Battambang province gets new landfill facility
The province’s new landfill site was built on a total area of 20.80 hectares in Paoy Svay village, Ta Kream commune, Banan district. It has four pits to store garbage, a waste treatment plant, a warehouse to store hazardous waste, and several residential buildings. ...
NBC: Cambodia’s economy to grow by 6.9% in 2015
The projection of National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) on the country’s economic growth this year is slightly lower than that of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), according to the State News Agency-AKP. ...
The Cambodia Herald News Staff
ADB approves loan to improve irrigation systems
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $60 million loan to modernize and rehabilitate irrigation systems in Kompong Thom and Battambang provinces. ...
Inequality a defining challenge for the world, and for Cambodia
Leading economists have warned that income inequality is the defining global challenge of the 21st century. In Cambodia, a country where many live in poverty while ever-increasing numbers of luxury cars ply the streets, that challenge is particularly acute. Some 41 percent of the population ...
Solar power stymied by lack of support, experts say
Cambodia has a poor electrical grid, but plenty of sun—making it a perfect candidate for more solar power. But the sector remains small, particularly for rural use and farms, where it would be very useful. ...
ADB trims Kingdom’s economic forecast
Cambodia’s economy will feel turbulence from beyond its borders as China’s heavyweight economy faces softer growth prospects and major industrial economies experience a lethargic recovery, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said in a report released yesterday.In an update to its flagship annual economic publication, Asian ...
Families file new complaint under ADB railway project
Families who have been displaced by railway projects funded by the Asian Development Bank have filed a new complaint to an ADB review panel.Twenty-two people this week requested a new investigation by the ADB’s Compliance Review Panel. ...
Cambodia businesses fret Myanmar
While Cambodia’s economic development is often compared to that of neighbouring Vietnam and Thailand’s, industry insiders say the Cambodia needs to keep a close eye on the steady progress being made in Myanmar, which is predicted to eat into Cambodia’s exports in the long term. ...
Myanmar Times News Staff
Cambodia and other GMS countries to meet in Myanmar on infrastructure development
The Cambodia minister and other senior officials from the other countries Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) will gather this week for the 20th GMS Ministerial Conference to explore ways to boost infrastructure investment and development, said the press release of the ASIAN Development Bank. ...
The Cambodia Herald News Staff
ADB confirms receipt of latest request from railway families
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has received a complaint from 22 Cambodians who say the lender is falling short in its efforts to fix the mistakes it has made in planning and carrying out its ongoing rehabilitation of the country’s dilapidated railway tracks. ...
Zsombor Peter and Sek Odom
Railway families file separate complaint against ADB bank
Another group of families living along Cambodia’s dilapidated railway tracks is filing a complaint with the compliance review panel of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), accusing the lender of failing to abide by its own resettlement policies. ...
ADB report says solar good fit for Kingdom
A report released this month by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) suggests that due to Cambodia’s high suitability to solar power, energy from solar panels is a viable and sustainable source of power that could lead to energy independence. ...
Railway families seek more cash from ADB
Some 50 people gathered in front of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) office yesterday to demand $8,000 per family in additional compensation for hardships suffered after being relocated from their homes in Phnom Penh to make way for a railway rehabilitation project in 2011. ...
Over 100 protest in support of families cut out of rail deal
More than 100 people protested Thursday outside Poipet City Hall in support of 50 families in Phsar Kandal commune who were passed over when the government offered compensation to residents who ceded land for a railway project that displaced some 4,000 families across the country. ...
Powering Cambodia’s Economy
According to the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the greatest obstacle to foreign investment in the Cambodian economy is the country’s deep energy shortfall. According to Cambodia’s Ministry of Industry, Mines, and Energy, the situation has not improved much in more than a decade, with only ...
World bank expecting economic slowdown to persist
The World Bank is forecasting a continued slowdown of Cambodia’s economy over the next three years because of rising local production costs, sluggish global rice prices and other headwinds. The prediction is a gloomy counterpoint to the coming rebound the Asian Development Bank (ADB) forecast ...
Debt still plagues ADB effort to fix railway woes
In its first annual review of efforts by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to make amends for the thousands of Cambodian families hurt by a railway project the lender is funding, the bank’s Compliance Review Panel said it was making progress on five of six ...
ADB sees strong growth for developing Asia in 2015 and 2016
Developing Asia will maintain its strong economic growth in 2015 and 2016 supported by soft commodity prices and recovery in the major industrial economies, says a new Asian Development Bank (ADB) report. ADB’s flagship annual economic publication, Asian Development Outlook 2015 (ADO), released today, forecasts developing ...
The Cambodia Herald News Staff
ADB president: China-led bank potential partner, not rival
The president of the Asian Development Bank says a proposed Chinese-led regional bank is a potential partner instead of a rival and the ADB is talking with Beijing to share its experience. Takehiko Nakao’s comments came after Washington softened its opposition to the Chinese-proposed Asian Infrastructure ...
US losing by pressuring nations not to join Asia bank
For months, the Obama administration has been putting pressure on its allies, such as Australia, Japan and South Korea, not to join the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), which Washington sees as a potential rival to the World Bank and Asian Development Bank, which are ...