Cambodia Morning News For January 12

Cambodia Morning News For January 12
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Cambodia morning newsFour Parties Register to Contest Senate Election Next Month
Cambodia’s national election body has announced that four parties have put forward candidates for the Senate elections in February.

China signs 19 new deals with Cambodia
China has signed 19 fresh memorandums of understanding and other agreements with Cambodia, appearing to further cement the superpower’s support for the Kingdom in the lead-up to controversial upcoming national elections later this year.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Agri-Techathon gives local startups exposure, much-needed funding
Imagine it: a solar-powered system farmers can install in their fields, outfitted with sensory components equipped to detect and deter most crop-eating birds by releasing high-frequency sound waves.
— The Phnom Penh Post

ADB Provides Support for Three Infrastructure Projects in Cambodia
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) today signed three project loan agreements with the Government of Cambodia to provide support for road network improvement, provincial water supply and sanitation, and smallholder farmers development in Tonle Sap.
— Modern Diplomacy

Competition on rentals tightens as supply swells
The marketing of condominiums and apartments in Cambodia is becoming increasingly challenging as supply swells and rental prices come under pressure.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian Woman Given Year in Prison For Accusing Hun Sen of Kem Ley’s Murder
A court in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh sentenced a Cambodian woman to a one-year jail term on Thursday for posting a video on her Facebook page accusing Prime Minister Hun Sen of ordering the murder more than a year ago of government critic Kem Ley.
— Radio Free Asia

Cambodia economy to grow at 6.9% this year: Central bank
The Cambodian economy will grow by 6.9% this year, according to projections from the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC), spurred by the robust performance of the tourism, construction and garment sectors.
— Bangkok Post

Over 900,000 Chinese Tourists Visit Cambodia in 2017
Cambodia received over 910,107 Chinese tourists in 2017, an increase of 36% compared to 2016, followed by South Korea and the United States respectively, according to a report by the Angkor Enterprise on Thursday.
— Fresh News

China, Cambodia call for adopting Code of Conduct in S. China Sea at early date
China and Cambodia on Thursday jointly called on related parties to adopt at an early date the Code of Conduct (COC) in the South China Sea to make it a sea of peace, friendship and cooperation.
— Xinhua

Cambodia has bold plans to bring back tigers for tourism
PHNOM PENH Just 20 years ago, Cambodia was a country that many travelers to Southeast Asia skipped over to get to Thailand, Vietnam and other regional rivals.
— Nikkei Asian Review

Cambodia-Laos to Strengthen Bilateral Cooperation
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and Thongloun Sisoulith, Prime Minister of Laos, agreed to strengthen and expand the cooperation on top of the existing mechanisms, according to Ieng Sophallet, Assistant to Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday.
— Fresh News


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