Immigration department requests border changes

The General Department of Immigration has requested the Ministry of Interior to close down several border checkpoints and add new facilities to issue border permits to prevent migrant workers from crossing illegally and to stop smuggling. The request followed a meeting on border checkpoints and ...

Mech Dara

Ministry of Interior sets up checkpoint working group

The Ministry of Interior on Tuesday established a working group to study the opening of new border checkpoints along the Kingdom’s frontier with neighbouring countries. Interior Minister Sar Kheng signed a letter appointing Sok Phal and Lam Chea as head and deputy of the committee, ...

Mech Dara

New international checkpoint to open in Battambang

Cambodia and Thailand are due to open an international checkpoint bordering Battambang province and Sa Kaeo province to facilitate the flow of goods across the border at the end of this month. Nguon Ratanak, Battambang provincial governor, and Porn Poth Penpas, Sa Kaeo provincial governor, held ...

Khy Sovuthy

New border crossing to open in November

The governments of Cambodia and Thailand in November will launch a new border crossing in Banteay Meanchey province and Thailand’s Sa Kaeo province to facilitate entry of citizens from both countries. Cambodian officials met with their Thai counterparts on Friday to discuss the new checkpoint, which ...

Sen David

Cambodia negotiates reopening of informal Vietnam border crossings

Ratankkiri provincial authorities are trying to resolve a border dispute with Vietnam, urging the Vietnamese to reopen four recently blocked border crossings, according to National Police spokesman Kirth Chantharith. The conflict originated when Cambodia rejected Vietnam’s proposal to build four new, formal border checkpoints, only accepting ...

Mech Dara

Ratanakkiri, Banteay Meanchey to get new checkpoints

Provincial authorities accepted a request for one new checkpoint between Ratanakkiri’s Andong Meas district and Vietnam’s Ia Grai district in Gia Lai province, close to the existing Border Post 19, Sineath said. ... ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Unofficial crossings into Thailand closed

The Cambodian government closed all unofficial border checkpoints in Banteay Meanchey and Battambang in an apparent response to Thailand’s laws imposing stricter punishments on migrant workers. ... ...

Yon Sineat and Leonie Kijewski

Expanding trade and tourism

Over the last few years the Director of the Statistics Department at the National Bank of Cambodia began observing an unanticipated development while conducting field observation studies of trade at border crossings – the riel is being accepted for purchases in neighbouring counties. ... ...

Riel Gains

Task of Obtaining Passport Is Adding To Illegal Migration Problem

Thousands of Cambodians cross the border via illegal checkpoints into Thailand every year. Some end up working in slave-like conditions on illegal fishing trawlers. Others work in factories while getting paid under the table. It is often a last resort fraught with danger and uncertainty and ...

Tiffs over stalls dog border checkpoints

Cambodian and Thai officials are having trouble resolving tensions over border checkpoints in Oddar Meanchey, Cambodian authorities said yesterday. Following a verbal request from Thai border police that their Cambodian counterparts rejected last week, Thai officers submitted a letter last Friday asking Cambodian authorities to move ...

Bribery a challenge for Cambodia's tourism sector

The tourism sector has complained about the attempted extortion and bribery by officials at the international border checkpoints that still upset tourists coming into Cambodia. The issue was raised yesterday during a meeting of the Interministerial Committee for Facilitating the Travel and Transport of Tourists and ...

Keep Checkpoints Open, Hun Sen Tells Thai Envoy

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday told the newly appointed Thai Ambassador Touchayoot Pakdi that border checkpoints between the two countries need to remain open in order to promote trade and tourism and combat border crimes. ... Mr. Hun Sens remarks to Mr Pakdi came during a ...

Hun Sen Wants Border Checkpoints Open Often

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday called on the Thai government to allow border checkpoints to stay open more consistently to increase trade between Thailand and Cambodia. ...

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