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$12.5 million solar farm announced

Construction on a $12.5 million solar farm in Svay Rieng province will begin in the next few days, and will feed 10 megawatts (MW) a day into the national grid, officials announced yesterday. The 10-hectare site in Bavet City will be built and operated by Sunseap ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/29071/-12-5-million-solar-farm-announced/

Svay Rieng police arrest 74 foreigners for illegal stay

The Immigration police at Svay Rieng, an eastern province rounded up 74 foreign national, include 34 Vietnamese for illegal stay in Cambodia.​ ...

The Cambodia Herald​ News Staff
http://thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/svay-rieng-police-arrest-74-foreigners-for-illegal-stay-8945

Australian firm pulls out of Roxy Casino deal

A Sydney-listed company has pulled out of a share purchase deal to acquire the Roxy Casino in Bavet City, citing slack company procedures that suggest the casino “is not currently ready for public company life,” a filing to the stock exchange says. ...

George Styllis
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/australian-firm-pulls-out-of-roxy-casino-deal-69548/

Roxy Casino made ‘modest profit’ since soft opening

Roxy Casino in Cambodia has made a “modest profit” since its soft opening on May 26, parent company Cell Aquaculture Ltd said in a filing to the Australian Securities Exchange. It did not provide figures. The profit was attributed to its sports betting activities during FIFA World Cup 2014 ...

GGRAsia News Staff
http://www.ggrasia.com/roxy-casino-made-modest-profit-since-soft-opening/

Uneasy calm in Bavet as factories ordered shut

BAVET CITY, Svay Rieng province – The government has ordered all factories here to shut down until Thursday at the earliest in a bid to keep escalating strikes from spiraling out of control and spreading nationwide. “[Provincial] Governor Chieng Am said in a meeting yesterday [Monday] ...

Zsombor Peter and Aun Pheap
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/uneasy-calm-in-bavet-as-factories-ordered-shut-57723/

Garment Workers Injured in Svay Rieng Crash

At least 86 garment workers were injured when the 3-ton truck in which they were traveling overturned on National Road 1 in Svay Rieng province Tuesday morning, police and health officials said. In November, seven people were killed and 17 others seriously injured when a ...

Ben Sokhean
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/garment-workers-injured-in-svay-rieng-crash-51454/

Still at Large, Chhouk Bundith Has Case Sent to Appeal Court

Although the Svay Rieng Provincial Court announced the ex-governor’s sentence in June and ordered his immediate arrest, he has remained elusive to the authorities. His lawyers filed an appeal in July to the Appeal Court challenging the provincial court’s verdict. Sun Bunnarith, Chhouk Bundith’s lawyer, claimed ...

Khy Sovuthy and Dene-Hern Chen
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/still-at-large-chhouk-bundith-has-case-sent-to-appeal-court-40914/

Two Months After Sentencing, Chhouk Bundith Still at Large

Former Bavet City governor Chhouk Bundith, who was convicted in June of shooting into a crowd of protesters and injuring three garment workers, is still at large avoiding an 18-month prison sentence, the national police spokesman said yesterday. “We have ordered all of our authorities to ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/two-months-after-sentencing%E2%80%88chhouk-bundith-still-at-large-39618/

Glue fumes cause mass workplace faintings

Approximately 40 workers fainted at the TMI garment factory in Svay Rieng yesterday, police and workers said. Workers at the factory began feeling sick and fainting when a heavy air of glue fumes wafted into the factory as workers returned from lunch, So Navy, 23, a ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/glue-fumes-cause-mass-workplace-faintings

Bavet border crossings up 6.2%

The number of foreigners arriving into Cambodia from its biggest border with Vietnam at the Bavet international crossing in Svay Rieng province increased 6.2 per cent in the first six months of this year compared with the same period in 2012. Data from the checkpoint show ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/bavet-border-crossings-62

Workers continue strike as wage talks delayed to next week

Workers in the border town of Bavet continued a week-long strike Monday after a meeting to discuss wage increases was delayed for a second time to next week. Sources said all workers left the Tai Seng and Manhattan special economic zones after working for an hour. ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=13&token=NDBiNTE5YTIwNTY

Thousands of Workers Protest For Increase of Minimum Wage

More than 5,000 workers from across seven factories in Svay Rieng province protested yesterday, demanding a doubling of the current minimum wage, a provincial labor official said yesterday. The country’s minimum wage sits at $61, and is supplemented by a $5 health benefit and a ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

About 1,000 Electronics Factory Workers Protest

About 1,000 workers protested yesterday morning outside a Taiwanese electronics factory in Svay Rieng province’s Manhattan Special Economic Zone (SEZ) to demand better working conditions, a union representative said. Among workers’ demand is a salary increase from the current minimum monthly wage of $61 to $70, ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

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