Cambodia Morning News For February 2

Cambodia Morning News For February 2
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Cambodia morning newsChinese Company Plans to Invest in Waste-Incinerating Electricity in Cambodia
During a visit to China, Minister of Commerce Pan Sorasak said China plans to invest in the project of producing electricity from burning waste in Cambodia, while China also allows Cambodia to open a trading center in Beijing and pledged to provide a venue for the establishment of the center.
— Fresh News

Ten New Companies and Factories to Be Established in Cambodia
The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) has issued a certificate of registration for 10 new companies and factories in Cambodia in January 2018, with a capital of over $73 million, creating more than 9,000 jobs, according to CDC’s Facebook page on Thursday.
— Fresh News

Cambodia’s path toward sustaining long-term growth
After it graduated from Least Developed Country status in July 2016, Cambodia’s economy has remained healthy with a GDP growth rate of 6.9 per cent in 2017.
— East Asia Forum

Massive skyscraper floated again
Prime Minister Hun Sen said yesterday that a 600-metre building would be constructed in Cambodia, though he did not mention specifics and similar projects proposed in the past have stalled before construction.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cracks emerge in Cambodia’s opposition
Rising from the ashes of the dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), exiled former opposition leader Sam Rainsy has announced his latest effort to combat his old foe Prime Minister Hun Sen.
— UCA News

Border town on fast track for development
The imminent completion of a rail link between Thailand and Cambodia and the opening of two new international border crossings have renewed prospects for commercial growth in Poipet and pushed up real estate prices.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM Hun Sen: If You Ban Cambodia’s Export, Cambodia Will Do the Same (Video inside)
Prime Minister Hun Sen stressed that if any country bans Cambodia to export which opposes to the agreement of World Trade Organization (WTO), Cambodia will also ban the export of those country into Cambodia due to the Kingdom’s huge purchasing power.
— Fresh News (video)

Cambodian Court Rejects Jailed Opposition Chief Kem Sokha’s Appeal For Bail
Cambodia’s Appeal Court in the capital Phnom Penh has denied opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) President Kem Sokha bail, his lawyer confirmed Thursday, returning the head of the now-dissolved political party to prison in remote Tbong Khmum province to await trial on charges of treason.
— Radio Free Asia

Swiss aid gives $4.6M for farmers
The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) yesterday pledged $4.6 million over three years for phase two of an agriculture assistance program that is intended to help small-scale Cambodian farmers in four northern provinces.
— The Phnom Penh Post

‘Super Blue Blood Moon’ seen from Cambodia
A ‘Super Blue Blood Moon’ was seen over Cambodia last night, with the Moon appearing brighter than usual and tinged a dusty brown colour.
— The Phnom Penh Post


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