Ho Chi Minh City police bust ring smuggling $12mn worth of mobile devices from Cambodia

Police in Ho Chi Minh City have detained two members of a ring that had smuggled tens of thousands of mobile devices, including smartphones, laptops, and tablets, worth over $12 million, from Cambodia. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cambodia to allow 100 percent private investment in Phnom Penh – Ho Chi Minh high-speed ​railway

Prime Minister Hun Sen  said on Wednesday  Hun Sen, that Cambodia will allow the private sector to invest 100% in the new high-speed railway linking Phnom Penh capital of Cambodia to Ho Chi Minh City of Vietnam. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Ho Chi Minh seeks to be twin city with Phnom Penh

A delegation from Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh city yesterday requested support from National Assembly President Heng Samrin to set up a twin city arrangement between it and Phnom Penh. Kim San, deputy chief of Mr Samrin’s cabinet, told reporters after the meeting that the delegation led ...

Taing Vida

New rail link with Vietnam on the cards

Plans for a railway line connecting Bavet city in Svay Rieng province to Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh city were revealed this week by the Minister of Transport. During a meeting with Nguyen Nhat, Vietnam’s Deputy Minister of Transport, Cambodian Transport Minister Sun Chanthol said both governments ...

Chea Vannak

Vietnam, Cambodia to step up search for Vietnamese soldiers’ remains in Cambodia

Vietnam and Cambodia have agreed to increase cooperation in searching for the remains of Vietnamese soldiers having died in Cambodia. The Specialized Committees of Vietnamese and Cambodian Governments attended a bilateral meeting in Ho Chi Minh City on Monday to review the search for these remains. ...

Tuoi Tre News

Major route linking Ho Chi Minh City to Cambodia to be broadened

The Vietnamese government has given the go-ahead to a project to enlarge a major route playing an important part in the transport of goods from provinces and cities in southern Vietnam to Cambodia and other Southeast Asian countries, local newswire VnExpress reported Monday. ...

Tuoi Tre Team

Cambodia organizes Culture Week in Vietnam

The Cambodia Culture Week 2015 will take place in Ho Chi Minh City and Soc Trang Province from November 8th – 14th. The event will be co-organised by the Viet Nam Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Cambodia Ministry of Culture and Fine ...

Ozgur Tore

Presence of Vietnamese goods limited in regional market

Many types of Vietnamese goods have faced strong competition of imported products from nations in the Southeast Asian region, while local businesses have met difficulties in broadening the presence of their products in these markets. For the last ten years, many businesses in Ho Chi Minh ...

Thuy Hai

Cambodia, Lao transit fees for Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh City route seen as too high

Aviation companies can save on flying time and fuel if they are allowed to take the proposed Ha Noi-HCM City air route crossing the airspace of Laos and Cambodia. However, the governments of Laos and Cambodia are charging transit fees for flights passing through their airspace ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

Vietnam to train commercial pilots for Cambodia's national airline

The Viet Flight Training Joint Stock Company (VFT) signed an agreement on Tuesday to help train Cambodians in Vietnam as commercial pilots for kingdom’s national flag carrier Cambodia Angkor Air (CAA). CAA’s President Tek Rethsamrach said the deal would greatly contribute to developing human resources in ...

Global Post News Staff

Khmer Krom monks clash with Cambodian police over Hanoi statement

More than a hundred monks and students from Vietnam’s Khmer Krom ethnic minority living in Cambodia clashed Tuesday with riot police and security guards in front of the Vietnamese embassy in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh as they marched to demand an apology for statements by ...

Richard Finney

Lao Dam troubles Mekong waters

Being landlocked and poor has always placed Laos at a disadvantage to its more powerful neighbors. The only body of water that offers Vientiane an international reach is the Mekong River, which flows through the heartland of Southeast Asia. Now, that river, which laps the western ...

Marwaan Macan-Markar

Nippon Express launches Japan service via Ho Chi Minh City

Nippon Express Co Ltd says its has launched a combined transport service from Phnom Penh to Japan which reduces shipping time by about six days. The Japanese logistics company said the new service started on April 1, transporting cargo by truck from Phnom Penh to Ho ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

Activists dismayed at mekong summit outcome

Environmentalists have expressed disappointment at the outcome of the second Mekong River Commission (MRC) summit, which wrapped up yesterday. International Rivers, an environmental and human rights organisation, yesterday released a statement slamming regional leaders’ failure to address concerns over the proliferation of dams on the mainstream ...

Bangkok Post News Staff

Intervention urged for dam

In anticipation of a regional summit this weekend, government officials and civil society have their sights locked on a controversial hydropower development just across the Cambodian border in Laos. NGO Forum submitted an open letter yesterday urging Prime Minister Hun Sen to confront Laos about its ...

Laignee Barron and Phak Seangly

Hun Sen unveils new roadmap for foreign trade policy

Prime Minister Hun Sen presided over a ceremony at his Peace Palace in Phnom Penh on Tuesday to unveil a new report that assesses the government’s foreign trade policies over the past seven years and lays out a policy roadmap for the next five. The report, ...

Khy Sovuthy and Alex Willemyns

Moc Bai Border Gate Economic Zone

Moc Bai Border Gate Economic Zone is located on the Trans-Asia Road that starts from Myanmar, goes to Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam and ends at Quangxi, China. It was built with three border gates on an area of 21,283ha, covering the communes of Long Thuan, ...

Vietnamnet News Staff

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