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Coastal concerns: Teamwork pledged on climate issue

Eight coastal provinces across Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam signed a declaration last week, announcing their intention to work more closely together to better adapt residents of the low-lying communities to the effects of climate change. ...

Charles Rollet
http://phnompenhpost.com/national/coastal-concerns-teamwork-pledged-climate-issue

France to train garment firms

French textile and garment association Evalliance yesterday signed an agreement with the Garment Manufacturers Association of Cambodia (GMAC) to provide training for middle-management workers in the industry. Speaking at the signing ceremony in Phnom Penh, Van Sou Ieng, chairman of GMAC said the agreement aims to ...

Chan Muyhong
http://phnompenhpost.com/business/france-train-garment-firms

Vegetables get more attention

Cambodian authorities are stepping up inspection efforts of vegetable imports along the border after Vietnamese produce shipped to the European Union was found to contain harmful bacteria, an official from the Kingdoms import inspection unit said yesterday. Vietnamese media reported last week said that the European ...

Chan Muyhong
http://phnompenhpost.com/business/vegetables-get-more-attention

Quality control to lift exports

China will work with Cambodian officials to broaden the range of agricultural products that the Asian economic giant allows to be imported from the Kingdom, government officials said yesterday. Ken Ratha, spokesman for the Ministry of Commerce, confirmed that China’s General Administration, Quality Supervision, Inspection and ...

Chan Muyhong
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/quality-control-lift-exports

Benefits there for the taking

Thailand will lose its beneficial tax treatment on exports to the European Union next year, and Cambodia’s manufacturing sector could be set to capitalise. Following three consecutive years of upper-middle income status as defined by the World Bank, Thailand will on January 1 lose its Generalised ...

Daniel de Carteret
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/benefits-there-taking

Help Cambodia's garment workers, unions urge Business Secretary

The Business Secretary, Vince Cable, must force British clothing companies to investigate whether garments sourced from Cambodia are made at factories with fair labour practices, the unions have warned. Frances O’Grady, general secretary of the Trade Union Congress, has written to Mr Cable warning that ...

Mark Leftly
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/help-cambodias-garment-workers-unions-urge-business-secretary-9644675.html

Health and women’s affairs get $64M grant

The German ambassador, Joachim Baron von Marschall, signed an agreement with the permanent Deputy Prime Minister Keat Chhon yesterday for €47 million ($64 million) in aid. The grant will be used for developing projects within the ministries of health, rural development and women’s affairs. ...

Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/health-and-women%E2%80%99s-affairs-get-64m-grant

EU hails Cambodia's political agreement between rival parties

The European Union (EU) welcomes the agreement reached on 22 July between the two main political parties in Cambodia, the spokesperson of the EU’s external actions said Wednesday in Brussels. ...

Shanghai Daily News Staff
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/article_xinhua.aspx?id=231421

Land concession woes aired

Village representatives in Ratanakkiri yesterday shared their land grievances with the European Union ambassador, requesting he relay to the government their appeal that no further 99-year land concessions be granted to private companies. Although the Post was not permitted to attend the full two-hour meeting, NGOs present at ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/land-concession-woes-aired

Italy millers slam ‘unfair’ EBA

Cambodia duty-free rice exports to the European Union have this week come under fresh attack from producers in Italy, who say the beneficial treatment is restricting the potential of Italian rice exports. An Italian agriculture collective of farmers, which includes representatives from the Italian Association of ...

Daniel de Carteret
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/italy-millers-slam-%E2%80%98unfair%E2%80%99-eba

EU ban on Cambodian fish remains in place

More than one year after its fish products were banned from Europe, the industry and government has done little to ensure it will be lifted. The ban, instituted in early 2013, has hurt potential fish exports to a potentially lucrative trade partner. But EU officials say Cambodia ...

Suy Heimkhemra
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/eu-ban-on-cambodian-fish-remains-in-place/1952962.html

Rice export target a big task

The pace of Cambodia’s rice exports are expected to slow this year. Unable to maintain the steady rate of previous years, the export volume for the first half of 2014 is much the same as it was this time last year. At the end of June, ...

Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/rice-export-target-big-task

Medical trips await 9 of 23

Nine of the group of 23 workers and labour activists who were released from custody and given suspended sentences on Friday over January’s garment employee protests will receive medical care in Thailand, rights group Licadho said yesterday. A number of the men were beaten by security ...

Meas Sokchea
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/medical-trips-await-9-23

Questions over spending plan

The Council of Ministers on Friday approved a new five-year National Strategic Development Plan (NSDP) – the guiding policy document used by the government – requiring an estimated $26.58 billion in spending and investment, or more than $5.3 billion a year, until 2018. The plan ...

May Kunmakara and Kevin Ponniah
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/questions-over-spending-plan

Bag snatchings jump: EU

After being presented with statistics showing a more than 100 per cent rise in petty crime against foreigners, Minister of Interior Sar Kheng yesterday called on police officials to look into what’s causing the problem. Nicolas Baudouin, a spokesman for the French Embassy, confirmed that a ...

Vong Sokheng and Joe Freeman
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bag-snatchings-jump-eu

Ibis Rice exports on horizon

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) says its Ibis Rice project has recorded a production surplus for the first time in its five-year history, prompting a bid to export the boutique product overseas. Concentrated in Preah Vihear province, Ibis Rice farmers produced more than 435 tonnes of ...

Eddie Morton
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ibis-rice-exports-horizon

CNRP lawmaker files suit against official

Opposition lawmaker-elect Lim Kim-Ya filed charges with Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday morning against a government official he claims led an attack on a peaceful crowd at Freedom Park last Monday. Ket Khy, a Cambodia National Rescue Party lawyer, told the Post that Kim-Ya was seeking financial compensation ...

Chhay Channyda and Alice Cuddy
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cnrp-lawmaker-files-suit-against-official

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