Cambodia morning news for October 24

Cambodia morning news for October 24

Cambodia morning newsCambodia’s casino boom town, created by Chinese money
Chinese money has transformed the once-sleepy backpacker destination of Sihanoukville, Cambodia into a gambling resort hub with 30 casinos, and 70 more being built. It’s touted as the “New Macau”. But all that new wealth is eluding many local Cambodian businesses – which are being shunted aside. Read more, and watch the full series here.
— Channel NewsAsia

Cambodia devoted to globalisation and fair, open trade: Hun Sen
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday said that Cambodia is fully committed to working with the international community to ensure fair and open trade, as well as maintain regional and global peace, security and stability.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia needs solar to drive down electricity prices
According to the UNDP, a full economic evaluation of the costs and advantages of solar energy in the country is necessary, as Cambodia’s government is planning to expand its power system through coal and hydro.
— PV Magazine

Cambodia Pledges to Seek Markets and Capitals to Promote SME: PM Hun Sen
Prime Minister Hun Sen, on Monday, received a courtesy call from Arancha Gongalez, Executive Director of the International Trade Centre, the joint agency of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and the World Trade Organization, where both parties discuss mainly on how to promote Cambodia’s Small and medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs).
— Fresh News

PPSC sells 14m shares in private placement
Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone (PPSP) recently issued more than 14 million shares, bringing its total number of shares to nearly 71.9 million, according to an announcement made by the company during a press conference Friday.
— Khmer Times

Chair of BritCam Releases a Letter Related to the Withdrawal of Cambodia’s EBA Schemes
The British Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia (BritCham) sent a letter to the European Trade Commissioner, C. Malmstrom, expressing its concerns over the decision to begin the process to withdraw the EBA arrangement with the Kingdom of Cambodia as well as express its support of fellow chamber, EuroCham, in its recent statement on the matter, according to BritCham’s letter dated on 17 October 2018.
— Fresh News

Poipet resumes airport project
The Poipet Airport development project, which had been abandoned for more than 10 years, will resume construction in 2020 as the city welcomes more Chinese, say provincial authorities.
— Phnom Penh Post

WTO Director-General Praises PM Hun Sen’s Leadership, Pledges Further Aids
Speaking in a bilateral meeting at World Trade Organization (WTO) headquarter in Geneva, Switzerland, on Monday, WTO Director-General Robeto Cavatho Azevedo praised Cambodian Prime Hun Sen’s wise leadership on the accession to WTO which Cambodia received technical assistance of nearly $8 million as well as human resources building opportunities between 2010 to 2018.
— Fresh News

PM Hun Sen Calls for UN-Cambodia Collaborations Prior to Assessing Cambodia’s Human Rights
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, on Monday, held bilateral talks with United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet in Geneva, Switzerland.
— Fresh News

JinkoSolar to supply modules for 60-MW PV project in Cambodia
October 23 (Renewables Now) – Chinese solar manufacturer JinkoSolar Holding Co Ltd (NYSE:JKS) announced today it will equip SchneiTec Group’s 60-MW photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Cambodia.
— Renewable News

Bosch to help reduce Kingdom’s road deaths
The General Department of Traffic and Public Order reported 53 accidents – including 28 deaths and 85 serious injuries – during Pchum Ben holidays this year. The holiday, along with the Khmer New Year are dubbed as a “road danger day” by authorities.
— Phnom Penh Post

Experts quench technology fears
An IT revolution is simmering in the global sphere, aided by experts in tech-related fields who are looking into the possibilities of the future, particularly those presented by Artificial Intelligence (AI).
Khmer Times

Water shortage hits Preah Sihanouk
Though rain has been falling in almost every corner of the country, including in Preah Sihanouk province, the latter is experiencing a shortage of clean water supply, said local residents and government officials.
— Phnom Penh Post

First ‘nuclear medicine’ to treat cancer in Cambodia
Cambodia’s National Cancer Centre at Calmette Hospital conducted its first nuclear medicine treatment workshop on Monday to create awareness about the treatment. Experts, meantime, recommend that Cambodia have a cancer registry to provide better patient care.
— Phnom Penh Post

In Cambodia’s Single-Party Politics, Women Are Barely Seen
Chan Kanha is the deputy mayor for the Cambodian People’s Party in this small port town, which sits along Cambodia’s southern coast and still retains much of its French colonial architecture.
— PassBlue

Cambodian, Nigerian defense ministers vows to deepen cooperation with China
China’s State Councilor and Defense Minister Wei Fenghe on Tuesday met with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for National Defense of Cambodia Tea Banh, and Nigerian Minister of Defense Mansur Dan-Ali in Beijing upon their attendance at the eighth Beijing Xiangshan Forum.
— Xinhua

Ratanakkiri gov’t to ban land sale in protected areas
While the Ratanakkiri provincial administration will not recognise illegal land transactions in the province’s protected areas, an NGO says its action is not effective and forest crimes continue unabated.
— Phnom Penh Post

Trees planted around Banteay Meanchey temples
Officials in Banteay Meanchey province on Sunday planted more than 800 Thnong trees around temples in Thmar Puok district’s Banteay Chhmar commune.
— Khmer Times

Hawaiian Eye Foundation Volunteer Surgeons Train Eye Doctors in Cambodia
Highly trained and valuably skilled ophthalmologists from across the U.S., Canada, England and Asia joined together to form a 27-member volunteer team that traveled to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, this month.
— Prnewswire

Land resolution issues raised during workshop
Representatives of nearly 50 communities across nine provinces and the capital yesterday during a workshop expressed disappointment over the government’s handling of land disputes.
— Khmer Times

Spotlight on child labour prevention
Unicef has welcomed a reminder issued by the Labour Ministry for businesses to prevent child labour.
— Khmer Times

Turkey, Cambodia aim to boost trade to $1 billion
Turkey and Cambodia have agreed to increase bilateral trade to $1 billion in the near future, Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Oct. 22, days after a meeting in Brussels where he failed to allay European Union criticism of authoritarianism.
— Cambodia Daily

Japan’s rice farmers’ ‘grain pain’
Acrop once deemed so important it served as a form of currency, Japanese rice has fallen out of favour with younger, westernised consumers, in a shift that has left ageing farmers struggling for survival.
— Phnom Penh Post

Tay Ninh authorities bust Cambodia-Vietnam drug trafficking ring
Authorities in the southwestern border province of Tay Ninh have busted a drug trafficking ring who were transporting 12.2kg of methamphetamine from Cambodia into Vietnam.
— Cambodia Daily

Nearly 2,000 kilos of expired drinks seized
Kampong Chhang provincial Camcontrol officials on Monday seized nearly 2,000 kilograms of expired drinks during a raid in Kampong Chhang town.
— Khmer Times

Low-cost Sonar Kits Are Helping Cambodian Villages Prepare for Floods
Sometimes, tech that helps the world literally helps the entire world, or at least a big chunk of it.
— Cambodia Daily

Sailing the Mekong with Aqua Expeditions
Combining unparalleled luxury with exhilarating excursions, Aqua Mekong is breathing new life into the cruise industry
— The Week

PM compares Turkish coup with situation in Cambodia
On a visit to Turkey, Prime Minister Hun Sen likened the political situation in Cambodia to that of the Middle Eastern power, comparing what the government has labelled an opposition “colour revolution” with a failed coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in 2016.
— Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia and Japan to commemorate relations through football
The Football Federation of Cambodia (FFC) has announced the scheduling of two international friendly matches against Japanese sides to commemorate diplomatic relations between the two Asian nations.
— Khmer Times

James Ricketson: Basic Changes Could Ease Suffering of Cambodia’s Prison Population
Well, I think the first thing is that you can’t have 140 people in a 16m by 15m cell. You can’t have 140 people crammed in a cell like sardines.
— Cambodia Daily


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