The Phnom Penh Post

Challenges, progress in exporting Cambodia's fishery products to the EU

Cambodia’s fisheries sector, a source of income and employment for approximately 33,000 individuals – predominantly women – faces substantial challenges in exporting its products to the EU. ...

Hong Raksmey
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/challenges-progress-in-exporting-cambodia-s-fishery-products-to-the-eu

A decade of effort: Restoring the Tonle Sap flooded forests

In a remarkable ten-year effort, Conservation International Cambodia (CI Cambodia) has restored approximately 600 hectares of the Tonle Sap’s flooded forest, a critical ecosystem within Cambodia’s largest freshwater lake. ...

Hong Raksmey
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/a-decade-of-effort-restoring-the-tonle-sap-flooded-forests

Green Sprouts three-day distribution event in full swing

The Ministry of Environment, partner organisations and the private sector are distributing over 40,000 saplings over a period of three days during the “Green Sprouts” exhibition and distribution event, held in concert with the 4th National Orchid Forum. ...

Phak Seangly
https://m.phnompenhpost.com/national/green-sprouts-three-day-distribution-event-in-full-swing

Tina confirms increase in Cambodia’s dolphin population, now approximately 105

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Dith Tina confirmed that the number of Irrawaddy dolphins (Orcaella brevirostris) in Cambodia has increased, with the current population estimated at around 105. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/tina-confirms-increase-in-cambodia-s-dolphin-population-now-approximately-105

Pursat prepares relocation area for residents of Phnom 1500 eco-tourism site

Pursat provincial authorities are preparing a new location of over 150 hectares for people who volunteer to relocate from the Phnom 1500 eco-tourism site and have given 30 days to those who have not yet agreed to abide by the government’s land policy and move. ...

Phak Seangly
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pursat-prepares-relocation-area-for-residents-of-phnom-1500-eco-tourism-site

Anti-drug abuse, trafficking day marked with incinerations

Almost 100 kilogrammes of narcotics and other illegal substances were burned by the National Anti-Drug Authority (NACD) and various provincial authorities last week, in a series of ceremonies held to mark the June 26 International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. ...

Phak Seangly
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/anti-drug-abuse-trafficking-day-marked-with-incinerations

Cambodia’s first national MSME Day: Navigating opportunities and challenges

Tomorrow (June 27), Cambodia will celebrate its first national day of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME Day 2024), a sector that stands at a critical juncture of opportunities and challenges. ...

Hong Raksmey
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodia-s-first-national-msme-day-navigating-opportunities-and-challenges

ADB contributes $4.8 billion to Cambodia’s development since 1970

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has provided approximately $4.8 billion for 207 development activities in Cambodia as of December 31, 2023, significantly contributing to the country’s socio-economic progress since its first loan in 1970. ...

Hong Raksmey
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/adb-contributes-4-8-billion-to-cambodia-s-development-since-1970

Environment ministry plans large-scale seedling nursery in Phnom Kulen National Park

The Ministry of Environment has finalised a feasibility study and plans to build a large-scale nursery in Preah Jayavarman-Norodom Phnom Kulen National Park, spanning three hectares, which can produce three million seedlings per year. ...

Phak Seangly
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/environment-ministry-plans-large-scale-seedling-nursery-in-phnom-kulen-national-park

Official: “No child labour found at brick kilns”

Prime Minister Hun Manet and many government ministries celebrated this year’s June 12 World Day Against Child Labour, held under the theme “Let’s act on our commitments: End Child Labour!” ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/official-no-child-labour-found-at-brick-kilns-

Kantha Bopha raise $1.3M in first 11 days of fundraising drive

The Cambodia Kantha Bopha Foundation (CKBF) received over $1.3 million in donations from more than 130,000 philanthropists in the first eleven days of its “10,000 Riel 10,000 Donors” campaign, which aims to help provide free medical treatment to Cambodian children. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kantha-bopha-raise-1-3m-in-first-11-days-of-fundraising-drive

Bush meat still on the ‘unwritten’ menu despite joint efforts to curb poaching

Wildlife outside the zoo is hard to spot without camera traps, but their meat can be found on unwritten menus – through the whispers of sellers – in some local restaurants in Koh Kong and several other provinces. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bush-meat-still-on-the-unwritten-menu-despite-joint-efforts-to-curb-poaching

Hunt on for illegal Pursat loggers as timber discovered

Battambang provincial Department of Environment is hunting for the individuals involved in the transportation of more than 13 cubic metres of luxury timber that was seized near the Chrok Chang Eath ranger station in Prey Thom village of Samlot district’s Kampong Lpov commune on June ...

Phak Seangly
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hunt-on-for-illegal-pursat-loggers-as-timber-discovered

PM suggests ERA students take responsibility for self-discipline

Prime Minister Hun Manet has reiterated that the Royal School of Administration (ERA), a training school for civil servants and public service officials, must have high standards of discipline, but that its implementation should not need to be strict. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-suggests-era-students-take-responsibility-for-self-discipline

Ministry, NBC respond to tragic boat accident with safety measures, life jackets

Even though no one has been brought to justice, authorities have provided life jackets to four boat operators and are studying the construction of a bridge across the Stung Sen River at the site where a boat sank, killing one of 15 students on board, ...

Phak Seangly
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-nbc-respond-to-tragic-boat-accident-with-safety-measures-life-jackets

Chinese financing nears 50% of total investment in May, US lags at less than 1%

In May, Chinese investment in Cambodia accounted for almost 50% of total financing, with domestic investment accounting for over 30%, while the US lagged behind at less than one per cent, according to the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC). ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/chinese-financing-nears-50-of-total-investment-in-may-us-lags-at-less-than-1-

Growth opportunities for Cambodian SMEs in securities market

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Cambodia can unlock significant growth opportunities by accessing the securities market, a concept explored in detail during a seminar co-organised by the Securities and Exchange Regulator of Cambodia (SERC), APM (Cambodia) Securities Co Ltd and Asset Pro Management Co ...

Hong Raksmey
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/growth-opportunities-for-cambodian-smes-in-securities-market

Ministry plans to create 250 new model villages by end of seventh mandate in 2028

After the successful establishment of 30 model villages, the Ministry of Rural Development is preparing to collect information on the status of other villages to create an additional 250 by the end of the seventh mandate in 2028, aiming to help develop infrastructure and provide ...

Phak Seangly
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-plans-to-create-250-new-model-villages-by-end-of-seventh-mandate-in-2028

Smart waste collection mobile-app pilot launched in Siem Reap

Smart waste collection through the mobile app “Smart Clean Siem Reap” was launched as a pilot project in four villages in Siem Reap town’s Slakram commune on June 5. ...

Phak Seangly
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/smart-waste-collection-mobile-app-pilot-launched-in-siem-reap

Committee yet to resolve ‘irregular prison release’ of Chinese

One month since it began its investigations into the release from a Stung Treng prison of eight Chinese nationals, who entered the Kingdom illegally from Laos, a specially established joint committee has been unable to form a conclusion. ...

Phak Seangly
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/committee-yet-to-resolve-irregular-prison-release-of-chinese

PM: Funan Techo Canal groundbreaking set for August 5

Prime Minister Hun Manet announced that the groundbreaking for the Funan Techo Canal is set for August 5, noting that 51 per cent of the investment in the project will come from Cambodian financiers. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-funan-techo-canal-groundbreaking-set-for-august-5-

Majority of construction workers lack social security, health insurance

Some 97 per cent of workers in the construction sector lack access to social security and social health insurance although most of them are aware of the benefits provided by the social protection system, according to national statistics highlighted at an International Labor Organization (ILO) ...

Phak Seangly
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/majority-of-construction-workers-lack-social-security-health-insurance-ilo

CPP secure 504 provincial council seats, KWP take 47

The ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) claimed an overwhelming 504 of the 559 capital/provincial council seats on offer in the May 26 elections. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cpp-secure-504-provincial-council-seats-kwp-take-47

Turkish direct flights some way off

Cambodia and Türkiye are accelerating efforts to establish direct flights between the two countries as soon as possible, although analysts acknowledged that discussions have been ongoing for several years. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/turkish-direct-flights-some-way-off

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