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Hun Sen says water levels may cause power cuts in capital

Speaking at the official launch of the National Strategic Development Plan 2019-2023 in Phnom Penh, Mr Hun Sen said steps to increase the power supply are ongoing and apologised for any inconvenience caused if blackouts do occur. ...

Khmer Times staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/658075/hun-sen-says-water-levels-may-cause-power-cuts-in-capital/

PM justifies need for Chinese construction workers

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday justified the need for Chinese workers in the Kingdom by saying that local workers still lack expertise. Mr Hun Sen, during his inspection visit to Morodok Techo National Stadium, said Chinese nationals working in the Kingdom are permitted for employment and ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50628531/pm-justifies-need-for-chinese-construction-workers/

PM wants authorities to address all public concerns

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday called on authorities to address all concerns raised by the the public in line with the Kingdom’s efforts to implement sustainable development goals. In a message to mark today’s celebration of the 30th World Population Day under the theme, “25 years ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50622492/pm-wants-authorities-to-address-all-public-concerns/

Hun Sen urges public to grow veggies naturally

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday urged the public to grow fruits and vegetables organically as these are healthier alternatives to crops grown using agrochemicals. Mr Hun Sen posted on his Facebook page that the Kingdom’s land was fertile and suitable for growing fruits and ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50603816/hun-sen-urges-public-to-grow-veggies-naturally/

Hun Sen: Cambodia will not fall into Belt and Road debt trap

Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Friday that Cambodia would not fall into a so-called debt trap as it embraces China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) as the Kingdom only accepted projects beneficial to the country. Hun Sen was speaking in China on the first ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hun-sen-cambodia-will-not-fall-belt-and-road-debt-trap

Rapid economic growth props up Cambodia’s strongman

Between 1995 and 2017 Cambodia grew at an average rate of 7.7%; gdp per person rose from $321 in 1994 to $1,137 in 2017, after accounting for inflation. Foreign money has flooded in and Cambodia’s economy, which war and the Khmers Rouges had destroyed, has ...

The Economist
https://www.economist.com/asia/2019/04/20/rapid-economic-growth-props-up-cambodias-strongman

Student health targeted under new gov’t policy

The Cambodian government has approved the “Draft National Policy on School Health” after hearing reports and holding discussions at a Council of Ministers meeting led by Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday. “The draft national policy has as its vision the development of good physical, ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/student-health-targeted-under-new-govt-policy

Hydrodam, solar power stations are approved

The government last week approved the construction of a hydroelectric dam and supplemental solar power stations with a total electrical capacity of 220MW, as the Kingdom continues battling a national electricity shortage. According to Prime Minister Hun Sen, Cambodia is currently facing a 400MW power ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/hydrodam-solar-power-stations-are-approved

Tax, customs revenue hits $1.68B this year

Cambodia collected some $1.68 billion in revenue from customs and taxation during the first three months of this year, said Prime Minister Hun Sen. Speaking recently at the 18th Government-Private Sector Forum, he said revenue from the Kingdom’s customs fees accounted for about $668 million ...

Hor Kimsay
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/tax-customs-revenue-hits-168b-year

PM: Beware of thunderstorms

Prime Minister Hun Sen has called on people to be careful in thunderstorms, which have so far this year killed at least three people and destroyed scores of homes, with more predicted in April and May. The prime minister also ordered the Cambodian Red Cross ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-beware-thunderstorms

W&D demands gov’t reimbursement

W&D (CAMBODIA) Co Ltd has demanded that the government compensate its loss in exchange for the reinstatement of more than 1,000 factory workers who were sacked due to their alleged involvement in a series of protests against the company since December. The demand marked the ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/wd-demands-govt-reimbursement

Digital transformation ‘new growth engine’ for Kingdom

With the rise of Industry 4.0, digital transformation will be the new growth engine that Cambodia needs to realise its long-term vision of becoming a high-income country, an economic expert said on Tuesday. Speaking at the 13th annual outlook conference, which was organised by Cambodia ...

Hor Kimsay
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/digital-transformation-new-growth-engine-kingdom

Government, ILO cooperation hailed

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday highlighted the joint accomplishments of the Cambodian government and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in helping to bring 1.5 million of the Kingdom’s workers into the formal labour market. The ILO was established in Paris on October 29, 1919, ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-ilo-cooperation-hailed

Gov’t to buy power from companies

In a bid to end ongoing blackouts across the country, the government is planning to buy power from the private sector to supply households. The country is now experiencing daily power cuts as a result of extremely hot and dry weather. The seven hydropower dams ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50589834/govt-to-buy-power-from-companies/

PM seeks overseas markets for Kingdom’s agricultural products

Speaking at the closing ceremony of 2018-2019 Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Annual Result Review Meeting, Prime Minister Hun Sen said Cambodia’s agricultural sector is showing progress, with it producing nearly six million tonnes of paddy, which can be processed into four million tonnes of milled ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/pm-seeks-overseas-markets-kingdoms-agricultural-products

PM: Prevent illegal exports of timber

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday urged relevant authorities to stamp out the export of timber abroad without authorisation and transparency. Speaking during an annual meeting of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on Thursday, Hun Sen called on officials to work together in ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-prevent-illegal-exports-timber

Government group to support local officials

The government has issued guidelines on the roles and duties of national-level officials who undertake municipal and provincial missions to promote the implementation of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s Rectangular Strategy for Growth, Employment, Equity and Efficiency Phase IV. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-group-support-local-officials

Government to label attractions ‘Supreme Tourism Sites’

The government is pushing for the development and investment into special tourism sites as it will contribute to the Kingdom’s economic development, a Sub-decree designating “Supreme Tourism Sites” said. Industry insiders welcomed the sub-decree, saying it would help the Kingdom diversify its tourist attractions with ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/government-label-attractions-supreme-tourism-sites

PM mulling referendum over death penalty for ‘beasts’ who rape children

Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Sunday that he was considering introducing the death penalty for people who rape children, but he said it would only happen after a nationwide referendum. He was speaking during a meeting in the capital’s Dangkor district with 44 staff ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-mulling-referendum-over-death-penalty-beasts-who-rape-children

Census to run until March 13

Prime Minister Hun Sen has called on Cambodians to take part in the national census by providing accurate information to officers in order to obtain correct national statistics for the Kingdom’s development. And as if to prove his point, the prime minister also gave an ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/census-run-until-march-13

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