Cambodia morning news for August 20

Cambodia morning news for August 20

Cambodia morning newsHigh-rise building breaks ground in Diamond Island
Morgan Tower, a 210-metre high-rise building, broke ground on Saturday in Phnom Penh’s Diamond Island, with project representatives hailing the development as the Kingdom’s tallest building.
— Khmer Times

Shielded by China, CPP Confronts Western Pressure Over One-Party Rule
China’s top diplomat, Wang Yi, met his Cambodian counterpart Prak Sokhonn during the Asean Regional Forum earlier this month, to send a clear message: Cambodia is under China’s protection.
— VOA Cambodia

`Made in Cambodia’ May Become New Fashion Label With Tariffs Hitting China
The next designer handbag you buy is less likely to bear a “made in China” label.
— Bloomberg

Cambodia’s hydropower dilemma
Along with most Southeast Asian countries, Cambodia’s electricity consumption over the past decade has skyrocketed. In a report by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), electricity consumption in Cambodia has been growing rapidly, averaging 20 percent growth per annum since 2010.
— The Asean post

JC (Cambodia) International Airlines Launches “Sihanoukville-Chongqing” Route
JC International Airlines’ Airbus A320 from Sihanoukville, Cambodia has landed smoothly at Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport on 18 August 2018. JC, thus, has officially launched the new Cambodia-China route on Saturday.
— Fresh News

Central bank urges businesses and NGOs to participate in data collection
The government on Friday highlighted the need for greater access to data to further the country’s development, urging the private sector to participate in public surveys.
— Khmer Times

Kingdom establishes an association for fintech
The Cambodia Fintech Association (CFA) was officially launched on Wednesday with the aim of facilitating collaboration among players in the Kingdom in its nascent financial technology sector.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia’s Guinness World Record “the Longest Hand Woven Scarf” Exhibits at National Museum
Cambodia’s ninth Guinness World Records – the World’s Longest Hand Woven Scarf, acclaimed on 1 July 2018, is open to exhibit for the general public at the National Museum of Cambodia.
— Fresh News

WordBridge teams up with UN agencies
A recently formed public-private partnership aims to boost industrialisation and public transportation, foster innovation, promote renewable energy and enhance access to housing.
— Khmer Times

KrisEnergy set to review bids for drilling services
Singapore-based firm KrisEnergy, which operates Cambodia’s offshore Block A, is now reviewing bids submitted by contractors for integrated drilling services and a facilities platform. They were submitted during the second quarter.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia get their Asian Games journey underway
The curtain came up on the Asian Games, the Asian continent’s largest and most spectacular sporting event, with Cambodian athletes testing their skills on the opening day in Fencing, Swimming, Wrestling, and Taekwondo.
— Khmer Times

PATA organises fairs in Cambodia
The Pacific Asia Travel Association Cambodia Chapter and the Cambodia Tourism Federation are jointly promoting travel fairs to boost inbound travel during the low-season months in 2019.
— TTR Weekly

Startup SPAREasia launches venue rental website
SPAREasia (SPARE), led by a team of fresh graduates, on Friday at Sahaka Coworking Space, launched a website aimed at solving short-term space rental demands as part of the startup’s growth strategy.
— Khmer Times

Seavmey eyes gold as Asiad to open
Cambodia’s 2018 Asian Games campaign in Jakarta-Palembang began on Thursday as 12 members of the 71-strong squad departed from Phnom Penh International Airport.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Bumrungrad brings life-changing treatment to underprivileged Cambodian kids
Seven underprivileged Cambodian children were selected on Friday to receive congenital heart disease treatment at no cost at the Bumrungrad International Hospital in Thailand.
— Khmer Times

Idyllic Pursat, perfect for a ‘hidden’ holiday
A new destination in the Kingdom is catching the eye of tourists in Pursat. Travelling across the mountains and through the forests of the western province, many are heading toward Thmadar Touch waterfall, just off of National Road 55.
— The Phnom Penh Post

President of Olympic Council of Asia Congratulates Samdech Hun Sen Appointed as Prime Minister of Cambodia
President of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah and International Olympic Committee member Ser Mieng expressed their congratulations on Samdech Hun Sen, President of ruling Cambodian People’s Party, for being elected as Prime Minister of Cambodia in the 6th mandate by His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni.
— Fresh News

In “Lost World,” A Fisherwoman Dredges Up Deep Emotions
Vy Phalla has a deep attachment to her hometown in Cambodia’s Koh Kong province, a land where mangroves ring the sandy coast and the waters teem with fish and crabs, providing sustenance to generations of villagers.
— VOA Cambodia


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