Koh Kong port launches testing operations

Koh Kong province’s first international seaport, Koh Kong Port Management in Kiri Sakor district, on Monday officially launched testing to facilitate local transportation of agricultural products, improving the livelihoods of people in the area. ...

Yatt Malai

Government urged to improve draft personal data protection law

Relevant stakeholders have expressed concerns over the draft personal data protection law, claiming some terms are ambiguous and parts are not clear regarding the use of personal data. ...

Rov Hongseng

Cambodia rice meets Thai and Vietnam demand as global price spikes

Global rice prices hit a 15-year high in September, rising 30 percent year-on-year (YoY), according to an investor’s note by BMI, which quoted the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) All Rice Price Index report. ...

Thang Sinorn

Australia pledges support to Cambodia’s agri-food SMEs

Australia and Cambodia​ on Friday joined together to launch a Food Innovation Partnership to support Cambodia’s agri-food small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in developing new products, meeting food safety standards, and improving their market reach. ...

Yatt Malai

Report reveals 160,000 children sexually abused or exploited online

About 160,000 children aged 12 to 16 have been the victim of online sexual exploitation and abuse in the last year in Cambodia, a UNICEF report revealed on Wednesday. ...

Yatt Malai

Cambodia quality seal boosts food safety in fisheries processing sector

In a promising development for Cambodia’s fisheries industry, Cambodia Quality Seal (CQS) has taken significant strides in addressing food safety concerns, positioning itself as a catalyst for positive change. ...

Seng Mengheng

Banking loans rise 11% to $58b from January to June

Up to 238.7 trillion riel or $57.8 billion worth of loans were disbursed by banks and financial institutions in the first half of 2023, the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) shared in an X post this morning, noting its increase of 10.5 percent year-on-year. ...

Sangeetha Amarthalingam

Cambodia and China sign 15 MoUs and pledge mutual support

During Prime Minister Hun Manet’s first official visit to Beijing, the two nations signed 15 Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) as part of a mutual pledge to further strengthen bilateral ties. ...

Prak Chan Thul

Capital Gains Tax takes effect Jan 1, 2024 onwards

After being postponed three times, the Capital Gains Tax (CGT) will be implemented starting Jan 1, 2024, said Kong Vibol, director-general of the General Department of Taxation (GDT) on September 15. ...

: Chhorn Raksmey

Cambodia signs $787m concessional loans in six months

Cambodia has signed new concessional loans with development partners totaling $787 million in the first six months of 2023, an increase of 24 percent compared to the same period last year. ...

Mao Sreypich

International Literacy Day celebrations promote lifelong learning

To celebrate International Literacy Day, UNESCO helped the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sport (MoEYS) held a celebration in Preah Vihear under the national theme, ‘Literacy is the Foundation of Entrepreneurship and Economics’. ...

Meas Molika

Farmers’ profits hit by further drop in paddy prices

Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) on Friday announced the recent fluctuation in international rice market prices and paddy prices in Cambodia. It revealed that overall prices have decreased slightly to between 1,090 and 1,250 riel per kilogram, depending on the type. ...

Waste management essential in rural Cambodia

A study by International Development Enterprises (iDE) Cambodia has discovered polluted waters in areas around the Tonle Sap Lake and is urging for waste collection services to be implemented to eliminate affected groundwater and surface water sources.  ...

Chhorn Raksmey

Minimum wage negotiations for factory workers continue

The Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training (MLVT) and the National Council of Minimum Wage launched their second round of negotiations on Monday to review the monthly minimum wage for workers in the garment, footwear, and travel goods (GFT) sector for 2024. ...

Yatt Malai

Hun Manet lays out policies to improve garment workers’ living standard

Cambodia’s new Prime Minister, Hun Manet, met with 18,000 garment workers at Khan Por Sen Chey to share government policies on improving the living standards of garment workers. ...

Rov Hongseng

Cambodia's digital journey shows signs of growth

The number of students pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) majors in higher education in Cambodia has increased in recent years, but the numbers still remain relatively low. ...

Prak Chan Thul

Access to finance for SMEs in Cambodia

Access to finance remains a key barrier to small and medium enterprise (SME) growth in Cambodia, as many of them rely on personal finance rather than bank loans, which can affect long-term commercial and financial sustainability. ...

Mao Sreypich

Digital technology adoption by Cambodia’s tourism MSMEs

The current state and role of digital technology adaptation in tourism-related micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Cambodia in 2023 have been reported by the Cambodia Development Resource Institute (CDRI), under the support of the Asia Foundation. ...

Yatt Malai

US ambassador commits to ties with Cambodia

The United States is scheduled to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts later this month in an effort to protect and restore Khmer culture, a move said to help the tourism sector’s rebound after being hit hard ...

Prak Chan Thul

Work plan aims to help Cambodia hit mine-free target by 2025

Despite demining operations exceeding targets, landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXOs) continue to plague Cambodia, injuring and killing people in the provinces and along the nation’s borders. ...

Yatt Malai

Negotiations for garment workers’ pay rise get underway

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training (MLVT) and National Council of Minimum Wage launched a negotiation on Wednesday on the monthly minimum wage for workers in the garment, footwear, and travel goods (GFT) sector for 2024. ...

Yatt Malai

Parents demand unhealthy food ban in schools

Noting a rise in obesity in their children due to sweets and snacks eaten at school, parents are now calling for a ban on unhealthy foods and drinks. ...

Thang Sinorn

GDT raises taxes on non-alcoholic beverages

The General Department of Taxation (GDT) has announced new tax rates on locally-produced, non-alcoholic beverage products, according to the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF). ...

Mon Sokeo

Cambodia pushes for investment hub status in ASEAN

Investment-friendly tax and investment laws and incentives, as well as the industrial development policy, are geared towards making Cambodia an investment hub and centre for automotive and electronics manufacturing in Southeast Asia. ...

Sangeetha Amarthalingam

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