Cambodia, US share concerns over Lao dam

Following a meeting with a visiting U.S. diplomat on Wednesday, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Secretary of State Ouch Borith said the U.S. shares Cambodia’s concerns about a controversial hydropower dam Laos is planning to build on the Mekong River. Cambodia and Vietnam both fear that the ...

Eang Mengleng

Dam ‘redesign’ a mystery

Amid a lawsuit and a chorus of dissent, developers of the first lower Mekong mainstream hydropower project, the massive Xayaburi dam, have quietly submitted a long-anticipated, multimillion-dollar redesign plan, the Post has learned. What exactly has been changed about the 1,260-megawatt dam, which environmentalists contend will ...

Laignee Barron

Report calls for foreign teacher trainers, higher salaries

Cambodia must significantly increase teachers’ salaries and import the best teacher trainers from abroad in order to combat a continuously widening gap between the skills employers are looking for and those the country’s graduates are able to provide, a new report says. Facing the worst student-teacher ...

Zsombor Peter

Ministry forecasts Cambodia to see rainfalls from 25-28 August

Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology foretasted Saturday that Cambodia will see rainfalls from 25-28 August due to low pressure weather across Mekong River basin, Thailand and Laos. A statement issued by Water Resource Minister Lim Kean Hour said Phnom Penh capital, and Kandal, Kampong Speu, ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

Drug-resistant malaria spreads in SE Asia

On Thailand’s border with Myanmar, also known as Burma, a malaria research and treatment clinic is stepping up efforts to eliminate a drug-resistant form of the parasite before it spreads abroad. Artemisinin medicines have been highly effective against malaria when used in combination with other drugs. ...

Steve Sandford

Muang Thai maps out expansion plan

Muang Thai Insurance is looking at acquiring portfolios from non-life insurers and selling non-life products to individuals in neighbouring countries as part of its plan to keep its premium income growing by 15 per cent annually in the next three to five years. “The merger model ...

Sucheera Pinijparakarn

IFC sells stake in Cambodia's commercial bank to Japanese bank

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, has sold its 12.25 percent stake in Acleda bank to Japan’s Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) in an undisclosed amount after having supported Acleda for over 15 years, said an IFC news statement ...

Shanghai Daily News Staff

Flood warnings issued for Kratie, Kampong Cham, Stung Treng

The Mekong River Commission issued flood warnings on Wednesday for Kratie, Kampong Cham and Stung Treng as well as the southern Lao city of Pakse. After surpassing alarm levels in recent days, the Mekong is expected to reach the flood stage in Kratie on Saturday, according ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

Officials remain calm despite flood deaths

Four people have died in flooding that has affected nine provinces over the past week, officials said Sunday. Two people died in flooding in Kratie province, one in Stung Treng province and another in Kandal province. The flooding has risen above the emergency levels in Kratie ...

Ouch Sony

Gov’t ministers meet with regional counterparts

Defense Minister Tea Banh expressed confidence in the Thai junta’s leadership in the first meeting between top-ranking military officials from the two countries since Thailand’s army seized power two months ago, according to Thai media reports. ...

Eang Mengleng

Cambodia achieves border demarcation of 80 pct with Vietnam, 75 pct with Laos

Cambodia has achieved border demarcation of 80 percent with Vietnam and 75 percent with Laos, Keo Piseth, a spokesman for Cambodian Parliamentary President Heng Samrin, said Thursday. The spokesman told reporters after a meeting between Heng Samrin and delegations of Vietnamese lawmakers led by Nguyen Kim ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Passenger arrival at airports up by 10 pct

The number of passenger arrivals at the Kingdom’s airports rose to 1.37 million in the first six months of the year, up 10 per cent from 1.24 million visitors in the same period in 2013, according to figures from Cambodia Airports. The figures include both international ...

Hor Kimsay

Laos will consult with neighbors over dam

The Lao government has agreed to a lengthy public consultation process with its neighbors before building a controversial hydropower dam on the Mekong River, within 2 km of the Cambodian border, according to the environmental group WWF. Laos announced the 256-MW Don Sahong dam last year ...

Hul Reaksmey

Laos agrees to more extensive consultation for dam on border with Cambodia

The Lao government said yesterday that it would have the controversial Don Sahong dam undergo a formal process of prior consultation – a decision that will probably delay the project further. “The government has already demonstrated that it is committed to developing the Don Sahong project ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

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