The Phnom Penh Post

UK FTA could be on horizon

Cambodia and the UK have vowed to boost their bilateral trade as the Kingdom looks to establish a bilateral free trade agreement with the country. The understanding was made during a meeting between secretary of state of the Ministry of Commerce Sok Sopheak and deputy ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/uk-fta-could-be-horizon

Czechs launch water, sanitation project in Kampong Chhnang

The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Cambodia is launching a four-year project to improve water and sanitation to help 9,662 families in two districts in Kampong Chhnang province. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/czechs-launch-water-sanitation-project-kampong-chhnang

Group mounts campaign to keep children in school

The Child and Youth Network in Cambodia launched a “back to school” campaign on Wednesday to seek support to ensure children return to classes and do not drop out of school. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/group-mounts-campaign-keep-children-school

UN rapporteur told to follow code of conduct

The Cambodian Permanent Mission to the UN Office in Geneva on Wednesday urged UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Cambodia Rhona Smith to strictly observe the code of conduct and her office’s operations manual.​ ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/un-rapporteur-told-follow-code-conduct

Minimum wage to be decided

The National Council on Minimum Wage will decide on a wage increase for workers in the garment, footwear, textile and travel product sectors at a meeting on Thursday after a figure could not be reached at a tripartite meeting on Wednesday. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/minimum-wage-be-decided

Exploration permits for gold-polymetallic mines offered

The Ministry of Mines and Energy on Monday put on offer concession licences for some 207sq km of gold-polymetallic mining areas in Tbong Khmum and Ratanakkiri provinces. It said the areas of tenement are 107.10sq km in Tbong Khmum’s eastern Memot district and 100sq km ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/exploration-permits-gold-polymetallic-mines-offered

Ministry: No unlawful protests

The Ministry of Interior is warning citizens not to take part in social justice protests.​ It issued a press release on Monday saying members of the groups Khmer Thavrak and Mother Nature Movement had been carrying out activities not registered at the ministry, which is required ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-no-unlawful-protests

Construction inspectors appointed

The Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction has appointed 362 inspectors to monitor, observe, research, inspect, collect evidence, and promote the implementation of construction laws throughout the Kingdom.​ Civil society organisations have voiced support for the action, but emphasise enforcement must be carried ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/construction-inspectors-appointed

Gov’t restricts imports of wine, cigarettes

The Ministry of Economy and Finance’s General Department of Customs and Excise is planning to temporarily restrict wine and cigarette imports at some border checkpoints to prevent tax evasion and improve tax collection. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-restricts-imports-wine-cigarettes

M’kiri rangers bust wildlife hunters, hold one for questioning

Mondulkiri Department of Environment rangers arrested a man in Ror Nhor commune’s Koh Nhek district last Saturday on suspicion of illegally hunting wildlife. ...

Kim Sarom
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mkiri-rangers-bust-wildlife-hunters-hold-one-questioning

‘Professional’ journalists get Covid reporting award

The Club of Cambodian Journalists (CCJ) bestowed awards on five journalists for their Covid-19 reporting at a ceremony on Monday. Sao Sok Eng, a journalist from thmeythmey.com, took home the top prize. Mao Samnang, from the TV station PNN, came in second. Mom Kunthear, a former ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/professional-journalists-get-covid-reporting-award

Preah Sihanouk gets Covid-19 lab

Preah Sihanouk province will become the second after Siem Reap to have a laboratory to test for Covid-19 after a plan was approved to build one at the Preah Sihanouk Provincial Referral Hospital. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/preah-sihanouk-gets-covid-19-lab

Youths seek inclusion in social security fund

The Youth Resource Development Programme (YRDP) and a group of youths have asked the government to include students and monks in the government’s National Social Security Fund (NSSF) so they can receive social protection services for free such as health examinations and treatment. The proposal ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/youths-seek-inclusion-social-security-fund

Lake set for development

The government is set to hand over 38ha of Boeung Tamok Lake for development, according to two sub-decrees dated September 1 and seen by The Post on Sunday. The first sub-decree says 15ha of the lake will be given to the National Committee for Disaster Management, ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/lake-set-development

Kingdom set to diversify economy as Covid bites

Cambodia is moving towards developing non-textile industries with a policy calling for sustainable growth and economic diversification. To ensure progress, the government will continue implementation of the Cambodia Industrial Development Policy 2015-2025, said a press release on the results of a Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/kingdom-set-diversify-economy-covid-bites

Pursat families ordered to vacate illegal homes in wildlife sanctuary

Pursat provincial authorities gave 21 families seven days to take down 43 houses and cottages after officials said they were illegally occupying land in a protected natural area of the Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary. The families were told they face legal action if they refuse to ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pursat-families-ordered-vacate-illegal-homes-wildlife-sanctuary

Ministry wants dolphin areas on UNESCO list

The Ministry of Environment has been tasked with compiling data on four areas that are home to Irrawaddy dolphins in Kratie and Preah Vihear provinces. The report is in preparation for possible inclusion on the UNESCO World Natural Heritage list. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-wants-dolphin-areas-unesco-list

UN talks review Covid, hunger risks

The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) offices in Cambodia and countries in the Asia-Pacific region participated in a four-day virtual conference recently to respond to the “twin pandemics” of Covid-19 and hunger facing the region. Dealing with Covid-19 has led to setbacks in the fight ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/un-talks-review-covid-hunger-risks

New programme set to track, manage One Window service

The Ministry of Interior announced it has put in place an information programme for managing one window service requests starting this month. The programme will make it easier for citizens to monitor service requests at each stage on their phones. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-programme-set-track-manage-one-window-service

Forestry chief moved over incentive money

A Ratanakkiri Forestry Administration official was transferred after his subordinates accused him of the irregular distribution of what was supposed to be more than 300 million riel in employee incentives to subordinates. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/forestry-chief-moved-over-incentive-money

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