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Flood death toll rises to 13 in Cambodia

Flash floods have killed at least 13 people and affected about 3,000 families in Cambodia since early this month, a disaster control spokesman said Wednesday. Four provinces being hit by floods are Banteay Meanchey, Preah Vihear, Kampong Thom, and Kratie, Keo Vy, chief of the Cabinet ...

Global Times News Staff
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/806961.shtml#.Uh6rPdKBmN8

Flood death toll rises to 9 in Cambodia

Flash floods have claimed nine lives and affected about 5,300 families in Cambodia since last week, a disaster control spokesman said Friday. Keo Vy, chief of the Cabinet of the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM), said five of the dead were children. ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2013-08/16/c_132635976.htm

Flash floods hit parts of Cambodia, killing seven people

Flash floods have been hitting some parts of three provinces in Cambodia and have claimed seven lives so far, officials said Monday. Keo Vy, chief of the Cabinet of National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM), said northwestern Banteay Meanchey and Preah Vihear provinces as well as ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2013-08/12/c_132624526.htm

Promotions few in financial sector

In late 2009, two months after graduating with a degree in economics, Heng Piseth found a job as a credit officer with a microfinance institution in Kampong Thom province. The story reflects a larger trend confronting young Cambodians entering the financial sector’s job market. While ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/promotions-few-financial-sector

Rice husk to power agriculture

Cambodia-based SOMA Energy will construct two bio-mass power-generating plants that convert rice husks into electricity to supply Cambodian farmers working in the provinces. SOMA energy, a subsidiary of SOMA group, has invested nearly $3 million in the construction of the plants, one of which is located ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/rice-husk-power-agriculture

Fish tale: A million released

A million fish formed the front line of the conservation fight yesterday, when Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries officials released them in Kampong Thom provincial waters, celebrating the launching of a national aquaculture institute. Yesterday’s celebration of National Fish Day in Baray district marks the official start ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013070266609/National/fish-tale-a-million-released.html

ADB to loan $55 million to Cambodia's rice sector

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a loan of $55 million to help transform the rice sector of Cambodia into a viable commercial industry as well as taking care of the land and water resources. ADB’s Climate-Resilient Rice Commercialization Sector Development Program―which will run ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=15&token=ZjI4NDZjMzFlMmE

Firms’ Timber Trade Decried

Two firms holding concessions in rapidly disappearing northern forests are amassing stockpiles of tens of thousands of luxury logs cut both within and outside their leases and trucking them on to Vietnam, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights has alleged. CCHR investigators that tracked logging operations ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013052865880/National/firms-timber-trade-decried.html

Cambodia’s Economic Opportunity

While significant obstacles remain, the success of the rice sector is a potentially crucial driver in Cambodia’s prosperous and equitable development. Cambodia announced two major bilateral trade agreements recently, with the Philippines and Thailand, that are expected to further expand the country’s rice export sector. ...

http://thediplomat.com/2013/05/09/cambodias-economic-opportunity/

Prey Lang activists halted on road

More than 300 activists from Kampong Thom province’s Prey Lang Community Network were stopped by district police yesterday as they were marching from the Vietnamese-owned CRCK Company to deliver a lawsuit in Sandan district calling for the postponement of alleged forest clearing and the “invasion” ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013021461350/National/prey-lang-activists-halted-on-road.html

Forest activists, firm facing off once again

The Prey Lang Community Network yesterday delivered a letter to authorities in Kampong Thom province’s Sandan district calling for the postponement of a Vietnamese concessionaire’s forest clearing and notifying authorities of their intention to deliver a lawsuit to the provincial hall tomorrow, network activists said. According ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013021261309/National/forest-activists-firm-facing-off-once-again.html

Local cashew nut exports increasing

Cambodia’s cashew-nut exports increased sharply from 443 tonnes in 2011 to 4,453 tonnes last year, according to the Ministry of Commerce. But observers say these figures do not reflect reality, as a large percentage of exports had not been recorded. An expert in cashew nut production, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013020661205/Business/local-cashew-nut-exports-increasing.html

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