Cambodia morning news for July 23

Cambodia morning news for July 23

Cambodia morning newsCambodia tax boss in multi-nation compliance spotlight (HD video)
After dispensing harsh penalties to miscreants such as The Cambodia Daily and The Phnom Penh Post for failing to comply with Cambodia tax law Kong Vibol, director general of Cambodia’s General Department of Taxation (GDT), is now in the spotlight for non-compliance in two countries.
— AEC News Today (video)

Salt body to import 30k tonnes from Thailand, China
The Kingdom will import 30,000 tonnes of salt to meet domestic demand as stockpiles are expected to empty by November, a leader from the Salt Producers Community of Kampot-Kep said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

National Road 4 Traffic Resumes
Kampong Speu and Sihanoukville provincial authorities on Saturday morning announced to resume traffic on National Road No. 4 after temporarily suspended due to flooding that came across the road and bridge since Tuesday.
— Fresh News

$100 Million Required for Five-Year Demining Operation: CMAC Director General
Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC) required $100 million to clear landmines and unexploded ordnances for the next five years, according to Heng Ratana, Director General of Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC), speaking at the honor rewarding ceremony for CMAC officials in total of 270 on Friday.
— Fresh News

New hybrid corn seed to be ready for use next year
After four years of research, Cambodian scientists have created the country’s first variety of hybrid corn, with hopes running high it will boost food security and help reduce the country’s reliance on agricultural imports.
— Khmer Times

No Alcohols on 28-29 July: Ministry of Tourism
The Ministry of Tourism on Saturday issued a circular to inform the business owners, restaurants, cafés, karaoke, discos, stalls and all tours across Cambodia to suspend selling alcoholic beverages from 28-29 July 2018.
— Fresh News

Hong Kong’s Chief Bank inaugurates building in Phnom Penh
Chief Bank chairman and founder Zhou Song Xie said the inauguration yesterday of the bank’s first building in Cambodia will increase its determination to work to improve the lives of its customers.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia: 19 Million SIM Card Users, 12 Million Internet Users, 6.8 Million Facebook Accounts
As of June 2018, Cambodia has 19 million SIM cards mobile users, 12 million internet users, 6.8 million users, according to the official report by the Telecommunications Regulator of Cambodia on Sunday.
— Fresh News

Acleda looking to go public
Twenty-five percent of Acleda Bank’s shares will soon be available for trading as stakeholder ASA Plc announced late Wednesday, its plan to list on the Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX).
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM Hun Sen: Cambodia Is Heading To Better Achievements for the “Construction and Defense of Motherland”
Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) leader Hun Sen announced on the first day of electoral Campaign July 7 the policies of the CPP to be implemented in the next mandate of 2018-2023, addressing to more than 60,000 members at Diamond Island Exhibition and Convention Center, Phnom Penh.
— Fresh News

Report shows skills gap as companies struggle to find competent candidates to fill key positions
As if highlighting the lack of work skills and experience in the Kingdom, of more than 1,000 job openings in Phnom Penh alone as of last month, only 150 young applicants were successful at the interview stage.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Smart Axiata and Viettel raise mobile infrastructure
Smart Axiata last week started construction of a base transceiver station tower in Kampong Chhnang, a project that will widen the reach and increase the speed of mobile internet services in the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

Government rips into WWF report
The Ministry of Agriculture’s Forestry Administration spokesman Keo Omaliss hit back on Thursday at a World Wildlife Fund (WWF) report that claims the Greater Mekong will lose 30 percent of its forests by 2030 without drastic action.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Analysts: Why His Majesty Will Not Go to Vote?
Khmer civilization expert Roth Sondab stated Sunday that the leader of Cambodia National Rescue Movement Sam Rainsy has not learnt much on Cambodian constitution.
— Fresh News

Discussing the local technology sector with startup Aniwaa
Khmer Times’ Sok Chan sits down with Martin Lansard, CEO and co-founder of Aniwaa, a tech media startup that secured seed funding early this year.
— Khmer Times


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