Cambodia morning news for December 2

Cambodia morning news for December 2

Cambodia morning news

Youth Activist Kong Raiya Released On Bail, Kept Under Court Supervision
Kong Raiya was released on bail by a Phnom Penh court Friday afternoon, joining more than 70 opposition-linked activists and members who have been released on bail recently.

Cambodia Welcomes US$7.5 Billion Construction Projects in First Ten Months
During the first ten months of 2019, Cambodia licensed 4,152 construction projects worth over US$7.5 billion, according to local media report.
— AKP 

World Bank Reports Strong Export Growth, Warns Of Potential ‘EBA’ Withdrawal
While the World Bank pointed to strong exports and domestic demand for keeping the economy “robust”, it warned on Wednesday that the potential suspension of the ‘EBA’ scheme and a faltering Chinese economy could affect growth prospects.
— VOA  

Cambodia-Vietnam market to boost trade
Cambodia and Vietnam plan to launch “Da Market” in Tbong Khmum province along their border later this month.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

Strong Economic Growth Benefits Cambodian Equally: Official
The strong economic growth that Cambodia has experienced in the past decades has benefited everyone and created opportunities for all, a high-ranking government official said.

Germany to provide $70M to broaden road, electricity networks
Minister of Economy and Finance Aun Pornmoniroth and Federal Republic of Germany ambassador to Cambodia Christian Berger reached two agreements on Thursday to provide the Kingdom with more than $70 million in development financing.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

China may greenlight mango exports
Official mango exports from Cambodia to China could begin as soon as the beginning of next year after visiting experts concluded that the fruit grown in the Kingdom is of good quality.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

Cambodia eyes more revenues from customs, excise taxes
The government said on Tuesday it is targeting to hit a 28.1-percent increase in revenue collection next year, or a total of $2.87 billion in 2020. The figure is expected to account for 17.72 percent of its gross domestic product (GDP).
— Asean Economist

Mekong countries vow drug action
Countries along the Mekong River have vowed to increase co-operation in cracking down on and preventing drug trafficking from the Golden Triangle area and the import of chemical substances for drug production.
— The Phnom Penh Post  

Chinese money flocks to dollar-based Cambodian economy
It may be surprising to know that Cambodia’s economy boasts the highest growth rate in Southeast Asia, the region seen as the engine of the global economy.
— Asian Nikkei Review (paywall)

Cambodia wins three bronze, 1 silver to start SEA Games
Cambodia’s Southeast Asia Games campaign is off to a good start with the Kingdom bagging four medals two days into the competition. The Kingdom won a silver medal in sepak takraw (men) and three bronze medals in arnis.
— Khmer Times 

Powerful Emergence of CSAF in Cambodia in Support of National Development and Global Diplomacy
The Civil Society Alliance Forum (CSAF), a government allied institution, was established on June 26, 2016 by the Royal Government of Cambodia with a mission to support this Southeast Asian nation’s development through civil society based on its national policy.
— AKP 

Chinese company to support development of local agriculture
Chinese firm Zoomlion Agricultural Machinery, a subsidiary of Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science and Technology, has signed an agreement to help modernise Cambodia’s agriculture sector.
— Khmer Times 

Chamroeun seeks support of UN in smart city development
Preah Sihanouk provincial governor Kuoch Chamroeun wants the UN in Cambodia to provide support for the development of officials’ capacity in moving towards the preparation of Sihanoukville development principle as per the smart city model.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

Ministry says economic growth has benefitted people equitably
The strong economic growth Cambodia has experienced in the last few decades has benefitted everyone and created opportunities for all, a high-ranking government official said yesterday.
— Khmer Times 

Special facility for human trafficking victims on the table with Thailand
A Social Affairs Ministry delegation is in Thailand to discuss the possible construction of a transit centre in Banteay Meanchey province’s Poipet city specialised in facilitating the return of human trafficking victims.
— Khmer Times 

Obtain quality certification, rubber industry owners told
The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has called on rubber industry owners to obtain quality certification for their product to boost rubber prices.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

UNAIDS: Infections of HIV down 95% from 1997 peak
The Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) said new HIV infections have been reduced by 95 per cent in Cambodia since their peak in 1997.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cycling campaign for Prey Preah Roka starts
Some 10 environmental activists launched the Riding a Bicycle for Prey Preah Roka campaign from November 29 to December 2.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM Hun Sen Calls on Local and Foreign Friends to Donate to Calmette Hospital
Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen has called on his compatriots and foreign friends to donate to Calmette Hospital to become a state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary referral hospital.
— Fresh News  

Hun Sen urges more support for Calmette Hospital
Prime Minister Hun Sen has urged more generous people to offer support in a bid to modernize Calmette Hospital to become the country’s premier referral hospital, and to improve health services.
— Khmer Times 

Thousands of students benefit from school meals programme
More than 260,000 students in eight provinces have benefited from free school meals so far in the 2018-2019 academic year.
— Khmer Times 

Mekong countries agree to strengthen tourism cooperation
Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) countries have agreed to boost tourism cooperation, including improving infrastructure and marketing techniques and developing human resources.
— Khmer Times 

Shares in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi bourses edge up after hard hits
Vietnamese shares edged up on Friday as investors sought out stocks that had been hit hard in the previous session.
— The Phnom Penh Post

KEB Hana acquires major stake in VN’s BIDV for $970 million
South Korea’s KEB Hana Bank on Thursday said it is aggressively pursuing foreign strategic investments for expansion and has become the second-largest shareholder of the Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV).
— The Phnom Penh Post 

5th Chinese Business Networking Event
The 5th Chinese Business Networking Event will take place on December 14, 2019 at Sokha Phnom Penh Hotel and Residence. The highly anticipated event is expected to gather more than 350 business elites from the real estate, finance, banking, insurance, hospitality and other business sectors.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

UYFC president calls on youth to think more about their roles
The President of the Union of Youth Federations of Cambodia, Hun Many has called on youths to further distribute their roles and responsibilities in society’s development while the country is enjoying peace.
— Khmer Times 

Spotlight: Int’l cooperation vital to preservation of Cambodia’s famed Angkor
International cooperation is crucial to helping safeguard and develop the Historic Site of Angkor, a world heritage site in Cambodia’s northwestern Siem Reap Province, a spokesman for Angkor protection authority said on Saturday.
— Khmer Times 

ECCC concludes hearing on trying Meas Muth
The Pre-Trial Chamber of the UN-backed Khmer Rouge Tribunal on Friday concluded its three-day hearing in Case 003 against former Khmer Rouge navy commander Meas Muth and the verdict is expected to be issued early next year.
— Khmer Times 

Kingdom supports prosecution of alleged artefact smuggler
Cambodia has expressed its support for a US court after it charged Douglas Latchford, a leading expert on Khmer antiquities, with smuggling looted Cambodian relics and helping to sell them on the international art market by concealing their tainted histories with falsified documentation.
— Khmer Times

Funcinpec, KNUP to merge this month
The royalist Funcinpec party and Khmer National United Party will hold their congress to merge late this month after senior officials of both parties agreed to do so.
— Khmer Times

Editor’s Pick: International Cooperation Vital to Preservation of Cambodia’s Famed Angkor
International cooperation is crucial to helping safeguard and develop the Historic Site of Angkor, a world heritage site in Cambodia’s northwestern Siem Reap Province, a spokesman for Angkor protection authority said on Saturday.
— Fresh News

This story has legs: Cambodia ‘bug cafe’ serves up insect tapas
At the busy “Bugs Cafe” in the tourist town of Siem Reap, chef Seiha Soeun stands over a sizzling wok in the kitchen tossing in crickets, grasshoppers, tarantulas and scorpions.
— Themy Themy

China, Cambodia join hands to develop model village for poverty alleviation in Cambodia
The MoA was inked by CFPD’s secretary-general Xu Jianguo and CSAF’s chairman Kemreat Viseth.
— Themy Themy 

Acleda to be listed on CSX
Locally-owned Acleda Bank Plc will become the first commercial bank to be listed on the Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX).
— The Phnom Penh Post 

Thousands to mark anniversary of Solidarity Front
Thousands of people, especially CPP members and government officials, will gather in the capital today to commemorate the 41st anniversary of the founding of the Solidarity Front for Development of Cambodian Motherland, which paved the way for the overthrow of the Khmer Rouge regime.
— Khmer Times

Ministry to consult with civil society on changes to Lango
The Ministry of Interior and civil society representatives will meet on December 3 at the ministry’s headquarters for the second round of consultations, review and discussion on the amendments to the Law on Association and Non-Governmental Organisations (Lango).
— The Phnom Penh Post

Minister Initiates Free Smoking Tourism in Cambodia
Cambodian Minister of Tourism H.E. Thong Khon has initiated free smoking tourism in the Kingdom.

PM Congratulates the 3rd Anniversary of Chapei Dang Veng’s Inscription on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List
Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has extended his congratulations on the celebration of the 3rd anniversary of the listing of Chapei Dang Veng, a Cambodian two-stringed, long-necked guitar, as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO.

Siem Reap artisans showcased at Raintree’s Christmas festival
This past weekend saw Christmas come early to Phnom Penh with Raintree kicking off the festive season in style, bringing together local and regional artisanal craftspeople for the third annual Christmas at Raintree festival.
— Khmer Times

Tourism caravan reaches final destination
A caravan of 33 vehicles organised to promote tourism sites in China, Laos and Cambodia reached its final destination on Saturday.
— Khmer Times

Disabled women speak of discrimination
A group of disabled women yesterday raised concerns over discrimination faced by girls in getting an education, despite progress being made in the Kingdom to improve their rights.
— Khmer Times

Banana Trees’ Revenge
And can’t you hear Nature as a whole laughing like crazy with them. They’re laughing their heads off in bamboo bushes, they guffaw in lotus ponds while palm trees tickling the clouds are in stitches and sniggers ooze from the depths of the forests.
— Themy Themy

Int’l cooperation vital to preservation of Cambodia’s famed Angkor
Angkor, the most popular tourist destination in Cambodia, was inscribed on the World Heritage List of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1992.
— Themy Themy

Japanese Deported For Drug Use
The Siem Reap Airport Police at 16:20 on 29 November 2019, cooperated with the Siem Reap Provincial Operations Team of the Investigation and Execution Unit to deport a Japanese man from the Kingdom.


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This week’s Cambodia morning news feature photo focus on International Volunteer Day, December 5.


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