Cambodia Morning News For April 10

Cambodia Morning News For April 10

Cambodia morning news

Digital Payment Apps Face Hurdles to Success in Cambodia
Despite a growing lineup of digital payment apps in the country and predictions of a cashless society within 10 years, experts say major hurdles remain before such a system can catch on and become sustainable in Cambodia.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Government Seeks Private Funding for Drug Rehab Center
Wealthy businessmen are being asked to contribute funds toward a new national drug rehabilitation center in Sihanoukville and other treatment programs, part of a government effort to solicit help from the private sector for an anti-drug campaign.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Vietnam among top investors in Cambodia as bilateral trade grows
VIETNAM is Cambodia’s third-largest partner and continues to be among the top five investors in this country, with bilateral trade reaching US$3 billion (Bt108 billion) until the end of last year.
The Nation

Firm Hired for $100M Power Line Project
The local subsidiary of Malaysia’s Pestech International Berhad has been hired to design and build a $100-million power line running from Koh Kong province to Phnom Penh, which environmentalists are worried will cut through critical, pristine habitat.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Pestech awarded $100M transmission line contract
Malaysian-owned power infrastructure provider Pestech (Cambodia) Ltd has been awarded a contract to build a 230-kilovolt transmission line valued at $100 million to connect Koh Kong province’s Stung Tatai hydropower dam to Phnom Penh, according to a filing on the Malaysian stock exchange.
The Phnom Penh Post

Promoting industrial development
As Cambodia moves forward with its Industrial Development Policy (IDP), the government is seeking support from international organisations for smooth implementation.
The Phnom Penh Post

Lack of Iodized Salt Causes ‘Serious Public Health Problem’ in Cambodia
When Arnaud Laillou, a nutrition specialist with UNICEF, led a salt iodization study in 2014, he wanted to be sure that salt producers were not adding too much iodine.

Cataloger of Khmer Rouge Crimes Wins Prestigious Human Rights Award
The director of the Documentation Center for Cambodia (DC-Cam), Youk Chhang, who has devoted much of his life preserving information about Khmer Rouge atrocities, has won the Judith Lee Stronach Human Rights Award.

White Building Residents Asked to ‘Help’ CPP
Land Management Minister Chea Sophara on Friday reminded more than 200 residents and soon-to-be evictees of Phnom Penh’s iconic White Building to “help us back” by voting in upcoming elections in return for the government negotiating compensation for their properties.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Land minister latest to tell White Building residents to vote CPP
Land Management Minister Chea Sophara doubled down on controversial remarks recently made by local officials, suggesting he could expedite redevelopment plans for the White Building only as long as the Cambodian People’s Party was re-elected in the upcoming commune elections.
The Phnom Penh Post

Boiler explosion at unregistered garment factory kills two
Authorities are investigating a boiler explosion at an unregistered garment factory that killed two and injured four others in the capital’s Meanchey district on Saturday, the second fatal boiler incident in a garment factory in the capital in less than three weeks.
The Phnom Penh Post

Two dead, 4 injured in steam boiler explosion at Cambodia factory
Two people were killed and four others injured after a steam generator at a garment factory exploded on Saturday in southwestern Phnom Penh, a local police officer said.


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