The Phnom Penh Post

Kingdom seeks support for Mekong-Ganga museum

Cambodia called on other member states under the Mekong-Ganga Cooperation (MGC) framework – Thailand, Vietnam, Lao, Myanmar and India – to support the rehabilitation of the MGC Asian Traditional Textile Museum (MGCATTM) in Siem Reap province as its operations have suffered due to Covid-19. ...

Ry Sochan
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdom-seeks-support-mekong-ganga-museum

GFT exports increase 0.9% to $4.7B in first six months

The Kingdom exported $4.7214 billion worth of garments, footwear, travel products (GFT) and other finished textile goods in the first half of 2021, up 0.9 per cent year-on-year from $4.6813 billion, according to the General Department of Customs and Excise of Cambodia. ...

Thou Vireak
https://phnompenhpost.com/business/gft-exports-increase-09-47b-first-six-months

World Bank financial aid for Kingdom, Malpass says

Cambodia is among the East Asian and Pacific (EAP) countries set to receive financial support from the World Bank to underpin a resilient post-Covid-19 economic recovery, fuelled by solid vaccination progress, the Washington-based development lender’s president told The Post. ...

May Kunmakara
https://phnompenhpost.com/business/world-bank-financial-aid-kingdom-malpass-says

UN urges school reopenings

The UN in Cambodia has encouraged the government to prioritise school reopening as soon as possible to avoid further declines in human capital development. ...

Voun Dara
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/un-urges-school-reopenings

Gov’t warns resellers of Covid test kits

The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications – which accepts purchase orders for Covid-19 antigen rapid test kits at $3.70 per unit, an offer exclusively for public and private institutions – has warned against reselling them. ...

Ry Sochan
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-warns-resellers-covid-test-kits

Kingdom buys 5M Chinese vaccines for children 12-17

The government has purchased an additional five million doses of Covid-19 vaccine from China to vaccinate the 12-17 age group in a bid to reopen schools, with their shipments expected in August and September. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdom-buys-5m-chinese-vaccines-children-12-17

Informal economy may lose over 6M jobs by Covid’s end

Minister of Planning Chhay Than said more than six million workers in the informal economy have either lost or are expected to lose their jobs due to Covid-19, despite the government’s efforts to counter the pandemic. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/informal-economy-may-lose-over-6m-jobs-covids-end

Siem Reap plastic waste campaign nets nearly 2,000 bags, NGO says

More than 300 families from fishing communities in Siem Reap province’s Puok district have joined a campaign to collect plastic waste from areas around the Tonle Sap Lake and their houses. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/siem-reap-plastic-waste-campaign-nets-nearly-2000-bags-ngo-says

Alert system warns people of pending disasters nationwide

People living in lowland areas bordering the Tonle Sap Lake, along the Mekong River, and northeastern provinces should register with the government’s early warning system, first vice-president of National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) Kun Kim said.​ ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/alert-system-warns-people-pending-disasters-nationwide

China gives $2.5M grant to CMAC

China has provided a grant of $2.5 million to support the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) ordnance clearance operations. The funds will cover operations for the 12 months of 2022, according to CMAC director general Heng Ratana. ...

Voun Dara
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/china-gives-25m-grant-cmac

ADB climate scheme benefits Kingdom

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has announced that their six-year pioneering regional technical assistance initiative has helped reduce the threat posed by climate change to public health in Cambodia. ...

Ry Sochan
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/adb-climate-scheme-benefits-kingdom

New UK trade rules to profit exporters

The UK government on July 19 launched a consultation on new trading rules designed to stimulate commercial transactions with lower-income nations, including Cambodia. ...

Thou Vireak
https://phnompenhpost.com/business/new-uk-trade-rules-profit-exporters

Floating home owners urged to come ashore

The Boribor district authorities in Kampong Chhnang province have dismantled more than 100 fish farming cages that were floating in the portion of the river running through his district before relocating the owners to land for the rest of this year’s rainy season. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/floating-home-owners-urged-come-ashore

Fisheries exports surge over 52%

Cambodia exported a total of 2,092 tones of fisheries products in the first half of 2021, surging 52.47 per cent over the same period last year, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries reported. ...

Thou Vireak
https://phnompenhpost.com/business/fisheries-exports-surge-over-52

Sokhonn co-chairs MGC summit

Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn will co-chair the 11th Mekong-Ganga Cooperation (MGC) Ministerial Meeting with his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyan Jaishankar. ...

Ry Sochan
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/sokhonn-co-chairs-mgc-summit

Kampong Chhnang to benefit from National Road 5 construction

Once the southern section of the National Road 5 Improvement Project is officially launched, Kampong Chhnang province governor Sun Sovannarith expects that it will assist the area in becoming a destination for national and international tourists. ...

Lay Samean
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/kampong-chhnang-benefit-national-road-5-construction

Multilateralism for humanity – from a Cambodian perspective

This article aims to discuss what multilateralism should or should not be, and on the importance of multilateralism for humanity. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/opinion/multilateralism-humanity-cambodian-perspective

Non-textile industrial exports up 50%

Cambodia earned $1.8997 billion from the export of non-textile-based industrial products in the first half of this year, an increase of 49.9 per cent from $1.2672 billion in the same period of 2020, the General Department of Customs and Excise of Cambodia (GDCE) reported.​ ...

Hin Pisei
https://phnompenhpost.com/business/non-textile-industrial-exports-50

Kampong Chhnang large irrigation project finished

The construction of the Lum Hach irrigation and drainage system in Kampong Chhnang province’s Boribor, Teui Phos and Rolea Ba’ier districts has been completed and can provide water to 3,289ha of land. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/kampong-chhnang-large-irrigation-project-finished

Agriculture minister clarifies ministry’s roles

The management of natural resources, especially the prosecution of forestry and fisheries crimes, is not within the jurisdiction or the sole responsibility of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, minister Veng Sakhon said. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/agriculture-minister-clarifies-ministrys-roles

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