Pursat City Administration requests ADB assistance for road curb project
The Pursat Municipality has been asking assistance from the ABD for a 20-kilometer curb project on both sides of Pursat City Road, while another road is under construction. ...
Khmer Times Staff
SERC joins forces with World Bank, ADB on financial sector
The Securities and Exchange Regulator of Cambodia (SERC) is joining forces with international multilateral development banks to scale up sustainable finance in the Kingdom’s securities market, and to coordinate training and capacity building initiatives, according to SERC director-general Sou Socheat. ...
K Chhnang province to enlarge capital with four more communes
The Kampong Chhnang Provincial Administration plans to remove four communes from Rolea Ba’ier district and incorporate them into Kampong Chhnang town. ...
ADB’s $4.4 mil boost for health systems amid C-19
A six-year, pioneering regional technical assistance initiative, being undertaken by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and worth $4.4 million, is boosting the capacity of health systems in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam to respond to climate-induced health threats amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the ADB said. ...
New pier to attract tourists
Kampot province’s City Hall yesterday revealed plans for a new passenger pier to siphon more coastal tourism business from Thailand and Vietnam. Sim Vuthea, administrative director of Kampot City Hall, said the new $40 million passenger pier, which will be funded by the Asian Development Bank ...
Donors meet over new civil servant per diems
Cambodia’s international donors met Tuesday to decide whether they will comply with the government’s recent move to increase the per diem that civil servants receive for attending work-related, out-of-office events. In July, Prime Minister Hun Sen signed off on a sub-decree raising the Daily Subsistence Allowance ...
Open economy needs new strategy for regional integration
Cambodia must do more than open its borders for trade and investment if it hopes to benefit from regional economic integration and reduce the glaring economic inequality wrought by entrenched patronage networks and corrupt institutions, according to a new report by the Asian Development Bank ...
George Styllis and Kang Sothear
ADB bidding in K Cham canceled as row erupts
Officials delayed the bidding process for three projects funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Wednesday after heated arguments between bidders broke out in Kompong Cham province’s Choeung Prey district, local officials said on Thursday. ...
ADB to help find answers for railway families
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Monday promised to help pry answers out of the government for residents of Phnom Penh who fear losing all or some of their land to a bank-funded project to rehabilitate the country’s railway network. ...
ADB, Japan assist grassroots push to reduce disaster impacts in Cambodia
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Japan are supporting a grassroots project to manage risks and reduce impacts from floods and other natural disasters in vulnerable communities in Cambodia. The Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction project, financed by a $2.5 million grant from the ...
The Cambodia Herald News Staff
Vocational training to get $30M ADB boost
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) announced last week a $30 million loan aimed at overhauling Cambodia’s technical and vocational education system (TVET). According to a September 26 statement issued by the ADB, the new funding will go towards launching a “competency-based” assessment and certification process, and ...
ADB firms up growth prediction
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has maintained its growth projections for Cambodia in 2014. The ADB’s midyear outlook for Cambodia, released yesterday, states that Cambodia’s economy still stands to achieve 7 per cent growth by the end of the year, and potentially 7.3 per cent in ...
Hun Sen says business breeds bribes
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday defended his government, saying its reputation for corruption is undeserved, laying blame on the private sector for initiating the bribe process and calling out international development partners for applying double standards. Speaking at the Eighth Regional Conference of Anti-Corruption Intiative for ...
ADB gives update on aid for railway families
The government has finished calculating the additional compensation it will pay out to some of the families forced to move for a $143 million railway rehabilitation project being funded mostly by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), according to a new report. The report, released this week ...
Cambodia looks to be winner for growth for AEC: ILO
Cambodia stands to be the biggest beneficiary, in terms of GDP growth, for the first decade following ASEAN Economic Integration in 2015, according to a study released publicly today by the International Labour Organisation (ILO). The ILO’s 160-page report says Cambodia could see a 19.9 per ...
Eddie Morton and Daniel de Carteret
ADB to support $118m rural road project in Cambodia
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide nine poor rural provinces in Cambodia with year-round access to markets and social services through a 118 million U.S. dollars project to provide a safer, cost-effective rural road network, the bank said in a press statement on Monday. ...
Daily Times News Staff
Protesting families demand answers from ADB
Phnom Penh families who face losing a part of their land to a railway rehabilitation project being funded primarily by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) protested in front of the bank’s country headquarters Monday over what they say has been a lack of transparency about ...
Aun Pheap and Zsombor Peter
Infrastructure in place for GMS economic corridors: ADB
Most of the infrastructure required for enhanced connectivity in the Greater Mekong Subregion has been put in place, particularly the transport links that form the base of the envisaged economic corridors, Bindu Lohani, vice president of the Asian Development Bank, said yesterday. He made the remark ...
The Nation News Staff
Cambodia is perfectly positioned to become a solar powerhouse
Phnom Penh’s first solar-powered building looks for all the world like a cube of colored Lego blocks dropped in a factory lot on the city’s industrial outskirts. Covered in some 1,350 solar panels — including large panes of multi-colored solar glass — the three-story building ...
Urban planning needed: ADB
With a rapidly rising population exacerbating the country’s existing infrastructure, the Asia Development Bank (ADB) has highlighted in a new study the Cambodian government’s failure to install effective planning policies in its most densely populated urban centres. The ADB estimates that, driven by work opportunities and ...