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Pension scheme set for launch

A pension scheme for people working in the private sector will be launched later this year, according to an official from the National Social Security Fund. ...

 

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Cambodia improves human development Index

Cambodia’s improvements on human development are the biggest in the region, but standards of living still lag behind neighboring nations, United Nations Development Program (UNDP) figures have shown. ...

 

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Push to increase education, training

A senior government official has urged the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport to help children – both those who have never attended school as well as dropouts – get an education or receive training to improve their job prospects and income. ...

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Specialist food factory shapes up

Confirel Co. Ltd. and Pharma Product Manufacturing Enterprise will unveil its $7 million factory in Phnom Penh to process Kampong Speu palm sugar and Kampot pepper by July, the company said. ...

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Families call for return of land

A group of 20 people representing 554 families locked in a 10-year land dispute yesterday submitted a petition asking the government to end the lengthy conflict. ...

 

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Traders urged to use riel

In an effort to boost the use of the riel, private companies have called on the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) to ensure that all goods worth less than $100 are priced in riel. ...

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Warning on Vietnamese pork

The public has been warned not to eat pork from Vietnam after an outbreak of a serious disease in pig farms across the border. The Agriculture Ministry’s department of animal health and production is enforcing additional precautionary measures to ensure contaminated pork from Vietnam does not make its way into Cambodia. ...

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King urges people to vote without fear

King Norodom Sihamoni yesterday urged Cambodians to exercise their right to vote in the upcoming commune elections without fear of external pressure.​ In a royal message signed on February 20 but released yesterday, he reassured the public that they will be able to cast their votes in confidence and should therefore fear no repercussions. ...

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Dam blamed as dolphins vanish

The last remaining Irrawaddy dolphins have stopped coming to a stretch of the Mekong river in Preah Rumkel commune due to the Don Sahong hydropower dam in nearby Laos, locals have warned. ...

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Make RCEP a success, says Hun Sen

Cambodia is committed to join hands with other Asean member states to make the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) a success after the cancellation of the US-backed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), said Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday. ...

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Credit Bureau Cambodia expands database, makes switch to riel

The credit histories of about 400,000 borrowers were added to its database last year, raising the number to slightly more than 4 million in credit bureau database, Credit Bureau Cambodia Interim CEO Mr. Oeur Sothearoath says at the bureau’s newly opened office in Vattanac Capital. ...

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Maybank sees mobile banking as key to promoting the riel

There is a simple reason why Maybank has been named the most innovative bank in Malaysia, explains the CEO of its Cambodian subsidiary. “We have observed that innovation has no borders,” says Ms. Cynthia Liaw in her office at the bank’s headquarters on Norodom Blvd.​ ...

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Wing promotes Khmer riel circulation among its customers

Made by Cambodians for Cambodians, Wing (Cambodia) Limited Specialized Bank, the leading mobile banking services provider in Cambodia, is proud to join the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) in promoting Khmer Riel usage among its customers across the country by establishing service charges, as well as wallet currency option for the Wing account, in Khmer Riel. ...

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TRC curbs phone service offers

A new deadline has been set for mobile operators Cellcard, Smart and Metfone to stop their promotional money exchange program by March 30, according to the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunication. ...

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Cambodia’s rich currency heritage

These coins was found at excavation sites and archaeologists believe many more have yet to be uncovered, pointing to depictions of coins on objects from the Nokor Phnom era (also known as the Funan era), which dates back to the 1st century and is recognized as the first kingdom to emerge in the region. They suggest that this pre-Angkorian kingdom and its successor Chenla were familiar with the use of money and perhaps even produced their own coins very similar to those issued elsewhere. ...

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Minister urges more help for addicts

Interior Minister Sar Kheng has warned the number of drug users in the country has reached 20,000, as he urged authorities to do more to tackle the problem. ...

 

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Thais waive border fees for New Year

Thai officials will next month waive fees at border gates to allow workers from Cambodia to return home for the New Year. The Cambodian embassy in Thailand yesterday confirmed the move to Khmer Times and said the free pass will apply to all Cambodian workers and under 18-year-old family members. ...

 

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Silk weavers find it tough

Today, mulberry trees are a rarity in Cambodia – most of them having been destroyed during the Khmer Rouge era – and silk weavers in Phnom Penh’s main silk producing area in Koh Dach, an island on the Mekong river, have no choice but to import raw silk from either Vietnam or Thailand. ...

 

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Timber graft case snares officers

More than 10 police and military officers in Mondulkiri province have been summoned for questioning over a big corruption case involving illegal timber exports to Vietnam. ...

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Kingdom mourns for Sok An

With the passing of Deputy Prime Minister Sok An on Wednesday, Prime Minister Hun Sen has lost one of his closest right hand men, someone who has been by his side for more than three decades since the fall of the Khmer Rouge in 1980. ...

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