Cambodia Morning News For April 2

Cambodia Morning News For April 2
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Cambodia morning newsCambodia road reconstruction projects, financing secured
Financing has been secured for key road reconstruction projects in Cambodia. Work is being carried out on six road projects in the country that measure a total of 600km, as well as a bridge, with this all costing some US$490 million.
— World Highways

Are Chinese-funded dams on the Mekong River washing away Cambodian livelihoods?
Like many other people living near the Mekong River and its tributaries in Cambodia, Khmer farmer Srey Ly Bik regards the waterways as life-sustaining.
— South China Morning Post

Tech centre promises STEM growth
The ICT Innovation Centre (IIC) project broke ground on Friday and will take 18 months to complete, according to a top official from the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia, Thailand agree to open international border checkpoint mid-May
Cambodia and Thailand plan to officially open a new international border checkpoint in mid-May, an official confirmed on Sunday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Business Insider: PR firm eyes Kingdom’s growth
As more international companies enter the Kingdom and domestic firms begin to see the value in branding, public relations firms are poised to see demand for their skills take off.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Airports meet emission goals
The three international airports in Cambodia said they successfully completed a carbon reduction program set out by the Airports Council International (ACI), a framework introduced in 2009 aimed at reducing greenhouse emissions.
— Khmer Times

Chinese firms gather for business fair in Cambodia
More than 250 Chinese companies are taking part in a business expo in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh.
— NHK World

TrueMoney expands service with app
TrueMoney Cambodia can now be downloaded for iOS and Android customers, allowing users to utilize their phones to transfer money, top up phone credits, pay bill and pay for shopping.
— Khmer Times

CNRP figure calls on Japan to ‘make decision’ in visit
Prominent opposition figure Kem Monovithya met with officials in Japan last week, urging the nation to take a stance against what she described as Prime Minister Hun Sen’s increasingly authoritarian regime.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Spy claim undermines press freedom: RFA
A spokesman for Radio Free Asia based in Washington on Saturday said that claims made by Prime Minister Hun Sen that a former RFA reporter was a spy for the government were “ridiculous” and aimed at further undermining press freedom in the country.
— Khmer Times

US-Cambodia standoff
In late January last year, China donated 100 tanks to Cambodia. And the militaries of the two countries just celebrated their 60th anniversary of Sino-Cambodia diplomatic relations by concluding their…
— Bangkok Post

Kingdom’s disease burden shifting
Cambodia is facing the double burden of infectious and noncommunicable diseases, experts say, but the country can still prevent the problem from becoming “catastrophic” by implementing adequate measures and funnelling appropriate funding to tackle chronic illnesses.
— The Phnom Penh Post

How ancient pottery techniques are getting a reboot in Kampong Chhnang
In a little shack in Andong Russey village, at the foot of Phnom Krang Dei Meas mountain, Grandma Moun slaps into shape the round-bottomed clay pot that is the de facto symbol of Kampong Chhnang province.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Mekong countries’ leaders adopt US$66 billion plan to boost economic growth
At their sixth summit in Hanoi, leaders from Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam made a commitment to do more for the Greater Mekong Subregion. But finding enough funds for this investment will be a major challenge.
— Channel NewsAsia (video)


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Sreypov Men recently completed a course of study in International Relations at the Institute of Foreign Languages.

She commenced as an intern at AEC News Today and was appointed as a junior writer/ trainee journalist on April 2, 2018

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