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Australian government provides $10 million for Cambodia’s landmine clearing

Australian government provided $10 million for landmine clearing in the Kingdom. The aid was announced when new Australian Ambassador to Cambodia Pablo Chiho Kang today met with Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn at the ministry. ...

Sun Mesa
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50689920/australian-government-provides-10-million-for-cambodias-landmine-clearing

Australia remains committed to aiding Kingdom

The Australian government is committed to continue aiding the Kingdom’s development, having already provided about $1 billion in funds from 1992 until last year. ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50665348/australia-remains-committed-to-aiding-kingdom/

ANZ failed to meet human rights standards: government report

ANZ Bank failed to meet its own human rights standards when it financed a Cambodian sugar plantation that was linked to forced evictions, child labour and workplace deaths, according to an Australian government investigation. ...

Richard Baker and Nick McKenzie
https://www.smh.com.au/business/banking-and-finance/anz-failed-to-meet-human-rights-standards-in-cambodia-government-report-20181011-p508z2.html

Syrian man becomes third refugee resettled in Cambodia: reports

The Syrian man arrived in Cambodia this week, according a report in the Phnom Penh Post newspaper which quoted the head of the Cambodian Government’s refugee department. ...

Liam Cochrane
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-25/third-refugee-reportedly-resettled-nauru-to-cambodia/8559794

New Kampot Salt Farm Has Big Ambitions

TOEK CHHOU DISTRICT, Kampot province – A donor-backed project launched here on Saturday aims to produce Cambodia’s first export-quality sea salt and invigorate the struggling local salt industry. In a ceremony among Kampot’s vast fields of coastal saltpans and low levees, company representatives from Asia Salt ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/new-kampot-salt-farm-has-big-ambitions-20505/

French Firm Out of Railway Rehabilition Project

The head of the government department in charge of railways made a dramatic about-face yesterday, saying that French construction firm TSO (Cambodia) Co. Ltd. was being thrown off the donor-funded railway rehabilitation project. Contacted on Tuesday, Ly Borin, director of the Transport Ministry’s railway department, denied ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Australian Gov’t Ordered Railway Investigation

The Australian government yesterday said it has been aware of poor working conditions and inappropriate surveying methods used on Cambodia’s railway rehabilitation project since February and had ordered that the project’s partners investigate the matters. “The Australian Government was alerted to possible concerns about workplace health ...

Australia Pledges $3M for Information Departments

The Australian government has pledged $3.02 million toward three provincial information departments, which it said would help “increase citizens’ ability to voice their opinions.” ...

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