The Phnom Penh Post

Howard Johnson opens in Sihanoukville

New York Stock Exchange- (NYSE) listed hotel franchiser Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Inc (WH) has opened its first hotel in the Kingdom – the Howard Johnson Plaza by Wyndham Blue Bay Sihanoukville, WH said in a February 18 press release. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/howard-johnson-opens-sihanoukville

New permanent landfill site, waste transfer station built

Construction of another new waste transfer station is underway to the north of Phnom Penh while a 50ha area to the west in Kandal province’s Ang Snuol district is being planned as a new permanent landfill site as part of a strategy to address waste ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-permanent-landfill-site-waste-transter-station-built

Indigenous villagers in dispute over land titles

Indigenous villagers in Romnea commune of Mondulkiri province’s Sen Monorom town have lodged complaints disputing authorities’ issuance of titles to their lands in the names of unrelated individuals. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/indigenous-villagers-dispute-over-land-titles

Gov’t expands public services

The government’s project to support phase II of the Implementation of the Social Accountability Framework (ISAF) for a period of five years was launched on February 18 with officials saying that there were many areas in need of reforms at the sub-national level even though ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-expands-public-services

National Internet Gateway gets PM stamp of approval

Cambodia has approved the establishment of a “national internet gateway” (NIG) through which all of the Kingdom’s online traffic will be routed. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/national-internet-gateway-gets-pm-stamp-approval

Kingdom-Japan trade slips 8% in 2020

Bilateral trade between Cambodia and Japan was worth $2.09957 billion last year, down 8.45 per cent from 2019, data from Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) show. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/kingdom-japan-trade-slips-8-2020

Cash-crop exports 200K tonnes in January

Cambodia exported 203,485 tonnes of seven major cash crops last month, according to a report by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. The ministry lists these as milled rice, natural rubber, corn, cashew nuts, peppercorn, as well as fresh bananas, chillies and mangoes. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cash-crop-exports-200k-tonnes-january

Home toilet access improving

Five provinces in northeast Cambodia still have a high percentage of households without a toilet, while the majority of households in Svay Rieng, Prey Veng, Battambang, Kandal, and Phnom Penh have access to toilets, according to the findings of the recent population census. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/home-toilet-access-improving

Three bond-listed companies post solid Q4 recovery

Three cooperate-bond-listed firms on February 15 reported solid business-performance recovery in the fourth quarter of last year resulting from proactive government measures that kept economic activities afloat despite the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/three-bond-listed-companies-post-solid-q4-recovery

Natives urge end to land rows

More than 800 families of the Kui indigenous communities of Salachhdor and Chaom Prich living on over 4,000ha in Kampong Thom province are appealing to the authorities for a speedy resolution to land disputes caused by encroachment by outside parties.​ ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/natives-urge-end-land-rows

Cambodia to make auto-rickshaws

Locally-assembled electric auto-rickshaws could hit the Cambodian market as soon as early in May after the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) gave the greenlight to an investment project at the weekend. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodia-make-auto-rickshaws

Two listed firms post sound 2020 business

Two companies listed on the Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX) reported sound business performance last year despite economic duress caused by the Covid-19 pandemic’s enduring stranglehold on regional and global economies. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/two-listed-firms-post-sound-2020-business

FedEx set for mid-2021 debut in Kingdom

US-listed international mixed-carrier FedEx Corp plans to launch air freight services to Cambodia by mid-2021, according to State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (SSCA) spokesman Sin Chansereyvutha. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/fedex-set-mid-2021-debut-kingdom

Natural area selected as sustainable use park

The government has issued a sub-decree establishing the Tuolporn Taley Boeung Sne Multiple Use Area covering 3,557ha in one town and three districts of Prey Veng province.​ The sub-decree’s stated purpose is to ensure the preservation of the natural beauty, ecology, biodiversity, environment and culture while ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/natural-area-selected-sustainable-use-park

PM allots more aid to border

Prime Minister Hun Sen has allotted an additional 1.5 billion riel ($368,000) to four provinces bordering Thailand for support of returning migrants in quarantine. Meanwhile, more than 7,000 people have been vaccinated against Covid-19 in the first five days of the campaign by the ministries of ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-allots-more-aid-border

Youth job programme has nearly 400 openings

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training has announced cooperation with three companies to provide nearly 400 job opportunities for the country’s youth, organised into a monthly job interview programme set to begin on February 17. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/youth-job-programme-has-nearly-400-openings

Livelihood recovery project to help 10,000

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) on February 16 signed an agreement to begin a project that will directly support 10,000 of the most vulnerable people affected by the economic fall-out from Covid-19 in Siem Reap ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/livelihood-recovery-project-help-10000

Nearly 3K illegal burn sites identified across Kingdom

Illegal burning of rice stubble and land at the periphery of forests continues to occur throughout the Kingdom’s rural areas, especially in the north and northeast regions, according to officials who documented the activities on site. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/nearly-3k-illegal-burn-sites-identified-across-kingdom

Hun Sen sponsors pro-bono lawyer group

The Senate’s Commission on Human Rights, Complaint Reception and Investigation and the Samdech Techo Sen Volunteer Lawyers signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on joint cooperation aimed at enforcing the law on protecting the people’s rights and interests and especially protecting vulnerable women and people ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hun-sen-sponsors-pro-bono-lawyer-group

Waste management firms plan mobile service app

A meeting was held at Phnom Penh municipal hall discussing the establishment of a phone app for the solid waste management system.​ Phnom Penh municipal deputy governor Huot Hay headed the meeting on February 15 which was attended by representatives from Optistech Co Ltd and ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/waste-management-firms-plan-mobile-service-app

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