Cambodia morning news for November 1

Cambodia morning news for November 1

Cambodia morning newsTax authority reveals new target
The General Department of Taxation (GDT) has announced that it aims to increase revenue from tax collection by 19 percent with a new strategy for the next four years based on sustainability and fair competition in the private sector.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian Government Reserves $10M to Fund Pregnant Workers
Hun Sen, Strongman of Cambodia, announced Wednesday that the Royal Government of Cambodia reserved US$10 million to fund pregnant workers who are delivering babies, addressing to more than 6,700 workers in Kandal province.
— Fresh News

Cambodian Transport Minister: Traffic Accidents Cost Cambodia an Arm and a Leg, US$350 per Annum
About five Cambodian died and other 15-20 people injured every day due to traffic accidents and that caused Cambodia an arm and a leg, about US$350 per annum, Cambodian Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol addressed at the official inauguration of Heavy Vehicles Training Center in Phnom Penh’s Russei Keo district on Wednesday.
— Fresh News

APO to help Cambodia develop National Productivity Master Plan
The Asian Productivity Organization (APO) has announced that it is working to assist the Royal Government of Cambodia in developing a National Productivity Master Plan to drive long-term productivity gains in the country.
— Business Insider

Cambodia gets a $20-million boost for early education
Cambodia’s youngest and most disadvantaged students are set to receive a better education thanks to a new training programme for primary school teachers.
— AEC News Today

‘Yuan helps cross border trade’, NBC clarifies
The Cambodian central bank has provided additional details on the use of Chinese currency-backed settlements for cross-border commerce.
— Phnom Penh Post

CATS appoints Avitech to implement Cambodian National Aeronautical Information Solutions
CAPA publishes more than 400 global News Briefs every weekday, covering all aspects of the aviation and travel industry. It’s the most comprehensive source of market intelligence in the world, with around 50 per cent of content translated from non-English sources.
— Centre for Aviation

‘Xi pushing further Preah Sihanouk investment’
As China continues to invest in Preah Sihanouk province, despite fears raised by residents over the recent influx of its nationals, an official from the Asian giant on Monday said President Xi Jinping is pushing for further investment in the coastal area.
— The Nation

Combating climate change through industrial efficiency
The TEST programme, which aims to fight the effects of climate change by helping corporations adopt efficient and environmentally friendly processes, was launched yesterday in Phnom Penh
— Khmer Times

City Hall asks Japan for water treatment plant
City hall is requesting the Japanese government for help in constructing an additional water treatment facility in Phnom Penh, an official said yesterday.
— Khmer Times

Meet the young fashion designers blending Cambodian tradition with modern chic
Young designers are taking notes from centuries-old traditions while adding modern European-inspired twists and their own artful touches as they work to put the Kingdom on the fashion map
— Southeast Asia Globe

Cambodian PM Hun Sen to Attend ASEAN Summit in Singapore Next Week (Video inside)
Hun Sen, Strongman of Cambodia, informed the public that he will attend the 33rd ASEAN Summit and Related Summits in Singapore from 11-15 November 2018, addressing to more than 6,700 workers in Kandal province on 31 October 2018.
— Fresh News

Ministry opens truck driving school
The Transport Ministry yesterday launched the Kingdom’s first-ever heavy truck driving centre in a bid to reduce accidents involving heavy vehicles.
— Khmer Times

Jinko Solar: ‘solar is going to become the new primary energy in the world’
China-based Jinko Solar is the largest solar panel manufacturer in the world. The company is supplying solar panels for the huge Dau Tieng solar plant in Vietnam, and also recently came to an agreement with SchneiTec to build a 60MW solar plant in Cambodia.
— Southeast Asia Globe

UNODC to set up office in capital’s airport
The government and the United Nations in December will launch a new office in Phnom Penh International Airport to combat the flow of drugs in and out of the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia to Host a Three-Day New Year Celebration at Win-Win Memorial (Video inside)
Prime Minister Hun Sen said that the Royal Government of Cambodia will host a three-day New Year Celebration from 29-31 December 2018 at Win-Win Memorial in order to celebrate the 20-year anniversary of win-win policy (1998-2018), a compass that completely ended civil war in Cambodia, addressing to more than 6,700 workers in Kandal province on 31 October 2018.
— Fresh News

UN envoy meets with Land Minister
Rhona Smith, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Cambodia, met with Land Management Minister Chea Sophara yesterday to discuss matters pertaining to land and human rights in the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian surrogacy mothers in hospital detention
32 women languishing in police hospital as state cracks down on practice using human trafficking law as proxy
— La Croix

Literary festival in Siem Reap opening doors to enthusiasts
This weekend in Siem Reap “all scribes, poets, lovers and dreamers” are invited to attend – and lend their voices to – a pop-up literary festival featuring the renowned Cambodian poet and artist Kosal Khiev.
— Phnom Penh Post

APSARA Authority Organises Training Course for New Staff
National APSARA Authority organises a training courses on Angkor Archeological Park safeguard and management for 100 newly-recruited staff in Siem Reap province from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2.
— Agence Kampuchea Press

Cambodia to Dispatch 216 Peacekeeping Forces to Central African Republic in November
The Royal Government of Cambodia will dispatch 216 of its peacekeeping troops, 10 females, to join the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic, according to the press release of the National Defense Ministry dated on Wednesday.
— Fresh News

Deal with China to boost farming skills
The Labour Ministry has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences in order to train farmers in the agriculture sector.
— Khmer Times

Preah Sihanouk authorities to bulldoze illegal jetty
The Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities will demolish an illegal jetty being constructed along the Sihanoukville coastline in commune 1 after the owner refused an order to dismantle it.
— Phnom Penh Post

Activists Claim Chinese Investment Fueling Land Disputes in Cambodia
Yu Veasna, a land rights activist from Sihanoukville, said Chinese investors in the area had encroached on the Prek Toub lake in the town, which was the main water source for the local community.
— VOA Cambodia

Provincial court says seized pistols were toys
The Tbong Khmum provincial court on Tuesday confirmed that the pistols which were confiscated in the province’s Memot district were toy guns.
— Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian Man Found Dead in Custody Amid Thailand Immigration Sweep
The Thai government has confirmed that a Cambodian national was among two immigrants found dead in a detention center in Bangkok last week.
— VOA Cambodia

Insiders clash on tourist growth in S’ville, agree on hotel shortage
Despite opposing claims by leading sector figures, local authorities in Preah Sihanouk say tourist numbers in the coastal province continue to experience a healthy growth.
— Khmer Times

Workshop highlights efforts to improve children’s welfare
A conference aimed at addressing issues surrounding the welfare of children kicked off on Monday in Phnom Penh.
— Phnom Penh Post

Chinese Doctors Provide Free Medical Treatment to People in Siem Reap
A group of medical doctors from Taizhou city of China’s Jiangsu province provide free medical checkup and treatment to people in Siem Reap province, at Reaksmey Angkor International Hospital on Oct. 31.
— Agence Kampuchea Press

Kingdom’s prosecutors in transfer
Twenty-two prosecutors throughout the Kingdom have been either appointed or transferred in a reshuffle that one prominent Senate member said was meant to strengthen the judicial system
— Phnom Penh Post

Forum to shine a light on food safety
A new conference to be held in Phnom Penh next month aims to raise public awareness on food safety and raise quality standards across every stage of the food supply chain.
— Khmer Times

Museum Focused on Peace and Reconciliation Opens in Battambang
A new museum has opened its doors to Cambodians who want to learn about their fellow citizens’ experiences of war, civil conflict, and eventual reconciliation.
— VOA Cambodia

‘Only few people seek medical help abroad’
Health Minister Mam Bun Heng said on Tuesday that not many people in the Kingdom go abroad for medical treatment.
— Phnom Penh Post

Beyond Angkor Wat: get out into the country, see real Cambodia and spread the tourist dollars
Angkor Archaeological Park – Cambodia’s tourist trump card – is synonymous with Siem Reap. Each year, the sprawling ancient site welcomes millions of visitors to stand in awe of the main Angkor Wat, Bayon and Ta Prohm temples.
— South China Morning Post

Villagers told not to claim land
Officials of the Kampong Speu provincial environment department have stopped some 300 members of the ethnic Suoy minority from building demarcation posts on a 15ha plot in Oral district.
— Phnom Penh Post


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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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