Cambodia Morning News For July 28

Cambodia Morning News For July 28

Cambodia morning newsMore needed to spread fruits of globalisation fairly: economists
Love it or hate it, globalisation is not going away, though leading economists meeting in the Malaysian capital this week expressed hope that its benefits can be distributed more equitably.
— The Phnom Penh Post

UAE and Cambodia sign investment agreement
The UAE and Cambodia on Thursday signed an agreement to protect and encourage bilateral investment between the two countries.
— Gulf News

No concrete solutions for cement shortage
Despite being home to several cement factories, real estate industry experts say Cambodia’s cement manufacturing sector has yet to fulfill demands of the fast developing building boom.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Container markets multiply in the capital
The container market is undoubtedly proving to be a popular venue in Phnom Penh, with the latest container market set to spring up in the Boeung Kak area.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Tourism Ministry Offers Contest to Welcome Chinese Visitors
The Tourism Ministry is pitting attractions around the country against each other in a competition to be the friendliest destinations for visitors from the world’s most populous country.
— The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Fintech could be ‘game changer’
A delegation from China visited Phnom Penh this week to share tips on how Cambodia can increase its financial inclusion and meet the needs of its under-banked population using financial technology, or fintech.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Community forests fall short
Cambodia’s system of community forests is being hampered by excessive bureaucratic burdens, poor communication, a lack of incentives and the “massive” external pressures of logging and land conflicts, a new report has found.
— The Phnom Penh Post

New track for bamboo trains in Cambodia
A new track for the “nori”, also known as the bamboo train, will be built in Battambang province to keep alive the traditional tourist attraction, a provincial tourism department official said.
— Bangkok Post

Cambodia Sees Its First Month Without Mine, UXO Victims
Deaths and injuries from old landmines and unexploded ordnance over the first six months of the year fell nearly 60 percent compared to the first half of last year, and included one month with no recorded casualties at all for the first time in memory.
— The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Taiwan protests as Cambodia sends fraud suspects to China
TAIPEI: Taiwan has lodged a protest against Cambodia’s decision to send suspects in a telecoms fraud scheme, including seven Taiwanese nationals, to China for investigation, the foreign ministry said yesterday.
— The News Paper

Report: many don’t know abortion legal
Many women in Cambodia remain unaware that abortion is legal, pushing them into pursuing cheap and unsafe practices, according to a new study that also found some medical professionals held the same false belief.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia launches mobile app on Khmer Rouge history
A mobile application on the comprehensive history of the Khmer Rouge has been launched in Cambodia to ensure that Cambodian citizens, 70 percent of whom are less than 30 years old, do not forget one of the darkest chapters in the country’s history.
— BGR

Speedboats Deployed as Sesan Dam Begins Flooding One Village
Nearly two weeks after testing of the Lower Sesan II hydropower dam began, floodwaters have now crept into the first of a pair of Stung Treng province villages where families are refusing to abandon their homes.
— The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

 

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Sreypov Men recently completed a course of study in International Relations at the Institute of Foreign Languages.

She commenced as an intern at AEC News Today and was appointed as a junior writer/ trainee journalist on April 2, 2018

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