Cambodia morning news for April 10

Cambodia morning news for April 10

Cambodia morning newsCambodia discusses sea transport with neighbours
Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam on Friday discussed an agreement on maritime transportation that seeks to reduce the cost of shipping by sea and link coastal tourism destinations in the three countries.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia’s Government Defends Decision to Hire US Lawmaker to Lobby Congress
Cambodia’s government on Tuesday defended its decision to hire a U.S. state lawmaker to lobby on behalf of its interests in Congress, amid a low point in relations between Washington and Phnom Penh prompted by democratic rollbacks in the Southeast Asian nation.
— Radio Free Asia

15 Cambodian ancient artifacts to be exhibited in Beijing
Fifteen Cambodian ancient artifacts will be on display in Beijing, capital of China, before the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, Kong Vireak, director of the National Museum of Cambodia, said on Tuesday.
— Xinhua

War, Colors and Drawing From Experience: How Art Inspired Young Cambodian Refugees
It was in the late 1980s in a swelling refugee camp on the Thai border where thousands were sheltering as soldiers from the Vietnam-backed regime in Phnom Penh fought the Khmer Rouge guerrillas they had toppled from power.

Electricity Failure Leads to New Hydropower Projects in Cambodia
Amidst the strain on the country’s electricity grid, which has led to nationwide electricity failure over a few weeks in the past, the Cambodian government on Friday approved the hydropower dam and solar energy plant projects in the country.
— News Skill

Incubation programme for start-ups to launch
Smartscale, a three-month entrepreneurship incubation programme, will launch next month in search for Cambodia’s most promising start-ups.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Opinion | Cambodian Agri-Tech Centre Provides Opportunities for Rural Youth
I write this from the once-lush rice fields of Northwest Cambodia. The region has just completed its rice harvest for the year, so the vistas are slightly beige with thick smoke in the air.
— Food Tank

NACD educates soldiers on drug abuse
The National Authority for Combatting Drugs yesterday held a workshop to educate more than 1,000 members of the armed forces on the dangers of drug abuse in Kampong Speu province.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia-UN to Hold Annual Dialogue in May
Cambodia will hold annual dialogue with development partners under United Nations on 6 May 2019, foreign affairs spokesman Ket Sophann told the press on Tuesday following the meeting between Executive Secretary of United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana and foreign affairs minister Prak Sokhonn.
— Fresh News

Resources needed to hit demining goal
A senior Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) official on Monday said the organisation needs an additional budget of $406 million and a further 1,000 mine-clearing personnel to meet its goal of 100 per cent mine clearance by 2025.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Traditional Oxcart Races Held for Khmer New Year
Hundreds of oxcart racers and onlookers gathered in the parched rice fields of Kampong Speu province’s Samroang Tong district on Sunday for Cambodia’s annual new year oxcart races.

Ministry looks to contain spread of African Swine Fever
The Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry yesterday said it will need continued help from civil society and international organisations in order to prevent the spread of African Swine Fever from Som Kaninh village in Ratanakkiri province’s O’Yadav district to nearby villages.
— Khmer Times

Front leader greets Cambodia on traditional Chol Chnam Thmay festival
Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee and President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Tran Thanh Man has sent Chol Chnam Thmay festival greetings to Cambodia.
— Vietnam Plus

Rainsy: Don’t take warrants seriously
The co-founder of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), Sam Rainsy, has called on countries “that respect democratic principles” to ignore the arrest warrants outstanding against him and seven other colleagues.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Government achievements praised in Sri Lanka
The ruling CPP’s Central Committee yesterday released a statement saying that a delegation to Sri Lanka last week successfully highlighted achievements of the government during the Asia-Europe Political Forum.
— Khmer Times

Tourism Ministry To Promote Adventure Tourism at Phnom Kulen
Ministry of Tourism is planning to create a new tourism product to serve adventure tourism at Phnom Kulen National Park, a former capital of Cambodia.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

‘Kingdom to request Interpol help in search for Taiwan drugs suspect’
Minister of Interior Sar Kheng on Monday said the government will request the cooperation of Interpol in the search for an absconded Taiwanese national suspected of renting a house in Phnom Penh to produce drugs.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Maritime Group launches bank
Maritime Group on Thursday launched a new specialised bank during a ceremony presided over by Ouk Maly, deputy governor of the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC).
— Khmer Times

Vietnamese, Cambodian universities cooperate in training, research
Kien Giang University of the southern province of the same name signed a memorandum of understanding on April 8 on training and research cooperation with Cambodia’s Royal University of Phnom Penh and Chea Sim University of Kamchaymear.
— Vietnam Plus

Road safety banners installed on streets for New Year
More than 300 road safety education banners have been put up along the streets of every province for display during the Khmer New Year as a reminder of the dangers of careless driving.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Head of UNESCAP Praises Cambodia’s Peace and Development
United Nations delegations led by Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Executive Secretary of United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday at the Peace Palace.
— Fresh News

Central banks’ chiefs showcase new QR code payment system
The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) and the Bank of Thailand (BOT) on Thursday presented to the public the “Interoperable QR Payment” system, which seeks to facilitate cross-border payments in local currencies.
— Khmer Times

‘Digital government’ systems being gradually implemented
The Kingdom is steadily implementing “digital government” systems to manage society by using modern computer techniques that require more skilled human resources, Minister of Interior Sar Kheng said on Monday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

About 6,000 NGOs and 420 Foreign NGOs Registered in Cambodia
As of early January 2019, at least 5,523 Association of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) registered at Ministry of Interior and 419 foreign NGOs signed MoUs with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Phnom Penh governor Khoung Sreng stated Tuesday at the Capital Hall-CSOs forum held under the theme “Responsible Partnerships” at Diamond Island.
— Fresh News

Monetary museum opens in capital
The Economic and Monetary Museum was officially launched yesterday to showcase information about the evolution of the financial and banking systems in the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

Migrant workers return
More than 20,000 migrant workers have passed through Battambang province’s Daung international border crossing this month to return home for Khmer New Year, while Poipet border officials say workers have yet to return through their checkpoint in large numbers.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia Supports ASEAN-Canada Free Trade Agreement Initiative
Cambodia has welcomed and supported the ASEAN-Canada Free Trade Agreement (FTA) initiative to boost regional partnership for economic and commercial development.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Sankranta celebration in Boeng Trabek canal banned
The Chamkar Mon district administration yesterday clarified its decision to prohibit a Sankranta celebration to be held on a raft in the Boeng Trabek drainage canal.
— Khmer Times

Stung Treng authorities reject RFA timber trafficking claim
The Stung Treng provincial department of agriculture, forestry and fisheries rejected a Radio Free Asia (RFA) report which claimed that on March 27, there was a resurgence of illegal timber trafficking activities near the Lower Sesan II Dam.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Ministry reminds public to safeguard health during New Year
As millions of people are preparing to embark in a mass exodus to celebrate the upcoming Khmer New Year with their families in their hometowns, the Health Ministry on Friday issued a statement appealing to the public to guard their health during celebrations.
— Khmer Times

Concerns over swine fever outbreak
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries specialists have raised concerns over African swine fever spreading from Ratanakkiri to its three border provinces – Mondulkiri, Kratie and Stung Treng.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Interior Minister proposes club ban near schools
Interior Minister Sar Kheng yesterday sent a request to Prime Minister Hun Sen for the banning of nightclubs and crematoriums located near schools.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia-Thailand Friendship Bridge to Be Inaugurated Late April
Cambodia-Thailand Friendship Bridge, linking Stung Bot in the Cambodian province of Banteay Meanchey to Ban Nong Ian in the Thai province of Sa Kaeo is going to be inaugurated on April 22, 2019.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

One dead, dozens of homes damaged in storms
A woman died over the weekend as strong winds damaged more than 80 homes in the provinces of Battambang, Banteay Meanchey and Pursat during a storm.
— Khmer Times

Bid to cut fatal accidents falling short of UN target
Interior Minister Sar Kheng yesterday expressed concern that Cambodia may not be able to meet the UN’s goal of halving the number of fatal traffic accidents by the middle of next year.
— Khmer Times


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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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