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Vietnamese President to make second overseas trip to Cambodia

The Vietnamese President will make an official visit to Cambodia this week – his second overseas trip since being elected in June – with analysts predicting cyber crimes, the Funan Techo Canal and the border will be on the table. ...

Mao Sreypich
https://kiripost.com/stories/vietnamese-president-to-make-second-overseas-trip-to-cambodia

Inclusive education action plan launched for 2024-2028

Educational stakeholders have launched the Inclusive Education Action Plan 2024-2028, which aims to ensure all children, including those with disabilities, have access to high-quality education. ...

Marissa Carruthers
https://kiripost.com/stories/inclusive-education-action-plan-launched-for-2024-2028

Japanese foreign minister's visit aims to boost bilateral Ties

Japan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs is gearing up for an official visit to Cambodia from July 5 to 6 to strengthen economic and sociopolitical cooperation between the two nations, with analysts predicting closed door discussions will take place on human rights and democracy. ...

Mao Sreypich
https://kiripost.com/stories/japanese-foreign-ministers-visit-aims-to-boost-bilateral-ties

190 projects totalling $3.2 billion approved in six months

Cambodia has approved 190 investment projects totalling more than $3.2 billion and providing more than 68,500 jobs, with the bulk of foreign investment coming from China. ...

Mao Sreypich
https://kiripost.com/stories/190-projects-totalling-32-billion-approved-in-six-months

Minister praises Mekong dolphin conservation, amid concerns over rising deaths

While the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has stated that the death of Mekong River dolphins is on the decline, World Wildlife Fund Cambodia (WWF) has stated that cases have continued to rise in the last three years. ...

Kuch Sikol
https://kiripost.com/stories/the-minister-praises-mekong-dolphin-conservation-amid-concerns-over-rising-deaths

Research reveals Ratanakiri leads in child marriages

A study has revealed that Ratanakiri province ranks first for girls being married before the age of 18, while Takeo province ranked last out of nine target provinces, with authorities pledging to eliminate child, early and forced marriages. ...

Chhorn Raksmey
https://kiripost.com/stories/research-reveals-ratanakiri-leads-in-child-marriages

27% of decision-making roles in government held by women

A total of 10,786 women work in government decision-making positions at national and sub-national levels out of 39,594 people, equivalent to 27 percent, Hun Many, Minister of Civil Service, said reporting figures for the first three months of 2024. ...

Yatt Malai
https://kiripost.com/stories/27-of-decision-making-roles-in-government-held-by-women

SEAPAW unveils new wave of water and climate adaptation

The region’s first platform aimed at strengthening water resilience across Southeast Asia while bolstering climate resilience has been launched in the form of the Southeast Asia Partnership for Adaptation through Water (SEAPAW). ...

Marissa Carruthers
https://kiripost.com/stories/seapaw-unveils-new-wave-of-water-and-climate-adaptation

Techo international airport’s phase 1 on final leg of construction

The new Phnom Penh airport, Techo International Airport’s (TIA) $1.5 billion phase one is 78 percent complete as of June 24, with $1.13 billion used so far, according to joint venture firm Cambodia Airport Investment Co Ltd (CAIC) on Monday. ...

Sangeetha Amarthalingam
https://kiripost.com/stories/techo-international-airports-phase-1-on-final-leg-of-construction

Hun Manet leads Cambodian delegation to woo Singaporean investors

Prime Minister Hun Manet led a delegation of prominent people from Cambodia’s business community to the Cambodia-Singapore Business Forum, with the aim of attracting more Singaporean investment to the Kingdom. ...

Marissa Carruthers
https://kiripost.com/stories/hun-manet-leads-cambodian-delegation-to-woo-singaporean-investors

UN holds annual dialogue with PM

The United Nations Country Team (UNCT) engaged in its first annual dialogue with Prime Minister Hun Manet to discuss the UN body’s achievements in the country, climate change, gender equity and women’s empowerment, leave no-one behind and international human rights standards. ...

Marissa Carruthers
https://kiripost.com/stories/un-holds-annual-dialogue-with-pm

Social protection benefits all fragments of society

Authorities are calling on all people to register for the social protection system to enjoy the health benefits, among others, that they can enjoy. ...

Yatt Malai
https://kiripost.com/stories/social-protection-benefits-all-fragments-of-society

Calls for justice for jailed union leader

The Cambodian Labour Confederation is requesting that the Government and Supreme Council of the Magistracy to find justice for union leader, Mam Rithy, after he was arrested for making a comment on a video two years ago about the arrest of a female union leader. ...

Meas Molika
https://kiripost.com/stories/calls-for-justice-for-jailed-union-leader

Calls for stronger action against llegal mining

Environmental activists are supporting the government’s continued crackdown on illegal mining, but they are calling for more inspections to ensure that no further crimes are committed. ...

Kuch Sikol
https://kiripost.com/stories/cambodia-calls-for-stronger-action-against-illegal-mining

US ambassador talks Cambodia's media landscape, hopes for improvement

In one of his final interviews before departing Cambodia, US Ambassador Patrick Murphy sat down with Kiripost’s Prak Chan Thul to reflect on his legacy and the bilateral relations with the Southeast Asian nation. ...

Prak Chan Thul
https://kiripost.com/stories/us-ambassador-talks-cambodias-media-landscape-hopes-for-improvement

Multimillion dollar investments approved in Sihanoukville

Two projects in Sihanoukville with an investment of nearly $600 million have received incentives from the Council for the Development of Cambodia and are estimated to have a positive impact on the economy of Sihanoukville. ...

Meas Molika
https://kiripost.com/stories/multimillion-dollar-investments-approved-in-sihanoukville

ADB highlights post-LDC graduation challenges for Cambodia

Cambodia is on track to graduate from least developed country (LDC) status by 2027, according to a new report by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) that also raises concerns about some of the challenges that lie ahead. ...

Yatt Malai
https://kiripost.com/stories/adb-highlight-post-ldc-graduation-challenges-for-cambodia

China encouraged to invest more in Cambodia

Cambodia and China have agreed to enhance the China-Cambodia Free Trade Agreement’s implementation quality, with an expert suggesting the need to push harder for trade balance. ...

Mao Sreypich
https://kiripost.com/stories/china-encouraged-to-invest-more-in-cambodia

Khmer riel introduced at Tokyo airport

The Khmer riel (KHR) is now available at Japan’s Tokyo Haneda Airport, meaning Japanese tourists visiting Cambodia can access the local currency, with the aim of strengthening tourism flow into the country. ...

Yatt Malai
https://kiripost.com/stories/khmer-riel-introduced-at-tokyo-airport

PPAP revenue rise to $8m, all round growth in Q1’24

Phnom Penh Autonomous Port (PPAP) posted a 7.1 percent year-on-year revenue hike at $8.1 million for the first quarter ended March 31, 2024 from $7.5 million, with container throughput climbing 20.4 percent to 93,153 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units). ...

Sangeetha Amarthalingam
https://kiripost.com/stories/ppap-revenue-rise-to-8m-all-round-growth-in-q124

Migrant workers in Thailand face obstacles returning home for Khmer New Year

Cambodians working in Thailand said they face challenges returning home for Khmer New Year, despite the Thai government waiving re-entry fees from April 1 to May 15. ...

Kuch Sikol
https://kiripost.com/stories/migrant-workers-in-thailand-face-obstacles-returning-home-for-khmer-new-year

Health equity fund rolled out to vulnerable citizens

The government is encouraging eligible residents to register for financing under the social protection programme, which offers Health Equity Fund cards to the elderly, people with disabilities, and vulnerable families from April 1 to 20, 2024. ...

Kuch Sikol
https://kiripost.com/stories/health-equity-fund-rolled-out-to-vulnerable-citizens

Agriculture sector jolted forwards with tax incentives

A recent announcement from the Ministry of Economy and Finance outlines a preferential tax that benefits businesses in the agriculture sector until 2025, including suspension of minimum tax payments, an exemption from income tax and the obligation to deduct tax on payments for the provision ...

Thang Sinorn
https://kiripost.com/stories/agriculture-sector-jolted-forwards-with-tax-incentives

SME bank's $50M loan scheme raises concerns for tourism businesses

Tourism players and economic experts have welcomed SME Banks’ loan scheme of more than $50 million to help Siem Reap business owners. However, while potentially improving tourism performance, concerns have been raised about mounting debt. ...

Yatt Malai
https://kiripost.com/stories/sme-banks-500m-loan-scheme-raises-concerns-for-tourism-businesses

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