Cambodia morning news for April 1

Cambodia morning news for April 1

Cambodia morning newsPM Hun Sen Orders Commerce Minister to Consider Complaints to WTO on EU’s Tax on Rice
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered commerce minister Pan Sorasak to consider on filing complaint to World Trade Organization regarding EU’s tax imposition on Cambodian rice, speaking at the 18th Royal Government-Private Sector Forum held Friday at the Peace Palace.
— Fresh News

Tourism dollars lost on imports
Cambodia’s Ministry of Tourism will exert pressure on the country’s hospitality industry to use more local products to spread the benefits of tourism to communities.
— TTR Weekly

Cambodia’s environment, Singapore’s problem
The National Environment Authority has said the urine and burning smells detected island-wide are in fact the result of fires at landfills and farm sites in Johor.
— Malay Mail

Government To Take Railway From Royal Group
The Royal Government of Cambodia this morning decided to take back the exclusive concession of railway service from the Royal Railway – one of 20 companies listed and operated under Royal Group.
— Cambodia News English

Measurement, registration of disputed land delayed
The governor of Phnom Penh’s Por Sen Chey district on Thursday delayed the measurement and registration of an 18ha plot of land in Trapaing Krasang commune after a protest by more than 50 families who also laid claim to the land.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Scrapping public holidays
Prime Minister Hun Sen today, March 29, decided to eliminate seven public/bank holidays as of 2020 in a bid to ease business’ concerns over productivity and to make the Kingdom more competitive.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia, Turkey Reach a Deal on Powership
Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has signed an agreement to bring in the powership from Turkey to settle the electricity shortage problem.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

PM Hun Sen Urges Cambodian Ports to Charge Lower Service Fees, Attract Investment
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen urged Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville Autonomous Ports to lower service fees, aimed at attracting investment, speaking at the 18th Royal Government-Private Sector Forum held Friday at the Peace Palace.
— Fresh News

PM Hun Sen: Cambodia Earns $400M after Business and Investment Reforms
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said that following the business and investment reforms, the kingdom’s private sector indirectly earns USD 400 million from cost effectiveness and that Cambodia could survive without EBA, speaking at the 18th Royal Government-Private Sector Forum held Friday at the Peace Palace.
— Fresh News

Kingdom launches NCD alliance
National and international health experts on Thursday launched Cambodia’s first non-communicable diseases (NCDs) alliance network, expressing concerns over treatment with 64 per cent of deaths in the Kingdom caused by such afflictions.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Expanded Kampot Water Works
The expansion of the Kampot Water Works (KWW), funded by the people of Japan, will officially be officially opened on Tuesday, April 2, by the Prime Minister.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian PM: G-PSF Not Held Because of EBA
Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has affirmed that the 18th Government-Private Sector Forum (G-PSF) has nothing to do with the suspension of the European Union’s Everything But Arms (EBA) scheme.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Cambodian Government Resumes Royal Railway Project, Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville
The Royal Government of Cambodia decided to resume Royal Railway’s Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville rail operation, according to the announcement of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport dated Sunday.
— Fresh News

Jica leading way in Kingdom’s growth, infrastructure push
‘It’s not only about the restoration. It’s also about the training of human resources, like stonemasons, engineers, archaeologists and architects.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Government to bring Turkish powership
To counter an energy deficit that is causing daily blackouts across the country, the government said on Wednesday that it will rent a from Turkey for the next three years.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia and Other UN Members Pledge Further Commitment to Peacekeeping Operations
Gathering at the UN Headquarters in New York, Cambodia and other UN peacekeeping members reaffirm their commitment to supporting UN peacekeeping operations under the United Nations framework.
— Fresh News

Government creates ‘sectoral’ groups
Ahead of the annual meeting between the two, the government has announced the creation of 13 groups to work in partnership with the private sector.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian PM Presides Over the Government-Private Sector Forum
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Kingdom of Cambodia, presided over here at the Peace Palace this morning the Government-Private Sector Forum, with participants from different ministries and other stakeholders, especially the private sector.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Cambodia Grows Thanks to Peace, Political and Economic Independence: PM Hun Sen
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, on Saturday, reiterated the root factors of Cambodia’s development.
— Fresh News

Cambodia, Indonesia trade up slightly
Bilateral trade between Cambodia and Indonesia rose moderately last year, reaching $556 million in value, a 4 percent increase.
— Khmer Times

Gov’t, WFP ink $50M strategic plan
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the World Food Programme (WFP) have signed a $50 million aid plan aimed to improve food security and nutrition.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM Hun Sen: Government Reserves $3B at the National Treasury (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen announced that the Royal Government of Cambodia has about USD 3 billion in cash million reserved in the National Treasury for necessary usages, particularly for civil servants’ salary remuneration, speaking at the 18th Royal Government-Private Sector Forum held Friday at the Peace Palace.
— Fresh News

Stung Treng authorities examine seized timber
Joint forces in Strung Treng province conducted an examination into impounded timber on Thursday after provincial Military Police personnel intercepted two heavy trucks on Tuesday which belonged to a Chinese firm suspected of transporting unauthorised high-grade woods.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM Hun Sen Pledges More Cambodian Peacekeepers to UN Framework
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen reiterated his commitment to sending more Cambodian peacekeepers to peacekeeping operations under the United Nations framework, speaking at the 18th Royal Government-Private Sector Forum held Friday at the Peace Palace.
— Fresh News

New Kampot Water Works Set to Open
A new water treatment plant costing more than US $ 26 million, with the assistance of the Japanese government, will be officially launched on April 2, 2019.
— Cambodia News English

Rainsy given court date over military disobedience charges
The Phnom Penh Municipal Court has set April 22 as the date for “acting president” of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Sam Rainsy to appear for a public hearing on charges of inciting the military to disobey Prime Minister Hun Sen.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia-Turkey Deals on Hiring Electric-Generating ship
Turkey has agreed to lease a 200MW electric generating ship to Cambodia in response to the shortage of electricity supply in Cambodia, Prime Minister Hun Sen spoke at the 18th Royal Government-Private Sector Forum held Friday at the Peace Palace.
— Fresh News

China To Continue Supporting Cambodia’s Transport infrastructure Development
Chinese Minister of Transport H.E. Li Xiaopeng has agreed to continue to support Cambodia’s transport infrastructure development.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Japan to provide nearly $130,000 to assist mine victims
Japan Mine Action Service on Wednesday signed an agreement with Cambodian Mine Action Center to provide nearly $130,000 to assist landmine victims in two provinces.
— Khmer Times

Authorities, villagers fearful over elephant herd in Mondulkiri
Authorities and villagers in Mondulkiri province’s Keo Seima district have expressed fear for their safety after a herd of wild elephants roamed around their communities in Sre Khtum commune.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM Hun Sen to Reduce Seven National Holidays for Work Productivity
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen decoded to reduce seven national holidays among the 28-30 holidays per annum, speaking at the 18th Royal Government-Private Sector Forum held Friday at the Peace Palace.
— Fresh News

NACD and NBC sign money laundering MoU
The National Authority for Combating Drugs yesterday signed a MoU with National Bank of Cambodia to exchange information on money laundering and financing of terrorism.
— Khmer Times

‘Electrical fault’ causes major fire in Kampong Cham footwear factory
A footwear factory in Kampong Cham province was badly damaged in a fire on Thursday, damaging one building and almost all the equipment inside, but no one was injured.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia Considers TPP If All ASEAN Members Join
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen announced that Cambodia would consider to join Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) if all ASEAN members reach consensus, speaking at the 18th Royal Government-Private Sector Forum held Friday at the Peace Palace.
— Fresh News

Kingdom attracts 1.2M tourists in Jan and Feb
Cambodia attracted 1.24 million foreign tourists during the first two months of this year, a nearly 10 per cent increase compared to the same period last year, according to a Ministry of Tourism report.
— The Phnom Penh Post

NBC Governor Updates IMF Delegation on Reality of Cambodia’s Economic Performance
Governor of the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) has shared with visiting IMF delegation about reality of Cambodia’s economic performance.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Hun Sen highlights growing employment
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday lauded the government’s success in developing the economy and securing a 99.3 percent employment rate for the Kingdom’s 10 million-strong labour force.
— Khmer Times

Kingdom’s pig prices up despite concerns over African swine fever
Despite real concerns that African swine fever (ASF) will spread to the Kingdom after a recent outbreak in Vietnam, local pig prices have continued to increase over the last few months, the Cambodia Livestock Raisers Association (CLRA) said on Thursday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

 

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This week’s Cambodia morning news feature photo acknowledges International Mine Awareness Day, April 4.

 

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Piseth Pov graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics Science from the Royal University of Law and Economics, Phnom Penh in 2017, and a Bachelor’s degree in English Communications from Western University, Phnom Penh, the same year.

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