Cambodia morning news for April 2

Cambodia morning news for April 2

Cambodia morning newsCambodia agrees lease for Turkish power ship
Cambodia succeeded in negotiations to lease a 200MW Turkish power ship to meet electricity demands in Phnom Penh, amid a nearly 400MW electricity shortage nationwide, Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Friday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM announces major reforms
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday announced government plans for large-scale economic reforms, outlining a 17-point strategy to stimulate economic growth that he said could save the private sector up to $400 million a year.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Airports in Cambodia Welcomes More Than Two Million Passengers in Two Months
In the first two months of this year, Cambodia Airports has already welcomed upwards of two million passengers at its three airports.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Kampot water plant online soon
After three years, a Japanese-funded water treatment facility in Kampot province is set to begin operations after being expanded through a grant worth $26 million.
— Khmer Times

PM Hun Sen Calls on Effective Use of Water (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen called on citizens to catch rainwater by using reservoirs and urged the authorities to solve water crisis for vulnerable people, addressing at the graduation ceremony of Vanda Institute on Monday.
— Fresh News

Strong Demand for Gas to Power Generation in Cambodia
Surrounded by bigger international players from neighbouring countries, Cambodia’s potential to import LNG has always been overlooked till recently.
— Oil Voice

Cambodia Vows to Continue UN Peacekeeping Contributions
Cambodia on Friday said it would continue to send military personnel on United Nations peacekeeping missions, but it will seek to better arm the troops for entering areas of operation.
— VOA Cambodia

Missing land activist found
A land activist involved in a dispute who disappeared in January reunited with his wife in Phnom Penh on Friday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Patients urged to seek free TB treatment at state hospitals
Health Minister Mam Bunheng on Friday appealed to tuberculosis patients to seek treatment at state hospitals instead of private ones to reduce costs.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia’s famed Angkor earns almost 36 mln USD in Q1, down 9 pct
Revenue from ticket sales to foreigners visiting Cambodia’s famed Angkor Archaeological Park reached 35.9 million U.S. dollars in the first quarter of 2019, down 9 percent over the same period last year, said a statement on Monday.
— Xinhua

Cambodia takes measures to promote local products
The Cambodian Ministry of Tourism said it will take strong measures to increase the share of local products used by local firms, particularly those in the hospitality industry.
— Vietnam Plus

Call for all to protect environment
The Ministry of Environment and World Wide Fund for Nature on Saturday appealed to the public to help protect the earth by reducing the use of electricity and water and also by planting trees.
— Khmer Times

Former DPM Lu Lay Sreng Can Repatriate without Facing “Arrest”: PM Hun Sen
Cambodian Prime Minister announced Monday that former FUNCINPEC official and Deputy Prime Minister Lu Lay Sreng can repatriate without facing arrest, addressing at the graduation ceremony of Vanda Institute on Monday.
— Fresh News

General held for PM ‘insult’
SIEM Reap provincial court has placed a one-star military general in pre-trial detention after he was arrested on March 26 for insulting Prime Minister Hun Sen on Facebook.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Government to drop VAT on agricultural exports
Local firms will no longer be charged value-added tax (VAT) on exports of agricultural goods, Prime Minister Hun Sen announced Friday.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian National Assembly convenes plenary session after 3-month recess
The National Assembly of Cambodia on Monday began its second plenary session of the sixth legislature after a three-month recess.
— Xinhua

Dolphin calf found dead in Stung Treng
With no immediate cause ascertained for the death of an Irrawaddy dolphin calf in the Mekong River in Stung Treng province, conservationists on Sunday requested the World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF) to investigate further.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Public companies to have access to low-interest loans
The Bank for Investment and Development of Cambodia and Canadia Bank, two of the three cash settlement agents operating in the country, on Friday launched new services for companies listed in the Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX).
— Khmer Times

PM Hun Sen Turns on Green Light for Former Royalist Politician
Self-exiled Lu Lay Sreng, a former royalist politician, has got a green light from Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Architectural sector enjoys rapid growth
Along with the rapid growth of the Kingdom’s construction industry, use of architectural services has also dramatically increased.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Agreements signed during Sar Kheng’s trip
The Interior Ministry has signed a number of Memoranda of Understanding with China’s Public Security Ministry in order to expand law enforcement cooperation between the two nations.
— Khmer Times

One-time Salary Remuneration in Khmer New Year, Plus 50,000 Riel Bonus, Says PM Hun Sen
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen announced Monday that the government will remunerate a one-time monthly salary and USD 12.5 bonus to civil servants and armed forces of all levels, addressing at the graduation ceremony of Vanda Institute on Monday.
— Fresh News

Preah Sihanouk lures visitors
Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities have appealed to the general public to visit the coastal province during the upcoming Khmer New Year holiday as the beaches and seawater are now clean after the authorities closed a canal to halt the flow of dirty water into the sea.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Defence Minister highlights peacekeeping achievements
During his trip to the United Nations in New York, Defence Minister General Tea Banh highlighted the achievements of Cambodian troops on peacekeeping missions.
— Khmer Times

Kith Meng’s Royal Railway Continues until New Agreement: PM Hun Sen (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen stated Monday that Okhna Kith Meng’s Royal Railway will continue to manage the kingdom’s rail operation until the government finds new partner and agreement, addressing at the graduation ceremony of Vanda Institute on Monday.
— Fresh News

Somnang Alyna Crowned Miss Universe Cambodia
After weeks of intense competition, Miss Universe Cambodia 2019 finally found its outright winner, who will bear her country’s flag and compete for the crown in the world’s most prestigious international beauty pageant this year.
— Khmer Times

PM Calls for Vigilance about Non-seasonal Rainfall
Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has appealed to all competent authorities and people to be more vigilant about non-seasonal rainfall.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Hun Sen allows exiled government critic to return
Prime Minister Hun Sen has allowed exiled government critic Lu Lay Sreng to return to the Kingdom before the Khmer New Year after his request.
— Khmer Times

Zero Tolerance on Sam Rainsy’s Insults against Hun Family, PM Warns
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen announced that he will not tolerate former opposition leader in exile Sam Rainsy for insulting his wife and his son, addressing at the graduation ceremony of Vanda Institute on Monday.
— Fresh News

Royal Railway allowed to run
The Ministry of Public Works and Transport has decided to allow Royal Railway (Cambodia) to operate the Kingdom’s south railway line as normal, as the ministry needs time to conduct a comprehensive study on the laws and regulations and technical standards relevant to railway operation, a ministry announcement said on Sunday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Preah Sihanouk picked to host 2022 Asean summit
The Government has picked Preah Sihanouk province to host the Asean Summit in 2022.
— Khmer Times

PM Appeals for Collaboration between Ministry of Public Works and Royal Railway to Improve Railway Services
The Ministry of Public Works and Transport is encouraged to work with the Royal Railway – one of the 20 companies listed and operated under Royal Group – to further upgrade the country’s railway services.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Angkor Wat moat drying ‘could affect foundations’
A historian has raised fears that the drought currently gripping Cambodia could affect the foundations of the Kingdom’s globally renowned Angkor Wat, while the temple complex’s Apsara Authority management has said that, while it was prepared, it was not expecting such a problem.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Hun Sen blasts US government for 1970 coup
Prime Minister Hun Sen today blasted the United States for rallying behind the removal of Prince Norodom Sihanouk in 1970 and accused it of supporting Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge.
— Khmer Times

His Majesty the King Speaks Highly of NA’s and Government’s Efforts
His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Boromneath Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia, has lauded the efforts of the National Assembly (NA) and the Royal Government in leading the country towards peace and progress.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Complaints filed as car buyers ‘cheated’ in Phnom Penh
Many people from across the capital who bought cars from a company called Seng Hout have filed complaints with authorities claiming they have been cheated, according to an alleged victim on Sunday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Kampot Beach Update
In order to have a beach like other coastal provinces, the Kampot administration has encouraged investment companies to work with the Council for the Development of Cambodia to accelerate their work to complete as soon as possible.
— Cambodia News English

Sihanoukville casino given one week to address unpaid wages of 100 builders
The Preah Sihanouk province’s Department of Labour and Vocational Training has given one week to Jiang Kang Casino Hotel in Sihanoukville’s Commune 4 to address the unpaid wages of at least 100 construction workers.
— The Phnom Penh Post

‘Interest in council polls down’
A senior National Election Committee (NEC) official said on Friday that there is a distinct lack of interest in the third mandate council elections, which are due to be held at the end of May, compared to last year’s national elections.
— 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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