Cambodia morning news for April 22

Cambodia morning news for April 22

Cambodia morning newsCambodia considers complaint against European Union’s import duties
Cambodia is discussing with legal experts whether or not to file a complaint against the European Union’s decision to impose import duties on its Indica rice, according to the Ministry of Commerce.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Shifts from Balanced Economic Approach to Dependent on China: US Embassy
The US Embassy Phnom Penh said Friday that Cambodia has shifted from a more balanced and diverse economic approach to one more dependent on China, according to the Embassy’s Facebook page earlier today.
— Fresh News

Chinese, US embassies trade barbs over trade relationship with Cambodia
The Chinese and the US embassies in Phnom Penh have traded barbs, with the latter saying that Cambodia’s trade relationship with China is heavily skewed in China’s favor.
— Khmer Times

Thailand, Cambodia to reopen cross-border trains after 45 years of suspension
Thailand is handing over a diesel-engine locomotive to Cambodia for cross-border railway which will reopen on April 22 after having been closed down for the last 45 years.
— Khmer Times

China-proposed BRI generates tremendous opportunities for Cambodia, other participating countries: Cambodian expert
China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has created tremendous opportunities for Cambodia and other participating countries, a Cambodian expert said.’
— Xinhua

Unesco, ministry vow stronger cooperation
Unesco pledged on Friday to continue working closely with the Cambodian Ministry of Tourism to promote the conservation and sustainable development of Cambodia’s ecotourism sector and support government plans to develop tourism sites in Siem Reap province, including the Angkor Archaeological Park.
— Khmer Times

Holiday sees 4.6 million local travellers
Nearly 5 million Cambodians travelled inside the country during Khmer New Year, a 67 percent increase compared to last year.
— Khmer Times

Campaign for Capital, Provincial, Municipal, District and Khan Council Election To Begin in Mid-May
The National Election Committee (NEC) has announced that the upcoming campaign for the third Election of Capital, Provincial, Municipal, District and Khan Councils is scheduled to begin on May 17, 2019.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Cambodia’s comeback coast
A decade ago, if you asked a tour operator for the perfect beach antidote to the heat and crowds at the Angkor complex, they would have sent you to Thailand.
— The Times

Hun Sen offers sympathies to France over Notre Dame de Paris fire
Prime Minister Hun Sen has written a letter to French Prime Minister Edouard Phillippe to offer his sympathy to the French government and people over the destruction of the 850 year-old ironic cathedral, Notre Dame de Paris, destroyed by an extensive fire on Monday, April 15.
— Khmer Times

China-built hydropower project in Cambodia Guarantees the way home for fish
In early April in Sesan District of Stung Treng Province, Cambodia, the reservoir of Lower Sesan 2 Hydropower Station was sparkling with water merging with the azure sky.
— Xinhua

Protesters arrested after setting up roadblock on National Road 4
Police in Preah Sihanouk Province arrested six protesters on the second day of their setting up a roadblock on National Road 4; two were arrested yesterday (April 18).
— Khmer Times

NEC ok’s campaigning for provincial, municipal and district council elections on May 26
The National Election Committee (NEC) has given its approval to political parties that are registered for the sub-national elections to campaign from May 17- 24. Cambodia’s third provincial, municipal, and district council elections are on May 26.
— Khmer Times

Zero Death of Malaria in Cambodia
Cambodia had zero death of malaria last year, anyway Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen called on all stakeholders to continue paying attention to this tropical disease.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Police Arrests Six More Protestors, Block National Road
Police arrested six more protestors among 100 for leading violent protests and blocking National Road 4, Sihanoukville police chief Choun Narin told Fresh News on Friday.
— Fresh News

Government issues health advice for forthcoming heatwave
Hang Chuon Naron, the Minister of Education, Youth and Sport, issued guidelines to students and their parents on April 18 regarding health care and disease prevention during the upcoming heat wave.
— Khmer Times

Minister of Agriculture Receives Director of Heifer Cambodia
Cambodia’s Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, H.E. Veng Sakhon received here yesterday the Director of Heifer International Cambodia Ms. Keo Kieng.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

10th “NODOJIMAN” Japanese Song Contest To Be Held in Mid-July
The Embassy of Japan, in cooperation with the Cambodia-Japan Cooperation Centre (CJCC), is going to hold the 10th “NODOJIMAN” Japanese Song Contest in mid-July.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse


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This week’s Cambodia morning news feature photo acknowledges World Day for Safety and Health at Work, 28 April

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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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