Kheav Se, chairman of the Overseas Cambodia Investment Corporation (OCIC), the company behind the project, said they are now building ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50667677/construction-of-new-phnom-penh-airport-on-schedule/

Gov’t to incentivise electric bus imports

The government is working on a policy to encourage imports of high-quality electric buses. Chhoun Voun, director-general of the Department of Land Transport at the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, told Khmer Times yesterday they are drafting a “land transport policy” that will include ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50667515/govt-to-incentivise-electric-bus-imports/

Human Rights Day celebration to focus on the role of youths

The United Nation Human Rights in Cambodia will mark this year’s Human Rights Day by focusing on the leadership roles of youths, which some civil society claim remains restricted. ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50667615/human-rights-day-celebration-to-focus-on-the-role-of-youths/

Patrick Murphy praises ministry for expanding BFC programme

United States Ambassador Patrick Murphy has lauded the Kingdom’s efforts in strengthening labour conditions by expanding the Better Factories Cambodia programme to also cover travel goods production. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50667606/patrick-murphy-praises-ministry-for-expanding-bfc-programme/

Government to ramp up provincial budgets by $276 million next year

The government will ramp up the budget for provinces by more than $276 million next year to provide high quality and efficient services to the public, an increase of 32.28 percent from this year’s budget.​ Public Functions Minister Pich Bunthin yesterday said at a workshop ...

Sun Mesa
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50667589/government-to-ramp-up-provincial-budgets-by-276-million-next-year/

Ministry pushes motorists to utilise QR code licence plates

The Transport Ministry is encouraging drivers to replace their old licence plates with ones displaying QR codes in a bid to curb the use of fake plates in the Kingdom. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50667607/ministry-pushes-motorists-to-utilise-qr-code-licence-plates/

Government contract officials to get $5 raise in wages next month

The government has issued a sub-decree to increase the monthly salary of government contract officials from $162.5 to $167.5 starting next month. The sub-decree, signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen on December 4, said the government has decided to increase the salary by $5 for the ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/667608/government-contract-officials-to-get-5-raise-in-wages-next-month/

Prahok season begins

The Agriculture Ministry’s Fisheries Administration yesterday said that prahok makers should rush to produce fermented fish paste and smoked fish as catches are currently high. Eng Chea San, director general for the Fishery Administration, said that in the 2019-2020 fishing season, water from Tonle Sap lake ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50667520/prahok-season-begins/

Hundreds of security cameras to monitor Sihanoukville next year

Hundreds of security cameras will be installed along major roads in Sihanoukville to monitor traffic and increase security next year. Major General Chuon Narin, chief of Preah Sihanouk provincial police,  yesterday said a total of 600 cameras will be placed in 500 central locations in ...

Sun Mesa
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50667178/hundreds-of-security-cameras-to-monitor-sihanoukville-next-year/

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/

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

EU ambassador praises Kingdom’s growth

Eang Sophalleth, Prime Minister Hun Sen’s assistant, yesterday said European Union Ambassador Carmen Moreno praised the government’s achievements in sustainably developing the economy during a meeting with Mr Hun Sen at the Peace Palace.​ ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50666352/eu-ambassador-praises-kingdoms-growth/

Energy officials get training on oil inspections

The Ministry of Mines and Energy yesterday provided its first-ever training to 216 provincial and ministry officials to increase their knowledge on the inspection of the Kingdom’s oil industry. ...

Sun Mesa
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50666476/energy-officials-get-training-on-oil-inspections/

Ministry prioritising efforts to digitalise job market services

The Labour Ministry is prioritising efforts to digitalise the public employment services system to respond better to changes in the labour market.​ He was speaking at the launch of the two-day Asia-Pacific Conference of the World Association of Public Employment Services under the theme “Digitalisation ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50666462/ministry-prioritising-efforts-to-digitalise-job-market-services/

Revenue, visitors at Angkor temples down again

Visitors to the world-famous Angkor Archaeological Park, Cambodia’s most important tourist draw, were down significantly during the first eleven months of the year.​ According to the latest report from Angkor Enterprise, who manages ticket sales at the temple complex, from January to November, revenue from ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50666505/revenue-visitors-at-angkor-temples-down-again/

Digital platform for sustainable charcoal production in the works

An innovative digital platform for the government is being developed to promote the sustainable production and consumption of charcoal. It’s the work of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), which partnered with the Group for Environment, Renewable Energies and Solidarity (Geres), the Regional Community Forestry ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50666506/digital-platform-for-sustainable-charcoal-production-in-the-works/

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