Beijing and Phnom Penh think about becoming sister cities
Phnom Penh and Beijing are in talks to become “sister cities”, chief of the Chinese Embassy’s political section Wang De Xin confirmed yesterday. ...
Nine entry points into city cut off ahead of Kem Sokha’s hearing
At least nine police checkpoints on the major entry points into Phnom Penh have been set up ahead of today’s trial of acting CNRP president Kem Sokha, with the opposition claiming supporters were being hindered from attending a party rally. ...
Mech Dara, Ananth Baliga and Meas Sokchea
Phnom Penh rated one of the world’s least livable cities
Widespread corruption, poor health care and a lack of adequate infrastructure continue to make Phnom Penh one of the least livable major cities in the world, according to the annual Global Livability Ranking, released on Thursday by the Economist Intelligence Unit. ...
Sonia Kohlbacher and Hang Sokunthea
Report confirms residential oversupply
The latest report on the state of Phnom Penh’s property market makes bleak reading for investors and those betting on a lucrative future in the short-term. ...
Yusen opens perishables storage facility in Cambodia
Japan-based Yusen Logistics has opened one of Cambodia’s largest temperature-controlled distribution center in Phnom Penh, which is becoming a significant air cargo destination for its textiles and perishable exports. The 33,000-square-foot facility has almost twice the capacity of the existing warehouse and includes a 4,237-square-foot ...
City bus drivers quit after wage dispute goes unresolved
Ten employees of Phnom Penh’s struggling bus service resigned Monday, while about 30 went back to work after a weekend protest over unpaid wages failed to sway the bus company’s stance on the matter. ...
Beggars set for Prey Speu: city
After months of claiming that Phnom Penh’s notorious Prey Speu Social Affairs Centre had all but shut down, officials yesterday told the Post that the facility would be used in its latest efforts to rid the streets of “undesirables”. City Hall spokesman Long Dimanche said that ...
Sen David and Alice Cuddy
Firm’s Split From Boeng Kak Project Confirmed
The Chinese firm that was financially backing an ambitious project to develop Phnom Penh’s Boeng Kak neighborhood has pulled out, Chinese Embassy and company officials have confirmed, and no other investor appears to have taken its place. That makes the Erdos Hongjun Investment Corporation at least ...
Zsombor Peter and Aun Pheap
IFC Ombudsman to help settle Phnom Penh airport land dispute
Representatives for the hundreds of families facing eviction from homes around Phnom Penh International Airport have agreed to let the compliance ombudsman of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private investment arm of the World Bank, mediate a solution to the land dispute with the ...
Aun Pheap and Zsombor Peter
Union Leader Released; ‘Free the 23’ Protests To Continue
Phnom Penh police released union leader Sok Chhun Oeung from custody Monday, a day after dragging him off the street at a peaceful protest he had organized along Phnom Penh’s riverside against the detention of 23 men still in jail for participating in demonstrations over ...
Turkey, Czech open embassies in Cambodia
The countries of Turkey and the Czech Republic have opened permanent embassies in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, according to Koy Kuong, spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation on Wednesday. ...
The Cambodia Herald News Staff
Economic zone may go public
The Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone (PPSEZ) plans to raise money to fund an expansion through an initial public offering, a senior official from the Securities and Exchange Commission of Cambodia (SECC) said yesterday. If successful, PPSEZ could become one of the few companies to list on ...
City Hall Moves to Stop State Land Swaps
In an effort to put a stop to land swaps in Phnom Penh, City Hall has called on state institutions with offices in Chamkar Mon district’s Tonle Bassac commune to register or re-register for land titles, a municipal official said Sunday. A letter signed by ...
Transparency NGOs Call for CPP to End Parking Corruption
A group of NGOs released a statement Thursday calling on the CPP government of Prime Minister Hun Sen to begin its program of promised post-election reforms by ending the practice of overcharging for motorcycle parking outside of local markets. The Affiliated Network for Social Accountability-Cambodia, a ...
Ben Sokhean and Alex Willemyns
More Youth Involvement Needed To Settle Land Disputes, Groups Say
Local NGOs on Friday urged more participation in land dispute resolution by the nation’s youth. Youth participation can mean better laws, better application of those laws and greater respect for citizens, “especially for farmers and the poor,” said Chhit Sam Ath, executive director of the NGO ...
Committee Approves $25 Million Budget for National Assembly
The CPP-controlled Permanent Committee of the new National Assembly has approved a $25-million budget to cover the Assembly’s costs for the coming year, despite the continued absence of nearly half the 123-member body’s elected lawmakers. The opposition CNRP’s 55 lawmakers-elect have been boycotting the Assembly since ...
National Radio Site Swapped With Land Developer
The Ministry of Information has swapped an 11-hectare plot of land in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district, which was previously the site of National Radio AM 918, with a property development firm in exchange for the construction of a new radio tower and transmitter on a ...
Kuch Naren and Colin Meyn
Governor Takes to the River to Promote Flood Response
A fleet of five speedboats set off from Sisowath Quay on Tuesday afternoon carrying Phnom Penh’s governor, 19 local officials, several bodyguards and a press team, as the municipal authorities’ plan to deal with flooding in several districts of the city switched into first gear. Over ...
Ben Sokhean and Simon Henderson
SBC Bank Signs JCB Card Issuance MOU in Cambodia
Singapore Banking Corporation Ltd. (SBC Bank), a leading commercial bank in Cambodia, signed a memorandum of understanding with JCB International Co., Ltd. (JCBI), the international operations subsidiary of JCB, for the issuance of JCB cards in Cambodia. A ceremony to commemorate the milestone moment was held ...
The Cambodia Herald
Cambodia's construction continues strong growth in H1: minister
Investments in Cambodia’s construction sector have continued to grow sharply in the first six months of the year thanks to sound economic growth and investors’ trust in the country’s political stability, Im Chhun Lim, the country’s Minister of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction, said ...
Global Times News Staff