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Farming’s primacy ‘hinders’

Cambodia’s economic productivity is in trouble, struggling with an inability to turn a youthful population into a skilled workforce and stunted by an over-reliance on agriculture, according to a new World Bank report. In Cambodia and Vietnam, diversification of labour from the farming sector contributed to ...

Laignee Barron
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/farming%E2%80%99s-primacy-%E2%80%98hinders%E2%80%99

Increase in Cambodian tourism leads to growing importance of child safe tourism

In 2013, Cambodia welcomed 4.2 million tourists, an increase of 17% from the previous year. This rapid growth of tourist arrivals is expected to continue year on year, raising concerns about how to ensure that local children are only positively impacted by tourism. Tourism destinations attract ...

eTN Global Travel Industry News Staff
http://www.eturbonews.com/44034/increase-cambodian-tourism-leads-growing-importance-child-safe-t

Lao consultants give dam the thumbs up

The controversial Don Sahong hydropower dam, which Laos says it will soon build just a kilometre from the Cambodian border, will not have significant effects on the Mekong River, according to an environmental impact assessment paid for by the dam’s builder. Obtained yesterday, the report – ...

Shane Worrell
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/lao-consultants-give-dam-thumbs

Laos taps on single visa door

Lao PDR says it will consider joining Thailand and Cambodia’s single visa scheme launched late last year saying it will help to boost Mekong region tourism. A senior official at the consular department in Vientiane told the Vientiane Times, last week, that the government would hold ...

http://www.ttrweekly.com/site/2013/03/laos-keen-to-join-single-visa/

ASEAN ministers vow to deepen tourism cooperation

Representatives of the ten ASEAN nations met on Sunday in Laos’ capital of Vientiane to launch the ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF), where they pledged to expand tourism cooperation and discussed creating a pan-ASEAN tourist visa. The ATF, which was first held in 1981, is designed to ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2013-01/20/c_132115298.htm

Rights Groups Call on Thai, Lao Leaders to Halt Dam

A group of Cambodian NGOs sent a letter to the prime ministers of Thailand and Laos on Friday calling on them to stop the construction of a controversial dam on the Mekong River and respect the 1995 Mekong Agreement. “We would like to urgently call ...

ILO program pushes dialogue

In the wake of several violent garment-factory protests last week, the International Labour Office yesterday launched a five-year, US$5 million Decent Work Country Program in Cambodia to focus on improving industrial relations. “[This] marks the beginning of a new body of work for the ILO in ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012030254818/National-news/ilo-program-pushes-dialogue.html

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