Cambodia morning news for April 8

Cambodia morning news for April 8

Cambodia morning newsCambodia to Build One Hydropower and Two Solar Farms, 200MW
Cambodia decided to build one more hydropower and two more solar farms that will produce 200MW energy in total, according to the government’s decision made at the cabinet meeting on Friday at the Peace Palace.
— Fresh News

$110 million contributed toward demining
The government has contributed more than $110 million toward mine clearance operations, management of mine action institutions and through tax exemptions on demining equipment over the last 10 years.
— Khmer Times

Four More Energy Projects Approved by Cambodian Cabinet Ministers
To further expand energy supply in the country, the Cabinet Meeting has endorsed four more energy projects – a hydropower and three solar power projects – pointed out a press release from the Press and Quick Reaction Unit of the Office of the Council of Ministers.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Cambodians urged to support local culture
The Culture and Fine Arts Minister, along with CPP lawmaker Hun Many, yesterday called on Cambodians to get reacquainted with their traditions by spending time at performance theatres and avoid infringing upon the copyrights of others.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Post registers more than $13.3 million in revenue last year
State-owned enterprise Cambodia Post generated more than $13.3 million in revenue last year, a major increase from $2.16 million in 2010, according to Cambodia Post CEO Ok Bora.
— The Phnom Penh Post

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Turkish floating power plant not coming to Cambodia
The government cancelled the rental contract for a floating 200-MW (megawatt) power plant from Turkey due to technical issues.
— Khmer Times

Kampong Speu palm sugar designated a GI product by the EU
Kampong Speu province’s sugar palm was registered as a protected product by the EU on Tuesday, according to a Confirel announcement.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PAL opens Cambodia’s newest link to the Americas
As Philippine Airlines (PAL) launched the first nonstop route from Phnom Penh to Manila, Cambodia gained a convenient new gateway to North America and Northeast Asia.
— Khmer Times

PM Hun Sen Demands Balance on Environment and Energy
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen called on effective policy formulation to ensure safe energy production with minimized impacts on environment, addressing at the cabinet meeting on Friday at the Peace Palace.
— Fresh News

Cambodian villagers organize traditional ox-cart racing to celebrate Khmer New Year
Cambodian villagers on Sunday organized a traditional ox-cart racing here to celebrate the Khmer New Year, which will start from April 14 to 16.
— Xinhua

EIB Consider Possible Projects to Support Cambodia’s Agriculture
European Investment Bank (EIB) is considering possible projects to support physical infrastructure and farming development for Cambodia’s agriculture.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Tax, customs revenue hits $1.68B this year
Cambodia collected some $1.68 billion in revenue from customs and taxation during the first three months of this year, said Prime Minister Hun Sen.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia to receive Thai train carriages in upcoming weeks
Cambodia will receive a train engine and passenger cars from Thailand during a ceremony that will be held in the upcoming weeks.
— Khmer Times

Kingdom to ink MoU with FBI
During a visit by senior officials to the US, Cambodia will sign its first memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to promote cooperation in law enforcement against transnational crime.
— The Phnom Penh Post

MoU on handicraft skills signed
The Industry and Handicrafts Ministry on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Nomi Network to agree on a $407,590 project aiming to increase handicraft skills of people in small to medium enterprises in the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

Hundreds up for New Year’s crime pardons
Around 460 prisoners, including 49 females, have requested pardons or sentence reductions for the upcoming Khmer New Year festivities, with prison officials saying some could see their jail terms reduced from life to 20 years.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian villagers organize traditional ox-cart racing to celebrate Khmer New Year
Cambodian villagers on Sunday organized a traditional ox-cart racing here to celebrate the Khmer New Year, which will start from April 14 to 16.
— Xinhua

Tourism Minister Urges Stop of Fake Souvenir and Jewellery Transactions
Tourism minister has urged the stop of selling fake souvenirs and jewelleries to tourists, according to local media report.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Cambodia’s war on drugs escalates
In the first three months of 2019 the Anti-drug police handled 2,047 drug offenses and arrested 4,434 people, including 365 women, according to a report obtained today.
— Khmer Times

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Cambodian Palm Sugar Joins EU’s Protected Geographical Indications
The European Union registered Skor Thnot Kampong Speu (palm sugar) into Protected Geographical Indications, according to the EU Agriculture: Food and Farming on 3 April 2019.
— Fresh News

ICCPR report filed to the UNHRC
Cambodia has submitted a report on the enforcement of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) to the UN Human Rights Committee (UNHRC), with a government official saying some people did not properly understand the convention, leading them to overstep boundaries when exercising their rights.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Draft National Policy on Academic Health Approved to Improve Education Quality
The draft national policy on academic health was approved in a plenary Cabinet Meeting organised here this morning under the presidency of Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Call to regulate alcohol advertising
Cambodia Movement for Health and lawyers have requested the government to have laws to regulate alcohol advertisements which encourage people to consume alcohol despite adverse social impacts.
— Khmer Times

Sar Kheng calls for respect of road laws over the New Year
Minister of Interior Sar Kheng on Wednesday called on the Kingdom’s road users to ensure this month’s Khmer New Year celebrations are a joyous experience for all by driving safely and obeying traffic laws.
— The Phnom Penh Post

NBC and MAS get together on FinTech
The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), to strengthen bilateral cooperation in Financial Technology (FinTech) innovation, on April 4 at the ASEAN meeting in Thailand.
— Khmer Times

Royal Pardon Priority Given to Female Inmates
Female prisoners have been given a priority to be granted royal pardon during the upcoming Khmer New Year to fall in mid-April.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

CMAC still lacks funding to clear UXO, says Thuch
Despite a $2 million US government donation to the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC), it still lacks funds to clear unexploded ordnance (UXO) in the Kingdom, said senior minister Ly Thuch.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Homeward bound on the holidays
The Prime Minister announced on Thursday night that 120 buses are allotted to take citizens, who wish to travel home for Khmer New Year, from the capital to the provinces and back – free of charge. That’s twice as many as in 2018.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia: More phones than people
The number of mobile SIM card subscribers went up by 4.5 percent in 2018 while the number of landline users plummeted by nearly one-third, such were the figures released at the annual meeting of the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications on Friday, April 5.
— Khmer Times

CPP sends delegation to attend meetings in Sri Lanka
Khuon Sudary, National Assembly second vice-president, yesterday led a delegation to Sri Lanka for two international meetings to discuss social security and other issues in the region.
— Khmer Times

Hundreds hold protest at ministry over land dispute
About 200 people from Kampong Speu province’s Thpong and Oral districts yesterday gathered to protest again at the Land Management Ministry, asking it to expedite a resolution for their land dispute with the Phnom Penh Sugar Company.
— Khmer Times

King and Queen Mother return to Kingdom after medical trip
King Norodom Sihamoni and Queen Mother Norodom Monineath returned to the Kingdom today after a three-week medical trip to China.
— Khmer Times

 

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Piseth Pov graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics Science from the Royal University of Law and Economics, Phnom Penh in 2017, and a Bachelor’s degree in English Communications from Western University, Phnom Penh, the same year.

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