Indian delegation to visit Vietnam, Cambodia to discuss issues pertaining to pharma trade
A high level Indian delegation from the department of commerce and trade, government of India, is expected to visit Vietnam and Cambodia this month to discuss various issues pertaining to pharma trade and improve business ties with the two South East Asian countries. Rajeev Kher, secretary, ...
A Raju Hyderabad
Cambodian river sand turns up in India—again
Nearly 80,000 tons of Cambodian river sand has been sitting at a seaport in India for nearly two months, the second haul to turn up there in two years, despite a 2009 ban on the export of river sand handed down by Prime Minister Hun ...
Chris Mueller and Ouch Sony
Cambodia fears tough competition for long-grain rice exports from India
Cambodia rice exporters are fearing that the Indian government’s decision to release 5 million tons of rice in the open market to control price hikes may have a spill over effect on global rice exports, according to local sources. ...
Oryza News Staff
India’s rice dump may impact local exports
With the Indian government set to inject five million tonnes of rice in to its domestic market, Cambodia’s rice producers fear that any spillover into the global rice trade may impact local exports. David Van, acting secretary-general of a newly established Cambodia Rice Federation, said ...
Cambodia sees big jump in construction investment in first quarter
Cambodia’s construction sector received a total investment of 851 million U.S. dollars in the first three months of 2014, up 311 percent compared with 207 million U.S. dollars over the same period last year, the official figures showed Thursday. During the January-March period this year, the ...
Shanghai Daily News Staff
MEA, WAPCOS sign agreements for assisting Cambodia in water resources management
The Ministry of External Affairs today signed two agreements with the public sector WAPCOS Limited for assisting Cambodia in water resources management. One of the agreements is on Study of Ground Water Resources of Kampong Spue Province in Cambodia and the other on Development of ...
NetIndian News Network
How can ASEAN realize its economic integration by 2015?
The Association of the Southeast Asian Nations, known as ASEAN, has chosen 2015 as the year to realize its economic integration as the ASEAN Economic Community. Yet, there are only several months left, ASEAN doesn’t seem to be ready. How can ASEAN realize this goal? Although ...
The Cambodia Herald News Staff
India pledges millions in loans to Cambodia
Anil Wadhwa, India’s deputy foreign minister, met with Foreign Minister Hor Namhong on Wednesday and promised to honor his request for millions of dollars in loans, a spokesman said. He [Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesman Koy Kuong] said that Mr. Namhong then requested money to complete ...
Cambodia, India discuss ways to promote bilateral ties
Cambodian and Indian senior diplomats on Wednesday discussed ways to strengthen and expand bilateral relations and cooperation for mutual benefits of the two countries and peoples. The talk was made between Cambodian deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Hor Namhong and Indian Ministry of External Affairs ...
Xinhuanet News Staff
Cambodia leads doubts over AEC
In a rare moment of honesty a Cambodian official has admitted his doubts about his country’s ability to meet regional expectations in time for the launch of the much vaunted ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by the end of 2015. “If you talk about short-term: Yes, we ...
Experts discuss legitimacy of Government without Opposition
Diplomats, legal experts and political analysts all met in a forum in Phnom Penh Tuesday to discuss the implications of last year’s election and the ongoing political deadlock. Some diplomats, like Dinesh Patnaik, India’s ambassador to Cambodia, questioned the legitimacy of a government the opposition refuses ...
Kong Sothanarith, Khoun Theara
Government says drug seizures, trafficking rose in 2013
Drug seizures jumped last year, while drug arrests remained relatively steady, according to the annual report from the National Authority for Combating Drugs (NACD) released Monday. As in 2012, methamphetamine retained its position as the most commonly seized type of drug. Police confiscated 17.3 kg of methamphetamine ...
Cambodian PM holds opposition-backed unions responsible for future factory closures due to strikes
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Tuesday that the opposition-aligned unions, inciting garment workers to stage strikes for higher wages, must take responsibilities for any future closures of factories. “The government has worked very hard to attract investors to build factories and has urged manufacturers to ...
Xinhuanet News Staff
Indian cultural week to kick off in Cambodia Thursday
The Festivals of India including a photo show and dance performances will be held in Cambodia’s Phnom Penh and Siem Reap cities from Feb. 13 to Feb. 19, according to a media statement from the Indian Embassy in Cambodia on Wednesday. Speaking at a press ...
Xinhuanet News Staff
India urges more trade action
The Indian ambassador to Cambodia is calling on the government to reduce exorbitant shipping costs and take better advantage of a tariff scheme that India offers, two obstacles that the diplomat says are discouraging bilateral trade. Ambassador Dinesh Patnaik said on Tuesday that Indian businesses exporting ...
Water Resources Minister Seeks Investigation Into Exported Sand
Minister of Water Resources and Meteorology Lim Kean Hor said Monday that he would seek an investigation into a $1.5-million haul of river sand exported to India in April in spite of a ban on the export of dredged sand handed down by Prime Minister ...
Despite Ban, $1.5M of Cambodian Sand Turns Up in India
A huge haul of river sand dredged in Cambodia has been quarantined at the southern Indian port city of Cochin since its arrival in April despite a ban on sand exports instituted by Prime Minister Hun Sen in 2009. India’s Deccan Chronicle newspaper reported on Tuesday ...
Alex Willemyns and Kuch Naren
Cambodia's construction attracts over 2 bln USD investment in 8 months
PHNOM PENH, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) — Cambodia’s construction sector had received a total investment of 2.14 billion U.S. dollars in the first eight months of the year, up 40 percent from 1.53 billion U.S. dollars over the same period last year, a government report showed ...
Xinhuanet News Staff
Tata moves in on agriculture
India-based Tata International Ltd announced yesterday that it would import and distribute its Farmtrac Tractors in Cambodia to profit from the country’s growing agricultural sector. Speaking at the launching ceremony at the Koh Pich exhibition centre, Jitendra Manghinani, country manager of Tata South East Asia (Cambodia), ...
Cambodia organizes int'l industrial machinery, garment exhibition
The 3rd international industrial machinery and garment fair kicked off at Cambodian capital’s Diamond Island Exhibition Center on Thursday with the participation of about 240 exhibitors from 16 countries and regions. A variety of industrial machinery for the production of textile and garment, footwear, plastics ...