Legal and Judicial Development Project (Phase VI) officially launched
The Ministry of Justice and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have signed an agreement to officially launch a five-year Technical Cooperation Project called “The Legal and Judicial Development Project (Phase VI)”. ...
Khmer Times Staff
Report: Foreign-funded infrastructure projects need more scrutiny for quality control
As foreign funders drive the construction of major new infrastructure projects in Cambodia, an inconsistent regulatory approach may be opening lanes for shoddy construction. ...
Japan to help Cambodia with roadmap to carbon neutrality
The Ministry of Mines and Energy and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on April 29 on the implementation of a project to prepare the Kingdom’s transition to clean energy and a roadmap to carbon neutrality. ...
Ministry set to launch Japan’s ‘Think! Think!’ at eight public schools
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports plans to launch Japan’s number one curriculum “Think! Think!” this month at Preah Norodom Primary School in Phnom Penh. ...
Japan set to sign $180M Covid-19 crisis loan agreement in December
Japan is expected to sign a concessional loan agreement worth 20 billion yen ($180 million) with the Kingdom this month for Covid-19 Crisis Response Emergency Support Loan Phase 2, the Cambodian Ministry of Economy and Finance said on November 30. ...
JICA provides concessional loan for Siem Reap water supply expansion project
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has decided to provide approximately $58 million in concessional loan to the Royal Government of Cambodia for a project to expand water supply capacity in Siem Reap province. ...
Khmer Times Staff
Japan donates 400 bikes for Kingdom’s covid fight
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) donated 400 motorcycles to the Ministry of Health for use in vaccines deployment in Cambodia’s vaccination campaign. ...
JICA’s irrigation rehabilitation project in three provinces is about 90 percent complete
JICA’s irrigation rehabilitation project in the provinces of Kampong Chhnang, Pursat and Battambang is about 90 percent as it is set to conclude in the middle of this year. ...
Japanese follow-up team arrives in Cambodia
A group of Japanese experts arrived in Cambodia Tuesday for a two-day visit as a follow-up team regarding the needs survey implemented last May for electoral reform assistance to Cambodia. The team was led by Mr. Tadayuki MIYASHITA, Director, Country Assistance Planning Division I, International ...
The Cambodia Herald News Staff
First buses, now trains could come to capital
As part part of its multibillion-dollar Urban Transport Master Plan, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) unveiled a modern rail system for Phnom Penh yesterday that could begin operation as soon as 2023. The trains would thin out traffic on the capital’s choked-up roads, which currently lack ...
Japan to Install “Smart” Traffic Lights Throughout Cambodia’s Capital
As Cambodia’s economy has boomed over the last decade, the broad French-built boulevards and leafy backstreets of Phnom Penh have become bottlenecks, with giant SUVs parked two- or three- deep, clogging the roads. At peak hour, the center of town turns into a Hobbesian crush of ...
Phnom Penh to get new water treatment plant
Construction is to begin this month on a $40 million water treatment plant to help Phnom Penh meet a growing demand for clean water, following an official contract signing ceremony Friday. The plant, called Niroth 2, is the second stage in a massive water treatment facility ...
Holly Robertson and Kang Sothear
Cracks discovered in bridge
The Ministry of Public Works and Transportation (MPWT) and the Phnom Penh municipality are preparing a ban on heavy trucks crossing the Cambodian-Japanese Friendship Bridge after cracks were discovered in a pillar on the bridge’s eastern end, a City Hall official confirmed yesterday. At a meeting ...
More work needed at the tax dept, JICA says
The General Tax Department of Cambodia (GTD) needs to improve a number of administration processes to enhance revenue collection and make a greater contribution to the economy, a recent study released yesterday by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) reveals. According to data from GTD, Cambodia ...
As lake disappears, a development dilemma
Looking out from his house, held up by three-meter stilts on a peninsula that juts into Boeng Tompun lake, Chan Sokhom can see the sand inching closer to him every day. Within a few years, the sand will likely reach his doorstep. By then, Mr. Sokhom ...
Cameron Rhoads and Sek Odom
Stop and go: More traffic lights going up in capital
Phnom Penh is looking to improve its traffic light system and will fit more than 30 unregulated intersections with traffic lights by February next year, City Hall has announced. The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), which is assisting the city, has prioritised the system as a ...
City looks to overhaul traffic light system
A solution may be at hand for Phnom Penh’s degenerating traffic congestion problem as Japan’s International Cooperation Agency is readying a project aimed at completely overhauling the city’s non-intuitive traffic light system, City Hall announced Tuesday. The study, which will begin within the next month and ...
Simon Henderson and Khuon Narim
By 2020, $9 billion needed for road funding: report
Cambodia needs $9 billion to be invested into 850 kilometres of roadways by 2020, according to a study by Henan Provincial Communications Planning Survey and Design Institute. From the Chinese province of Henan, officials from the state-owned engineering institute went to great lengths yesterday to explain ...
Cambodia to rear prawns in ‘third water’
Cambodian farmers will open three prawn farms this summer in the mountain region using Japanese technique of ‘third water’ for creating artificial river and seawater The artificial water is a blend of fresh water and a carefully measured mix of minerals, including salts of sodium, potassium ...
Far Eastern Agriculture News Staff
"Third water" prawn farming project to kick off in Cambodia
An onshore prawn farming project using water known as “third water” developed by Toshimasa Yamamoto, associate professor at Okayama University of Science, will start in August in a mountain village in Cambodia, Japan’s Jiji Press reported. Aquaculture on land is expected to improve nutrition and alleviate ...
Bernama News Staff