Cambodia Morning News For September 26

Cambodia Morning News For September 26
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Cambodia morning newsChinese-built biggest dam in Cambodia to start operation in November
The 400-megawatt Lower Sesan II Hydropower Plant, which is Cambodia’s biggest hydropower dam so far, will start operation in November after almost four years of construction.
China Daily

Minimum wage talks begin
Members of the tripartite Labour Advisory Committee – composed of representatives of the government, employers and unions – yesterday put forth their proposals for next year’s minimum wage for the garment and footwear sector, kicking off the annual negotiations that will culminate on October 5
The Phnom Penh Post

Prakas removes price cap on premium petrol
The government will continue to set a price ceiling on regular gasoline and diesel but will no longer regulate the retail price of premium gasoline, the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) announced on Friday.
The Phnom Penh Post

Chinese tourists to Cambodia up 42.7 percent in seven months
Some 635,000 Chinese tourists had visited Cambodia in the first seven months of 2017, up 42.7 percent compared with the same period last year, according to Tourism Ministry statistics on Monday.

Miner Angkor Gold gets nod on Mondulkiri joint project
Canadian mining firm Angkor Gold Corp and has received approval from the Ministry of Mines and Energy to proceed with a joint mineral exploration project with Renaissance Minerals (Cambodia) Ltd on Angkor’s wholly owned Koan Nheak property in Mondulkiri province, the company announced in a press release.
The Phnom Penh Post

RDB closes bidding on rice storage facilities
The state-run Rural Development Bank (RDB) received a total of 10 proposals from Cambodian agricultural firms expressing interest in developing rice storage and drying facilities across three provinces using government-backed low-interest loans, a bank official said yesterday.
The Phnom Penh Post

Sesan dam goes online, while PM dismisses environmental concerns
The floodgates of the largest and most controversial dam project in the country’s history officially closed yesterday at an inauguration ceremony presided over by Prime Minister Hun Sen, who took aim at environmentalists, ambassadors and NGOs in a wide-ranging speech
The Phnom Penh Post

One of Asia’s Fastest-Growing Cities Just Got a $1 Billion Plumbing Bill
As new development overwhelms Phnom Penh’s aging wastewater management system, the Cambodian capital seeks an ambitious remake.
Next City

Hun Sen rails at political analysts
Prime Minister Hun Sen used the inauguration of the Lower Sesan II Dam yesterday as an opportunity to lash out at “unqualified” political analysts, defend his reaction to “internal interference” and repeat promises to rule Cambodia for another 10 years.
The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia Opposition Leader May Be Prevented From Attending ‘Treason’ Hearing
Cambodia’s opposition leader Kem Sokha is due to go to court on Tuesday, accused of conspiring with Washington to unseat Prime Minister Hun Sen, but officials do not seem to be able to agree on whether he should be allowed to appear in court, citing safety concerns.
VOA Cambodia

Cambodia’s opposition puts out banners calling for leader’s release
Cambodia’s main opposition party on Monday put up banners around the country calling for the release of its detained leader Kem Sokha in a challenge to the government of Prime Minister Hun Sen, which has accused him of treason.

CNRP brass leave Cambodia, but back ‘soon’
Since the widely condemned arrest of opposition leader Kem Sokha on “treason” charges this month, at least a dozen Cambodia National Rescue Party lawmakers have left the country, though a senior party official yesterday insisted they would “return soon”.
The Phnom Penh Post


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