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The Phnom Penh Post

Kingdom seeks buyers for crude amid discouraging production

The government and Singaporean oil exploration firm KrisEnergy Ltd are actively working together to find markets for the crude oil produced offshore Cambodia and to plan for further steps in resource development for Block A, according to a senior government official. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/kingdom-seeks-buyers-crude-amid-discouraging-production

Ministry probes exports of luxury wood to Hong Kong

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries denied that it had allowed the exports of luxury wood from Koh Kong province to Hong Kong. The denial came after the Hong Kong Customs reportedly seized about 211 tonnes of logs from an endangered tree species from Cambodia ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-probes-exports-luxury-wood-hong-kong

Ministry to integrate BeiDou navigation system into transport sector

The China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC) is preparing to open an office in Cambodia aimed at promoting the use of navigation satellite system in vehicles as a safety measure across the ASEAN transport sector. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-integrate-beidou-navigation-system-transport-sector

Kampong Speu governor orders intruders off state forest land

Kampong Speu provincial governor Vei Samnang has issued an order prohibiting clearing and settling on more than 281ha of state forest land in two locations after some residents illegally occupied and farm the land. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kampong-speu-governor-orders-intruders-state-forest-land

EdC to bill red zone customers once every three months

The state-run Electricite du Cambodge (EdC) announced that from May onward it would issue electricity bills once every three months to consumers in the red zones or lockdown areas as EdC agents could not deliver the bills in person. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/edc-bill-red-zone-customers-once-every-three-months

Sustainability disclosure database for local firms launched

Cambodia, with support from the World Economic Forum (WEF), on May 12 launched the Supplier Database with Sustainability Dimensions (SD2) database, the first of its kind, to provide information on the sustainability operations of domestic companies. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/sustainability-disclosure-database-local-firms-launched

Koh Kong multi-purpose sea port breaks ground

The government on May 13 broke ground on the construction of a $1.5 million medium-sized multi-purpose sea port in Koh Kong province to boost trade and tourism between Cambodia and Thailand. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/koh-kong-multi-purpose-sea-port-breaks-ground

Working group set to tackle Mondulkiri forestry crimes

Mondulkiri provincial governor Svay Sam Eang urged officials and local authorities to intensify efforts to prevent forest crimes and illegal logging as these activities have increased. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/working-group-set-tackle-mondulkiri-forestry-crimes

Koh Kong residents protest encroachment on state land

More than 100 families living in Chroy Svay commune in Koh Kong province’s Sre Ambel district protested in front of the district hall to demand that authorities keep 63ha of lowland forest as state property and take legal action against forest encroachers. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/koh-kong-residents-protest-encroachment-state-land

More unemployment benefits on the way for garment and tourism sectors

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training has announced the provision of the 60th round of unemployment benefits for over 5,000 workers in the garment and tourist sectors affected by the pandemic. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/more-unemployment-benefits-way-garment-and-tourism-sectors

Over 50 homes ready for veterans in Pursat

The Pursat Provincial Administration said 58 of 164 houses for Cambodian veterans have been built on social land concessions in Prangil commune’s Say village in Phnom Kravanh district. The homes are ready for veterans and their families to move in. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/over-50-homes-ready-veterans-pursat

Zhen Tai garment factory workers claim non-payment of April wages

Garment factory workers have demanded that their employer, Zhen Tai garment factory, pay them a portion of their monthly wages and their Khmer New Year holiday bonus for the period when Phnom Penh and Kandal province’s Takmao town had been in lockdown. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/zhen-tai-garment-factory-workers-claim-non-payment-april-wages

NBC: Fintech fuels 2020 boom in Kingdom's payment systems

Payment systems in Cambodia have seen remarkable strides in line with the evolution of financial technology (fintech) and significantly contribute to the development of the national economy, as digital transactions witness a Covid-19 boom, the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) said in the 2020 annual ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/nbc-fintech-fuels-2020-boom-kingdoms-payment-systems

Sweden and EU continue to fund Parliament-focused NGO’s Cambodian efforts

Sweden and the EU on May 11 provided $1.5 million for a two-year project spanning 2021-2022 to support the Parliamentary Centre of Asia’s (PCAsia) Cambodian activities. The agreement was signed virtually on May 11. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sweden-and-eu-continue-fund-parliament-focused-ngos-cambodian-efforts

Trapped Pompadour green pigeons set free

Over 100 Pompadour green pigeons have been seized from wildlife traffickers and released back into the wild by Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary rangers and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS Cambodia) after they were poached in the sanctuary in Sre Chhouk commune in Mondulkiri province’s Keo ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/trapped-pompadour-green-pigeons-set-free

Cassava, cashew nut, mango exports to Vietnam up almost 149%

Cambodia exported more than 1.11 million tonnes of cassava, cashew nuts and fresh mangoes to Vietnam in the first three months of 2021, up by nearly 149 per cent despite the two countries tightening their borders over fears of the spread of Covid-19. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cassava-cashew-nut-mango-exports-vietnam-almost-149

Capital's designated zones retained for another week

The Phnom Penh Municipal Administration will retain through May 19 the capital’s three-colour-coded system that determines to what extent coronavirus restrictions are placed on parts of the city. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/capitals-designated-zones-retained-another-week

Nearly 7K tonnes of waste removed from capital’s clogged up canal

The Sewage, Pumping and Treatment Unit under the Phnom Penh municipal Department of Public Works and Transport has cleared the Boeung Tompun canal and collected nearly 7,000 tonnes of various kinds of rubbish.​ ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/nearly-7k-tonnes-waste-removed-capitals-clogged-canal

People hit hard by lockdown to receive cash

The government has launched the ‘Post-Lockdown Social Assistance in Cash” scheme to support poor people who have been seriously affected by the recent lockdown. The aid will also be provided to families whose members have died from Covid-19 and households whose members had contracted the ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/people-hit-hard-lockdown-receive-cash

KE, UNDP to provide SMEs a digital boost

Khmer Enterprise (KE) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) have formed a strategic partnership to give a boost to the operational development of the Kingdom’s e-commerce sector and small and medium-sized enterprises (SME), according to a May 11 joint press release. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/ke-undp-provide-smes-digital-boost

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