Cambodia morning news for February 24

Cambodia morning news for February 24

Cambodia morning news

CDC: All Passengers from Westerdam Cruise Ship Tested Negative of COVID-19, including 83-year-old American Woman
After chaos for a cruise ship of passengers and crew, an 83-year-old American woman who was said to have tested positive for coronavirus in Malaysia “never had coronavirus to our knowledge,” the CDC told USA TODAY late Friday.
— Fresh News

‘Ghost staff’ found, $1.7M returned to state coffers
The Ministry of Civil Service said more than seven billion riel ($1.7 million) in salaries for civil servants was returned to the state last year after it discovered that the books had been cooked to pay ‘ghost officials’.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Endangered crocodiles at ‘turning point’ after 10 hatchlings are spotted
Ten baby Siamese crocodiles have been spotted in the wild in Cambodia, sparking hope for a species once believed to be extinct.
— Metro

PM Hun Sen: Cambodia Is Victim of Humanitarian Act Due to Irresponsibility of Some Foreigners
The irresponsibility of some foreigners on health screening conducted on passengers of Westerdam cruise ship made Cambodia victim of its humanitarian act for almost a week.
— AKP

Cambodians and Laotians must undergo mandatory health check for COVID-19 before entering Vietnam
Anyone entering Vietnam from Laos and Cambodia should have their health checked at the border, a Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesman said Thursday.
— Khmer Times

Migrant remittances total $2.8B last year
Cambodia migrant workers last year sent $2.8 billion back home in remittances, according to the latest report by the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian FM Supports China’s Proposal to Convene the ASEAN-China Special Summit on Covid-19
Cambodian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn lent his support for China’s proposal to convene the ASEAN-China Special Summit on Covid-19 at an appropriate time, according to the ministry’s press release issued on 23 February.
— Fresh News

Cambodia’s Hun Sen Says He Would Fire Malaysian Health Minister If He Was Malaysian PM
Prime Minister Hun Sen wrote on his Facebook‘s comment section on Friday that if he were the Prime Minister of Malaysia, he would immediately remove Minister of Health for being negligent.
— Fresh News

MS Westerdam crew cleared of COVID -19, bulk of crew set to sail for Philippines on Saturday
The sad and at times heated saga over the Westerdam, which from being a castaway vessel with five ports turning it away before Cambodia came to her rescue and allowed her to berth, has finally neared its conclusion.
— Khmer Times

Phnom Penh-Bavet Expressway Project Under Study
A study on the construction of an expressway linking Phnom Penh capital to Bavet city, at the border with Vietnam, has been conducted.
— AKP

PM Hun Sen to Groundbreak National Road No. 10 in March
Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen will chair the groundbreaking ceremony of National Road No. 10 on 9 March 2020, according to the Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol on Friday.
— Fresh News

More Ports along Mekong River Planned
Construction of more ports along the Mekong River has been planned with an aim to improve the transport of agricultural products along the river.
— AKP

Feasibility Study on Ring Road No. 4 Conducted
Feasibility study on ring road No. 4 has been conducted aiming to facilitate transportation from the capital to province and vice-versa, according to Ministry of Public Works and Transport.
— AKP

Cambodia to Build Deep-water Port for Direct Ocean Freight to and from the US
Cambodia is preparing to build a deep port for direct ocean freight to and from the United States, according to Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol on Friday.
— Fresh News

How Brexit may be good for Kingdom
It was at midnight on Friday, Jan 31, Brussels time, that the United Kingdom officially ended its membership of the European Union, one of the largest trading blocs in the world.
— Khmer Times

Foreign Ministry Releases the Outcomes of H.E. Prak Sokhonn’s Participation in Different Meetings in Laos
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MFA-IC) this evening issued a press release on the outcomes of the participation of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of MFA-IC H.E. Prak Sokhonn in the Special Meeting of the ASEAN Coordinating Council,​ the Special ASEAN-China Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on the Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia (COVID-19) and the Fifth Mekong-Lancang Cooperation Foreign Ministers’ Meeting held recently in Vientiane, Laos.
— AKP

Siem Reap Hosts First Sustainable Rice Summit
Sustainable Rice Summit, the first ever event in Cambodia, was held on Feb. 21 in Siem Reap province, where 180 representatives from agriculture cooperatives, rice millers, and related stakeholders discussed about the improvement of rice sector in the country.
— AKP

9th Japan-Cambodia Kizuna Festival Kicks Off Under Theme “Power of Sports”
The 9th Japan-Cambodia Kizuna Festival, organised under the collaboration between the Embassy of Japan, Cambodia-Japan Cooperation Centre (CJCC), and the Japan Foundation Asia Centre, officially began here at CJCC yesterday evening under the theme “Power of Sports”.
— AKP

Cuba Pledges to Further Boost Cooperation with Cambodia
Cuba has pledged to further boost cooperation with Cambodia in all sectors, especially in public security.
— AKP

DPM Aun Pornmoniroth Receives Cuban Ambassador to Cambodia
Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Finance H.E. Aun Pornmoniroth has received H.E. Mrs. Liurka Rodriguez Barrios, newly appointed Ambassador of Cuba to Cambodia.
— AKP

Cambodia says ASEAN fully confident in China’s capacity to contain COVID-19
Cambodia said on Saturday that the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is fully confident in China’s capacity to control and contain the spread of COVID-19.
— Khmer Times

Language, law course opened for Vietnamese living in Cambodia
A training course to teach Khmer language and provide knowledge of culture, history and law of Cambodia for people of Vietnamese origin in Cambodia who wish to get Cambodian citizenship was opened in Takeo province of Cambodia on February 22.
— Khmer Times

Ancient Cambodian ceramics in World Anthropology Day
Hawaii: Dozens of ancient ceramic pieces from Cambodia, dating back 2,000 years, were on display at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa as part of the Department of Anthropology World Anthropology Day celebration on February 20.
— Khmer Times

CDC in Atlanta debunks US citizen onboard Westerdam had COVID-19
United States’ Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today debunked the findings of the Malaysian health authorities that a US citizen onboard the MS Westerdam had COVID-19.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia is taking strict actions against COVID-19
Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn has briefed the Special ASEAN-China Foreign Ministers’ Meeting of Cambodia’s strict actions against COVID-19, particularly the Kingdom’s handling of the Westerdam cruise ship.
— Khmer Times

Mu Sochua’s criticisms about Hun Sen on Westerdam is mere rhetoric
Mu Sochua, a self procolaimed opposition leader whose party has been banned in Cambodia, has criticised the government for allegedly ignoring the danger posed by the virus.
— Khmer Times

High winds and waves at coastal areas cause havoc to fishermen
On the morning of February 22, 2020, there were strong winds and high waves off the coast of Sihanoukville.
— Khmer Times

Billions of dollars set to boost visitor attractions in Kingdom
The government has announced that it is preparing to develop a special tourism area in the coastal province of Sihanoukville. In a move to diversify its tourism offerings, citing a need to boost tourism flow into the area.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Releases Outcome of 27th ASEAN-New Zealand Dialogue in Siem Reap
The 27th ASEAN-New Zealand Dialogue was held on 20-21 February 2020 in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
— Fresh News

New award scheme is aimed to boost nation’s entrepreneurial skills
The government has initiated what it calls the National Entrepreneurship Awards to support entrepreneurship and innovation among startup, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and agro-processing.
— Khmer Times

All Sangkats in Phnom Penh receive trash collection vehicles
Phnom Penh city hall has equipped its 105 Sangkats with new trash collection vehicles in order to increase their waste management services capabilities.
— Khmer Times

Ministry orders officials to halt construction projects without site engineers
Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction Minister Chea Sophara today ordered officials to immediately halt a construction project that does not arrange two engineers on the site.
— Khmer Times

Kingdom’s first fire wardens complete specialist training
The Fire Warden Programme of the National Fire Academy of Cambodia (NFAC) was unveiled this week, with the first batch of trainees getting a dose of important knowledge about fire safety and related matters.
— Khmer Times

Plan for Cambodia-South Korea Friend Bridge in the pipeline
Plans to develop a Cambodia-South Korea Friendship Bridge is now being discussed in which form of financial assistance that will be provided by the South Korea government, Transport Minister Sun Chanthol said on Friday.
— Khmer Times

As KrisEnergy gears up to produce Cambodia’s first drop of oil, it has been besieged by creditors
Singapore-listed KrisEnergy is fending off creditors on multiple fronts as the upstream oil company fights to keep its Cambodian ambitions on track.
— Khmer Times

Ministry focuses on early education
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport will on Monday launch “Komar Rien Komar Cheh”, an early childhood education programme supported by USAID, Global Partnership for Education (GPE), Unesco, Unicef and many other NGO partners.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Hun Sen prioritises village security to boost support
Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered sub-national officials to jointly uphold security in villages in line with the government’s ‘safe village and commune’ policy.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Clean city day to promote street food in Kingdom
Prime Minister Hun Sen has issued a letter in conjunction with National Clean City Day on Thursday, urging the relevant authorities to ensure that traditional Khmer street food remains vibrant in the Kingdom’s cities.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Collective noodle brand gets backing from ministry
The Ministry of Commerce has called on more local businesses to join the Phnom Penh Kuyteav collective business system, which was created by the Cambodian Chefs Association to promote local products under the brand.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Transport minister unveils new port for Preah Sihanouk province
With assistance from Japan, the government is planning to build a new container seaport in Preah Sihanouk province, Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol revealed on Friday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

CRF head: Cambodia becoming leading regional rice exporter
Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) president Song Saran said on Sunday that the combination of farmer cooperatives, government financial loans, support from financial institutions and government policy is turning Cambodia into a leading rice exporter in the regional and global supply chain.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Sisters, lost and found again after 47 years
An almost unbelievable and heartwarming story reports that two sisters, separated for decades, have finally met each other again. The 101-and-98-year-old were reunited through the Cambodia Children’s Fund.
— Khmer Times

Five rescued, two missing after boat sinks near Koh Thas
Police and Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities are continuing the search for two more people after five others were rescued from a sinking boat located between Koh Rong Sanloem and Koh Thas on February 22.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Black rice fossils found to date from at least 900 years
Scientific test results of black rice fossils found in the basement of the Preah Ko temple site in Thala Barivat district, Stung Treng province late last year show that Cambodians have been cultivating and producing rice since the early Neolithic period.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Fire razes wooden bridge
Preah Vihear province’s Sangkum Thmei district governor Chum Puy is seeking to rebuild a wooden bridge spanning the Sdao river after a forest fire razed it on Friday in Sdao commune’s Trapaing Thlok village.
— The Phnom Penh Post

 

 

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