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Vietnam Plans to Add Border Gates Along Border With Cambodia

Vietnam plans to build 13 new border gates along the boundary line with Cambodia to help boost trade that has already been growing between the two Southeast Asian nations. Vietnam and Cambodia will work out plans to add 13 new border gates over the next seven ...

Nguyen Pham Muoi
http://blogs.wsj.com/searealtime/2013/08/29/vietnam-plans-to-add-border-gates-along-border-with-cambodia/

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

Rice husk to power agriculture

Cambodia-based SOMA Energy will construct two bio-mass power-generating plants that convert rice husks into electricity to supply Cambodian farmers working in the provinces. SOMA energy, a subsidiary of SOMA group, has invested nearly $3 million in the construction of the plants, one of which is located ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/rice-husk-power-agriculture

CEDAC Introduces Guidlines

The Cambodian Centre for Study and Development in Agriculture (CEDAC) yesterday introduced techniques to prepare a good rice harvest for farmers ahead of the rainy season, CEDAC announced. Yang Saing Koma, president of CEDAC, said farmers could improve their harvests if they follow the seven steps. ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013053065930/Business/cedac-introduces-guidlines.html

Cambodia’s Economic Opportunity

While significant obstacles remain, the success of the rice sector is a potentially crucial driver in Cambodia’s prosperous and equitable development. Cambodia announced two major bilateral trade agreements recently, with the Philippines and Thailand, that are expected to further expand the country’s rice export sector. ...

http://thediplomat.com/2013/05/09/cambodias-economic-opportunity/

Long Rainy Season to Help Increase Rice Yields

Farmers can expect better rice paddy yields this year compared to last year after the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology yesterday predicted that the rainy season would run from mid-May until November with only a short dry spell. Chhomg Sopal, agriculture development ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/long-rainy-season-to-help-increase%E2%80%88rice-yields-20266/

Sugar Playing Catch-Up With Spice

Dotted with rice fields flanked by palm trees, Cambodia’s southeastern province of Kampong Speu is nothing short of picturesque. But behind the idyllic exterior is an on-going struggle to turn this region’s natural beauty into a global attraction and improve the lot of poor local farmers, ...

http://www.iede.co.uk/news/2013_1290/sugar-playing-catch-spice

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

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 ...

Drought hits 11 provinces in Cambodia: spokesman

Drought has been hitting 11 out of the 24 cities and provinces in Cambodia and affecting tens of thousands of hectares of rice seedlings, Keo Vy, spokesman and chief of the Cabinet of the National Committee for Disaster Management, said Thursday The drought-hit provinces are Kampong ...

http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90777/7913118.html

Rice Farmers Struggle Despite Production Growth

High production costs and a lack of government assistance is keeping rice farmers near the poverty line despite unprecedented growth in the sector, according to a new study released by local microfinance institution Intean Poalroath Rongroeurng (IPR). The independent study, conducted by two Cambodian researchers ...

Two More Set Schools Could Close

Eight SET international (SI) schools have closed nationwide over the past two months because of financial problems, and the remaining two schools in Phnom Penh and Kompong Chhnang provinces also appear poised to shut their doors soon, a Ministry of Education official said. The abrupt closings ...

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