Kampong Cham tourist site planned

More than 5,000 sugar palm trees will be planted at an ancient historical site in Kampong Cham province’s Srei Santhor district in an effort to turn the area into a tourist attraction. ...

Khy Sovuthy

Typhoon Tembin to bring heavy rain next week

All provinces, especially those along the border with Vietnam, will be affected by heavy rain when Typhoon Tembin hits next week. The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology announced that Tembin appeared in the Pacific Ocean yesterday and is currently in the Philippines. ...

Mom Kunthear

Brace for storm next week

The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology said that some areas in the Kingdom would be hit by a storm next week, especially the coastal provinces. Water Resources Minister Lim Kean Hor said that a high pressure system would have a weak influence on Cambodia and ...

Mom Kunthear

Ministry warns of possible flooding

The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology yesterday warned local authorities and people throughout the country to pay close attention and use caution as heavy rain, which could lead to flooding, was expected throughout the country this week. Water Resources and Meteorology Minister Lim Kean Hor ...

Mom Kunthear

Cambodia to close Mekong River Commission office

Cambodia has announced it will shutter the office of the inter-governmental Mekong River Commission in Phnom Penh, relocating its functions to neighboring Laos. ...

Ith Sothoeuth

Mining giant seeks to settle corruption case with US

Australian mining giant BHP Billiton has announced that it is in negotiations with the U.S. government to settle allegations of corruption abroad, which include claims that the company paid a $2.5 million bribe to Cambodian officials to secure exploration rights in the country’s northeast. ...

Zsombor Peter

Parliament to summon 3 ministers for questioning

The National Assembly plans to summon three ministers for questioning over compensation to families who will be displaced or harmed by development projects, officials from the National Assembly said Sunday. Cheam Yeap, a senior CPP lawmaker, said the National Assembly would write to Environment Minister Say ...

Hul Reaksmey

Gov’t seizes 4 boats for breaking dredging ban

The Ministry of Water Resources seized four boats on Wednesday for allegedly breaking a government ban on river sand dredging in Phnom Penh and is searching for the owners. The city issued the ban last year in response to what it said was an oversupply of ...

Hay Pisey

Australian Police Say Appropriate Steps Taken in BHP Bribery Case

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) said Monday they have taken the necessary steps to investigate claims that the world’s largest mining company, BHP Billiton, bribed officials in Cambodia and played down reports that it had mishandled one the country’s largest cases in corporate corruption. “The ...

Cambodia, Vietnam Seek Stop to Xayabari Dam Construction

Cambodia and Vietnam will send a letter signed by the prime ministers of both countries to demand that Laos and Thailand halt the construction of a dam on the mainstream Mekong River in Laos, an official from the Cambodian National Mekong Committee said yesterday. The decision ...

Japan Helps Cambodia Despite Difficulties

Japan on August 15th loaned Cambodia a package of US$ 53.3 million for the West Tonle Sap Irrigation and Drainage Improvement and a grant aid of US$ 0.7 million to improve education equipment of the Department of Geo-Resources and Geotechnical Engineering of the Institute of ...

Japan Loans over $53 Million to Improve Agriculture and Education

Cambodia will receive a concessional loan package of $53.3 million US dollars from Japan to restore the irrigation canal system and another $700,000 dollars grant aid to enhance education materials for minerals resources and topology department of the Institute of Technology of Cambodia (ITC), the ...

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