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Japan outlines plan to increase river cargo

A Japanese expert has urged Cambodia to invest in improving transport on the Mekong River to boost the movement of cargo around the country. Kume Hidetoshi from the Japanese International Cooperation Center made the call during a presentation at the Japanese embassy yesterday.   ...

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http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/37233/japan-outlines-plan--to-increase-river-cargo/

Cambodia Receives 1.79 Million Foreign Tourists In First Five Months

Cambodia attracted 1.79 million foreign visitors in the first five months of the year, up 19 per cent over the previous year. From January to May, Vietnam remains the main source of visitors with 341,000 tourists, up 11 per cent year-on-year, followed by South Korea with ...

http://www.bernama.com.my/bernama/v7/wn/newsworld.php?id=962064

As Phnom Penh Grows, So Does Its Sewage Problem

Since 1998, Phnom Penh’s population has doubled to more than 2 million. High-rise buildings have popped up in the city’s center and housing developments have been hastily erected. Yet the city’s antiquated, decades-old drainage system has undergone little improvement in that time and experts say the ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Waterways may reduce export costs

Cambodia’s waterways are significantly under-used for the transport of commodities such as rice, and enhanced infrastructure and a review of government fees is needed at the Kingdom’s ports to make exports more competitive, industry experts say. According to figures from the Alliance of Rice Producers and ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013031261877/Business/waterways-may-reduce-export-costs.html

Viet Nam, Cambodia make plans for development

President Truong Tan Sang has urged the planning ministries of Vietnam and Cambodia to effectively implement the agreements reached during recent talks. He made the comments at a meeting with Cambodian Minister of Planning Chhay Than in Ha Noi yesterday. Vietnam had contributed to ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=11&token=YTQzMTU4OTI3NjI

New Mekong Port to Ease Overloaded Phnom Penh Terminal

With cargo traffic at the Phnom Penh Autonomus Port growing rapidly, a nearly completed container terminal just south of the city on the Mekon River should help ease the congestion. The 30-hectare port, in Kandal province’s Kein Svay district, was completed late last month, though cranes ...

More water transport needed

Cambodia’s waterways go largely unused for domestic shipping, a factor hurting the competitveness of the country’s logistics and agriculture sectors, experts said yesterday. Cambodia lost ground this year in a measure of logistics performance. As rice millers and exporters push toward the 1 million-tonne rice goal ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012071857471/Business/waterways-needed.html

New project aims to lower levels of industrial pollution

Industrial pollution ‘hot-spots’ have been identified in waterways in Phnom Penh, Kandal and Kompong Cham provinces following a five-month period of research as part of a UN-backed effort to encourage companies to adopt cleaner practices. The hot spots – defined as a source of pollution where ...

Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam Discuss Ways to Boost Tourism

Tourism ministers from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam held a meeting in Ho Chi Minh City to discuss ways to boost tourism in all the four countries, creating a four country tourist destination. At the meeting on September 13, attended by over 200 delegates and investors, ...

http://www.saigon-gpdaily.com.vn/Travel/2011/9/96626/

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