Khmer Times

Cambodia mulls DTA talks with seven countries

Cambodia is mulling Double Taxation Avoidance (DTA) deals with seven countries, naming the Philippines, Laos, Myanmar, France, Japan, Morocco, and the United Arab Emirates, the General Department of Taxation (GDT) said in a press release last week. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501475836/cambodia-mulls-dta-talks-with-seven-countries/

Government to develop data system for dismissed officials

The government is launching an inter-ministerial commission to develop a data verification management system for former civil servants, prison officials and military officers who were dismissed from service. ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501476358/government-to-develop-data-system-for-dismissed-officials/

Environment Minister: Stealing state land cannot be hidden; stop immediately

Eang Sophalleth, Minister of Environment, ordered the illegal encroachment on state forest land to stop immediately because this violation cannot be hidden. The Royal Government of Cambodia is paying close attention to and strictly implementing transparent legal measures and efficiency. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501476636/environment-minister-stealing-state-land-cannot-be-hidden-stop-immediately/

Minister of Land Management Urges Land Registration Officers in Siem Reap

This past week, H.E Say Sam Al, Minister of the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction urged all relevant officials to increase land registration activities in Siem Reap in accordance with the government strategic plan. ...

Keo Rachana
https://tinyurl.com/25a6j23u

11,622 voters listed for election next month

The National Election Committee (NEC) has listed 11,622 voters for the 4th Election of Capital, Provincial, Municipal, District, and Khan Councils next month. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501475535/11622-voters-listed-for-election-next-month/

Govt criticises report by some UN experts on human rights in Cambodia

The Permanent Mission of Cambodia to the United Nations (UN) Office and other International Organisations in Geneva have criticised a joint news release by some UN experts, accusing Cambodia of harassment and persecution against human rights defenders. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501475852/govt-criticises-report-by-some-un-experts-on-human-rights-in-cambodia/

Govt to transform Run Ta Ek, Peak Sneng into model towns

Efforts to revitalise the towns of Run Ta Ek and Peak Sneng in Siem Reap province are underway as the government aims to transform them into model rural towns, bolstering infrastructure and improving living standards for the residents. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501475860/govt-to-transform-run-ta-ek-peak-sneng-into-model-towns/

Government to allocate over $170 million to develop health centres

The Royal Government of Cambodia has decided to allocate more than $170 million to strengthen the capacity of health centres across the country. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501475564/government-to-allocate-over-170-million-to-develop-health-centres/

Top Chinese diplomat in Kingdom to push BRI projects

Coinciding with the Cambodia-China exchange year, Beijing dispatched its foreign minister to take part in the seventh intergovernmental coordination committee (ICC) meeting between the two countries, which aims to effectively implement projects under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) from April 21 to 23. ...

Nhean Chamrong
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501475828/top-chinese-diplomat-in-kingdom-to-push-bri-projects/

Sokha seeks more German and Swiss input on decentralisation

Sar Sokha, Interior Minister and Chairman of the National Committee for Sub-National Democratic Development (NCDD), has left for an eight-day working visit to Switzerland and Germany, accompanied by a high-level delegation. ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501475862/sokha-seeks-more-german-and-swiss-input-on-decentralisation/

Cambodia gears up for LDC graduation challenges

While exiting the Least Developed Country (LDC) status is considered a development milestone for Cambodia, it also means loss of trade benefits enjoyed by LDCs, including duty-free status under the Generalized System of Preferences by various countries especially the European Union. ...

Manoj Mathew
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501475821/cambodia-gears-up-for-ldc-graduation-challenges/

Royal Railway buys DMUs from Japan

Royal Railway Cambodia (RRC), a subsidiary of local conglomerate Royal Group, is bringing used Diesel Multiple Units (DMU) from Japan for the railway service in Cambodia. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501474759/royal-railway-buys-dmus-from-japan/

Cambodia’s trade with Vietnam rises nearly 25%

Neighbouring Vietnam has consolidated its position as the second biggest trade partner of Cambodia after China with trade volume between the two rising by 24.5 percent to reach $2.32 billion in the first three months of this year (Q1, 2024), compared to the same period ...

Manoj Mathew
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501474739/cambodias-trade-with-vietnam-rises-nearly-25/

Ly Thuch thanks UN-ESCAP for helping Cambodia draft a national policy on mine action

Senior Minister Ly Thuch, Chairman of National Committee for ESCAP and First Vice President of the Cambodian Mine Action Authority, thanked UN-ESCAP for assisting Cambodia in drafting a National Mine Action Policy which is the first time that UN-ESCAP has participated in mine action. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501475536/ly-thuch-thanks-un-escap-for-helping-cambodia-draft-a-national-policy-on-mine-action/

Tourism Ministry instructs to manage the fire system in adult entertainment centers

The Ministry of Tourism has instructed all the capital and provincial Tourism Departments to cooperate with relevant institutions to manage the fire system in adult entertainment centers such as karaoke, nightclubs, bar-discos, and beer gardens. ...

https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501474324/tourism-ministry-instructs-to-manage-the-fire-system-in-adult-entertainment-center/

RGPPSEZ reports strong growth in revenues for 2023

The Royal Group Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone (RGPPSEZ) recorded a total revenue of almost $64 million throughout the 2023 year, marking an increase of 137 percent compared to 2022 annual revenues, says the Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX). ...

James Whitehead
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501474093/rgppsez-reports-strong-growth-in-revenues-for-2023/

Cashew nut processing competition pioneered to bolster local industry

Under a fresh initiative supported by the Department of Agro-Industry, a subsidiary of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), cashew farmers and processors nationwide will compete to win the top spot for local cashew nut production quality and capacity. ...

James Whitehead
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501474741/cashew-nut-processing-competition-pioneered-to-bolster-local-industry/

Garment, footwear exports up 20% to $2.9B in Q1

Cambodia exported garment, footwear and travel goods worth 20 percent more than $2.9 billion in the first quarter, as per a report from the General Department of Customs and Excise. ...

Rachel David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501474747/garment-footwear-exports-up-20-to-2-9b-in-q1/

Kingdom’s export to EU up 11.9 percent in Q1

Cambodia exported $903 million worth of goods to the European Union (EU) up 11.9 percent from the $807 million in the same period last year, a report of the General Department of Customs and Excise revealed. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501474745/kingdoms-export-to-eu-up-11-9-percent-in-q1/

MoEYS discusses ways to bolster youth skills at ECOSOC forum

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS) on Tuesday led a high-level delegation to participate in the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum 2024 held in New York city – aimed at strengthening the skills and capacity of Cambodian young people ...

Nhean Chamrong
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501474732/moeys-discusses-ways-to-bolster-youth-skills-at-ecosoc-forum/

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