Cambodia Morning News For July 13

Cambodia Morning News For July 13
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Cambodia rice exports rise 7.6pc in Jan-June
Cambodia exported 288,562 tonnes of rice in the first six months the year, an increase of 7.6 per cent compared with the same period last year, official data showed on Wednesday.
The Financial Express 

A quantum leap for Cambodia’s telcos
As in the rest of the world, everyday Cambodian life is dominated by the use of smartphones, with consumers glued to social media, streaming videos and staying up-to-date with the latest breaking news and spreading viral content.
The Phnom Penh Post 

Cambodia to Invest $1B in Hydroelectricity
A 400 megawatt hydroelectric power plant will be put into operation on July 15 in Stung Treng.
Fresh News 

Stock Market’s Newest Listing Struggling to Entice Investors
A little more than a month after joining the Cambodia Securities Exchange, the stock market’s newest listing is struggling to attract much interest.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

“Beautiful China” campaign promoted in Cambodia
The China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) promoted the “Beautiful China” campaign here on Wednesday evening, aimed at attracting more Cambodian tourists to China, officials said.

Chinese-built dam in Cambodia to start testing operation
The Lower Sesan II Hydropower Plant, which is Cambodia’s biggest hydropower dam, will begin testing its first-phase operation on July 15 after more than three years of construction, the Electricity Authority of Cambodia (EAC) said on Wednesday.

Government: Angkor Park Squatters Allowed in to Avoid Violence
The director of the government body that manages the Angkor Archaeological Park on Wednesday conceded that the hundreds of families they are now struggling to evict were allowed to move into the park illegally in the lead-up to the June 4 commune elections, though he defended the decision.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Dredging Permitted in Koh Kong Despite Sand Export Ban
The Mines and Energy Ministry has issued a directive banning sand exports from Koh Kong province, months after it suspended sand exports and new dredging licenses over export record discrepancies.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

GMAC Slams Union’s Criticism of New Garment Training Institute
The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) issued a statement on its Facebook page on Wednesday hitting back at comments from a union official who criticized its new Garment Training Institute.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Prospects bright for solar in Kep
The Ministry of Environment has announced its support for a new 10-megawatt solar power development project in the coastal province of Kep to be spearheaded by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), a South Korea-based organisation set up by the UN in 2012 to chart and promote environment-friendly development.
The Phnom Penh Post 

30 Cambodian Companies Invests in Myanmar
At least 30 Cambodia companies are investing in Myanmar in banking and service sectors, while 3 Myanmar tourism and business companies are operating in Cambodia, according to a press release by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
Fresh News 


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