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38 Roads project to modernise Siem Reap City and tourism

Prime Minister Hun Sen said yesterday that the construction of 38 roads in Siem Reap will modernise the city and improve the tourism experience in this renowned travel destination. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50787815/38-roads-project-to-modernise-siem-reap-city-and-tourism/

Mass disinfectant spraying against COVID-19 planned in Siem Reap

Siem Reap authority has planned a mass spraying of disinfectant at key locations including schools in the provincial city as part of its COVID-19 containment effort. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50700946/mass-disinfectant-spraying-against-covid-19-planned-in-siem-reap

Plans shown for eco-resort in Siem Reap

Luxury hotel developer Song Saa Resorts has unveiled a plan to transform 400 hectares of land in the Banteay Srei district of Siem Reap province into an eco-tourism resort with an initial investment of $3 million, according to a release on the Ministry of Environment’s ...

Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/plans-shown-eco-resort-siem-reap

Single-visa initiative puts Myanmar flights on course

Myanmar’s Ministry of Tourism is pushing forward with the implementation of a “two countries, one destination” campaign that hinges on establishing direct flights between the historic cities of Bagan and Siem Reap. The campaign’s single-visa programme would allow tourists holding either a Myanmar or Cambodia ...

Kali Kotoski
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/single-visa-initiative-puts-myanmar-flights-course

Environment officials deny forest crimes

A letter sent to authorities in Siem Reap province on Monday by nine park rangers accusing two senior environment officials of involvement in illegally cutting down six trees for profit was dismissed as a lie by one of the accused yesterday, who instead insisted it ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/28636/environment-officials-deny-forest-crimes/

Domestic tourists push up Siem Reap visitor count

Tourist visits to Siem Reap province increased slightly during the first half of the year as foreign tourists lined up to see the country’s pre-eminent tourism attraction, Angkor Wat, and Cambodians from across the country flocked to the province for a major national festival in ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/domestic-tourists-push-siem-reap-visitor-count

Cambodia comes top of 2015 holiday hotspots list

SIEM Reap in Cambodia, Fort Lauderdale in Florida and the Greek island of Mykonos will be the world’s top holiday hotspots of 2015, according to a report. Siem Reap in the north-west of Cambodia tops the list with a 33 per cent increase in searches ...

Angus Howarth
http://www.scotsman.com/news/world/cambodia-comes-top-of-2015-holiday-hotspots-list-1-3613039

VietJet starts Hanoi-Siem Reap in November

VIETJET will be introducing a new route connecting Hanoi and Siem Reap, effective November 3, 2014. The daily direct flight will depart Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi at 17.15 and Siem Reap International Airport at 18.05. ...

TTG Asia News Staff
http://www.ttgasia.com/article.php?article_id=23970

Siem Reap’s Secret Multimillion Dollar Land Swap

Inside the grounds of this city’s old provincial hall, past a green corrugated iron fence, municipal street cleaners and their families are squatting in what was once a bustling government office filled with civil servants. Across the road, the former department of rural development is a ...

Phorn Bopha and Simon Marks
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/selected-features/siem-reaps-secret-multimillion-dollar-land-swap-42375/

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/

Cambodian Sommeliers Head to Singapore for Regional Contest

Beer, whisky and strong, home-brewed moonshine have long been Cambodians’ favorite tipples, but with an ever-growing middle class, tastes are changing and if you’re part of the new elite, it is increasingly important to know your Pinot Gris from your Pinot Noir. To help enhance one’s ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/cambodian-sommeliers-head-to-singapore-for-regional-contest-40504/

Opposition Voters in Preah Vihear Claim Threat of Eviction

Locals and rights groups on Wednesday said dozens of farmers in a village in Preah Vihear province have been singled out for eviction after supporting the opposition CNRP in last month’s vote, a claim their village chief denied. Residents of Choam Ksan district’s Kom Prak village ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/elections/opposition-voters-in-preah-vihear-claim-threat-of-eviction-39615/

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

New Zealand governor-general in cambodia to build bilateral ties

The governor-general of New Zealand, Lieutenant General Jerry Mateparae, began a four-day visit to Cambodia on Thursday at the invitation of King Norodom Sihamoni to promote bilateral relations between the two countries. “The visit reflects the priority New Zealand attaches to its relations with the ...

Simon Henderson
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/new-zealand-governor-general-in-cambodia-to-build-bilateral-ties-39050/

Cambodia, Vietnam seen boosting medical tourism offerings

Cambodia and Vietnam are enhancing their medical tourism offerings, the International Medical Tourism Journal reported Friday. “In medical tourism, Southeast Asia is a key and fast advancing market. Cambodia and Vietnam now want a share of the action that Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia have,” the journal ...

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

First Park Hyatt in Southeast Asia opens in Siem Reap

Hyatt Hotels Corp has announced the opening of the first Park Hyatt in Southeast Asia in Siem Reap. The announcement Wednesday said the reopening of the former Hotel De La Paix in downtown Siem Reap followed a 14-month renovation by award-winning interior designer Bill Bensley. “We are ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=13&token=YTJhYWQ3Mzc1NjI

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