The Korea Herald

Korea pushes to build 'smart city' in Cambodia

South Korea will push to build a highly efficient and eco-friendly city in Cambodia using its latest information technology, and support the Southeast Asian nation’s public housing program, the government said Monday. ...


S. Korea's vice defense minister visits Cambodia, Laos this week

South Korea’s vice defense minister will visit Cambodia and Laos this week in the country’s widening efforts to win over countries close to North Korea as Pyongyang shows little sign of letting up on its military provocations. ...


[Herald Interview] KFS seeks to boost youth employment

Korea Forest Service (KFS) has been working to promote overseas partnership with Southeast Asia countries by aiming to expand afforestation by 1 million hectares by 2050 from 314,000 hectares in 2013. It established relations with Indonesia to collaborate in planting trees on 700,000 hectares, and ...

Park Hyong-ki and Lee Kwon-hyung

Korea, Cambodia team up to tackle deforestation

The Korea Forest Service on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding with Cambodia to prevent deforestation and degradation in the Southeast Asian country, government officials said Thursday. Under the MOU, the two countries will cooperate on United Nations-led REDD+ programs ― standing for Reducing Emissions from ...

Suk Gee-hyun

Cambodian PM to visit S. Korea next week

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen plans to visit Seoul next week for talks with South Korean President Park Geun-hye on furthering their economic partnership, Park’s office said Friday. The two leaders are set to hold talks on Saturday on how to boost bilateral cooperation in such ...

The Korea Herald News Staff

Cambodia bets on Saemaeul movement to spur rural reform

With agriculture still the mainstay of its economy, Cambodia is seeking to reform rural communities in partnership with Korea to shore up residents’ livelihoods and boost grain exports. The Southeast Asian country is seeking to follow in the footsteps of the “Saemaeul Undong,” or New Community ...

Shin Hyon-hee

Lotteria opens first store in Cambodia

South Korean fast food restaurant Lotteria opened its first outlet in Phnom Penh on June 30. Situated inside the Aeon Mall, the restaurant is focusing on chicken and beef dishes, reflecting Cambodian tastes, including a general avoidance of pork. ...

The Korea Herald News Staff

Woori to buy Cambodian microfinance institution

Woori Bank has decided to acquire Cambodia’s microfinance institution Malis Finance for 5 billion won ($4.9 million) to accelerate its global expansion. The Financial Services Commission approved Woori Bank’s acquisition of Malis on Wednesday, according to bank officials. ...

Suk Gee-hyun

Korean tourists fuel demand for dog meat in Cambodia

Riding a motorcycle with a cage, Pov Nat scours rural areas for dogs. He pays between 30,000 ($7.38) and 80,000 riel a head and sells the animals to a butcher in Siem Reap. The 21-year-old native of Kampong Cham province began buying dogs after coming to ...

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