PM Hun Sen receives Chairman of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region

Prime Minister Hun Sen received at the Peace Palace yesterday, a courtesy visit from Lan Thianli, Chairman of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. ... ...

Khmer Times Staff

Canada wants trade pact

Canada is keen to sign an investment protection agreement with Cambodia to boost trade between both countries following the visit of Canadian Foreign Minister Stephane Dion to the Kingdom last Friday. ... ...

Sum Manet

Cambodia, China talk business

China’s Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng, who has been on an official visit to Cambodia, will discuss roads, railways, airport construction, agriculture and other projects with senior government officials in the next few days. ... ...

Ven Rathavong

China developer eyes satellite city

The property behemoth in Phnom Penh has attracted a top China-based developer, Country Garden Holdings Co. Ltd, which seems keen to invest in the building of a modern satellite city that can accommodate two million people in the Kingdom. Yang Guoqiang, Chairman of Country Garden ...

Sum Manet

Korea opens market to Cambodian mangoes

Mango growers now have access to the South Korean market following an agreement signed on Friday between officials from Korea and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. ... ...

Sum Mane

ElCs earn just $5M for gov’t

The bulk of Cambodia’s economic land concessions (ELCs) – at the centre of numerous land disputes and human rights concerns over the past two decades – generated just $5 million for state coffers last year, with critics attributing the meagre returns to a lack of ...

Ananth Baliga and Vong Sokheng

Gov’t mulls suspending duty on rubber exports

The government will consider suspending its $50 per ton export duty on rubber following lobbying by local producers who say they are operating at a loss due to the sharp fall in global prices for the commodity, Agriculture Ministry secretary of state Eang Sophalleth said ...

Sum Manet

Fish harvest likely to rise: official

The volume of fish harvested from the Tonle Sap Lake is likely to rise in the fishing season that starts today due to better weather conditions, a senior official from Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry told Khmer Times yesterday. ... ...

May Kunmakara

Cambodian Premier meets Hungarian NA Speaker

Prime Minister Hun Sen held talks here yesterday at the Peace Palace with visiting Speaker of the National Assembly (NA) of Hungary László Kövér, reported state news agency-AKP.The Hungarian NA speaker further underlined that his country is willing to promote the bilateral cooperation in the ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

Despite growing body of evidence, officials reject deforestation claims

Cambodian officials have defended the government’s record on the forestry sector, despite the publication this year of several substantive reports alleging that deforestation is accelerating due to policy failures. ...In response, Sophalleth echoed previous comments by the prime minister, insisting that once deforested land is ...

Aun Chhengpor

Cambodia, Myanmar pledge to strengthen ties, cooperation

Cambodia and Myanmar on Thursday vowed to enhance bilateral ties and cooperation for the benefits of the two countries, a spokesman said. The commitment was made during a meeting between Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and visiting Myanmar Vice President U Nyan Tun, Eang Sophalleth, spokesman ...

The Cambodia Herald​ News Staff

Ministry attempts to explain its interference in Sen Sok dispute

Representatives of 163 families embroiled in a long-running land dispute in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district met with officials from the Agriculture Ministry on Wednesday to ask why the ministry issued a letter last week requesting that the Phnom Penh Municipal Court hold off on ...

Sek Odom

Cambodia says focusing on maintaining growth, poverty alleviation

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Thursday that his government has mainly focused on retaining a sustainable economic growth and setting out strategies to ensure the gradual alleviation of poverty, according to a spokesman. ... Poverty rate in Cambodia has declined to 19.8 percent in 2011, ...

Global Post News Staff

UNESCO's General Conference president hails Cambodia for efforts to safeguard cultural heritage sites

The president of the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Monday hailed Cambodia for its efforts to preserve and develop world heritage sites, a Cambodian spokesman said. ... Hao is visiting Cambodia to attend the official launching of the ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Cambodia, Thailand ink 3 deals to broaden bilateral ties

Cambodia and Thailand on Thursday signed three deals to pave the way for the two neighbors to broaden bilateral ties and cooperation, a Cambodian spokesman said. ... The deals aimed to enhance bilateral cooperation in tourism, fighting against human trafficking, and connecting a railway between the ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

U.S. business executives eye investment potential in Cambodia

More than a dozen of American company representatives are visiting Cambodia to look into investment opportunities, a Cambodian spokesman said Thursday. ... ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Cambodia frees Thai spy at request of Thai army chief

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Tuesday that his government had decided to release a Thai " yellow-shirt" activist Veera Somkwamkid at the request of Thai army chief Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, head of the National Council for Peace and Order. Hun Sen made the remarks at ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

China to lend hand in battle with killer virus

China yesterday pledged to provide medical experts and funding to assist the investigation and clinical management of a virus that has killed more than 60 Cambodian children. Eang Sophalleth, personal spokesman for Prime Minister Hun Sen, told reporters the pledge had been made during a meeting ...

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