Cambodia morning news for June 30

Cambodia morning news for June 30

Cambodia morning news

Cambodia tourism chiefs call for end to Covid-19 healthcare and funeral deposit
Tourism chiefs in Cambodia say they hope officials will drop a $3,000 (£2,400) coronavirus deposit scheme under which travellers have to make a downpayment for potential medical costs – including their funeral – arguing it is likely to deter potential visitors.
— The Guardian

‘Competitive edge’: New organic legislation and logo in Cambodia aims to reform local market
Cambodia is looking to reform its local organic food products market by putting new standards and procedures into legislation, as well as presenting a new unified logo for all certified organic fruits, vegetables and other agricultural items.
— Food Navigator-asia

COVID-19 to Delay Cambodia’s Tourism Targets by 5 Years
Minister of Tourism Thong Khon on Monday (June 29) said that Cambodia’s targets will have to be delayed by five years due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
— Cambodianess

Cambodia Reports Zero Case of Covid-19 Today; One Recovered
Cambodia reported zero new case of Covid-19 on Monday, while one patient has recovered, according to the Ministry of Health’s press release dated 29 June 2020 (updated as of 9 a.m).
— Fresh News

Gov’t says tourism recovers slightly despite pandemic
The Ministry of Tourism and the Phnom Penh municipal administration have recognised 33 tourism businesses in the capital which have consistently implemented safety measures for tourists and adhered to the code of conduct issued by the ministry.
— The Phnom Penh Post

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PM calls for collective Asean response to virus pandemic
Amid the global pandemic Prime Minister Hun Sen has called for a “collective response and solidarity” based on multilateralism in the Southeast Asia region to fight the coronavirus.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia’s Top Diplomat to Join Special ASEAN-Australia Foreign Ministers’ Meeting
Cambodian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn will participate in the Special ASEAN-Australia Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (SAAFMM) on COVID-19 via Video Conference to be held on 30 June 2020, according to the ministry’s press release dated Monday.
— Fresh News

Gov’t set to relaunch road safety education after Covid-19 eases
Government agencies plan to re-launch a road safety education campaign in July after recent efforts hit a roadblock due to the re-emergence of Covid-19.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian official calls Chinese expo a vital platform for rural cooperation
The Cambodian Rural Development Agency has praised the China International Import Expo (CIIE) as a platform for farmers from the Southeast Asian nation to show their products.
— Khmer Times

Thailand meeting marks progress on borders, relations
Cambodian ambassador to Thailand Ouk Sorphorn met with the director of the Border Affairs Department of the Royal Thai Armed Forces Phay Thurath Lach on June 25 to mark the 70th anniversary of diplomatic ties.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Prey Veng highest rice-producing province of 2020
Prey Veng province has been the highest rice-producing province in the country thus far this year, a position usually held by Battambang.
— Khmer Times

PM Hun Sen Responds to UN Chief’s Condolence Letter; Pledges to Continue Building and Sustaining Global Peace
In response to the condolence letter of the Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen expressed gratitude to the letter of sympathy and pledged to continue humanitarian activities as well as building and sustaining peace throughout the world.
— Fresh News

CPP’s achievements in past 41 Years highlighted at ceremony
Prime Minister Hun Sen who is also President of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), noted the party’s achievements in the last 41 years.
— Khmer Times

Mull ASEAN border opening, PM urges
Prime Minister Hun Sen has requested that ASEAN launch a scenario for gradually reopening cross-border travel and trade between countries in the region.
— The Phnom Penh Post

UN Chief Sends Condolence Letter to PM Hun Sen over the Passing of Cambodian Peacekeeper in Mali
Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres sent a condolence letter to Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen over a death of a Cambodian Support Element of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) in Gao on 29 May 2020.
— Fresh News

Royal decree clarifies jurist council’s work, management
King Norodom Sihamoni issued a royal decree on June 24 clarifying the function of the Council of Jurists, the legal review body within the Council of Ministers.
— The Phnom Penh Post

RCEP, to which Cambodia has reaffirmed its commitment, manifests free trade, multilateralism amid global difficulties
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade pact, once signed, will act as a meaningful symbol of trade liberalization and multilateralism, not only in the region but also in the world, said a Vietnamese scholar.
— Khmer Times

Villagers told to show land titles, or else
The Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries has requested citizens claiming land in the O’Thma forestry restoration station area in Preah Sihanouk province to submit their ownership documents to the district Forestry Administration before July 15.
— The Phnom Penh Post

US gives $56 mln to support Kingdom
The US government has provided a total of $56 million to support Cambodia’s social and economy development programme in 2020, including $18 million to promote the Kingdom’s agriculture sector, according to a joint statement.
— Khmer Times

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Families of dead garment workers seek compensation
The families of garment factory workers who died in a traffic accident on National Road 1 on June 24 said on Monday that they will sue the company that employed the lorry driver at fault.
— The Phnom Penh Post

New $30M CPP Headquarters Inaugurated
Prime Minister Hun Sen, leader of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) on Sunday (June 28) attended the inauguration of the lavish new party headquarters.
— Cambodianess

Officials, youths clean Poipet town, Banteay Chhmar temple cleaning
Banteay Meanchey provincial authorities teamed up with youths from the Union of Youth Federations of Cambodia (UYFC) and 200 other participants to clean the Banteay Chhmar temple and areas of Poipet town on Saturday and Sunday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

COVID-19 leads to possible food crisis in Cambodia
In Cambodia, where a large part of the economy is dependent on fisheries and agricultural food processing, COVID-19 has deeply impacted the industry resulting in reversing the developments related to SDG 8 of decent work and economic growth with respect to its farmer community, especially along the Mekong basin.
— Khmer Times

Government eyes domain name registry
The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications has set up a working group to study the idea of establishing a Cambodian Network Information Centre (KHNIC) to manage domain name registration and encourage people to use the national (.kh) domain.
— The Phnom Penh Post

NGO Report Shows Little Improvement in Handling of Land Evictions
Urban land rights NGO Sahmakum Teang Tnaut released a research document on Monday showing a slowdown in land evictions in the capital, but said there was little evidence the process was improving or following human rights standards.
— VOA Khmer

Manila’s Phinma plans to expand, eyes Cambodia
Unfazed by the coronavirus pandemic, the Manila-based Phinma group is proceeding with its expansion programme in the education sector, aiming to be the country’s largest affordable education provider.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Thbong Khmum-Vietnam trade volume reaches $373 million
The trade volume between Cambodia’s Thbong Khmum province and Vietnam valued $373 million in 2019.
— Khmer Times

Proposed Koh Kong dam one step closer
A proposed 150MW hydropower project on the upper reaches of the Tatai river in Koh Kong province’s northern Thma Bang district is looking more likely to happen, as the government strives to promote investment in the electricity sector and increase supply.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Major road development project under review
The reconstruction of 38 main roads, spanning nearly 100 kilometres, in Siem Reap city are currently under assessment.
— Khmer Times

Breeders on ‘dying breath’ as low prices take bite out of croc farming
Crocodile breeders have asked for government intervention to help the industry penetrate new international markets through direct exports and placing less reliance on traders from neighbouring countries.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Sisophon Couple Caught With 6000+ Pills
On June 28, 2020, police arrested a 47-year-old woman, Toy Sothea, with packets of methamphetamine and 200 WY pillsin Ouambel village, Serey Sophon district, Banteay Meanchey.

Agriculture machinist dies after shell goes off in workshop
A man died after the head of a 105mm shell he was working with in his workshop exploded in Kandal province on Sunday. The incident occurred in Pnhea Leu district’s Chrey Las commune.
— The Phnom Penh Post

5 Rescued After Boats Crash Off Sihanoukville
Five people stranded on two boats due to high waves were rescued near the Disk island between Sihanoukville and Koh Rong on the afternoon of June 29, 2020.

Hunt on for illegal loggers as timber found in Ratanakkiri
Ratanakkiri provincial and O’Yadav district police forces seized 30 logs of mixed timber from a plantation in Pak Nhay commune’s Lom village on Sunday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Large Marine Mammal Washes Up On Beach
Local officials say a large dolphin (*or possibly a smaller whale) weighing at least 100 kilograms was found floating off the beach of Ke Phos beach in Keo Phos commune, Steung Hav district, Preah Sihanouk province this morning.

Man appeals prison term for child rape
The Court of Appeal on Monday heard the case of a man sentenced to 10 years in jail for raping a young girl in Svay Rieng commune, Svay Rieng province last year.
— The Phnom Penh Post



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