Cambodia morning news for June 28

Cambodia morning news for June 28

Cambodia morning newsAt Least Five Illegal Projects Uncovered in Cambodia’s Sihanoukville Following Fatal Building Collapse
A new committee tasked with inspecting construction permits in Preah Sihanouk province in the wake of a fatal building collapse over the weekend has already found five illegally operating projects, Cambodia’s Interior Minister Sar Kheng said Wednesday.

Rise in vehicle numbers causing major problems
A ministry of Public Works and Transport official said on Monday that the number of vehicles in Cambodia had increased by 300,000 to 400,000 in the last year, with the huge growth causing problems such as traffic congestion and pollution.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Government launches eco, biodiversity policies
The Ministry of Environment has begun implementing the policies of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), an intergovernmental body which assesses the state of biodiversity in response to requests from decision makers.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Health officials warn parents of dengue fever
Health officials are calling on the parents to bring their children to a state hospital, not private clinics, if they show symptoms of dengue fever, as more cases are being recorded so far this year.
— Khmer Times

Ruling CPP to mark 68th anniversary today
About 100,000 CPP members and supporters are expected to gather today on Koh Pich island in Phnom Penh to celebrate the party’s 68th establishment anniversary.
— Khmer Times

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Kun Kim takes NCDM role
Newly-appointed National Committee Disaster Management first vice president Kun Kim yesterday vowed to work effectively to implement the government’s disaster relief and management policies.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Hosts 7th Global Logistics Conference
Over 500 logistics and exportation experts from 70 countries gathered here in Phnom Penh from June 24 to 26, 2019 for the 7th Global Logistics Conference.

Indian company proposes cooperation in vocational training
A company from India is seeking cooperation with the Labour Ministry to provide vocational skills training for out of school students in Cambodia.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia and Sweden Discuss Cooperation for 2020-2024
The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) held here on Tuesday a discussion meeting on the next Strategy on Sweden’s International Development Cooperation with Cambodia for 2020-2024.

Australia discusses development programmes
Australian Ambassador to Cambodia Angela Corcoran recently visited Mondulkiri and Ratanakiri provinces to discuss development programmes aimed to improve health and education access.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia, Malaysia to Reach Tourism Cooperation Deal
Cambodia and Malaysia will sign a tourism cooperation deal to further promote the industry among the two nations during the planned visit of Prime Minister of Malaysia to Cambodia later this year.

Cambodian Minister of Environment Receives USAID’s Officials
Minister of Environment of Cambodia H.E. Say Samal received here yesterday afternoon a group of officials of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) led by Ms. Rebecca Black, former USAID Cambodia Mission Director and Team Leader of USAID Greening Prey Lang project.

Interior Minister Sar Kheng Urges Justice Ministry to Freeze Assets of Drug and Human Traffickers
Minister of Interior Sar Kheng asked Minister of Justice Ang Vong Vathana to freeze assets of drug and human traffickers, addressing Wednesday, June 26, on the occasion of International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, at Diamond Island Exhibition and Convention Center, Phnom Penh.
— Fresh News Asia

Last collapse victim home
The body of the last victim to be recovered from the site of the collapsed seven-storey building in Sihanoukville was yesterday returned to the family for a funeral, a statement from the team tasked with rescue work said.
— Khmer Times

Ministry warns of risks from asbestos exposure
Labour Minister Ith Samheng yesterday urged officials to disseminate information about the dangers of asbestos which is widely used in the construction industry.
— Khmer Times

Ministry of Environment Recognises Five More Natural Protected Communities
Kiri Soksan, Toal, Pha-av, Anglong Phe, and O’ Anglong Chrey communities have been officially recognised as natural protected communities by the Ministry of Environment.

Cambodia-Indonesia trade exhibition to be held next month
Cambodia and Indonesia are set to jointly organise a trade exhibition to be held in Siem Reap province next month, an event to mark the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries as well as an effort to boost bilateral trade and investment.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Drafting Legal Document on Air Quality
The Ministry of Environment has been working with other relevant ministries and institutions to review the draft circular and action plan on prevention and reduction of public air pollution.

CPB launches children’s savings account in riel
Cambodian Public Bank yesterday announced a new product to encourage children to save in riel.
— Khmer Times

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Renovation Project on NR2 and NR 22 to Begin in Late 2019
Rehabilitation of National Roads 2 and 22 will begin by the end of 2019 and take about 30 months to complete.

Preah Sihanouk master plan discussed
The Economy and Finance Ministry yesterday published results of a meeting discussing results of a pre-feasibility study on a master plan designed to transform Preah Sihanouk province into a multi-purpose economic zone, similar to Shenzen city in China.
— Khmer Times

Phnom Penh-Poipet train service launch unclear
No launch date has been decided on a passenger train service between Phnom Penh and Poipet city, which sits near the Thai border province of Sa Kaeo, as the government continue talks with concession-granted company Royal Railway on the service in the Cambodian side that would facilitate cross-border connection of railway services between the Kingdom and Thailand.
— Khmer Times

Oil refinery construction pushed to 2021
Following delays, the construction of an oil refinery plant in Preah Sihanouk province has been officially pushed back and will continue in 2021, after the facility was originally expected to start operating this year.
— Khmer Times

Do not underestimate CNRP supporters: Sar Kheng
Interior Minister Sar Kheng today told government officials to not underestimate CNRP supporters set on welcoming the return of their exiled leaders.
— Khmer Times

Women entrepreneurs recognized
Nine women entrepreneurs from different sectors were selected to represent Cambodia in the 6th Asean Outstanding Women Entrepreneur Award, which this year boasted a theme of ‘Globalisation 4.0 and Beyond’, and was held in Bangkok, Thailand last week.
— Khmer Times

Pessimism on CNRP, CPP reconciliation
Academics and a government officials yesterday concluded that national reconciliation between the ruling CPP and the court dissolved CNRP is unlikely to happen any time soon.
— Khmer Times

Sihanoukville tragedy and China: Time for a serious discussion
The recent, tragic building collapse in Sihanoukville that claimed the lives of 28 workers has sparked significant attention to the question of Cambodia’s booming construction sector and growing Sino-Cambodian economic relations.
— The Phnom Penh Post

‘One Khmer World’ created
Preap Kol, the executive director of Transparency International Cambodia, said his movement “One Khmer World” which was created to promote a new political culture among people would not become a political party.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Direct Flight between Cambodia and Zhejiang Province Begins Later This Year
Direct flight between Cambodia and Zhejiang province of the People’s Republic of China will be officially connected later this year.

63 telecom fraud suspects brought back to China from Cambodia
A total of 63 telecom and Internet fraud suspects were brought back from Cambodia to southwestern China’s Chongqing Municipality Wednesday, local authorities said Thursday.
— Xinhua

Siem Reap Hosts Two Key Meetings on Culture
Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts is leading the organisation of two key meetings: the 20th meeting of sub-committee on culture and the 8th ASEAN+3 culture cooperation network meeting, in Siem Reap province.

Bokor town plans unveiled
The government has unveiled plans to develop a new town in the Bokor Mountain area, an inter-ministerial meeting last Friday said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Rott Mony sentenced to two years in jail
Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday sentenced Rath Rott Mony to two years in prison after he was found guilty of being involved in the production of a sex trafficking documentary dismissed as fake news by the government.
— Khmer Times

Monk implicated in sex scandal ‘still at pagoda’
The head of Phnom Penh’s Department of Cults and Religion has denied local media reports that the chief monk embroiled in an alleged sex scandal had fled his pagoda.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Man killed and burned at Kratie plantation
Police in Kratie province are working hard to seek the arrest of suspects believed to have been involved in the killing and burning of a man at a rubber plantation in Snuol district.
— Khmer Times


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