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Government to expand clean water supply to rural areas

The Industry Minister on Monday said that he is committed to expanding the coverage of clean water supply across the country. During a visit to a water processing plant in Pursat province, Industry Minister Cham Prasidh said that providing clean water to rural areas is ...

Pav Suy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50522748/government-to-expand-clean-water-supply-to-rural-areas/

ElCs earn just $5M for gov’t

The bulk of Cambodia’s economic land concessions (ELCs) – at the centre of numerous land disputes and human rights concerns over the past two decades – generated just $5 million for state coffers last year, with critics attributing the meagre returns to a lack of ...

Ananth Baliga and Vong Sokheng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/elcs-earn-just-5m-govt

‘Very slow’ ministers move out

The two ministers who were publicly scolded for their “very slow” work by Prime Minister Hun Sen in February both gave up control to their successors at a pair of handover ceremonies in Phnom Penh on Wednesday as part of a cabinet reshuffle approved by ...

Aun Pheap and Sek Odom
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/very-slow-ministers-move-out-110957/

Thai company to build $30 million factory

One of Thailand’s leading agricultural groups and a major producer of animal feed will build a $30 million factory in the Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone, company officials announced last week. ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/22973/thai-company-to-build--30-million-factory/

Gov’t: illegal fishing on rise

Police officials at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said cases of illegal fishing continued to rise last year, when almost 4,000 illegal fishing offenses were stopped and 181 were sent to court. ...

Ban Sokrith
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/22020/gov---t--illegal-fishing-on-rise/

PM gives ministers an 'F', lashes out at illegal logging task force

Prime Minister Hun Sen unleashed a tirade against underperforming government officials in a pair of speeches yesterday – musing aloud about reshuffling his Council of Ministers and wondering why rockets had not yet been deployed in the Kingdom’s recent “crackdown” on illegal logging. ...

Mech Dara, Lay Samean and Pech Sotheary
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-gives-ministers-f-lashes-out-illegal-logging-task-force

Departments of Forestry and Fisheries to decentralize

The Ministry of Agriculture’s departments of Forestry and Fisheries will be placed under the control of the provincial agricultural administrations, according to an official letter released by Agricultural Minister Ouk Rabun on Monday. The move is part of an effort to decentralize government responsibilities and ...

Ven Rathavong
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/21232/departments-of-forestry-and-fisheries-to-decentralize/

New agriculture strategy aims to ‘promote exports’

The Agriculture Ministry yesterday launched a strategy for the developing the sector, aiming to expand exports of agricultural products to spur economic growth through sustainable farming practices.Agriculture Minister Ouk Rabun said the government has implemented many strategies and development plans to boost the agriculture sector ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/20133/new-agriculture-strategy-aims-to----promote-exports---/

Minister promises further drops in poverty, hunger rates

Cambodia will continue to see reductions in poverty, hunger and malnutrition as it continues to prioritize development of the agricultural industry, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ouk Rabun said on Friday at an event to mark World Food Day in Kandal Province.  ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/16886/minister-promises-further-drops-in-poverty--hunger-rates/

Drought batters 13 provinces

Amid what some meteorologists have dubbed a “Godzilla-like El Niño”, drought conditions during Cambodia’s scheduled monsoon season have significantly worsened from what last year were termed historically bad levels, a new report from the Ministry of Agriculture shows. ...

Sen David and Ethan Harfenist
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/drought-batters-13-provinces

Drought affects 185,451 hectares of paddy fields in Cambodia

Persisting dry conditions have affected rice seedling in about 185,451 hectares of paddy rice in Cambodia, Khmer Times quoted a report by the Agriculture Minister. ...

Oryza News Staff
http://oryza.com/23629/drought-affects-185451-hectares-paddy-fields-cambodia

Minister calls for ban on chainsaw imports

A ban on the importation of chainsaws into Cambodia could be in the offing, after agriculture officials this week called for a nationwide crackdown on the illegal logging trade. ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/minister-calls-ban-chainsaw-imports

Fishing busts up, penalties lag

The first half of 2015 has seen a nearly 50 per cent increase in illegal fishing busts, though the vast majority resulted in no punishment for offenders, a new report from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries shows. ...

Sen David
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fishing-busts-penalties-lag

Farmers to reap info flow: gov’t

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries will roll out a new Agricultural Extension Policy that will look to boost the sector by making new knowledge and technology easily accessible to farmers and communities, in a bid to increase efficiency and productivity in the sector. ...

Chan Muyhong
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/farmers-reap-info-flow-govt

PH to ink agriculture, food cooperation agreement with Cambodia

The Philippines’ Department of Agriculture (DA) is working on the details of a technical cooperation agreement with the Kingdom of Cambodia. Specifically, the agreement would promote technical cooperation and information exchange in food and agriculture, said DA Secretary Proceso Alcala, who met with Cambodian Agriculture Minister ...

Rappler.com News Staff
http://bit.ly/1aMBxIE

PH to ink agriculture, food cooperation agreement with Cambodia

The Philippines’ Department of Agriculture (DA) is working on the details of a technical cooperation agreement with the Kingdom of Cambodia. Specifically, the agreement would promote technical cooperation and information exchange in food and agriculture, said DA Secretary Proceso Alcala, who met with Cambodian Agriculture Minister ...

Rappler.com News Staff
http://bit.ly/1aMBxIE

Ministry attempts to explain its interference in Sen Sok dispute

Representatives of 163 families embroiled in a long-running land dispute in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district met with officials from the Agriculture Ministry on Wednesday to ask why the ministry issued a letter last week requesting that the Phnom Penh Municipal Court hold off on ...

Sek Odom
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/ministry-attempts-to-explain-its-interference-in-sen-sok-dispute-80091/

Families ask to meet Agriculture minister

Representatives of 163 families from Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district submitted a request to the Agriculture Ministry on Monday to meet with Minister Ouk Rabun over his request that the Phnom Penh Municipal Court delay the allocation of nearly a hectare of land the families ...

Sek Odom
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/families-ask-to-meet-agriculture-minister-79883/

NGO Global Witness hits back at ministry

The government’s apparent unwillingness to take seriously evidence of continued large-scale illegal logging orchestrated by the Try Pheap Group is “disappointing”, Global Witness said yesterday. A report released last week by the UK-based group titled The Cost of Luxury detailed evidence, collected during an eight-month covert ...

Daniel Pye
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/ngo-global-witness-hits-back-ministry

Claims by Global Witness rejected

Minister of Agriculture Ouk Rabun yesterday dismissed allegations of large-scale illegal timber smuggling by the Try Pheap Group published in a report by UK-based corruption monitor Global Witness last week. Global Witness’s report, The Cost of Luxury, identified Pheap, a prominent tycoon and former adviser to ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/claims-global-witness-rejected

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