Cambodia morning news for April 11

Cambodia morning news for April 11

Cambodia morning newsEU’s EBA issue ‘based on politics’
I read with great interest the letter to the Editor from Mr Arnaud Darc, CEO of Thalias Hospitalty Group, Phnom Penh, presenting well-rounded analysis of the application and implementation of the EU’s Everything But Arms (EBA) scheme for Cambodia.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Government-funded business startup centre launched
The Techo Startup Centre was officially launched on Monday to support young entrepreneurs and aid government plans to transform Cambodia into a digital economy.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian Rice to EU Decreases 32%
Cambodia exported 51,550 tons to EU within the first three months of 2019, decreased by 32 per cent compared to 76,760 tons of the same period in 2018, according to Secretariat of One Window Service for Rice Export’s report released on Wednesday.
— Fresh News

Cambodia asks Vietnam for “additional 50 megawatts of electricity”
Mines and Energy Minister Suy Sem yesterday requested the Vietnamese government supply more electricity to help address a current shortage in the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Calls On Promising Business Start-Ups For Incubation Program
Business groups in Cambodia are uniting to provide training for promising start-ups in the country in a bid to help new entrepreneurs prepare themselves for the market. The incubation program will run for three months.
— Business Times

Mobile clothing marketplace Zilingo plans to expand into the Kingdom
Mobile marketplace for clothing and lifestyle products Zilingo has unveiled plans to expand its business to Cambodia, among other Asian markets, after raising $226 million in a series D funding round the firm announced.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Khmer Traditional New Year To Begin This Sunday
The Cambodian people will celebrate their three-day traditional New Year this weekend, from April14 to 16.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Cambodia reports first outbreak of African swine fever: OIE
Cambodia reported a first outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) in backyard pigs near the Vietnam border, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Wednesday, citing the Cambodian agriculture ministry.
— Reuters

From Restaurant to Motel – Undercover Operation Leads to 6 Women Rescued
A 6-month investigation began after the AIM SWAT Team and Kandal Police received information that a local restaurant manager was selling minor girls for sex and delivering them to customers at a motel in Kandal province.
— Agape International Missions

PM’s Son Reacts to Former CNRP’s Insults
Hun Many, member of parliament and the Premier’s youngest son, reacted to cyber bully of Sor Chandeth, former senator from Sam Rainsy party and later senior member of the dissolved CNRP.
— Fresh News

Education programme for entrepreneurs to start its second round
Private equity firm Cambodia Investor Club (CIC) will soon start the second round of its Beyond Investment Opportunity (Bio) programme, aiming to accelerate investment activity in Cambodia by educating investors and entrepreneurs.
— The Phnom Penh Post

NEC Recruiting Over 3,200 Contract Officials
National Election Committee (NEC) is recruiting 3,292 contract officials to facilitate the verification and registration of voters, according to the committee’s press release.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

UN to help Kingdom reach sustainable development goals
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific has vowed continued cooperation with Cambodia to reach the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
— Khmer Times

NBC set to lead blockchain use
The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) will be one of the first central banks to use blockchain technology in its national payment systems for use by consumers and commercial banks, a new report by the World Economic Forum (WEF) stated.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia launches government-funded Startup Center
In Cambodia, a government-funded Techo Startup Center was launched earlier with the aim to foster new tech startups in the country, according to local news outlet Khmer Times.
— Kr Asia

UN-ESCAP Renews Commitment to Support Cambodia
Cambodia and United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP) will continue strengthening their close cooperation in the future.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Authorities weigh up options over new transit system in Phnom Penh
Ametro, a monorail and an automated guideway transit (AGT) system are being considered by authorities as they look to reduce Phnom Penh’s traffic congestion, Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol said on Tuesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian Army Delegation Attends PASOC19
Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF)’s Army delegation, led by Lieutenant General Hun Manet, attended the Pacific Area Special Operations Conference (PASOC) 19 to strengthen Cambodia-US relations.
— Fresh News

Cambodia’s Milled Rice Export Up 6 Percent in First Quarter
Cambodia exported 170,821 tons of milled rice – a 6 percent increase compared to the same period last year – to international markets in the first three months of 2019.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

PM highlights achievements in Khmer New Year message
Prime Minister Hun Sen has wished the people well on the occasion of Khmer New Year and spoke of his strong commitment to serving the citizens by developing all sectors and enacting profound reforms.
— The Phnom Penh Post

African Swine Fever Detected in a Northeastern Province
The Cambodian authorities as well as farmers are joining hands to prevent the African swine fewer (ASF) after it was detected in a northeastern province of Cambodia since late March.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Siem Reap province needs more tourism products: Minister
The Minister of Tourism on Monday called for cooperation between the public and private sectors to create new tourism products in Siem Reap province.
— Khmer Times

‘Decreasing morality’ behind rise in violence against kids
Shocking cases of violence against children and even their murder have seemingly spiked recently, notably the grisly beheading of a six-year-old girl, along with her grandmother, in Kampong Cham province’s Prey Chhor district last week.
— The Phnom Penh Post

IMF: Cambodia’s GDP Growth Continues to Be Healthy
The International Monetary Fund’s World Economic Outlook Reports released yesterday said Cambodia’s GDP growth continued to be in a healthy condition.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Tuk-tuk drivers told to obtain licenses or face legal action
In a bid to curb traffic accidents involving tuk-tuk and rickshaw drivers, Transport Minister Sun Chanthol yesterday called on all unlicensed drivers to attend road safety training and obtain a license within three months.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia’s First Gold Extraction Expected This Year
Indian-owned Mesco Gold is expected to begin its extraction this year – the move that will represent Cambodia’s first gold extraction, according to Ministry of Mines and Energy.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Unauthorised medicines seized
Nearly 20,000 units of unauthorised drugs, including Chinese herbal medicine and aphrodisiac substances, were confiscated during crackdowns on three different locations in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district late last month.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Foreign drug traffickers don’t fear Cambodian laws: Sar Kheng
Interior Minister Sar Kheng on Monday said that Cambodians are becoming increasingly exposed to drugs because foreign syndicates are taking advantage of the fact that the Kingdom does not have a death penalty for trafficking.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian PM To Pay Another Visit to China in Late April
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, will pay another visit to China later this month.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Consultation forum held with CSOs and NGOs
Phnom Penh Municipal Hall and civil society organisations on Tuesday held a consultation forum with the theme Development Partnership with non-Governmental organisations (NGOs), the first such meeting this year.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Border guards get 500 homes
Soldiers and police officials were granted 500 houses on Tuesday by the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction and Stung Treng authorities on land allocated for social land concessions.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia Highlights Attention to Women and Children at 140th IPU Assembly Meeting
Cambodian National Assembly (NA) delegation led by H.E. Mrs. Ban Sreymom, Deputy Chairwoman of the NA Commission on Education, Youth, Sports, Cults, Religious Affairs, Culture and Tourism, shared Cambodia’s national social protection policies on maternal and child health to the recent 140th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly Meeting in Doha, Qatar.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Phnom Penh governor pushes for cooperation with NGOs
Phnom Penh Governor Khuong Sreng yesterday appealed to all local authorities to cooperate with civil society groups and not to threaten them if they are carrying out legal activities.
— Khmer Times

‘Mekong water level in Kratie set to decrease’
The Mekong River Commission (MRC) said on Monday that the river’s water level in Kratie province is expected to decrease by 50cm to 1.5m from April 12-19, as the outflow from China’s Jinghong hydropower station is gradually reduced by half to accommodate the Dai ethnic group’s celebration of the Water Splashing Festival.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Sam Al vows to resolve land disputes
Minister of Environment Say Sam Al has vowed that all existing land disputes in Preah Sihanouk province will be resolved and no new cases would be entertained. He also threatened legal action against those who attempt to grab state land.
— The Phnom Penh Post

UNFPA Recognises Cambodia’s Efforts on Sexual and Reproductive Rights
Since UNFPA’s establishment in Cambodia in 1994, real progress has been made on the sexual and reproductive right, according to the State of World Population 2019, released today by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Casualties from storm, lightning strikes top 20
National Committee for Disaster Management spokesman Keo Vy told The Post on Tuesday that the number of casualties of storms and lightning strikes this year has reached 20.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian Delegation Attends the Celebration of 100th Anniversary of ILO
Cambodian delegation led by H.E. Ith Samheng, Minister of Labour and Vocational Training, has been on a visit in the United States of America to attend the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) within the UN General Assembly on April 10.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Minister hits out at low driver standards
Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol said on Tuesday that 98 per cent of Cambodia’s tuk-tuk and PassApp drivers do not have driving licences and have a poor awareness of the road traffic law.
— The Phnom Penh Post


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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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