The Phnom Penh Post

Schools to be reopened in ‘three stages’

With guidance from Prime Minister Hun Sen, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, is in the process of reopening schools in three stages. But no timeline has been set, ministry spokesperson Ros Soveacha said on Thursday. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/schools-be-reopened-three-stages

Rocky road for logistics after dull H1

Cambodia Logistics Association (CLA) president Sin Chanthy told The Post on Thursday that despite the current surge in agricultural product exports – especially milled rice – overall activity in the sector saw minimal growth last month compared to March, April and May, with goods shipments ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/rocky-road-logistics-after-dull-h1

CRF requests year-long loans for rice millers

The Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) has asked the state-owned Agricultural and Rural Development Bank (ARDB) to extend its loan repayment period to 12 months to help rice millers buy paddy. The request was made on Wednesday at a meeting with Cambodia Chamber of Commerce (CCC) ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/crf-requests-year-long-loans-rice-millers

Deputy governor in graft probe

Battambang provincial deputy governor Sou Arafat was questioned by the anti-corruption unit (ACU) in Phnom Penh on Wednesday about land corruption in Koas Krala district involving Oknha Sorng Thorn. ACU head Om Yentieng told The Post on Thursday said the probe is ongoing and there ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/deputy-governor-graft-probe

Cash handout programme 80% complete

Minister of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation Vong Soth confirmed on Thursday that the implementation of the Cash Transfer Programme For Poor and Vulnerable Households During Covid-19 had been implemented for more than 80% of the over 560,000 families. The programme was introduced one ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cash-handout-programme-80-complete

Family and residence books put under commune control

The Ministry of Interior has announced that the authentication of residence books and family books will now fall under the purview of the commune instead of district administrations. A ministry press release entitled Transferring of the police chiefs in providing residence and family books dated ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/family-and-residence-books-put-under-commune-control

Milled-rice exports up 41%

Cambodia’s milled-rice exports gained 41 per cent to 397,660 tonnes in the first half of this year from the 281,538 tonnes shipped in the same period last year. Their combined value was $264.5 million, Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) secretary-general Lun Yeng told The Post on ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/milled-rice-exports-41

Ministry and NGOs set to discuss proposed amendments to Lango

The Ministry of Interior will hold a sixth meeting with civil society organisation representatives on July 6 to review and discuss amendments to the Law on Association and Non-Governmental Organisations (Lango). The organisations are hopeful the points they have raised will be included in the ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-and-ngos-set-di

Ministry seeking to create national brain trust

Minister of Industry, Science, Technology and Innovation Cham Prasidh wants to create a national brain trust by forming a team of scholars dedicated to sharing knowledge.​ The initiative aims to register human resources in science, technology and innovation to work in the ministry, universities and ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-seeking-create-national-brain-trust

400 factories in Cambodia suspend operations, affecting over 150,000 workers due to COVID-19

About 400 garments, footwear and travel goods factories in Cambodia have suspended their operations, leaving over 150,000 workers jobless due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a joint statement on Wednesday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50740479/400-factories-in-cambodia-suspend-operations-affecting-over-150000-workers-due-to-covid-19/

Royal pine plantation now protected

The roughly 40ha of land in Mondulkiri province’s Sen Monorom town where the late King Father Norodom Sihanouk historically presided over the royal “Vegetation” ceremonies to plant pine trees will soon be transferred to state property and protected. Provincial governor Svay Sam Eang said citizens ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/royal-pine-plantation-now-protected

Minister warns of drought, land degradation

At a conference entitled Sustainable production and use of food, animal feed and fibre, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon said deforestation, unhealthy environmental practices and climate change has led to a decrease in land quality. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/minister-warns-drought-land-degradation

Sam Al urges officials to stop rampant land stealing in Ratanakkiri

At a Tuesday meeting with officials, the Ratanakkiri governor, and commune and district authorities, Minister of Environment Say Sam Al said land stealing is rampant and has not slowed down in the province. Sam Al said local officials have been involved in several illegal land ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sam-al-urges-officials-stop-rampant-land-stealing-ratanakkiri

Road accidents down sharply since January

Traffic accidents declined by 552 cases in the first six months of the year, Minister of Interior Sar Kheng posted on Facebook on Wednesday. Deaths also decreased by 172 and injuries 778 compared to the same period last year. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/road-accidents-down-sharply-january

NGO report: Gov’t wrong to evict poor

Prek Pnov district authorities have denied a report by NGO Sahmakum Teang Tnaut (STT) which claims that it continued to evict poor families from their homes over the past three months while they struggled financially due to the Covid-19 pandemic. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngo-report-govt-wrong-evict-poor

Brakes put on auto imports

With the Covid-19 pandemic cutting into the global vehicle and parts manufacturing industry and transforming Cambodians’ spending habits, imports have seen a sharp decline this year. Cambodia imported $600.903 million worth of vehicles and parts in the first five months of the year, plunging 17.39 ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/brakes-put-auto-imports

All clear for construction of 700MW coal plant

A 700 MW coal-fired power plant in Preah Sihanouk province is set to begin construction soon, as authorities announce they have completed an environmental and social impact review. The $1.3 billion project is developed by Cambodia International Investment Development Group Co Ltd (CIIDG), in coordination ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/all-clear-construction-700mw-coal-plant

RAC: Consult institutions before coining new words

The president of the Royal Academy of Cambodia (RAC) Sok Touch asked all ministries and institutions to consult with the National Council of Khmer Language (NCKL) before creating a new word. Touch said the request was made to prevent mistakes and keep the public from ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rac-consult-institutions-coining-new-words

Measles cases rise sharply

Cambodia has recorded 341 measles cases in the first four months of this year, a significant increase from just 44 cases in the same period last year. The World Health Organisation (WHO) confirmed the total on Monday and reported that 65 percent of those infected ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/measles-cases-rise-sharply

Hunt on for illegal loggers as timber found in Ratanakkiri

Ratanakkiri provincial and O’Yadav district police forces seized 30 logs of mixed timber from a plantation in Pak Nhay commune’s Lom village on Sunday. Police suspect traders hid the logs at the plantation while they waited to transport them to be sold in Vietnam. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hunt-illegal-loggers-timber-found-ratanakkiri

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