The Phnom Penh Post

Digging up trouble at riverside work site

Work supposedly began again at a construction site along Sisowath Quay after authorities had put a stop to it the day before due to damage being caused to surrounding buildings. 11 families have been evacuated as a result and local business have had their properties ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011072850693/National-news/digging-up-trouble-at-riverside-work-site.html

Vietnam businesses eyeing the Kingdom

Vietnam businesses are looking to invest in Cambodia but are faced with a shortage of skilled labor and high transportation costs. The Oversea Entrepreneur Forum in Phnom Penh saw over 100 firms meet to discuss potential partnerships.  It has also been said that further cooperation ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011072750651/Business/vietnam-businesses-eyeing-the-kingdom.html

Farmers freed after ‘injustice’

The last of the Chi Kraeng villagers has been freed by the Appeal Court after it upheld their acquittal. The villagers had originally been convicted of forcibly detaining two businessmen over a land dispute involving 475 hectares of rice paddies in Siem Reap in 2009. ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011072750665/National-news/farmers-freed-after-injustice.html

Pyongyang trade push

North Korea officials have arrived in Cambodia with the intent of establishing a trade relationship, particularly with regards to agriculture. Foreign Affairs Minister Hor Namhong met with Deputy Trade Minister Ri Myong San from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). Opinions have been mixed ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011072750655/Business/pyongyang-trade-push.html

Court issues injunction to top rice milling firm

Battambang provincial court has issued an injunction halting the sale of any part of Loran Import Export Company in a dispute over ownership of the prominent rice milling firm, according to a statement. The plaintiffs, including prominent media personality Soy Sopheap as well as Uy Ang ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011072750652/Business/court-issues-injunction-to-top-rice-milling-firm.html

Rainfall relieves drought for Battambang farmers

Cambodia has met 82 percent of its expected 250,000 hectares of cultivated rice after rains have relieved the drought struck province of Battambang. 400 hectares is all that remains still at risk, a small section of the 10,000 rice growing hectares in the province.  According ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011072750658/National-news/rainfall-relieves-drought-for-battambang-farmers.html

Migrant workers delayed

The Association of Cambodian Recruitment Agencies (ACRA) has delayed in sending 2,000 Cambodians to Qatar due to a lack of information about safety. The Ministry of Labour of Qatar has provided insufficient information regarding worker safety according to An Bunhak, the ACRA director. ACREA intends ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011072750659/National-news/migrant-workers-delayed.html

Workers urge Angkor boycott

Angkor beer workers have been handing out flyers calling for a protest of the brand owned by Cambrew Ltd as the beer promoter strike entered its second day. International NGOs are being urged by the Cambodian Food Service Workers’ Federation to support the strikers by ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011072750661/National-news/workers-urge-angkor-boycott.html

Fears grow for buildings

The colonial-era buildings damaged by a construction site along Phnom Penh’s bustling riverfront are under threat of imminent collapse, a structural engineer who examined the area said yesterday. Local company Vattanac yesterday complied with local authority demands to halt construction at the Sisowath Quay site – ...

Derek Stout and Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fears-grow-buildings

Malaysian interest up in Cambodia’s land concessions

Lion Forest Industries Berhad will seek to acquire a 9,995 hectare concession in Cambodia, the latest in a number of Malaysian firms eyeing the Kingdom to increase land banks this year. The firm aims to cultivate rubber and palm oil on the proposed concession in Preah ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011072950711/Business/malaysian-interest-up-in-cambodias-land-concessions.html

Silver screen setting up

Sabay Company is set to open a cinema in Sorya Mall on August 4, aiming to become the second cinema in as many months to show licenced films in the Kingdom, Sabay Chief Commercial Officer Abhaya said yesterday. Legend cinema began showing primarily Hollywood movies in ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011072950715/Business/silver-screen-setting-up.html

Coffee beans are on the boil

Coffee plantations in Cambodia’s northeast are struggling to keep up with rising international demand for the increasingly lucrative beans, farmers and traders said. Orders for Cambodian-grown coffee beans from countries such as Japan and Korea as well as domestic demand has increased rapidly, while prices have ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011072950714/Business/coffee-beans-are-on-the-boil.html

Loran owners resolve dispute, end lawsuits

Disputes between owners at prominent rice miller Loran Import Export Company have been resolved, with Chief Executive Officer Lim Bunheng set to buy the stake held by prominent media personality Soy Sopheap and his associates, company officials said yesterday. “We have agreed to end all disputes ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011072950713/Business/loran-owners-resolve-disputes-end-lawsuits.html

Cambodia eyes solar future for rural power

Cambodian officials yesterday touted the potential for green energy to meet its goal of bringing electricity to 100 percent of households by 2020. The Kingdom was looking to develop solar energy, small-scale hydropower and biomass-fuelled power to meet the target, said Ministry of Industry, Mines and ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011072950712/Business/cambodia-eyes-solar-future-for-rural-power.html

Kratie land dispute meet

Local authorities told residents of Kratie province’s Snuol district that they would not allow a private company to plant crops on their land during a meeting yesterday. Poeng Vin, chief of Pi Thnou commune, said that local authorities would measure land belonging to hundreds of ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011072850687/National-news/kratie-land-dispute-meet.html

Inside look at ‘fainting’ factory

After a three-day standstill at a Puma supplier, shoemakers returned this morning to the factory floors in Phnom Penh where 49 workers reportedly fell ill Monday morning. Huey Chuen factory Assistant General Manager Zhang Hanchang – who led reporters from The Post through the empty factory ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011072850686/National-news/inside-look-at-fainting-factory.html

Fears over island fish stocks

Villagers on Koh Kyong island in Preah Sihanouk province are preparing a complaint over more than 300 allegedly unlicensed fishermen who they say are illegally operating in local waters. Loung Bunny, chief of the Association for Natural Protection in Ochroy commune, said yesterday  that fishermen from ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011072850679/National-news/over-fishing-fears-over-island-fish-stocks.html

Armed police crack down on protest

Three women were slightly injured while participating in a strike of about 500 workers outside the Zongtex Garment Factory in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district yesterday, a union representative said yesterday. Suos Sokha, head of the Rights and Profit Workers Federation of Trade Unions, said yesterday the ...

(By Tep Nimol, pg. 6)
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011072850683/National-news/armed-police-crack-down-on-protest.html

North Koreans talk rice

North Korea aims to import rice from Cambodia, as well as explore for mineral resources, officials said yesterday. High-ranking officials from Pyongyang met with their Cambodian counterparts in Phnom Penh yesterday, signing agreements on economic and trade cooperation.The two countries had signed seven cooperation agreements beginning ...

(By Vong Sohkeng, pg. 7)
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011072850685/Business/north-koreans-talk-rice.html

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