Cambodia morning news for December 4

Cambodia morning news for December 4

Cambodia morning news

Cambodian rice set for export to S Africa
Milled rice exporter Mekong Oryza Trading Co Ltd signed an export memorandum of understanding (MoU) with companies from Hong Kong and South Africa in Phnom Penh on Tuesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

China may greenlight Cambodian mango exports
Official mango exports from Cambodia to China could begin as early 2020, after visiting experts concluded that the fruit grown in the Kingdom is of good quality. Officials from the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China (GACC) visited the Kingdom on November 24 to inspect Cambodian mango cultivation and determine whether to approve exports.
— Fresh Plaza 

Justice Eludes 12 Cambodian Opposition Members Months After Assaults
A dozen members of Cambodia’s banned opposition party are still awaiting justice months after they were attacked by unknown assailants following party chief Sam Rainsy’s announcement of plans to return home from exile, they said Tuesday.
— RFA

Ministry urges caution as cold weather hits Dangrek area
The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology has called on citizens and soldiers stationed along the Cambodian-Thai border along Dangrek Mountains and the northeast Plateau to exercise increased caution against the cold weather.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Call for more action to reduce plastic waste
The Environment Ministry and international organisations yesterday called for more action on reducing the use of plastic products, noting that the Kingdom still lacks sufficient resources to recycle all types of waste.
— Khmer Times

EU ambassador expresses hope for Kingdom retaining EBA status
New EU ambassador to Cambodia Carmen Moreno met with National Assembly president Heng Samrin and expressed her interest in helping Cambodia retain the “Everything But Arms” (EBA) agreement.
— The Phnom Penh Post

CDC approves projects worth $8.8M
The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) approved three investment projects in the bags and garment sector with a total capital investment of $8.8 million, it said on Monday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Chinese eye asset management
A group of Chinese investors has expressed interest in investing in Cambodia’s asset management sector and tapping into the vast opportunities for businesses and investments brought about by the Kingdom’s current economic development.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Investigation Underway After Pagoda Collapse Kills 3
Land management officers and court officials have begun an investigation into the causes and blame for the collapse of an under-construction pagoda dining hall on Monday that killed three people and injured at least 13 others.
— VOD 

Cambodian opposition leader to stand trial
A Cambodian opposition leader who was arrested more than two years ago on widely criticised treason charges will face trial, local media reports say.
— News Castle Herald

PM Hun Sen Urges French-speaking Countries to Promote Trade and Investment
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has urged all French-speaking countries to promote trade and investment, underlining that economic cooperation led to political relations.
— Fresh News  

Cambodian Villagers Block Digging Work by Chinese Company
More than 100 villagers in eastern Cambodia’s Tbong Khmum province on Monday blocked Chinese earthmovers digging a canal and destroying crops on disputed land, temporarily halting the work, local sources said.
— RFA

Female UN peacekeepers shed light on what motivates them
Sitting in her home in Phnom Penh, Captain Heng Seakleng recalls the time she was first deployed as a UN peacekeeper in the Middle East.
— Khmer Times

Miss Tourism Metropolitan International makes a return to the Kingdom
The Kingdom is set to play host to Miss Tourism Metropolitan International (MTMI) 2019 for the second time.
— Khmer Times 

China Unicom enters Cambodia
China Unicom, the country’s largest telecoms operator, has expanded into Cambodia to build optical telecommunication pathways in the Kingdom as part of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
— The Phnom Penh Post

Speakers Discuss the Need for Economic Diversification in Cambodia at UNDP Conference
Organized by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the meeting focused on “how to harness the potential of new markets to promote economic diversification.”
— Themy Themy

Kingdom expands school feeding programmes
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport Hang Chuon Naron said on Monday that with the government’s long-standing partnership with the World Food Programme (WFP) and many other partners, Cambodia is now preparing its school feeding implementation to be fully homegrown.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Fuelwood Demand Goes Up as Cambodia Looks for Sustainable Uses
The demand for fuelwood including firewood and charcoal has increased in Cambodia: Annual use is reaching 6 million tons, which is equivalent to the loss of more than 70,000 hectares of forest, according to a U.N. Development Programme’s (UNDP) press release issued Monday.
— Themy Themy 

Japan Aids $2B to Cambodia: Water Project in Pursat Province
Cambodian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn and Japanese Ambassador to Cambodia Mikami Masahiro will sign the Exchange of Notes and related documents on the extension of Japanese government’s Grant Aid up to the maximum amount of ¥2,405,000,000 (two billion, four hundred and five million Japanese Yen), according to the ministry’s press release dated Tuesday.
— Fresh News

Sar Kheng appeals for measures to prevent violence, traffic accidents
Minister of Interior Sar Kheng on Tuesday urged all relevant institutions to strengthen measures in preventing disabilities resulting from traffic accidents.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Traffic accident data collection discussed
The Ministry of Public Works and Transport organised a workshop on road traffic accident data collection across Phnom Penh and 24 provinces to strengthen the police’s capability to effectively gather road traffic accident data.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

Cambodian Villagers Block Digging Work by Chinese Company
More than 100 villagers in eastern Cambodia’s Tbong Khmum province on Monday blocked Chinese earthmovers digging a canal and destroying crops on disputed land, temporarily halting the work, local sources said.
— RFA

How Solar Could Save The Mekong
A simple feasibility analysis shows the Mekong River in Cambodia would benefit from floating solar plants coupled with storage, rather than more hydro.
— CNE 

Majors of South East Asian Cities Discuss Establishment of Resilient and Smart Cities
Mayors and delegates from South East Asian cities gathered here yesterday in the Conference on Building Sustainable, Resilient and Smart Cities in South East Asia.
— AKP

Conference on Resilient City Kicks Off
The Conference on “Resilient City: Thinking about Challenges and Urban Reconstruction” kicked off this morning at Sokha Phnom Penh Hotel under the chairmanship of H.E. Khuong Sreng, Phnom Penh Municipal Governor and Mr. Pierre Baillet, Permanent Secretary of the International Association of Francophone Mayors (AIMF).
— AKP

Angkor Resort Earns Nearly US$9 Million in November
Angkor Archaeological Park last month collected nearly US$9 million from the entrance ticket sale to 193,260 foreign tourists.
— AKP

Cambodia Requests Sweden’s Demining Assistance
Royal Government of Cambodia has requested Sweden to continue supporting the Kingdom with demining activities.
AKP

First Lady Calls on Joint Endeavor to Prevent Spread of HIV/AIDS
Samdech Kittiprittbandit Bun Rany Hun Sen, President of Cambodian Red Cross (CRC), has called on people and all relevant institutions to continue joint efforts to prevent and eliminate the epidemic of HIV/AIDS disease throughout the country.
— AKP

30th SEA Games: Cambodia Earns 21 Medals
Cambodia has so far won 21 medals from the 30th SEA Games being hosted by the Philippines, as of Dec. 3 afternoon.
— AKP

Secretary General of OIF Encourages Cambodia to Play More Active Role in UN Peacekeeping Operations
Visiting Secretary General of the International Organisation of La Francophonie (OIF) H.E. Ms. Louise Mushikiwabo has paid a courtesy call on Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen.
— AKP

Siem Reap Woman Crashes New Purchase
A woman who just bought a new car, went for a test drive and crashed at 11:50 am, December 3, 2019 Near East Angkor High School in Siem Reap’s Chambak district.
— CNE

Arson Suspected After Sugarcane Blaze
A sugarcane plantations of around 22 hectares was almost completely destroyed in a case of suspected arson.
— CNE

Armed Gambling Cop Jailed For Highlander Theft
On December 3, 2019, Phnom Penh Municipal Court detained a criminal police officer for armed robbery.
— CNE

Kingdom’s domestic milk still cannot compete with imports
Price competition and a lack of confidence by consumers are the main reasons the dairy market cannot compete with imports, said domestic milk producers.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Use what you have: UNDP panel advises on SME growth
Gathering a select group of experts for yesterday’s panel discussion ‘Building Prosperous and Resilient SMEs in Emerging Economies’, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) sought to tackle the issue of growth in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and brought international case studies to the forefront to see what lessons can be applied to Cambodia.
— Khmer Times

Coal-fired power plant to come online in S’ville this month
A 135-megawatt coal-fired power plant will start producing energy this month in the coastal province of Preah Sihanouk, according to a high-ranking energy official.
— Khmer Times

Government to nominate national parks for heritage list
The government will nominate a national park and a bird sanctuary into the Asean Heritage list next year as they are abundant with biodiversity and wildlife, according to environment ministry officials.
— Khmer Times

Khmer Woman Smuggler, 26, Faces Death In Vietnam
Security officers at southern Tây Ninh Province’s Mộc Bài International Border Gate have detained a Cambodian woman for illegally transporting drugs.
— CNE 

 

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