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Charcoal prices rise in urban areas

Deforestation and Cambodia’s strong economic growth have resulted in an increase in the price of charcoal, an energy source the poor are dependent on, charcoal vendors say. The price of charcoal in Phnom Penh had increased at least 200 riel ($0.05) a kilogram compared to 2012, charcoal ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013022661597/Business/charcoal-prices-rise-in-urban-areas.html

Villagers may get land titles

Representatives of 171 Pursat families who claim to have been unfairly left out of the government’s land-titling process said they have reached a tentative agreement with the minister of Industry, Mines and Energy to continue farming on the Bakan district land they have occupied for ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013022661603/National/villagers-may-get-land-titles.html

MoU to strengthen co-operation between Cambodia and India

The Federation of Associations of Small and Medium Enterprises of Cambodia (FASMEC) is expected to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) today to strengthen the co-operation on human resource training and quality control, an insider said. The Sokha, deputy director ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012120760146/Business/mou-to-strengthen-co-operation-between-cambodia-and-india.html

China investment in energy 'crucial' to Cambodia

Cambodian Minister of Industry, Mines and Energy on Thursday hailed Chinese companies for hugely investing in the country’s energy sector, which is a key element to support the sustainable social and economic development. Suy Sem’s appreciation was made during a bilateral meeting with Wu Yin, ...

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/business/2012-09/13/content_15756465.htm

Singapore & Cambodia to strengthen energy cooperation, starting with study visit

Singapore and Cambodia have agreed to strengthen bilateral cooperation in energy. As a first step, a delegation led by a Secretary of State of the Ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy of Cambodia will conduct a study visit to Singapore from 21 to 24 October. The ...

http://news.xin.msn.com/en/singapore/singapore-and-cambodia-to-strengthen-energy-cooperation-starting-with-study-visit

SMEs seek own SEZ

The Federation of Associations of Small and Medium Enterprises of Cambodia (FASMEC) is now pushing for the establishment of a special economic zone (SEZ) for small and medium sized enterprises and is currently discussing such a move with the Ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012071857474/Business/smes-seek-own-sez.html

Official Says Electricity Prices Set to Increases

State power company Electricite du Cambodge (EDC) plans to increase the price of electricity to make up for a drop in revenue this year, according to a Ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy official. “This year, oil prices went up, which meant the EDC did not ...

PPWSA shuffle no surprise

Officials and securities firms yesterday showed little distress at the imminent retirement of Ek Sonn Chan, the man credited with straightening out and preparing the capital’s public water utility for its initial public offering in April. A letter from the Ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy ...

http://Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority shuffle no surprise

Appeal Court Upholds Guilty Verdict in Land Dispute

The Appeal Court on Tuesday upheld its own previous guilty verdict against a farmer from Kompong Chhnang province for defaming KDC, the agri-business firm owned by Chea Kheng, the wife of Industry, Mines and Energy Minister Suy Sem. Pheng Rom is a member of one ...

High Prices of Privatized Water in Prey Veng Lead to Protests

More than 1,000 villagers in Prey Veng city took to the streets in protest yesterday morning after a company that recently took control of the state-run water supply raised prices by 50 percent, from 1,200 riel, or $0.30, to $1,800 riel, according to residents and ...

Court again frustrates locals in KDC

KDC International, which is owned by Chea Kheng the wife of Industry Minister Suy Sem has been accused of grabbing 145 hectares of land in the Kampong Chhnang province. The villagers who claim the land have filed objects individually, after having been told to do ...

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