Cambodia Morning News For June 30

Cambodia Morning News For June 30

Cambodia morning news

Japanese FDI on the rise in Cambodia
The strong inflow of Japanese investment is expected to continue on the back of both large-scale commercial projects and the consumer habits of Japanese expatriates residing and working in Cambodia, according to investment officials.
The Phnom Penh Post 

Cambodian SEZ First to Join UN Initiative for Better Worksites
Cambodia’s largest Special Economic Zone (SEZ) on Thursday became the first entity of its kind in the world to sign onto a new U.N. investment initiative aimed at environmental and social improvements such as gender equality and waste reduction in the workplace, according to officials.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Cambodian Court Releases Five Human Rights Workers on Bail
A judge in Cambodia on Thursday ordered the release on bail of five human rights workers who had been detained without trial for more than 13 months in a case connected to alleged wrongdoing by an opposition political leader.
World Politics Review 

Why Cambodia’s Future Could Be Shaped By Its Senate
It has been more than three weeks since Cambodia’s commune elections. But one issue flirting on the edge of debate has been the Senate, Cambodia’s upper house.
The Diplomat 

More mangoes going to France under deal
Mong Reththy Group (MRG), the Kingdom’s largest agro-industrial conglomerate, has secured a deal to export additional volumes of locally grown mangoes to France, the company announced yesterday on its Facebook page.
The Phnom Penh Post 

Myanmar, Cambodia to launch joint tourism action plan
Tourism authorities of Myanmar and Cambodia will launch a joint action plan aimed at boosting tourism industry of the two countries, the Myanmar Ministry of Hotels and Tourism said on Thursday.
Xinhua 

Artificial Insemination Doubles Value of Cambodian Cows, Increasing Farmers’ Income
Rolling out the artificial insemination programme for cattle in Cambodia would open up market opportunities and increase farmers’ income, according to researchers and veterinary officials in the province where a pilot programme is under way with support from the IAEA and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Local farmers involved in the programme can fetch US$ 1000 for their cattle – double the rate for cattle bred through traditional methods.
IAEA 

Emirates Airline to Open Phnom Penh-Dubai Route
U.A.E.-based airline Emirates has announced it will open flights to Phnom Penh from Dubai for the first time, but industry analysts have expressed mixed feelings over the prospects ahead for the carrier.
VOA Khmer 

Agro fair sows seeds for future investment
A major international agricultural fair that brought over 800 Chinese companies to the capital wrapped up yesterday with none of the expected investment agreements signed as Chinese investors appeared cautious about setting up agro-processing facilities in the Kingdom, organisers said.
The Phnom Penh Post 

GDT’s hands tied on sign fees
The tax authority yesterday refuted local media claims that it had endorsed a private sector call to end Phnom Penh City Hall’s taxation of billboards and commercial signage throughout the capital, which advocates have said imposes an onerous levy on local businesses.
The Phnom Penh Post 

Malindo Air set for Kuala Lumpur to Phnom Penh service
Malindo Air, a Malaysian low-cost carrier, will launch daily flights from Kuala Lumpur to Phnom Penh beginning on August 1, the airline announced on its website yesterday.
The Phnom Penh Post 

Ministry Kicks Off Situation Room Investigation
The Interior Ministry called members of the Situation Room “lawbreakers” Wednesday and said authorities were investigating them, refuting claims by the group of NGOs that they had done nothing illegal by temporarily gathering to monitor the June 4 commune elections.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

 

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