Cambodia Morning News For April 13

Cambodia Morning News For April 13
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Cambodia morning newsWB puts GDP growth at 6.9 percent
The economy will grow at a rate of 6.9 percent in 2018, according to the latest report from the World Bank.
— Khmer Times

Chinese firm plans aquaculture investment
Chinese-owned Jin Yu Tang Aquaculture (Cambodia) Co plans to invest $100 million in freshwater and seawater aquaculture projects in Preah Sihanouk and Koh Kong provinces to feed local and interna-tional demand.
— Khmer Times

US Embassy in Cambodia Warns of Alleged Bomb Plot
The U.S. Embassy in Cambodia has issued a security alert over an alleged plot to set off a bomb during the country’s traditional New Year holiday, which runs from Thursday through Monday.
— VOA Cambodia

Cambodia Daily publisher’s defamation trial again deferred
The Phnom Penh Municipal Court again delayed a defamation trial against Cambodia Daily Deputy Publisher Deborah Krisher-Steele on Thursday, with the presiding judge saying he needed time to consider the grounds for the complaint and a defence motion to summons the government-aligned online news outlet Fresh News.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Why Japan Is Wrong on Rights in Cambodia
Tokyo’s downplaying of rights issues is plain for all to see, and the effectiveness of the approach remains unclear.
— The diplomat

Capital looks to the south for new developments
The late Vann Molyvann, the doyen of modern Khmer architecture, once mused that the urban expansion of Phnom Penh should head south as that side of the city has the most favourable topography and is not prone to seasonal flooding.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Healthcare MoU signed for garment workers
A memorandum of understanding between the National Social Security Fund and the Techo Volunteer Youth Doctor Association was signed on Wednesday in order to improve healthcare for garment workers.
— Khmer Times

PM Hun Sen: Are You Ready for the “Angkor Sangkran 2018”?
“Are you ready for the “Angkor Sangkranta 2018″ Khmer New Year celebration, which will start on April 13-16, 2018?”, Prime Minister Hun Sen wrote on his official Facebook page on Thursday.
— Fresh News

Sathapana returns to growth after merger
Sathapana Bank reported a net profit of $18.58 million last year, a return to 2015-levels following a steep drop in profits in 2016, which were attributed to the bank’s merger with Japanese-owned Maruhan Bank.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia Atlas of Gender and Environment: Analytical Stories of Vulnerability and Possibilities for Resilience
This document aims to provide a more in-depth understanding of how gender informs environment-related vulnerabilities, and the impact of climate change and disaster risks on different groups of women’s and men’s lives and livelihoods in Cambodia.
— Reliefweb

Boreys find fertile ground for growth in Battambang
Phou Puy is a towering figure in Battambang province. A prominent businessman, he heads the provincial chamber of commerce, operates some of the country’s biggest rice mills, and chairs the firm behind the rice paddy bank. But he is also a developer, with several small projects under his belt and more in the pipeline.
— The Phnom Penh Post

New Year to bring better livelihoods
As Khmer New Year approaches, prophecies issued by the government say that this year will see more rain than usual, high rice yields and rising wages, but also possible destruction in the capital and an outbreak of disease.
— Khmer Times

 

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