Cambodia Morning News For May 31

Cambodia Morning News For May 31
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Cambodia morning newsPhnom Penh-Sihanoukville Highway to Begin Construction in 2018
The 190km Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville highway will begin to construct by the end of 2018, Senior Minister of Public Work and Transport Sun Chanthol told Fresh News on Wednesday.
— Fresh News

Parties express satisfaction with ballot slot positions
The National Election Committee (NEC) on Tuesday held a public draw to determine the order of political parties on the ballot paper for the July 29 national elections, with Tep Vong and Bou Kry, the two Great Supreme Patriarchs of Cambodia, attending.
— The Phnom Penh Post

WB Provides Loans for National Roads’ Improvement in Cambodia
World Bank has provided a low-interest loan of $60 million to the Royal Government of Cambodia to upgrade the quality of National Road No.3 and National Road No. 7 with a total length of 218 kilometer.
— Fresh News

Acleda aims for full digitalisation of branch offices
Acleda Bank, one of the biggest commercial banks in Cambodia, aims to have all its branch offices in Cambodia fully digitalised in the near future with high tech tools that will give customers self-service access to all operations, a senior executive said.
— Khmer Times

Koh Pich to see new $100m building
Taiwanese investors will raise a new building in Phnom Penh’s Koh Pich, also known as Diamond Island, valued at $100 million.
— Khmer Times

Vietnamese firms contribute to Cambodia’s development: Ambassador
Vietnamese businesspeople in Cambodia serve as an important bridge to foster the traditional friendship between the two countries, making contributions to the development of the host nation.
— VietmanPlus

Cambodia: Battambang oranges making a comeback
The famous Battambang orange is making a comeback, after being rather absent for years because of the spread of a deadly plant disease. The orange industry was almost destroyed by an incurable disease, known as citrus greening, which reared its head in the 1990s. At the time, infected trees had to be felled.
— Fresh Plaza

U.S Grants Aids to Support Demining Operation in Cambodia
The United States has provided the Grant Aids to support demining operations of the Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC) under the project titled “Cluster Munitions Remnant Survey and Clearance in Eastern Cambodia”, according to CMAC’s press release dated on Wednesday.
— Fresh News

Ifad pledges $64 million in concessional loans
The International Fund for Agriculture Development (Ifad) will disburse an additional $64 million in concessional loans to the Cambodian government to boost the local agriculture industry.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Grants Validation to European Union Patents
In January 2017, the government of the Kingdom of Cambodia and the European Patent Organization (EPO) entered into an agreement on validation of European patents.
— Asean Briefing

PM takes up plight of unpaid workers
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday ordered the Labour Ministry to find a solution for workers of the First Gawon factory in Chak Angre Krom commune in Phnom Penh who have been protesting for weeks over unpaid wages.
— Khmer Times

Rail service from Battambang to Pursat restored
The third phase of the 107km Poipet-Phnom Penh rail line, which connects Battambang to Pursat town, began preliminary testing on Tuesday, the Ministry of Public Works and Transport said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Amru Rice welcomes US-backed loan
Local rice miller Amru Rice will be the recipient of the first loan to Cambodia’s private sector that has been guaranteed by the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM), a government agency that provides loan, guarantee, and insurance products to aid the export of American goods.
— Khmer Times

Directive issued to protect domestic workers
The Labour Ministry has issued a directive laying out expected working conditions for domestic workers to protect their safety and prevent abuse from homeowners in the wake of a woman being arrested for torturing her maid.
— Khmer Times

Macau Legend plans expansion in Laos, Cambodia, Macau
Casino operator Macau Legend Development Ltd (MLD) has vowed to help expand infrastructure in Laos if the government will allow MLD some freedom in reallocating its gaming taxes.
— Calvinayre

Cambodia implements recommendations of IMF’s e-GDDS, launches NSDP
Cambodia has launched a National Summary Data Page (NSDP) in implementing the recommendations of the Enhanced General Data Dissemination System (e-GDDS).
— Devdiscource

Embassies help bring back illegal workers
Cambodian embassies have worked with Malaysian and Vietnamese authorities to help repatriate 18 Cambodians who went to work and stay illegally in these countries.
— Khmer Times

Officials seize 400kg of wildlife in Kratie
Authorities in the capital and Kratie province cracked down on two separate incidents of wildlife smuggling on Tuesday, seizing hundreds of animals, but making no arrests.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Wing and Prudential make paying premiums easier
A new partnership between money transfer company Wing and Prudential aims to simplify the process of paying for insurance, and will allow access to insurance products to the country’s unbanked population.
— Khmer Times


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