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MoU inked with GIZ to improve garment sustainability

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Germany’s international development organisation, the Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). The MOU serves to implement the second phase of a multinational project aimed at improving the sustainability of the ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mou-inked-giz-improve-garment-sustainability

Biological pest control agents given green light by government

Cambodia has just launched a new registry for companies that wish to import biological control agents (BCA), effectively allowing the importation of these organisms which are widely used in other countries for pest control.​ ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5097360/biological-pest-control-agents-given-green-light-government/

GIZ pumps euros into workplace inspections

In a bid to reassure European shoppers concerned with unfair labour practices, Germany’s state aid agency GIZ has pledged €1.2 million ($1.3 million) to a new program focused on enhancing Cambodia’s labour inspections system for the garment sector. ...

Charles Rollet
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/giz-pumps-euros-workplace-inspections

Water plan for schools on tap

At nearly half of the Kingdom’s primary schools, students have to make a daily choice between drinking contaminated water or going thirsty, a dilemma the government hopes to soon banish with new minimum sanitation and safe water standards. The guidelines, which have yet to be finalised ...

Laignee Barron
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/water-plan-schools-tap

Farmers urged to go green

Officials from the Ministry of Agriculture have called on farmers to cease using chemical pesticides and adopt environmentally friendly methods in an effort to increase yields and reduce damage to produce. At an agriculture workshop on biological control agents hosted yesterday by the Ministry of Agriculture, ...

Chan Muyhong
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/farmers-urged-go-green

Hun Sen’s Land Titles Receive Rare Praise From Germany

Since Prime Minister Hun Sen announced an ambitious new plan some 10 months ago to make nearly half a million families official land owners, hardly a week goes by that a rural community does not complain of local officials trying to scam the project. But when ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/hun-sens-land-titles-receive-rare-praise-from-germany-17312/

Government Awards Land Reform Organizations

Representatives from German, Finnish and Canadian development agencies were awarded honorary medals by Minister of Land Management Im Chhun Lim on Wednesday for their work in the country’s land sector. The awards ceremony comes just weeks after it emerged that the World Bank had frozen ...

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