Cambodia Morning News For July 26

Cambodia Morning News For July 26

Cambodia morning newsIMF urges boost to tax system
Cambodia’s economy continues to perform strongly, but the government will face rising spending pressures that need to be tackled by enhanced revenue collection through more stringent tax measures to contain near-term deficits, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said yesterday at the conclusion of its annual Article IV consultation
The Phnom Penh Post

Garment Factories Aiming to Kick Taxes on Footwear to US
Cambodia’s garment factories are hoping to partner with the Commerce Ministry in asking the U.S. to grant the country’s burgeoning footwear exports duty-free access should the U.S. decide to make the option available.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Project Aims to Send Children in Orphanages Home
Though they live in orphanages, an estimated 13,000 children in facilities across Cambodia have at least one living parent. As part of a sea change in government policy in a country with a checkered history with orphanages, officials in Battambang province on Tuesday kicked off a pilot program that aims to return children to their families.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Government opens $27M emergency fund to corn farmers
The government has officially made $27 million in emergency funds, initially intended for the rice sector, available for struggling corn farmers at a 5 percent annual interest rate to help prop up low market prices and free up liquidity after farmers protested earlier this month, a state official said yesterday.
The Phnom Penh Post

Surrogacy exit rules released, with parents required to provide yearly updates
Parents of children born to surrogate mothers in Cambodia will be required to provide the government with yearly updates of their child’s mental and physical development, according to new guidelines officially disseminated to embassies for the first time yesterday.
The Phnom Penh Post 

UN slams Australia’s choice not to accept refugees
The UN’s refugee agency has slammed Australia in a statement for reportedly informing the agency it would no longer accept refugees it had previously agreed to take in, telling the body to relocate them to the US or Cambodia instead.
The Phnom Penh Post

Bringing sanitation to rural Cambodia via sustainable business
Sanitation was a major problem in Cambodia several years ago, the executive director of non-profit group WaterSHED said on Tuesday.
ABS-CBN (Video)

China’s employment services benefit job-seekers in neighboring countries
Working as an IT engineer at a hotel may sound normal to many, however, for Phatt Veng, a 24-year-old college student in Siem Reap, Cambodia, this would be hard to imagine if he had not visited a local job center.
Global Times

Cambodia’s Health Ministry Cautions Public About Latest ‘Bird Flu’ Strain
Cambodia’s health ministry on Monday expressed concern about the latest strain of avian influenza, urging the public to take precautions and maintain good hygiene when handling poultry.
Malaysia Sun

Cambodia exporters facing delays
Despite carriers boosting capacity at Phnom Penh Airport, peak season congestion in the country is challenging exporters and forwarders.
Overall, Cambodia Airports posted throughput of 46,000 tonnes last year, plus a 34 per cent year-on-year increase in cargo traffic during the first six months of this year.
Aircargo

City Hall to Measure Land of Lake Families Fearing Eviction
Phnom Penh will begin measuring the homes of hundreds of families seeking land titles to stave off potential eviction by a massive real-estate project filling in a pair of lakes, a municipal government spokesman said on Tuesday.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

UN Officials Blocked From Villages Facing Threat of Flood
Authorities on Tuesday turned back U.N. human rights monitors heading toward a village expected to sink underwater as a new hydroelectric dam tested its floodgates, officials said.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

First Khmer Rouge History Mobile App Released on Android
The first mobile app offering a comprehensive and interactive history of the Khmer Rouge, created in the hopes of ending a “collective denial” about some of the atrocities committed by the Pol Pot regime, went live on Tuesday.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Two Freight Trains Collide in Sihanoukville, Results in Minor Injuries
Two Royal Railways freight trains collided early on Tuesday morning in Preah Sihanouk province, but the conductors of each train escaped with only minor injuries, according to police and the CEO of Royal Railways.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Train derails, injuring operator and destroying two kitchens
A train operator was injured and two villagers’ kitchens were destroyed after a Royal Railways freight train derailed after crashing into another in Preah Sihanouk province’s Stung Hav district in the early hours of yesterday morning, according to local police.
The Phnom Penh Post 

 

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