Cambodia morning news for December 26

Cambodia morning news for December 26

Cambodia morning news

Kingdom, China expand drug cooperation to fight trafficking
Meas Virith, the secretary-general of the General Secretariat of the National Authority for Combating Drugs (NACD), said Cambodia and China have agreed to expand cooperation in the control and prevention of illicit substances, as well as crack down on drugs from the Golden Triangle area.
— Khmer Times 

Investment in Cambodia’s construction sector up 79 pct in 2019
Cambodia’s construction sector attracted a total investment of 9.35 billion U.S. dollars in 2019, up 79 percent from 5.22 billion dollars in 2018, according to an official report on Wednesday.
— Xinhua  

Turkish investors eye electronics, electricity production in Kingdom
Turkish investors have expressed interest in seeking investment partners in Cambodia in the electricity production and electronics sectors.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Over 1,000 constructions inspected, 27 demolished
Authorities demolished 27 constructions that were found to have posed a high risk to safety. They ordered another 636 sites to sign contracts agreeing to comply with legal procedures this year, a government report said on Wednesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Humpback Dolphin Washes Up In Sihanoukville
On the morning of December 25, 2019, a dolphin weighing about 200 kg was found dead on the beach under the Koh Puos Bridge in Sihanoukville.
— CNE

Over 1,200 Garment and Footwear Factories Active in Cambodia
There are more than 1,200 garment and footwear plants operating in Cambodia by far, pointed out H.E. Ith Samheng, Minister of Labour and Vocational Training during the recent opening ceremony of annual government-private sector dialogue forum here in Phnom Penh.
— AKP 

Cambodia Gears Up for Online Gambling Ban
The Prime Minister of Cambodia, Hun Sen, last week reiterated his commitment to ban online gambling in early 2020. He said that his country’s thriving digital gambling sector has brought more bad than good to local economy.
— Casino News

Cambodia’s Economy Remains Robust amidst Concerns over EBA Deal Loss
Cambodia’s economy remains robust this year despite concerns over the possible loss of Everything but Arms (EBA) trade scheme with the European Union, officials and analysts said.
— Fresh News 

Waste management is everyone’s problem
The waste problem in Phnom Penh is one of the worst in Southeast Asia, with its increasing population producing approximately 3,000 tonnes of rubbish per day. Environment Ministry spokesman Neth Pheaktra and Oudom Ham, a freelance consultant on environment and natural resource management, discuss the issue while appearing on Cross-Talk.
— Khmer Times 

Kingdom, China expand drug cooperation to fight trafficking
Meas Virith, the secretary-general of the General Secretariat of the National Authority for Combating Drugs (NACD), said Cambodia and China have agreed to expand cooperation in the control and prevention of illicit substances, as well as crack down on drugs from the Golden Triangle area.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Teenager handed five-year sentence for rape of minor
The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday sentenced a youth to five years in jail for raping his underage girlfriend in the capital last year.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

Cambodia’s launches action plan to tackle antimicrobial resistance
The 2019-2023 Multi Sectoral Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance, unveiled Tuesday, will be implemented jointly by the Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Health and Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.
— Thmey Thmey

US group calls for charges against journalists to be dropped
Human Rights Watch has urged authorities to drop charges against two former Cambodia Daily journalists set to go on trial Wednesday.
— Thmey Thmey  

Shanghai asks National Police to ensure security of Chinese investors
The Shanghai Municipal Council has requested the National Police to ensure the security and protection of Chinese investors and tourists in the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times 

Cambodia Welcomes Nearly 11 Million Air Passengers in First 11 Months
During the first 11 months of 2019, the three international airports of Cambodia welcomed 10.5 million passengers, according to local media report.
— AKP

International friendlies to pit top Cambodian and Macao football teams
Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng football club of Cambodia and MUST CPK of Macao will face each other this weekend in international friendly matches.
— Khmer Times

Investment in Cambodia’s construction sector up 79 pct in 2019
Cambodia’s construction sector attracted a total investment of 9.35 billion U.S. dollars in 2019, up 79 percent from 5.22 billion dollars in 2018, according to an official report on Wednesday.
— Xinhua

Cambodia set to open Chinese trade centre
Cambodia will open its sixth trade centre in the Chinese city of Kunming, in Yunnan province, in a bid to further promote trade, investment and tourism, amid negotiations on a free trade agreement (FTA).
— The Phnom Penh Post 

Kingdom looks to boost trade with New Zealand
The Foreign Affairs Ministry yesterday reported the Kingdom is looking to boost the trade volume with New Zealand by establishing direct air linkage.
— Khmer Times

Land Ministry issues more than 450,000 land titles
The Land Management Ministry has issued 456,210 land titles so far this year.
— Khmer Times

In Remote Cambodia, a Giant Project Worries US
It’s a reasonable enough question: “Why would the Chinese show up in the middle of a jungle to build a runway?” asks political scientist Sophal Ear of Occidental College in the New York Times. The runway in question is in a remote part of Cambodia, and as it turns out, Ear has an answer to his own question: “
Newser 

Government wants developers to build more affordable homes
The government is urging more affordable housing development projects for lower and middle income people and the vulnerable because of rising demand from these groups.
— Khmer Times

Ambitious agricultural development strategic plan launched
The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries yesterday launched an ambitious five-year strategic plan to develop farming and push the agriculture sector to modernise, become more competitive and resilient to climate change and, in particular, to move on from labour-intensive traditional practices.
— Khmer Times

 PM Hun Sen: Peace Allows People to Practice Different Religions
Prime Minister Hun Sen reiterated the importance of peace that enables citizens to freely choose their religions without coercion or oppression.
— Fresh News 

Japan Continues Supporting Mine and UXO Clearance in Cambodia
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will help strengthen the organisational functions of the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) for four years, starting February 2020.
— AKP

More border markets announced
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday announced plans to build two more markets along the border with Vietnam to boost trade.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian Refugee Sues Government Return To U.S.
A Lowell resident who came to the U.S. as a child refugee from Cambodia is suing the federal government to allow him to return from Cambodia, after he was deported in 2018. In June, 2019, an
— CNE

Officials cooperate with China to crack down on drugs
Cambodian anti-drug officials have vowed to strengthen cooperation on drug control with China in a bid to curb transnational drug trafficking.
— Khmer Times 

Nigerian Detained In Bavet Drugs Investigation
On December 16, 2019, authorities seized four kilograms of drugs being shipped across the border to Vietnam.
— CNE

Hun Sen sends Christmas message
Prime Minister Hun Sen Wednesday sent a message of goodwill to Cambodians and people of Christian faith on the occasion of Christmas Day.
— Thmey Thmey

Death probed after mass fainting
Forty-five workers of the Kingmaker shoe factory in Svay Rieng province fainted simultaneously on Tuesday afternoon and were rushed to hospitals for treatment.
— The Phnom Penh Post

NSSF targets K Chhnang garment workers for road safety initiative
Some 120 people in Kampong Chhnang province, including garment workers, transportation drivers and employees of Can Sports Shoes Co Ltd Cambodia were on Wednesday educated on road safety laws and practices, the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) said on its Facebook page.
— The Phnom Penh Post

P Vihear community forest clearers sign contract to end the practice
The Rovieng Forestry Administration in Preah Vihear province ordered four people to sign a contract to stop clearing a community forest in Reabroy commune in Rovieng district.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Prosecutors divided in ECCC Case 004/02
The international and national co-prosecutors at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) held their positions in Case 004/02 against Ao An, with the former insisting that the case be sent to trial and the latter saying that doing so would be illegal.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Preah Vihear families given agro supplies
The Preah Vihear provincial Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has provided 113 farming families in Chheb district with materials and equipment to make vegetable beds and irrigation systems.
— The Phnom Penh Post

CMAC registers rise in landmine victims
The Cambodian Mine Action Center yesterday said there were 74 landmine victims this year, an increase from the 58 casualties registered last year and also in 2017.
— Khmer Times

 

 

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