Cambodia to begin rice exports to various countries

Cambodia’s minister of commerce has announced that the country will step up efforts to export rice to Africa, Middle East and the European Union. In his three-day visit to Kuwait in December 2014, Chanthol aimed at opening new avenues for Cambodian-made agricultural goods to enter ...

Far Eastern Agriculture News Staff

Prime minister gives graduates class in geopolitics 101

Amid a dour assessment of the current geopolitical landscape, Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday warned that only bad things follow when long-ruling strongmen are overthrown. In the lead-up to last year’s national elections, which Mr. Hun Sen’s ruling CPP officially won amid reports of widespread ...

Khy Sovuthy

Planning delays oil refinery’s progress

Construction on Cambodia’s $2.3 billion oil refinery has been set back again, this time due to planning delays, the project’s local partner, Cambodia Petrochemical Company (CPC), confirmed yesterday. The landmark oil refinery was slated to begin construction in December 2013 following a $1.67 billion loan from ...

Chan Muyhong

Alarm over workers to Emirates

Cambodian labourers may soon be recruited to construction sites in the United Arab Emirates, where conditions are described as “tragic” by human rights groups. The Lebanon-based company that would hire the workers under the prospective scheme, Agostine & Raphael Group, is run by Middle Eastern tycoon ...

Daniel Pye

PAL urged not to pursue deal to form Cambodia Airlines

 Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) is said to be better off not pursuing a deal with Royal Group of Cambodia (RGC) to form Cambodia Airlines Co. Ltd., saying there are other “bigger priorities” for the flag carrier. CAPA said the Cambodia-Philippines is a small market, ...

Lenie Lectura

USDA Hikes 2013 Export Projections for Cambodia, India, U.S.

The USDA increased its rice export forecasts for India, Cambodia and the U.S. mainly due to higher production estimates in these countries. Cambodia’s 2013 rice export estimates was increased 150,000 tons to a record 975,000 tons, up about 21% from last year, said the USDA in ...

Qatar Airways ready to launch daily flights to Cambodia's capital

The Doha-based Qatar Airways will operate its daily flights from Doha to Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, from Tuesday, Cambodia’s tourism minister Thong Khon said Monday. “Tomorrow (Tuesday), the airline will launch daily flights from Doha to Phnom Penh via Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam,” ...

ASEAN issues declaration to promote regional community

The 21st ASEAN Summit opened in Phnom Penh yesterday under the theme One Community, One Destiny, with meetings during the three-day event expected to tackle such issues as measures to build the ASEAN Community, regional peace and security, and strengthening co-operation between the bloc’s member ...

Pentagon chief to visit Australia, Thailand and Cambodia

US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will travel to Australia, Thailand and Cambodia next week as part of America’s strategic tilt to the Asia-Pacific, even as crises in the Middle East demand the Pentagon’s attention and resources. In a week-long trip starting Sunday, Panetta will head to ...

UAE, Cambodia look to lift tourism

Cambodia’s tourism ministry and United Arab Emirates officials have signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen tourism to the Kingdom, officials said during a press conference at Phnom Penh’s international airport. Tourism Minister Thong Khon said the memorandum of understanding (MoU) would provide more opportunities for ...

Clinton Says Asean Is Key to US Foreign Policy

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton yesterday raised the issue of territorial disputes in the South China Sea with Prime Minister Hun Sen and outlined the strong focus the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama is currently placing on the Asean region, officials said. Arriving in ...

Cambodia denies maids to Saudi Arabia report

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia media reported that the country would soon begin to receive maids from both Cambodia and Vietnam, but Cambodia has denied the reports, saying they have no intention of sending maids to anywhere in the Middle East and Arab world. ...

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