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Worker applications eased

Candidates for a government program that sends Cambodians to work in South Korea can file paperwork closer to home this year, as applications will now be distributed in 13 provinces. Applications will be available until Friday in provincial labour offices in Battambang, Kampong Cham, Kampong ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/worker-applications-eased

Fearful workers urged to stay

Key players in all quarters of the garment industry have expressed concerns that workers, fearing a violent election-related conflict, may leave work and return to their home provinces after their next pay cheque. In a statement, the Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers’ Democratic Union (C.CAWDU) joined ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fearful-workers-urged-stay

ADB to loan $55 million to Cambodia's rice sector

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a loan of $55 million to help transform the rice sector of Cambodia into a viable commercial industry as well as taking care of the land and water resources. ADB’s Climate-Resilient Rice Commercialization Sector Development Program―which will run ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=15&token=ZjI4NDZjMzFlMmE

Cambodia urges to boost country's exports

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday urged local producers to increase production in order to boost the country’s exports when the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) turns into a community at the end of 2015. He [Hun Sen] said when ASEAN became [sic] ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/business/2013-06/06/c_132436133.htm

Work begins on new friendship bridge to Cambodia

Construction began yesterday on a bridge crossing an upstream section of the Vam Co Dong River that borders Cambodia. The US $2.2-million friendship bridge will link the southern province of Tay Ninh with Cambodia’s Prey Veng Province at the Tan Nam – Mean Chay border gate ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=15&token=YzczMTk5OTQ2MDY

Multiple Skills Needed To Compete in a Future Asean, Economist Says

Young Cambodians must develop diverse workplace skills if they are to compete in an integrated Asean, a leading economist and adviser to the government says. “We have to make sure we are able to do multiple things if others are able to do just one,” the ...

http://www.voacambodia.com/content/multiple-skills-needed-for-asean-competition/1603984.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

Corruption? Not on foreign projects: PM

Prime Minister Hun Sen lashed out at unnamed critics yesterday, saying there was no corruption in large-scale development projects backed by foreign aid. “[For example] as for the Neak Leung bridge or Kizuna bridge Japan runs its bids in Tokyo. Therefore, only Japanese companies have the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013011560783/National/corruption-not-on-foreign-projects-pm.html

Secretary of state hits out at silk scheme

A government official has harshly criticised a prominent silk promotion project, implemented last year by the International Trade Center (ITC), saying it has not been fruitful. Mao Thora, secretary of state for the Ministry of Commerce, made his comments during a seminar on export diversification at ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2012121860337/Business/secretary-of-state-hits-out-at-silk-sheme.html

Cambodia inaugurates China-funded road in eastern part

Cambodia on Thursday inaugurated a 133-km China-funded national road No. 8 in Prey Veng province, hoping that the road will contribute to promoting social and economic development in the country’s eastern part. The road, which connects from Prek Tamak Mekong River Bridge to Vietnam border, cost ...

http://Editor: Tang Danlu

Ministry on trail of the apple snail

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, along with Prey Veng provincial agriculture experts and villagers in Svay Ourntor district, are taking measures to eradicate golden apple snails, which feed on rice seedlings, agriculture officials said. According to Prey Veng agriculture chief Ouk Samnang, only a ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012110559567/National-news/ministry-on-trail-of-the-apple-snail.html

Cambodia, Vietnam agree to details of cross-border fisheries project

Cambodian and Vietnamese officials agreed Thursday to details of a proposed cross-border project to improve fisheries management between Prey Veng Province and Dong Thap Province in Vietnam. The agreement came during a two-day meeting chaired by So Sophort, deputy secretary general of the Cambodian National Mekong ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=13&token=MjhiODNhMTdlMjY0YzdjYzVmMjQxMTJmODgxMTFj

Workers ditch factories for fields

At some point during the planting season this year, Pheap Srey Ngoun will leave her garment factory floor for a rice paddy in Cambodia’s Prey Veng province. Like many fellow garment workers she will leave her position, with permission from the factory, to lend a hand ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012072457571/Business/workers-ditch-factories-for-fields.html

Organizations Highlight Plight of Child Laborers

One and a half million children still toil as laborers in Cambodia’s fisheries, brick factories, agricultural plantations and construction sites, government officials said yesterday at an event held at Phnom Penh’s Wat Botum ahead of World Day Against Child Labor on Tuesday. The government has set ...

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