Cambodia morning news for September 7

Cambodia morning news for September 7

Cambodia morning newsOld faces form new government
With the National Assembly giving a vote of confidence to form the new government yesterday, Prime Minister Hun Sen unveiled his new cabinet, which did not change except for the addition of a new ministerial post.
Khmer Times

Authorities to clamp down on Preah Sihanouk coast grabs
The authorities will soon put an end to coastal land encroachment in Prey Nub district in Preah Sihanouk province as the area is earmarked for a tourism development project.
Phnom Penh Post

UK renews its support for demining in Cambodia
The Government of Cambodia is aiming for the country to be mine-free by 2025 and the UK’s new package of funding is proof that it is committed to helping achieve this goal, writes Tina Redshaw.
Khmer Times

Koh Kong cops catch culprit recruited by clearing cartel
Butom Sakor district administration officials in Koh Kong province arrested a suspect last Monday who was logging in a flooded forest in Angdong Teuk village in Angdong Teuk Commune, while four of his accomplice fled the scene.
Phnom Penh Post

Rosewood haul confiscated in Pursat
A haul of rosewood timber was confiscated in Pursat province’s Krakor district yesterday, said a military police officer involved in the crackdown.
Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia’s longtime leader Hun Sen begins another term
Cambodia’s one-party legislature on Thursday confirmed Prime Minister Hun Sen for another five-year term, cementing his status as one of the world’s longest-serving leaders.
— Associated Press via ABC News

New Legislature of NA Occupied by Majority of Over-60-year-old Lawmakers
Some 58.2 percent of the newly elected lawmakers of the sixth legislature of the National Assembly (NA), who were sworn in yesterday, are over 60 years old of age.
Agence Kampuchea Presse

New Cambodian Government Commits to Achieve Political Platforms for Cambodia’s Development
Speaking at the National Assembly’s session on 6 September 2018 at the National Assembly, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said that the new mandate government committed to implement a special political program for Cambodian progress.
Fresh News

Cambodia forms supreme council for consultations, recommendations
Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni on Thursday signed a royal decree to form the Supreme Council for Consultations and Recommendations, which is a consultation forum between the government and political parties.
Xinhua

List of New Royal Government Members
The new Cambodian Cabinet composed of 10 deputy prime ministers, 17 senior ministers, and 29 ministers was endorsed here this morning by the lawmakers elected from the National Election on July 29, 2018.
Agence Kampuchea Presse

6th Legislature Lawmakers Vote for Samdech Techo Hun Sen as Prime Minister
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen was unanimously re-elected as the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia for another five-year term at the first session of the sixth legislature of the National Assembly (NA) held here this morning.
Agence Kampuchea Presse

Three top military commanders appointed as senior ministers
According to the document signed yesterday by Prime Minister Hun Sen, General Pol Saroeun and his deputies, General Kun Kim and General Meas Sophea become senior ministers in the new government.
Khmer Times

New government to recruit youth
The newly-minted government plans to empower the country’s youth by offering them jobs in the bureaucracy – to groom them as potential administrators and leaders – as part of an agenda to create human capital for the future.
Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia, France Bolster Tourism Cooperation
Cambodia and France this week agreed to strengthen cooperation to boost the Kingdom’s tourism industry, and expressed the intention to draft and sign a memorandum of understanding on the subject in the near future.
B2B Cambodia

Capital’s Olympia City sells 90 pct of condos
THE capital’s Olympia City condominium project has sold around 90 per cent of its units, 50 per cent of which went to local customers, the project’s senior marketing officer said.
Phnom Penh Post

Plans announced for construction of tourist city in Cambodia
A Chinese-owned developer has announced plans to invest US$1.2bn (£930m) to build a holiday city in the province of Koh Kong in south-west Cambodia.
The Construction Index

Number of capital slums down
The number of slums in Phnom Penh has dropped to 277 from 340 in 2013, a survey conducted by Sahmakum Teang Tnaut (STT) and released on Tuesday said.
Phnom Penh Post

Tobacco worth over $2M exported to VN last year
Cambodia exported more than 1,000 tonnes of dry tobacco leaves to Vietnam last year, valued at more than $2 million.
Phnom Penh Post

Smart’s innovator programme paves the way for Cambodia’s young startups
Launched last year, Smart’s young entrepreneurial programme SmartStart aims to provide mentorship and financial support to Cambodian university students, helping them to launch their own startups in cooperation with the telecommunications provider.
Southeast Asia Globe

Putting rubbish on the catwalk
Super Sen has been turning rubbish into designer clothes and his work has caught the eye of large companies.
Khmer Times

CLC proposes $211 as minimum garment worker wage
The Cambodian Labour Confederation yesterday said that it will propose $211.94 to be the new minimum wage for garment workers during this month’s negotiations.
Khmer Times

Rare tree plantings to lure tourists
Thousands of rosewood trees will be planted in Siem Reap province as a natural tourist site and to preserve the rare trees in Cambodia.
Khmer Times

Cambodia’s First Reptile-themed Cafe Slithers into People’s Hearts
For anyone terrified of an albino python, an orange corn snake or a scaly, bearded iguana, Chea Raty says getting up close and personal at Phnom Penh’s first reptile-themed cafe is the only remedy.
Agence France-Presse via News18

India and Cambodia: Bound by faith
India in South Asia and Cambodia in the Southeast are, in many ways, connected to each other, with common faith playing a big role.
Khmer Times

CAMBUILD 2018 exhibition to open next week at Koh Pich
Phnom Penh will host the biggest gathering of the building, construction and related industry in Cambodia when CAMBUILD 2018 exhibition opens next week at the Diamond Island Exhibition Centre, Koh Pich from 12-14 September 2018.
Khmer Times

 

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