Cambodia Morning News For December 22

Cambodia Morning News For December 22

Cambodia morning newsHun Sen Claims Cambodia Can Survive Without ‘Oxygen’ of Trade With West
Hun Sen said his government was working to resist “negative influence” from the west while developing its agricultural sector, industry, and manufacturing.

Insiders say new concrete factories not enough to stabilise local sector
Four new Cambodian cement factories are set to come online in the near future, tripling the number of local producers, but insiders and officials this week maintained that even increased capacity will not significantly lower rates of cement imports to Cambodia due to prevailing high costs of local production.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM Hun Sen Eases Garment Workers with Electricity and Water Prices
Prime Minister Hun Sen has urged both the electricity and water authorities to provide these utilities to the workers’ renting rooms for the government’s favor.
— Fresh News

China provides 7.3 mln USD from LMC Special Fund to Cambodia
China provided 7.3 million U.S. dollars from the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) Special Fund to Cambodia on Thursday for carrying out a variety of projects in the kingdom.
— Xinhua

Private entities handed state land
The government has converted three plots of land in Phnom Penh from state public property to state private property – effectively handing them to private entities – including a Ministry of Planning office on Monivong Boulevard that was transferred to the son-in-law of a senior CPP lawmaker.
— The Phnom Penh Post

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Thailand & Cambodia to develop border economic zones
The Thai – Cambodian border economic zone in Sa Kaeo province is launching a campaign to increase border trade.
— News Today (video)

Shenzhen carrier starts daily route from capital
China-based Shenzhen Airlines has launched another daily flight between Phnom Penh and China’s southeastern Shenzhen province, bringing the total number of regular flights it offers between the two countries to seven.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM Hun Sen Requests Vietnam’s Support to Fight Color Revolution
Prime Minister Hun Sen requested the Vietnamese Ministry of Defense to work more closely with Cambodia in sharing information and experience to fight against color revolution.
— Fresh News

SECC joins Hong Kong firm for study on fintech
The Securities and Exchange Commission of Cambodia (SECC) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Hong Kong-based risk management company CamNext Global yesterday, entering into a study that is expected to reveal the best means of stabilising the Kingdom’s infrastructure to support financial technology solutions and the use of cryptocurrencies.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia’s antibiotic resistance high: study
A new study by Cambodia’s Pasteur Institute reveals worryingly high, and increasing, levels of antibiotics resistance in the Kingdom, likely as a result of overprescribing medication.
— The Phnom Penh Post


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