Cambodia Morning News For July 14

Cambodia Morning News For July 14
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ADB plan aims for synergy in agro sector
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is close to finalising its five-year action plan for 2018 to 2022 that promotes agricultural-based value chains across the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), an area that includes Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar and the southern Chinese province of Yunnan, the regional development bank announced yesterday.
The Phnom Penh Post

Government collects $915M in taxes in first semester
The government collected $915 million in tax revenue during the first six months of the year, according to figures released yesterday by the Ministry of Economy and Finance.
The Phnom Penh Post 

Government to Continue Drug Crackdown With Nearly $1M Budget
Prime Minister Hun Sen has authorized a six-month extension of the government’s anti-drug campaign, an anti-drug authority official said on Thursday.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Angkor Gold, Emerald ink earn-in agreement
Canadian mining outfit Angkor Gold Corp has secured a deal with Australian-listed gold company Emerald Resources NL for a definitive earn-in agreement on Angkor Gold’s wholly owned Koan Nheak tenement in eastern Cambodia, the company announced late on Wednesday.
The Phnom Penh Post 

Government Rejects 11th-Hour Reprieve for Sesan Dam Families
An official in Stung Treng province said there was no way to grant a last-minute reprieve requested on Thursday by villagers whose homes could be flooded within days once testing of the Lower Sesan II hydropower dam begins on Saturday.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Air arrivals soar higher
Air traffic for Cambodia’s three international airports increased by 23 percent in the first six months of the year, driven largely by growing Chinese tourism and the increased number of international flights to Sihanoukville’s airport, a spokesman for the company that operates the Kingdom’s three international airports said yesterday.
The Phnom Penh Post 

Expo seeks to connect trade in Mekong region
The Lancang-Mekong Economic and Technological Exhibition opened in Phnom Penh yesterday with 130 enterprises from six countries in the Mekong River Basin attending to display their products and services.
The Phnom Penh Post  

Mobile Internet Usage Tops 8.5 Million Users
Use of mobile internet by Cambodians exceeded 8.5 million by May 2017, an increase of 7% compared to 2016, according to the official report by the Telecommunications Regulator of Cambodia.
Fresh News 

Govn’t Cancels Licenses of Three Internet Providers
The Telecommunication Regulator of Cambodia (TRC) has eliminated the operating licenses of three internet service providers due to bankruptcy and failure to operate in accordance to regulations.
Fresh News 

Falling Vegetable Prices Leave Cambodian Farmers in a Bind
Plunging pumpkin and corn prices in Cambodia are driving farmers in two provinces to destroy their crops and block roads in protest in an effort to convince the government to help develop the agricultural market, growers in the two areas said on Thursday.
Radio Free Asia

Ministries to pilot use of budget reform tool
The Financial Management Information System (FMIS), a reform initiative designed to improve the governance and transparency of national budget management, will be applied to 10 government ministries later this year after a successful implementation of the scheme at the National Treasury Department, officials said yesterday.
The Phnom Penh Post  

Phnom Penh Post joins Asia News Network
The Phnom Penh Post, Cambodia’s leading English daily, has joined Asia News Network, an alliance now comprising 23 media in 19 Asian countries.
The Korea Herald 

Capital’s casino on hook for massive tax bill
The government will impose an additional tax bill on NagaWorld’s non-gaming operations this year similar to the $16.6 million added tax obligation it applied last year after conducting its first-ever audit of the iconic Phnom Penh hotel and casino complex, a Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) official said yesterday.
The Phnom Penh Post 

MoI Takes Action on Kidnapping
The Ministry of Interior (MoI)’s Central Department of Security has created a hotline for citizens to use should someone they know be kidnapped.
Fresh News 

China donates 100 buses for use in Phnom Penh
China has given Cambodia 100 buses to be used to expand public transportation in Phnom Penh.
Bangkok Post 

Vietnamese child molester sentenced to 18 years for abuse of a toddler
A Vietnamese was sentenced to 18 years imprisonment in absentia by the Mondulkiri provincial court after he was found guilty of torturing and raping a two-year old child, according to a report in The Phnom Penh Post Online on Thursday.
Thai PBS 

Russian Oligarch Plans Return to Cambodia After Conviction
More than two years after being extradited to his home country to face fraud charges, Russian real-estate tycoon Sergei Polonsky plans to return to his island empire off the coast of Sihanoukville to resume his ecotourism development plans, according to an associate.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)


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