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Prey Veng declared Kingdom’s second mine-free province

Prey Veng is now the second province to be declared landmine free – after Kep – though some undiscovered munitions and cluster bombs as well as other unexploded ordnance (UXO) remain to be cleared, according to Ly Thuch, first vice-president of the Cambodian Mine Action ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/prey-veng-declared-kingdoms-second-mine-free-province

UNDP supports 2025 landmine-free target

The newly appointed United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) representative Alissar Chaker has given her assurance that she will continue supporting the Kingdom to achieve the landmine-free target in 2025. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50968693/undp-supports-2025-landmine-free-target/

New digital push for MSMEs

The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications, Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) on August 18 launched an open joint effort to build an inclusive digital ecosystem aimed at sparking the development of a robust post-Covid-19 economy. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/new-digital-push-msmes

Support for landmine/ERW victims

United Nation Development Program (UNDP) Cambodia and Persons with Disabilities Foundation (PWDF) yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding to improve rehabilitation services for landmine/Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) victims and persons with disabilities at Battambang Physical Rehabilitation Centre (BPRC).​   ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50893316/support-for-landmine-erw-victims/

Young innovators pitch ideas

Seven dynamic startups run by young entrepreneurs pitched their innovative ventures to business leaders and investors from Cambodia and around the world, at the culmination of the Bluetribe initiative, a unique and intensive six-month startup incubation scheme. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50810579/young-innovators-pitch-ideas/

Japan, UN support civil discourse

The Japanese government and the UN Development Programme (UNDP), in conjunction with Cambodia’s Ministry of Interior and the Cambodian Human Rights Action Committee (CHRAC) – a coalition representing local NGOs – have inaugurated a new cooperative development project. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/japan-un-support-civil-discourse

Digital literacy a key component to new ecommerce strategy

The government has released a new e-commerce strategy to address how the nation can best benefit from the rapid growth over the last decade of the Kingdom’s digital economy. ...

Jason Boken
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50787984/digital-literacy-a-key-component-to-new-ecommerce-strategy/

UNDP push for gov’t bonds as investors request good returns

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has renewed calls for the Cambodian government to issue sovereign bonds in riels to underpin the government’s effort on de-dollarisation and protect the economy against external shocks. ...

Harrison White
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50786840/undp-push-for-govt-bonds-as-investors-request-good-returns/

Journey to circular economy model is ‘well under way’

The government is currently preparing policy and strategy that will promote the circular economy model to the business, investment and local environmental communities. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50782648/journey-to-circular-economy-model-is-well-under-way/

Asia-Pacific officials discuss climate change in Cambodia

More than 100 officials from some 20 economies in Asia and the Pacific are meeting with donor institution representatives in Cambodia’s Siem Reap province in a bid to strengthen public financial management systems for climate change adaptation projects, said a news statement on Monday. ...

Global Post News Staff
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140915/asia-pacific-officials-discuss-climate-change-cambodia

Cambodian deputy PM meets with two UN senior officials on ties

Cambodian deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Hor Namhong on Tuesday met with two United Nations senior officials to discuss relations and cooperation between Cambodia and UN on social and economic development and human rights.     The two officials are Haoliang Xu, assistant to the UN secretary ...

Shanghai Daily News Staff
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/article_xinhua.aspx?id=215511

Atmospheric hole discovered

Scientists have discovered a new phenomenon in the skies above Southeast Asia: a huge, invisible hole in the atmosphere’s lowest layer that may exacerbate the effects of Cambodia’s climate change. The hole – roughly twice the length of New Zealand and concentrated just east of the ...

Laignee Barron
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/atmospheric-hole-discovered

Switzerland provides 3 mln USD to Cambodia for mine clearance

Switzerland on Tuesday granted 3 million U.S. dollars to Cambodia through the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) for mine clearance. The agreement was inked between Rahel Boesch, director of Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation office in Cambodia, and Setsuko Yamazaki, director of UNDP office in Cambodia, ...

Business Ghana News Staff
http://www.businessghana.com/portal/news/index.php?op=getNews&news_cat_id=&id=193425

Canada to provide $2.2 mln for climate change projects in Cambodia

The Canadian government has announced that they will provide $2.2 million through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) to Cambodia to help fund climate change adaptation projects within the country. ...

Cambodia Herald News Staff
http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=15&token=OTU1NDBkNmRkZjQ

MUJI Plans Green Dye Factory for Cambodia

Japanese retail company MUJI announced the development of an eco-friendly natural dyeing plant in Cambodia, a press release on Sunday said. The plan is part of the Business Call to Action, a global initiative supported by several international organisations and hosted by the UN Development Programme ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013060466031/Business/muji-plans-green-dye-factory-for-cambodia.html

1,000 days to go on Millennium Development Goals

April 5th marks the starting date for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and its partners in Cambodia in observing the milestone of 1,000 days to the end of 2015 which is the target date for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). “The MDGs ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=15&token=MzVkZTcwZWRkNjY

Limited yarn supply troubles Cambodian silk industry

The silk industry of Cambodia is in rapid decline due to limited domestic supply of silk yarn and high cost of imported raw materials. According to the latest data released by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)-Cambodia, the Southeast Asian nation imports 395 tonnes of raw ...

http://www.fibre2fashion.com/news/textile-news/newsdetails.aspx?news_id=122102

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