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Unseasonable rains bring floods

Unseasonable weather has wreaked havoc this week, bringing floods to Sihanoukville and Poipet and leaving one dead from a lightning strike in Koh Kong province, officials confirmed yesterday. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/unseasonable-rains-bring-floods

Railway works prime Poipet for prosperous developments

The train route that is set to connect Poipet to Thailand, and the government’s plan to make Poipet a commercial and industrial area, are readying this Thai-bordered city to exercise its potential. ...

Siv Meng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/post-property/railway-works-prime-poipet-prosperous-developments

Thailand-Cambodia rail link complete by December

Construction of a restored rail link with Cambodia to improve transport in the Mekong sub-region will be completed by the end of 2016, Khmer officials say. The railway connection between Aranyaprathet and Sisophon stopped in the 1970s due to internal conflicts in Cambodia. ...

Bangkok Post News Staff
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asean/815452/thailand-cambodia-rail-link-complete-by-december

Poipet railway to be finished in 2016

A railway linking Phnom Penh with Poipet town on the Thai-Cambodian border is due to be completed by the end of 2016, local authorities announced following a visit by the minister of tourism yesterday. ...

Morn Vanntey
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/poipet-railway-be-finished-2016

Fruit Trucks Block Road In Customs Fee Protest

About 30 truck drivers transporting fruit blocked National Road 5 in Banteay Meanchey province’s O’Chrou district for an hour yesterday after customs of­ficials arrested six of their fellow drivers for refusing to pay fees they thought were unreasonable, drivers said. Nou Sal, 35, who transports ...

Hul Reaksmey
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/fruit-trucks-block-road-in-customs-fee-protest-40925/

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

Rail gets rice exports on move

For the first time since a railway rehabilitation project was launched in 2006, Cambodian rice is now being transported from Phnom Penh to the Sihanoukville port along the country’s southern line for export, operators Toll said on Wednesday. Speaking at the Phnom Penh cargo loading station, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/rail-gets-rice-exports-move

Evacuations amid flooding

Hundereds of families have been evacuated from their homes in Banteay Meanchey province, with about 1,000 more refusing to leave, despite water that is chest-deep in some areas due to Mekong River flooding. The evacuation of more than 500 families began late last week, as heavy ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/evacuations-amid-flooding

Bavet border crossings up 6.2%

The number of foreigners arriving into Cambodia from its biggest border with Vietnam at the Bavet international crossing in Svay Rieng province increased 6.2 per cent in the first six months of this year compared with the same period in 2012. Data from the checkpoint show ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/bavet-border-crossings-62

Families complain over visas

Three families lodged complaints with authorities in Banteay Meanchey on Monday, requesting that action be taken against a recruitment firm that sent their family members to work in Thailand on tourist visas, a move that subsequently led to their arrest. Leng Yen, a monitor with ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/families-complain-over-visas

Poipet Vendors Protest Corrupt Border Officials

More than 800 street vendors and drivers of taxis, tuk-tuks and motorcycles working the border area between Banteay Meanchey province and Thailand yesterday marched through Poipet City calling for an end to the rampant corruption being carried out by border officials. Migrant workers who cross ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Samsung pushes for 30 stores in Kingdom

Samsung plans to more than quadruple its number of stores – currently seven – in the Kingdom, aiming to have 30 branches by the end of this year. The move will extend its lead as the electronic brand with the most stores here, and comes as ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013052865864/Business/samsung-pushes-for-30-stores-in-kingdom.html

Gaming Asia opens new club

Entertainment Gaming Asia will open up it’s second Dreamworld Club in Cambodia in the Thai-Cambodia border town of Poipet, in  Banteay Meanchey province,  according to a media release from the US-listed company on Monday. ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013042565219/Business/gaming-asia-opens-new-club.html

PM to end missing link to Cambodia

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra promised on Saturday to complete a missing rail link with Cambodia to foster closer ties with the neighbouring country. Ms Yingluck inspected the damaged tracks from Aranyaprathet district in Sa Kaeo to the border with Poipet in Cambodia and directed officials ...

http://www.bangkokpost.com/breakingnews/343138/yingluck-to-end-missing-link-to-cambodia

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