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FTA benefits debated at nat’l forum

More than 50 government, civil society organizations (CSOs), unions and private sector officials met at an October 20 forum to discuss the benefits and challenges in the agricultural sector related to free trade agreements (FTA). ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fta-benefits-debated-natl-forum

Officials meet with JICA over Phnom Penh water management

Phnom Penh municipal officials on Monday met with the Japanese International Cooperation Agency to discuss a water treatment project in Dangkor district aimed at providing clean water and improving the city’s water management system. ...

Pav Suy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50505354/officials-meet-with-jica-over-phnom-penh-water-management/

China woos Hun Sen at Beijing dinner

The Communist Party of China has again publicly announced its strong support for the ruling CPP. The comments were made at a dinner on Wednesday night in Beijing, attended by Prime Minister Hun Sen and Song Tao, head of the International Liaison Department of the CPC. ...

May Titthara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5093483/china-woos-hun-sen-beijing-dinner/

Heavy trucks feel pinch

Transportation Ministry inspection stations last month seized 242 overloaded trucks, nearly 100 more than the month prior, and more than doubled the fines dished out to offending vehicle owners, according to a ministry report released on Tuesday. ...

Touch Sokha
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/heavy-trucks-feel-pinch

Government payroll to grow

The government will recruit more than 12,000 civil servants and teachers and an additional 20,000 service contractors for 2017, according to an announcement by the Ministry of Public Function. ...

Touch Sokha
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-payroll-grow

Crackdown on illegal checkpoints

The General Commissariat of National Police has announced it will take legal action against police officers found abusing their positions and demanding money from people at illegal checkpoints. ...

Taing Vida
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35280/crackdown--on-illegal--checkpoints/

Sand export figure doubts persist

The chairman of the National Assembly’s corruption commission says a technical explanation from the Mines and Energy Minister over alleged irregularities in sand exported to Singapore is not clear enough. The controversy over the sand exports emerged after about 50 NGOs asked the Ministry of Mines ...

Taing Vida
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/33235/sand-export-figure-doubts-persist/

Private universities fear new vocational schools

Private universities in the Kingdom will have more competition as the Education Ministry laid out plans yesterday to open more vocational schools to deal with the unprecedented number of graduating high school students. ...

Va Sonyka
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/14998/private-universities-fear-new-vocational-schools/

Transparency NGOs Call for CPP to End Parking Corruption

A group of NGOs released a statement Thursday calling on the CPP government of Prime Minister Hun Sen to begin its program of promised post-election reforms by ending the practice of overcharging for motorcycle parking outside of local markets. The Affiliated Network for Social Accountability-Cambodia, a ...

Ben Sokhean and Alex Willemyns
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/transparency-ngos-call-for-cpp-to-end-parking-corruption-48213/

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