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Despite Land Loss, Minorities Back Status Quo

Romam Gvin could be described as a counterintuitive voter. Intuition might lead you to believe that Mr. Gvin blames the government for the loss of his land to the Vietnamese rubber company that now owns everything for as far as the eye can see here in ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/elections/despite-land-loss-minorities-back-status-quo-34786/

Cambodian PM vows to bring greater prosperity to his people

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said he had set a vision that his country will be among countries with upper middle income by the year of 2030. He said Cambodia has laid out strategies and action plans to achieve an annual economic growth of 6-7 ...

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/business/boao2013/2013-04/04/content_16376913.htm

Siem Reap sees strong gains

Commercial property prices and rents in Siem Reap have increased by 10 to 20 per cent in the last year, according to the town’s newest real estate agency. Cambodia Properties Limited (CPL) opened its first Siem Reap branch three months ago, recognising a need for sound ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/Real-Estate/siem-reap-sees-strong-gains.html

Hun Sen says CPP will never tax farmland

Prime Minister Hun Sen has said the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) will never tax farmland. “It would burden our farmers,” he said in Takeo Sunday. “Although national revenue that comes from land taxes is spent on building roads, water systems, hospitals and  schools, we still ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=13&token=YTMzNzliODJmMGQ0OWIxOWEzZTU0MGJjYmQ3Nzg0

Cambodian Economy Hurt by Land Evictions

Kratie province – Cambodia’s transformation from war-torn basket-case to one of Asia’s most promising emerging economies is being overshadowed by a backwards lurch in human rights and land policies that critics say are entrenching poverty. Next week’s visit by Barack Obama, the fist by a U.S. ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

IRI survey finds Cambodian majority optimistic over future

The vast majority of Cambodians – 81 per cent – believe the Kingdom is headed in the right direction, according to an International Republican Institute survey on democratic governance released yesterday. Key reasons respondents gave for their upbeat assessment included the building of more roads, bridges, health clinics ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012051156107/National-news/glass-half-full-for-most-poll.html

Trucks Banned on Phnom Penh Streets for Duration of Summit

Phnom Penh City Hall has banned all trucks transporting goods and gasoline from traveling on the city’s roads in daytime hours to ease traffic during the Asean Summit, according to a notice placed on the municipality’s website Saturday. The Ministry of Education has also told 12 ...

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

Flood challenges still loom

The floodwaters may have receded, but their effects are far from over, with the government, NGOs and international donors saying yesterday they are still assessing the damage as they shift to long-term rehabilitation. Last November, Minister of Economy and Finance Keat Chhon said the government would ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012012754194/National-news/flood-challenges-still-loom.html

Satellite city deal worth $1.6bn inked in capital

Construction of a US$1.6 billion satellite city on Phnom Penh’s Chroy Changvar peninsula will begin this year after officials inked a contract yesterday with local firm Overseas Cambodia Investment Corporation (OCIC). Dubbed “City of the Future”, the project would include a national stadium, a 60-hectare park, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011091351607/Business/satellite-city-deal-worth-16bn-inked-in-capital.html

Basic Concerns Remain Priority in Rural Areas

Roads, bridges, schools, sanitation and other forms of basic infrastructure are still top priorities for many rural citizens of Cambodia. Comfrel has done a study of issues that voters are concerned with and found that infrastructure is a key area. Traditionally the rural areas have ...

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