Cambodia Morning News For January 30

Cambodia Morning News For January 30
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Cambodia morning newsCambodia, China’s Hong Kong firm sign MoU on cassava development
Cambodia and Green Leader (Cambodia) Co., Ltd, a subsidiary of China’s Hong Kong-based Green Leader Holdings Group, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the development of cassava here on Monday.
— Xinhua

A decade in the making: Work on Gold Tower 42 restarts in Phnom Penh
Construction began again on the long-stalled Gold Tower 42 project on Sunday, and the Phnom Penh development is now scheduled to be finished in late 2019 or early 2020.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia’s Former Opposition Chief Sam Rainsy Officially Launches Political Movement
Cambodia’s exiled former opposition leader Sam Rainsy has officially launched a movement to keep his now-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) “alive” without fear of government reprisal, outlining an action plan with the objective of ensuring elections this year are free and fair.
— Radio Free Asia

Local businesses see opportunity as well as loss as Golden Sorya gets a facelift
The renovation of Golden Sorya Mall, the semi-open air plaza on Phnom Penh’s Street 51 known for its seedy atmosphere, has split nearby businesses into two camps: those who praise the potential to draw a classier clientele, and those who lament the loss of the regular patrons.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Xiamen Air launches new route from Fujian to Kingdom
Chinese passenger airline Xiamen Air announced yesterday it had officially launched a direct route from Fujian province’s Xiamen city to Phnom Penh.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Japanese Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Commits to Cement Japan-Cambodia Bond
Japanese Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Kazuyuki Nakane pledged to Prime Minister Hun Sen that he will further enhance the relation between Japan and Cambodia, according to Eang Sophallet, personal secretary to the premier.
— Fresh News

Government looks to make controversial amendments to Constitution
The Constitutional Council is planning to meet later this week to discuss amendments to the Constitution, including changes to an article guaranteeing the right for citizens to form organisations and political parties.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Rare red-headed vulture nests discovered in Cambodia’s wildlife sanctuary
Three nests of the critically endangered red-headed vulture were found in Chhep Wildlife Sanctuary in northwest Cambodia’s Preah Vihear province, giving hope that conservation efforts may save this species from extinction, a Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) statement said on Monday.
— Xinhua

Cambodia’s Labour Ministry seeks pact with Lebanon on maids as more seek work abroad
Cambodian workers may soon be headed to Lebanon, the latest country that the Ministry of Labour is targeting as a destination for thousands of underemployed Cambodians looking for work amid stagnant job opportunities at home.
— The Phnom Penh Post


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