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Teen loses both legs in Pailin blast

A landmine blast tore both legs from a 19-year-old man as he searched a wooded area in Pailin province’s Sala Krao district for bamboo shoots. Despite losing his legs, Thean Chin survived the explosion, and is receiving treatment at the Battambang Provincial Hospital, Sala Krao Deputy ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/teen-loses-both-legs-pailin-blast

Revenues Down at Pailin’s Dreamworld Casino

U.S.-listed firm Entertainment Gaming Asia’s (EGA) Dreamworld casino in Poipet province has seen revenue drop by almost 18 percent this year, according to financial results released by the company. Results issued on Thursday from Hong Kong said the casino, which opened in May 2012, made revenue ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/revenues-down-at-pailins-dreamworld-casino-39102/

Gaming outfit reports loss

Entertainment Gaming Asia Inc (EGA), a NASDAQ-listed company that supplies NagaWorld Casino with slot machines and operates casinos in Poipet town and Pailin province, reported a net loss of $385,000 from continuing operations in the second quarter of 2013, according to a statement from the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/gaming-outfit-reports-loss

Farmers of cassava afraid of losing out to a lack of rainfall

The price for cassava plants is increasing in the Kingdom’s north-western provinces, where the new season started. Due to the lack of rain many were damaged, according to farmers and officials. Sreng Sreang, deputy director of the Pailin longan collective, which planted about five hectares of ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013031261875/Business/farmers-of-cassava-afraid-of-losing-out-to-a-lack-of-rainfall.html

CPF subsidiaries investing Bt250m in Laos, Cambodia

CP Laos and CP Cambodia are investing a combined Bt250 million to set up a new silo for maize in Cambodia and a new feed-meal plant in Laos to strengthen CPF’s integrated agricultural-industrial business as the Asean Economic Community (AEC) approaches. Most recently, the company ...

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/business/CPF-subsidiaries-investing-Bt250m-in-Laos-Cambodia-30201178.html

Longan farmers in Pailin plan factory

A co-operative of longan farmers in Pailin plans to build a processing factory to increase export capacity as output and demand rise. Meas Loeurn, the co-operative’s leader, told the Post on Wednesday rising demand from China was prompting growing numbers of farmers to cultivate the fruit. “During ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013020861252/Business/longan-farmers-in-pailin-plan-factory.html

Cassava production dropped in 2012

The area of cassava under cultivation fell by 11.5 per cent across the country this season, while the price of cassava chips remained the same as last season’s price. Officials blamed an unstable price during the previous season (from April to April) for the drop. According ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013020561173/Business/cassava-production-dropped-in-2012.html

Hun Sen completes land titling mission in Koh Kong

Prime Minister Hun Sen presented land titles Monday to 513 families in Thmorbang district, an official said. The land titles cover 1,504 hectares in Tropang Cheurtrav and Korki villages in Russey Chrum commune. The official said Monday’s ceremony marked the completion of a land-titling mission launched ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=13&token=MTk0ZGYxM2I5Mjc3MWY2NWFjNTIzMTExNDJkNDA5

Volunteers Being Phase 2 Of Land-Titling Program

More than 2,000 student volunteers yesterday were sent to measure land in 19 provinces, starting the second phase of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s nationwide land-titling program. Of the 2,016 volunteers, 1,362 are new and the rest are returning for the second time. ...

http://cambodiadaily.org/

Alleged rosewood loggers shot dead by Thai troops

Three Cambodians were shot and killed early on Saturday morning after engaging in a firefight while illegally logging along the Thai border, officials said yesterday. The three are believed to have been shot after crossing from Battambang’s Samlot district into Thai territory while logging luxury rosewood “The ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012110559573/National-news/alleged-rosewood-loggers-shot-dead-by-thai-troops.html

Poipet project: Gaming firm starts build on slot hall

Entertainment Gaming Asia Inc, which today will launch its Dreamworld Casino in Pailin, also will break ground on a slot hall project in Poipet, near the Thai border, on Thursday, according to a company statement.   ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012050956043/Business/poipet-project-gaming-firm-starts-build-on-slot-hall.html

Malaria cases up among laborer community

Cambodia has made real progress in decreasing cases of malaria – already surpassing the Millennium Development Goal for malaria four years ahead of the 2015 target – but certain communities still face major challenges in combating the disease, officials said yesterday on World Malaria Day. Although ...

Pailin Looks to Put Longan Fruit on GI Map

Pailin’s juicy longans, a small beige-colored fruit renowned for its sweet taste, is on the way to becoming Cambodia’s third food product to attain Geographic Indicator (GI) status. The longan will join Cambodia’s only other GI-recognized food products: Kompong Speu palm sugar and Kampot ...

Thais ask Cambodia to curb cassava exports

Thai cassava farmers have asked Cambodia to stop exporting the commodity into Thailand in an attempt to keep prices high and avoid saturating the market, officials said yesterday. Sao Sarat, Pailin provincial cabinet chief, said that Thai government officials representing local cassava farmers met with Pailin ...

Shine on Pailin gems seen fading

THE precious stone industry in Pailin province is facing bankruptcy as supplies dwindle and locals turn to agriculture as their main source of revenue, provincial authorities told the Post. Pailin, long known for its rubies, sapphires and other precious stones, now depends on foreign imports to ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011122253558/Business/shine-on-pailin-gems-seen-fading.html

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