Cambodia morning news for January 18

Cambodia morning news for January 18

Cambodia morning news

Government to use 3D technology in offshore oil exploration
Ministry of Environment officials on Tuesday agreed to the use of 3D Seismic Exploration to search for oil and gas in the seas off the Cambodian coast this year – a plan they say will have the least effect on the environment and biodiversity.
— The Phnom Penh Post

RUPP seal Sweden’s $10M funding
The Swedish Embassy in Cambodia signed a memorandum of understanding with the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP) on Wednesday to fund a high-quality training and research institute.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia imports $16m in Thai ACs
Air conditioner imports from Thailand were valued at about US$16 million last year – a fraction of the total US$5 billion Thailand earned from its air conditioner exports to international markets, Thailand’s Department of International Trade Promotion at the Ministry of Commerce said.
— The Nation (very annoying-pop-ups)

Phnom Penh office space grows 1.1%
The supply of office space in Phnom Penh saw a marginal 1.1 per cent quarter-on-quarter growth in the fourth quarter. This increased the total office space supply last year to 340,000sqm, according to the latest report issued by real estate agency CBRE Cambodia.
— The Phnom Penh Post

All quiet on the Thai-Cambodian front
The Hun Sen government’s decision last week to annul Cambodian passports issued to foreigners, reportedly including self-exiled former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, has brought Thai-Cambodian relations into focus once again.
— Bangkok Post

Cambodian rice to lose EU duty-free status
The Cambodian rice sector is set to lose its duty-free export status to the EU today – its major rice market – after the European bloc decided to impose tariffs on rice from Cambodia and Myanmar to curb a surge in such imports.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Acleda- From Microcredit to Commercial Ban
Acleda is a microfinance institution created in 1993 in Cambodia. It was founded as an NGO to assist refugees returning from Thai camps in Cambodia following the Cambodian conflict, who had often lost everything.
— Cambodia News English

Thai Gov’t Commends Cambodia for Annulling Diplomatic Passports
Thailand has commended Cambodia for moving to annul diplomatic passports held by foreign nationals after it emerged that former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra was issued one when she fled the country in 2017.
— VOA Khmer

Government offers massive tax break to CSX firms
The government has granted a huge tax incentive to companies listed on the Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX) – a 50 per cent reduction on income tax and eliminating all tax debt if the firms are listed on the CSX within three years from now.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Amazon’s Angkor Loo Seats Upset Cambodian Ministry
Cambodian Culture and Fine Arts Minister Pheoung Sackona said that the Ministry of Culture will send a strongly worded letter to Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer after cultural icon Angkor Wat was featured on toilet seats and splash mats for sale on the site.
— Cambodia News English

Indonesia eyes LNG export to Cambodia
Indonesia has eyed export of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Cambodia to meet the demand for power plants in the country, Vice President Jusuf Kalla said here on Wednesday.
— Antara News

Sam Rainsy slammed for planned CNRP meeting in US
The rift between former opposition leaders Sam Rainsy and Kem Sokha is becoming more apparent as supporters of the latter slammed Mr Rainsy yesterday for planning to host a CNRP meeting in the United States on Sunday.
— Khmer Times

Higher Number of Factories Opened in 2018
Number of factories opened in 2018 outnumbered those started in 2017, pushing the total figure to 1,528 factories across Cambodia by now.
— Agence Kampuchea Press

US warned not to interfere despite successful meeting
A senior Ministry of National Defence official said the Tuesday meeting between the US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence for South and Southeast Asia Joseph H Felter and General Neang Phat had helped strengthen relations between the two countries’ militaries.
— The Phnom Penh Post

SME Development Policies Ready in Few Months
Procedure and framework to promote small and medium-sized enterprises, so-called SME Development Policies, is expected to be ready in few months.
— Agence Kampuchea Press

Tractors Captured in Illegal Land Clearing
Kampong Chhnang: 4 tractors were seized and confiscated by specialists in Kampong Tralach Forestry Administration at 10:20 am on the morning of January 16, 2019.
— Cambodia News English

54 Chinese Arrested in Gambling Raid
The General Department of Immigration have cooperated with local forces to crack down and arrest 54 Chinese nationals in Khan Toul Kork in connection with an illegal gambling syndicate.
— Cambodia News English

Scorching Temperatures and Drought Warnings
According to an announcement from the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology, people must begin to conserve water in preparation for the hot season. An El Niño phenomenon is predicted for this year, with temperatures expected to rise to between 40-42 degrees Celsius.
— Cambodia News English

Capital fish farms to relocate
Owners of fish farms in Boeung Samrong lake located in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district have been ordered to leave by the municipal authority.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Sihanoukville gets more garbage trucks and collectors
Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities have distributed 30 garbage trucks and deployed 171 garbage collectors in four communes to improve the collection, cleaning and transportation of garbage in Sihanoukville.
— Khmer Times

Bi-Monthly Wage Release Rollout
Effective from January this year onward, all private and public institutions are supposed to release wage to workers twice a month.
— Agence Kampuchea Press

Sacked teachers file complaint
Eleven former teachers filed a complaint at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday against their sacking by Minister of Education, Youth and Sport Hang Chuon Naron last January, for being absent without permission.
— Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia Discusses Technical Customs Reform Support with Sweden
Cambodia has proposed Sweden to support the country’s customs policies and administration reform to further improve tax collection.
— Agence Kampuchea Press

Cambodia Holds Policy Dialogue on Logistics and Workshop on Cold Chain & Green Logistics
Policy Dialogue on Logistics and Workshop on Cold Chain & Green Logistics was held here yesterday to learn from experience and get recommendations from Japan to develop a comprehensive and inclusive logistics policy in Cambodia.
— Agence Kampuchea Press

APPF meeting wraps up in Siem Reap
The 27th Annual Meeting of Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum in Siem Reap province yesterday concluded with members and delegates discussing topics concerning the region.
— Khmer Times

Sustainable Water Resource Management at Stung Sen Discussed
Management of Cambodia’s Stung Sen water resources development was discussed here yesterday by Minister of Water Resources and Meteorology H.E. Lim Kean Hor and visiting Chairman of the Loire-Brittany Basin Committee Mr. Joël Pélicot.
— Agence Kampuchea Press

Embassy of Japan To Organise 22nd Japanese Speech Contest in Cambodia in Late May
The Japanese Embassy, in collaboration with Cambodia-Japan Cooperation Centre (CJCC) and the Institute of Foreign Language, Royal University of Phnom Penh (IFL), will organise a Japanese Speech Contest in Late May.
— Agence Kampuchea Press

Sooke mayor travels to Cambodia to empower women in politics
Sooke Mayor Maja Tait is on her way to Cambodia as part of a program of Global Affairs Canada to share information and expertise between countries.
— Sooke News Mirror

 

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