Cambodia Morning News For June 27

Cambodia Morning News For June 27

Cambodia morning newsCDC approves new steel plant in Kampong Speu
A project to build a $31-million steel-processing plant in Kampong Speu province was recently greenlighted by the government, according to an announcement by the Council for the Development of Cambodia earlier this week.
— Khmer Times

Hun Sen Urges Cambodians to Avoid Placing World Cup Bets
Gambling is prohibited under Cambodian law, but illegal gambling operations and online betting mean Cambodians still have access to place bets on the tournament.
— VOA Cambodia

Worldbridge to open first SME industrial park
The first industrial park for small and medium enterprises in the Kingdom will open this October in Kandal province, just 12 kilometres from the centre of Phnom Penh.
— Khmer Times

Apsara Authority to Launch Website for Angkor Archaeological Park
National and international tourists can now access the new Apsara Authority’s website on Angkor Archaeological Park to learn about history of the Khmer empire, interactive map, Angkor Visitor Code of Conduct, purchasing tickets, travel tips, and plan the itinerary off the beaten tracks, according to the announcement dated on 21 June 2018.
— Fresh News

South Korean-based Woori Bank buys lender VisionFund
South Korean-based Woori Bank has bought out local lender VisionFund (Cambodia) for an undisclosed amount, the bank’s spokesman Daniel Chang said on Monday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia-China Relations Will Never Change, but Strengthened: Hun Many
Cambodian member of parliament of Kompong Speu constituency Hun Many said that the strong relations between Cambodia and China will never change, but cemented from day to day, particularly during Prime Minister Hun Sen and President Xi Jinping terms.
— Fresh News

UN official urges government to reduce use of plastic
A senior environment officer for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on Monday urged the Ministry of Environment to prepare a waste management system for plastics and to strive for clean air in the country, particularly in Phnom Penh.
— The Phnom Penh Post

CMAC retirees to get pensions
The Cambodian Mine Action Centre has called for all retired staff and families of deceased staff to contact its office to get a pension under its Royal Cambodian Armed Forces status.
— Khmer Times

Chairman of EuroCham Cambodia: EuroFair Strengthens European-Cambodian Ties
European Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia (EuroCham) said on Tuesday that EuroCham will organize the EuroFair for three days, starting from 29 June 2018 at Diamond Island Exhibition and Convention Center Phnom Penh to promote and expand business networkings between Cambodia and European companies.
— Fresh News

Hun Sen praises Japan’s lending policies while lashing out again at US
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday shot another arrow at the Kingdom’s relations with the US, calling his country’s yet-unpaid loan of $500 million borrowed by the regime of Lon Nol “a very dirty debt”.
— The Phnom Penh Post

The ongoing battle against drugs
The National Authority for Combating Drugs yesterday celebrated International Day Against Drugs under the theme Together for Our Drug-Free Life and Community, during which it destroyed 64 kilos of drugs worth about $2 million.
— Khmer Times

Ex-US Embassy guards still seek compensation
A spokesman for the Ministry of Labour said he is yet to receive a complaint from 32 former US Embassy security guards who claimed they were fired over false accusations of possessing and sharing child pornography.
— The Phnom Penh Post

China in Vogue, But Vietnam Still Hun Sen’s Lifeline
Has Hun Sen’s embrace of Beijing loosened the CPP’s relationship with Vietnam?
— The Diplomat (paywall)

Cambodian Police Crackdown Drug Trafficking at Cambodia-Laos Border
Stung Treng immigration police force of the General Department of Immigration, on Tuesday, cracked down on a drug trafficking case and confiscated 120 kilograms of methamphetamine.
— Fresh News

Cambodia to Have First Gambling Seminar to Discuss Possibility of Gaming
Historically, Cambodia has stood in opposition to gaming for decades. Since the Communist Revolution and the emergence of the Khmer Rouge in the 1960s, the Cambodian government said its citizens were above social ills, such as gambling, drinking, and drugs.
— USA Online Casino

Tonino Lamborghini brand plans hotels in Cambodia
Shanghai-based Join.In Hospitality Management plans to expand the Tonino Lamborghini Hotels & Resorts brand outside of mainland China, according to a report from TTG Asia.
— Hotel Management


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