The Phnom Penh Post

Model secondary schools embrace digital education

The Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sport has initiated a campaign to elevate the standard of model schools by implementing digital education for students in selected secondary schools in Phnom Penh. The initiative aims to enhance student achievement and is set to expand across the ...

Chea Sokny
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/model-secondary-schools-embrace-digital-education

Plans moving forward for Japanese SEZ

Cambodia is actively working to establish the Cambodia-Japan Special Economic Zone (SEZ) to attract more Japanese investment, given its current status as a key trade and investment partner, according to a press release from the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC). CDC first vice-president ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/plans-moving-forward-for-japanese-sez

Kingdom enhances salt marsh management in Kampot-Kep

Prime Minister Hun Manet has urged Kampot and Kep provincial authorities to diligently manage and preserve salt marshes to sustain and enhance salt production. Manet emphasised the necessity of managing and conserving salt marshes, given the government’s classification of the product as a strategic commodity, during ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/kingdom-enhances-salt-marsh-management-in-kampot-kep

New ruling in place for exports of all minerals

Starting in April, exporters of mineral products will be required to deposit a portion of export royalties, with withdrawal permitted upon fulfilment of all contractual obligations. The Ministry of Economy and Finance, in conjunction with the Ministry of Mines and Energy, issued an inter-ministerial prakas on ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/new-ruling-in-place-for-exports-of-all-minerals

Gov’t seeks more Japan investment

The Kingdom anticipates increased direct investment from the Japanese, as the Cambodian government and private sector highlight the country’s potential in geography, investment law, labour force and ability to export to international markets with trade preferences. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/post-in-depth/gov-t-seeks-more-japan-investment

Air quality exceeds WHO standards: Ministry

The Ministry of Environment has announced that the Kingdom’s air quality exceeds the recommendations of the World Health Organisation (WHO), allaying public fears about air pollution. ...

Van Socheata
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/air-quality-exceeds-who-standards-ministry

Cambodia still committed to strong ASEAN-EU relations

Foreign minister Sok Chenda Sophea has expressed Cambodia’s commitment to enhancing the ASEAN-EU Strategic Partnership, noting that it is based on mutual respect, understanding and interests. ...

Samban Chandara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdom-still-committed-to-strong-asean-eu-relations

SSEZ boosts Kingdom’s growth

Transportation experts and economists are expressing optimism regarding the continued increase in the value of exports and imports within the Sihanoukville Special Economic Zone (SSEZ) for 2024. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/post-in-depth/ssez-boosts-kingdom-s-growth

Water shortages to end in capital from February: PPWSA

Residents of Phnom Penh will no longer face water shortages from late February, as daily supply capacity is set to exceed one million cubic metres, according to the Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority (PPWSA).​ ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/water-shortages-to-end-in-capital-from-february-ppwsa

Agriculture now 22 per cent of GDP

Despite being challenged by natural disasters, climate change and global crises, agriculture sector contributed about 22 per cent of Cambodia’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2023, according to Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Dith Tina. ...

Van Socheata
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/agriculture-now-22-per-cent-of-gdp

Cambodia, World Bank enhance co-op

Prime Minister Hun Manet and Mariam Sherman, the World Bank (WB) country director for Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos, are dedicated to advancing human capital and enhancing six key sectors in Cambodia. These sectors encompass education, health, agriculture, digital technology, the environment and climate change. ...

Samban Chandara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodia-world-bank-enhance-co-op

Manet pledges ongoing protection for Tonle Sap

Prime Minister Hun Manet has committed to the continued protection of the Tonle Sap Lake, while also reiterating the government’s measures to support Cambodian farmers. ...

Sok Raksa
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/manet-pledges-ongoing-protection-for-tonle-sap

Cambodia actively seeking direct investment for SME sector growth

Cambodia is actively seeking more direct investment to enhance its small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) sector, a key driver of the nation’s economic growth, according to the Ministry of Industry, Science, Technology and Innovation. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodia-actively-seeking-direct-investment-for-sme-sector-growth

Agriculture ministry cast light on 2023 achievement

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries officials have reported several positive achievements in their jurisdiction in 2023, highlighting stable rice prices, investment interest in cashew nuts, the protection of the Irrawaddy dolphin population and the combating of fisheries crimes as notable success stories. ...

Sok Raksa
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/agriculture-ministry-cast-light-on-2023-achievement

Electrical exports bolster economy in 2023, up 50%

Cambodia exported over $3.1 billion in electrical machinery, equipment and related products to the international market in 2023, an increase of more than 50% compared to 2022. The export value of these products constituted nearly 14% of the country’s total exports, as per data from ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/electrical-exports-bolster-economy-in-2023-up-50-

GDT exceeds 2023 tax revenue targets

Cambodia generated more than $3.6 billion in 2023 through the General Department of Taxation (GDT), slightly exceeding the targets set in the 2023 Law on Financial Management and surpassing 2022’s revenue. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/gdt-exceeds-2023-tax-revenue-targets

EU support fisheries research

The EU is advancing the field of fisheries science in Cambodia by supporting students in their research and educational pursuits. The initiative aims to improve management efficiency within the sector and to empower students by developing their scientific skills, thereby broadening their career opportunities, especially ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/eu-support-fisheries-research

Ministry plan to align gambling legislation

To ensure effective suppression of illegal gambling, the Ministry of Interior is set to amend the Law on Suppression of Gambling, aligning it with the Law on Commercial Gambling Management. ...

Chea Sokny
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-plan-to-align-gambling-legislation

Robust growth predicted for ASEAN+3

Amid strong domestic demand, moderate inflation and continuing improvements in trade, the ASEAN+3 region – encompassing the 10 bloc members and China, Japan and South Korea – is expected to maintain robust economic growth this year despite uncertainties in the global outlook. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/robust-growth-predicted-for-asean-3

PM orders restrictions on alcohol promotion

Prime Minister Hun Manet has directed the Ministry of Information and relevant bodies to reinforce regulations on alcohol advertising, stressing that the depiction of alcohol consumption shall no longer be allowed on television. ​ ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-orders-restrictions-on-alcohol-promotion

Ministry advances community-led forest protection

Providing economic independence to communities in protected areas and empowering local authorities to intervene in cases of natural resource crimes is key to the success and sustainability of development projects. The approach also aligns with the goals of both those implementing and funding the initiatives, ...

Van Socheata
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-advances-community-led-forest-protection

Pay gap in construction sector attributed to ‘skill’

Approximately 35 per cent of Cambodia’s 250,000 construction workers are women, according to Sok Kin, president of the Building and Wood Workers Trade Union Federation of Cambodia (BWTUC). ...

Kim Sarom
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/post-in-depth/pay-gap-in-construction-sector-attributed-to-skill-

Siem Reap forces targeting illegal fishing practices

The Siem Reap provincial authority, in collaboration with the Fisheries Administration’s (FiA) provincial cantonment, has initiated a campaign to inspect and address crimes in all fishing territories along Tonle Sap Lake. The campaign aims to educate fishermen about the prohibition of illegal fishing gear. ...

Chea Sokny
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/siem-reap-forces-targeting-illegal-fishing-practices

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