Cambodia Morning News For April 10

Cambodia Morning News For April 10

Cambodia morning news‘Colour revolution seriously failed’: Hun Sen praises Cambodia’s political crackdown in Khmer New Year message
In a five-page letter wishing Cambodians a happy Khmer New Year, Prime Minister Hun Sen also took the opportunity to praise himself and his government for an ongoing, internationally condemned political crackdown.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia’s Industrial and Handicraft Industry Grows Steadily
Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen wrote in a wish letter to all Cambodians, dated on April 3, 2018, that Cambodia’s industrial and handicraft industry currently has more than 1,500 factories, mostly are garment and footwear factories, and 39,000 small and medium enterprises, which requires more than 1 million workers.
— Fresh News

National Bank spreads its wings
The governor of the National Bank of Cambodia has urged its new Prey Veng branch to monitor the way microfinance institutions and rural credit operators keep to the law and implement regulations.
— Khmer Times

Chinese Firm to Invest More in Cambodia’s Real Estate
A major Chinese firm investing in real estate in Cambodia, Prince Real Estate Group, plans to increase investment in Cambodia’s real estate industry to $5 billion in the next 10 years to meet the demand for construction.
— Fresh News

Visa puts its cards on the table
Visa, the global payment company, aims to expand its electronic payments in Cambodia, seeing the country’s economic growth as a chance to expand.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian parliament elects two royalist Funcinpec party members as senators
Cambodia’s National Assembly, or the lower house, on Monday elected two royalist Funcinpec party members, Chea Chantevy and Suon Mean, to fill vacant positions in the Senate.
— Xinhua

Cambodia launches 55 mln USD, 3-year program to fight AIDS, tuberculosis
Cambodia on Monday launched a 55-million-U.S.-dollars, three-year program (2018-2020) to fight AIDS and tuberculosis, according to a statement from the Ministry of Economy and Finance.
— Xinhua

Japan to help Cambodians gain access to clean water
Japan has committed to help Cambodia’s urban populations gain access to a safe, affordable and sustainable water supply, with the government confirming that 85 percent of urban populations currently have access to clean water.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian workers traveling home for Songkran
Cambodian migrant workers are making their way back home through Ban Laem border crossing to spend time with their relations during the Songkran holidays.

Cambodia set to grant AOCs to MJ Airlines and Domrey Angkor Airlines
Cambodia plans to grant AOCs to two new airlines, MJ Airlines and Domrey Angkor Airlines, according to the CAA, with the licenses issued by late 2018 and early 2019, respectively.
— News Room

Logistics innovator to set up shop
The company is finalising its cooperation model with 4PX, which is partially owned by Alibaba Group and by SingPost and is part of Alibaba Cainiao Logistics, to seek ways to use Cambodia as a regional hub for e-commerce in Southeast Asia.
— Khmer Times

Lesser known border tensions between Cambodia and Vietnam
Cambodia-Vietnam relations have always been enveloped by the shadows of a bloody past.
— The Asean Post

NEC Calls on Individuals to Stop Urging Citizens Not to Vote
National Election Committee (NEC) called for individuals to immediately stop appealing to citizens not to participate in the July 29, 2018 election, according to the NEC’s press release on Monday.
— Fresh News

Free online e-book library for kids announced
The Asia Foundation announced a three-year partnership with telecommunications operator Smart Axiata on Monday to create a digital library of Khmer-language children’s books to be published online for free.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia Maintains Peace and Eludes Disasters, PM Hun Sen Says
“Cambodia has maintained its independence and sovereignty, and eluded any disasters harming Cambodians who are actively contributing to the national development,” Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen wrote in a wish letter to all Cambodians, dated on April 3, 2018.
— Fresh News

Siem Reap hotel beats the world’s best
Cambodia’s Viroth’s Hotel, based in the province of Siem Reap, has come out top of the 2018 Best Hotels in the world for travellers, as rated by TripAdvisor.
— Khmer Times

Officials gather in prep for second Travel Mart
A ceremony celebrating the second annual Travel Mart in Cambodia was held at NagaWorld in Phnom Penh on Friday, featuring speeches from the tourism minister and event organisers that lauded the expanded networking event.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Art exhibition celebrates the importance of Cambodia’s rice harvest
Khmer Artist Nou Sary took visitors on a journey through the rice fields of Cambodia at his new exhibition launching at Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra on Tuesday, April 3.
— The Phnom Penh post


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