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China a key buyer of Cambodia’s agricultural products

China is one of the key importers of Cambodia’s agricultural produce in 2022, according to a report released by the Cambodian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on Thursday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501215195/china-a-key-buyer-of-cambodias-agricultural-products/

Cambodia-China FTA and RCEP injects new impetus into Cambodia’s agricultural development

Both RCEP and the CCFTA have been in effect since January 2022. “RCEP and the CCFTA are all free trade agreements that mutually open the market in all participating countries, thus giving farmers choices to export their agricultural products to various countries,” he told Xinhua ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501209437/cambodia-china-fta-and-rcep-injects-new-impetus-into-cambodias-agricultural-development/

Local rice seed production plans discussed

The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries has met with key stakeholders to establish local rice seed production to help farmers. ...

Mao Sreypich
https://kiripost.com/stories/cambodia-rice-seed-production-aid-farmers

PM defends appointment of Tina as Agriculture Minister

Prime Minister Hun Sen has lambasted people who have criticised the appointment of Dith Tina as Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, a government official who has mining expertise but no agricultural skills. ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501178064/pm-defends-appointment-of-tina-as-agriculture-minister/

Tina vows to ease farmers’ woes as new agri minister

Newly-appointed Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Dith Tina said he is committed to solving the challenges faced by all Cambodian farmers, especially those affected by floods, and that his main priority will be promoting their livelihoods.​ ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/tina-vows-ease-farmers-woes-new-agri-minister

Sand dredging in Kampong Cham to resume after forum held

Public forum was held on Thursday at the request of Minister of Education, Youth and Sport Hang Chuon Naron to address the ongoing sand dredging operation along the Mekong river.Earlier on August 22, Naron called on Prime Minister Hun Sen to provide a solution to ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sand-dredging-kampong-cham-resume-after-forum-held

Ministry tells Phnom Penh to put end to digging

In the wake of recent illegal digging in the capital, Minister of Mines and Energy Suy Sem has called on the Phnom Penh city governor to stop issuing licences allowing businesses to dig soil in the city and to strengthen its enforcement on a longstanding ...

Mech Dara and Yesenia Amaro
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-tells-phnom-penh-put-end-digging

Sand dredging licences secretly soaring

Despite the government’s vow to be more transparent with regulations and the issuing of sand-dredging licences, the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) has granted nearly 70 new such licences without holding public auctions or requiring companies to disclose environmental impact assessments (EIA) results to ...

Ayanna Runcie
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/sand-dredging-licences-secretly-soaring

Nuclear power plant planned

The Cambodian and Russian governments have signed several Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) to help build a nuclear power plant in the Kingdom, despite previous statements saying the opposite and with no timeline as to when such a plant would be built, according to the Ministry ...

Tin Sokhavuth
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/25333/nuclear-power-plant-planned/

Crackdown brings a halt to 78 trucks

At least 78 trucks carrying mining materials including gravel, sand and soil were stopped on National Road 3 by traffic police on Tuesday in cooperation with Mining Ministry officials. ...

Pav Suy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/24614/crackdown-brings-a-halt-to-78-trucks/

Mining ministry hits pay dirt in ’15

The Ministry of Mines and Energy generated a four-fold increase in non-tax revenues from extractive industries last year, collecting just over $17 million, a ministry official said yesterday. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/mining-ministry-hits-pay-dirt-15

Ministry denies responsibility for collapsed dirt quarry

After a wall of land separating a lake and a dirt quarry in Phnom Penh collapsed on Tuesday night, creating a fierce current that destroyed a fishing boat and left one of its crewmen missing, authorities Thursday refused to say who was overseeing the quarry ...

Ben Sokhean and Taylor O'Connell
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/ministry-denies-responsibility-for-collapsed-dirt-quarry-100208/

Officials unable to explain mystery ships

Officials in Preah Sihanouk province on Thursday gave a series of conflicting explanations as to what a team of cargo ships and accompanying barges are doing in the waters between Koh Rong and the mainland. ...

Sek Odom and Matt Blomberg
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/officials-unable-to-explain-mystery-ships-99537/

Mother nature accused of threatening violence

Activists from environmental NGO Mother Nature caused more than $100,000 in damages to a company that was legally dredging for sand in Koh Kong province, Khem Sameth, CEO of the company Direct Access, said yesterday. ...

Jonathan Cox and Chea Takihiro
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/14651/mother-nature-accused-of-threatening-violence/

Koh Kong fishermen resume anti-sand-dredging campaign

As about 100 fishermen in Koh Kong province on Wednesday resumed their monthslong campaign against a company they accuse of illegal sand dredging, an environmental NGO claimed the firm was now hiring locals as security guards in an attempt to divide the community. ...

Aun Pheap
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/koh-kong-fishermen-resume-anti-sand-dredging-campaign-91551/

Lawmaker, NGO want gov’t to probe dredging

As an environmental NGO held a press conference in Phnom Penh on Monday to present evidence against a company it accuses of illegally extracting sand from an estuary in Koh Kong province, opposition lawmaker Son Chhay called on Prime Minister Hun Sen to order an ...

Aun Pheap and Chris Mueller
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/lawmaker-ngo-want-govt-to-investigate-sand-dredging-90588/

Koh Kong sand-dredging protests heat up

Concerned Koh Kong residents, joined by environmental activists from the campaign group Mother Nature, began an ambitious protest last weekend in the province’s Andong Teuk commune. ...

Jack Laurenson and Pav Suy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/13808//

Activists board dredging barges in Koh Kong

About 80 villagers and activists in Koh Kong province on Monday boarded and attempted to tow away five sand-dredging barges as part of their ongoing campaign against two firms they accuse of polluting a local waterway and causing riverbank collapses, activists and officials said. ...

Aun Pheap
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/activists-board-dredging-barges-in-koh-kong-89643/

Ministry awards sand dredging lots to 3 firms

The Mines and Energy Ministry on Thursday announced the winners of its public auction to award four sand dredging licenses along a stretch of the Mekong River where there is a buildup of silt. ...

Ouch Sony
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/ministry-awards-sand-dredging-lots-to-3-firms-89313/

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