Cambodia Morning News For January 31

Cambodia Morning News For January 31
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Cambodia morning newsChinese firm wins bid to construct wastewater treatment sub-project in NW Cambodia
A Chinese construction company on Tuesday won a bid to construct a wastewater treatment sub-project in the town of Battambang province in northwest Cambodia.
— Xinhua

Cambodia’s drugs crackdown pushes users into hiding
It’s been almost 20 years since Sor Piseth took his first drugs. Ever since, he has found it extremely difficult to stay away from both heroin and methamphetamine. Now the 38-year-old Cambodian is trying to quit. He knows it’s the only right thing to do to make sure he sees his children grow up.
— UCA News

Task force tries to ease tensions between Cambodian and Chinese businesses in Sihanoukville
An interministerial task force has been established to ease simmering tensions between Cambodian and Chinese business owners in the coastal resort town of Sihanoukville, the latest sign that a huge influx of Chinese investment is causing problems on Cambodia’s coast.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Exim Bank extends $36.92 m credit to Cambodia
The Exim Bank has extended a line of credit worth USD 36.92 million to Cambodia for financing the Stung Sva Hab/Slab water resources development project.
— Outlook

$1bn Cambodia road PPP signed
The Cambodian government has signed a $1bn PPP contract for an expressway project.
— Partnership Bulletin

Cambodia reports far less dengue fever cases in 2017, down 50 pct
Cambodia saw 6,372 dengue fever cases in 2017, down 50 percent from 12,843 cases in a year earlier, a senior health official said on Tuesday.
— Xinhua

Lèse majesté law in works for Cambodia
The Ministry of Justice today confirmed that a proposed lèse majesté law would be among a series of legal amendments considered by the Constitutional Council on Friday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Minimum wage politicking stings employers in Southeast Asia
After more than three decades as Cambodia’s prime minister, Hun Sen added a new routine to his schedule last August: visits to the garment and footwear factories that employ some 700,000 citizens nationwide.
— Nikkei Asian Review

Cambodian NGO ‘sickened’ over lighter sentence for maid killers
Human rights group says Federal Court commuting death sentence and imposing of new 10-year jail term on lesser charge is distressing.
— Free Malaysia Today

Lotte Liquor’s Kloud beer taps Cambodian market
Lotte Liquor, a unit of Lotte Chilsung Beverage, will start selling Kloud beers in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, from February, expanding its sales to Southeast Asia.
— The Korean Herald

Three Officials Fatally Injured in a Shooting Case near Cambodia-Vietnam Border
Mundulkiri Governor Svay Sam Eang told Fresh News on Tuesday evening at about 5p.m that an army force, a forest ranger, and an NGO staff were fatally injured in a gunfire Ou Reang district, Mundulkiri province near Cambodia-Vietnam border.
— Fresh News

Unseasonable rains bring floods
Unseasonable weather has wreaked havoc this week, bringing floods to Sihanoukville and Poipet and leaving one dead from a lightning strike in Koh Kong province, officials confirmed yesterday.
— The Phnom Penh Post


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