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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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50628524/ho-chi-minh-seeks-to-be-twin-city-with-phnom-penh/

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
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50107086/new-rail-link-vietnam-cards/

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
http://tuoitrenews.vn/politics/36177/vietnam-cambodia-to-step-up-search-for-deceased-vietnamese-soldiers-remains-in-cambodia

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
http://tuoitrenews.vn/society/33224/major-route-linking-ho-chi-minh-city-to-cambodia-to-be-broadened

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
http://ftnnews.com/mice/28866-cambodia-organizes-culture-week-in-vietnam.html

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
http://www.saigon-gpdaily.com.vn/Business/Economy/2014/12/111809/

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
http://thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=13&token=MGE2ZDJlMjJiNGY

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
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140812/vietnam-train-commercial-pilots-cambodias-national-airline

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
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/clash-07082014164311.html

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
http://www.irrawaddy.org/asia/magazine-regional/lao-dam-troubles-mekong-waters.html

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
http://thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=13&token=MzY1YWNkYTY3ZmQ

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
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/403657/activists-dismayed-at-mekong-summit-outcome

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
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/intervention-urged-dam

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