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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

Union wins benefits for garment workers

Most demands made by workers at a Takeo province garment factory were met following a large protest and five hours of negotiation. Asia Dragon (Garment) Co Ltd mediated with the Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers’ Democratic Union (C.CAWDU), making concessions on most of the workers’ 16 ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/union-wins-benefits-garment-workers

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

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

Cambodia lacks skilled workforce

Against the backdrop of the slight recovery by world economies, especially the US and Europe, two traditional markets for Cambodia, Asian Development Bank (ADB) deputy country director Peter Brimble sat down with the Post’s group business editor, May Kunmakara, to talk about Cambodia’s economic performance, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013011160733/CEO-Talk/cambodia-lacks-skilled-workforce.html

Cedac buys rice miller to boost imports

The Cambodian Center for Study and Development in Agriculture, or Cedac, has built a $500,000 rice mill in Phnom Penh’s Pur Senchey district in the hope of exporting more milled rice overseas, an official said yesterday. “We expect that in 2013, we would export between 200 tons and ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

PM Hun Sen lavishes praise on China

In his first public speech following this week’s ASEAN summit, Prime Minister Hun Sen offered lavish praise for China’s financial largesse and congratulations for its newly appointed Communist Party heads. Speaking to thousands of villagers during a ceremony to inaugurate National Road 8 in Prey ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012112359905/National-news/pm-hun-sen-lavishes-praise-on-china.html

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

Drought Affecting 145,000 Hectares of Paddy

A lack of rain across the country is affecting more than 145,000 hectares of rice paddy and  parts of the nation’s crop have already been completely destroyed, according to data released yesterday by the Ministry of Agriculture. Hem Sophal, director of the statistics department at the ...

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