Cambodia morning news for August 23

Cambodia morning news for August 23

Cambodia morning newsChina-Cambodia joint venture to invest $32 million in banana farms
Longmate Agricuture Co., Ltd. announced that it has invested $32 million to grow bananas in 1,000 hectares of land in Kampot’s Chhouk district.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia’s top court denies bail to opposition leader Kem Sokha
Cambodia opposition leader Kem Sokha was denied bail on Wednesday after almost a year in jail on treason charges that critics say were trumped up by premier Hun Sen to gift himself a free run in last month’s election.
— South China Morning Post

Mark Field visits Cambodia for government and civil society talks
The Minister of State for Asia & the Pacific is in Cambodia for meetings with the government and members of the private sector and civil society.
— AEC News Today/ PR Newswire (media release)

FAO-led project to boost meat quality in the Kingdom
A new partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations seeks to enhance the quality of local meat by modernising facilities and raising hygiene standards, with a pilot project launched in Takeo in November.
— Khmer Times

Construction boom makes Kingdom top VN steel buyer
Growth in the Kingdom’s construction sector has led to Cambodia becoming the largest importer of Vietnamese steel, taking in nearly 40 per cent of what the neighbouring country has exported over the last seven months, data from Vietnam’s customs authority said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

30 People Deported by the United States Arrive in Cambodia
Thirty Cambodians who had been living in the United States have arrived in Cambodia after being deported under a U.S. law that allows the repatriation of immigrants who have committed felonies and have not become U.S. citizens.
— VOA Cambodia

Vendors must make way for Chinese development
Following a decision to lease land to Chinese investors in March, City Hall spokesman Met Meas Pheakdey yesterday said that vendors along the riverside from Chroy Changva Bridge to the night market must move their places of operations to make way for the Chinese development project.
— Khmer Times

UN to Be Cambodia’s Partner in Implementing National Development Program of the 6th Mandate Government: Foreign Affairs Spokesman
United Nations stands ready to be Cambodian partner in implementing Cambodia’s National Development Program for the 6th mandate Royal Government, according to Ket Sophann, spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC).
— Fresh News

Cambodia backs UK Asean dialogue partner bid
Cambodia yesterday expressed support for the United Kingdom’s bid to become an Asean dialogue partner.
— Khmer Times

PM invites forum members to focus on ‘past problems’
Sixteen of the 20 parties that took part in the July 29 national election were represented on Tuesday at the inaugural meeting of the “Consultation Forum” – a committee formed by prime minister-designate Hun Sen as a step towards a “culture of dialogue”.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Problems with land distribution to 200 vets
Svay Rieng provincial administration officials met yesterday to iron out problems related to the ownership of houses and land allocated for 200 military veterans in Romeas Hek district’s Andaung Trabek commune.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia seek Taekwondo haul
The Cambodia ITF Taekwondo Federation has sent seven athletes to compete at the International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF) Junior and Veteran World Championships currently underway in Minsk, Belarus.
— Khmer Times

Parents urged to be cautious over dengue
The Health Ministry has urged parents who suspect their children to be suffering from dengue infections, to immediately send them to state-run hospitals for treatment. The call follows the death of 13 children due to dengue fever over the last eight months,
— The Phnom Penh Post

Deadline to enter local cuisine contest extended
The Ministry of Tourism is calling on owners of restaurants to enter a nation-wide culinary contest, announcing that the deadline to submit applications has been pushed back to the end of September.
— Khmer Times

 

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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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