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Push to connect rural areas

Telecommunication operators are being pushed to develop connecting telecommunication infrastructure to enable Information and Communication Technology (ICT) connectivity from urban to rural areas. ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5080378/push-connect-rural-areas/

Charcoal prices rise in urban areas

Deforestation and Cambodia’s strong economic growth have resulted in an increase in the price of charcoal, an energy source the poor are dependent on, charcoal vendors say. The price of charcoal in Phnom Penh had increased at least 200 riel ($0.05) a kilogram compared to 2012, charcoal ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013022661597/Business/charcoal-prices-rise-in-urban-areas.html

ADB Report Says Cambodia Must Train More Skilled Workers

Cambodia is in need of more skilled workers in order for the economy to grow and move beyond basic manufacturing jobs, the Asia Development Bank (ADB) said in a new report. “The skills demand in Cambodia is for low-skilled workers, and this demand reinforces the current ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Looking to increase water access

More than half of Cambodians living in rural areas still do not have access to treated water, about 200 people heard yesterday at a forum at the Phnom Penh Hotel. The event was sponsored by WaterSHED, an NGO funded by USAID’s Regional Development Mission-Asia and the Stone Family Foundation. According ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012092858982/Business/next-step-increasing-access-to-clean-water.html

Border provinces request more energy from Thailand

Thailand had been asked to supply more electricity to those Cambodian provinces close to the shared border, according to officials. Suy Sem, Cambodian minister of Industry, Mine and Energy, talked to reporters after a bilateral meeting with his counterpart, Thai Minister Arak Chonlatanon last week, a ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012091758750/Business/border-provinces-request-more-energy-from-thailand.html

SRP Says Rural Gains Coincide With Land Grabs

While preliminary results from Sunday’s commune elections indicate that the SRP took a thumping in urban centers—the SRP lost all three of their commune chief positions in Phnom Penh—the party appears to have made gains in rural areas locked in land disputes. Though the figures are ...

Capacity building: New schools pop up in rural areas

Children in rural areas are reaping the benefits of the government having completed 306 of the 580 schools it began constructing last year, senior ministers said yesterday. ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012032355205/National-news/capacity-building-new-schools-pop-up-in-rural-areas.html

Vietnamese Goods on Sale in Cambodia

The second Cambodia-Vietnam Trade and Investment Fair opened in Kampot, Cambodia on August 24. The fair has attracted more than 50 Vietnamese and Cambodian businesses to display their high quality products, such as garment, footwear, food, chemicals, electronics, plastics and handicraft products. The aim is to help ...

http://vietnambusiness.asia/vietnamese-goods-on-sale-in-cambodia/

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