The Phnom Penh Post

PM bids final farewell to Japan’s Abe; meets EU, VN presidents

Prime Minister Hun Sen on September 27 arrived for the state funeral of the slain former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo, where he also met European Council chief Charles Michel and Vietnamese President Nguyen Xuan Phuc to discuss issues of common concerns. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-bids-final-farewell-japans-abe-meets-eu-vn-presidents

Stay off capital-Sihanoukville expressway till Oct, drivers told

The Ministry of Public Works and Transport has once again called on drivers to stop using the Phnom Penh-Preah Sihanouk Expressway as the highway has not been officially opened to the public. The scheduled opening date is set for this coming October. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/stay-capital-sihanoukville-expressway-till-oct-drivers-told

IMF, ADB peg 2022 GDP growth at 5%

Two major multilateral lenders have forecast Cambodia’s economic growth for 2022 at around five per cent, buoyed by bumper export performance earlier in the year, coupled with ongoing policy support and continued tourism recovery, but held back by external pressures associated with Covid-19 and the ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/imf-adb-peg-2022-gdp-growth-5

Phnom Penh biomass power plant now online

A major rice husk biomass power plant in southeastern Phnom Penh’s Chbar Ampov district went online on September 22, marking a significant milestone and a big win for renewable energy in the Kingdom. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/phnom-penh-biomass-power-plant-now-online

Hun Sen requests UNDP support for mine-free goal

Prime Minister Hun Sen has requested that the UN Development Progamme (UNDP) continue its support for mine action in Cambodia so the Kingdom can achieve its goal of becoming mine-free by 2025. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hun-sen-requests-undp-support-mine-free-goal

Hun Sen urges balanced approach to conflicts in address to UNGA

Prime Minister Hun Sen addressed the 77th UN General Assembly (UNGA) in the early hours of September 24, highlighting global challenges exacerbated by the escalation of armed conflicts and superpower rivalry, among others, while urging world leaders to adopt a balanced approach to the pressing ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hun-sen-urges-balanced-approach-conflicts-address-unga-0

Siem Reap takes top social services award

The Siem Reap Provincial Administration has been awarded top prize in the national social service competition, with the Kandal Provincial Hall taking second place. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/siem-reap-takes-top-social-services-award

Demining remains priority, says PM

Prime Minister Hun Sen instructed local authorities, demining operators and citizens to cooperate to safely eliminate the scourge of landmines and explosive remnants of war (ERW). ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/demining-remains-priority-says-pm

Planning ministry to release 2021 agricultural survey findings early 2023

The Ministry of Planning will announce the results of the Cambodia Agricultural Survey 2021 (CAS2021) early next year, while a working group will begin the 2022 agricultural survey in early October. The CAS 2020 report showed that 57 per cent of household agricultural holdings are ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/planning-ministry-release-2021-agricultural-survey-findings-early-2023

Hun Sen requests UNDP support for mine-free goal

Prime Minister Hun Sen has requested that the UN Development Progamme (UNDP) continue its support for mine action in Cambodia so the Kingdom can achieve its goal of becoming mine-free by 2025. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hun-sen-requests-undp-support-mine-free-goal

NEC begins voter list check for 2022

The National Election Committee (NEC) began distributing invitations to the more than nine million people on the 2021 official voter list on September 20. From October 20, they will have one month to make sure their details are correct so they can participate in next ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/nec-begins-voter-list-check-2022

NCDM holds training seminar on IT tech in disaster management

The National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) and the World Food Programme (WFP) – in collaboration with the Department of Geography and Land Management at the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP) – launched a three-day basic training course on use of remote sensing (RS) ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ncdm-holds-training-seminar-it-tech-disaster-management

Jan-Jun investment capital hike raises trade, production hopes

The nearly 160 per cent surge in investment capital behind a slew of new large-scale investment projects outside of Cambodia’s special economic zones (SEZ) reported for the first half of 2022 has fanned optimism for a boom in production and exports – underpinned by favourable ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/jan-jun-investment-capital-hike-raises-trade-production-hopes

South Korean investor body explores local opportunities

Cambodia is looking to drum up interest among Korean investors in the production of goods in the Kingdom for export to their home market, and push bilateral trade beyond current levels – $549.930 million in the first eight months of 2022, up by 6.42 over ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/south-korean-investor-body-explores-local-opportunities

Sar Kheng: Investigations show trafficking complaints ‘95% true’

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng said the government has spent more than $200 million building infrastructure in Preah Sihanouk province in order to attract investment and increase tax revenues – not to let it slide into a morass of illegal gambling and, even worse, crimes. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sar-kheng-investigations-show-trafficking-complaints-95-true

Royal Railway Plc gets approval for issuance of bond

Train operator Royal Railway Plc, a subsidiary of local conglomerate Royal Group of Companies Ltd, has received “approval in principle” from the Council of the Non-Banking Financial Services Authority (NBFSA) to issue a bond worth about $10 million on the Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX), which ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/royal-railway-plc-gets-approval-issuance-bond

Ministry plants 17K saplings in M’kiri natural protected area

The Ministry of Environment is planting 17,000 acacia and other kinds of saplings on a 6.5ha area in the Phnom Prich Wildlife Sanctuary in Mondulkiri province to improve forest cover. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-plants-17k-saplings-mkiri-natural-protected-area

Mondulkiri officials probe Bunong logging allegations

Mondulkiri provincial environment officials are working to identify loggers who a Bunong indigenous community accused of clearing nearly 100ha of community forest in Koh Nhek district’s Rayum commune. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mondulkiri-officials-probe-bunong-logging-allegations

Covid advisories to stay: official

While scientists have devised tools and strategies which have helped protect the Kingdom from a serious outbreak of Covid-19 – including vaccines, medication and preventive measures – Ministry of Health spokeswoman Or Vandine said it is important to remain cautious as the virus has now ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/covid-advisories-stay-official

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