Cambodia morning news for July 10

Cambodia morning news for July 10

Cambodia morning news

US lobby group calls for full taxes on all Cambodian rice
Cambodian rice exports to the US could face full tariffs after a lobby group called for the imposition of full tariffs on the crop.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia’s Exports Remain Positive despite Covid-19 Threat
During the first five months of 2020, Cambodia’s exports demonstrate positive trends despite the threat of Covid-19 pandemic.
— AKP

Cambodia allocates 1.16 bln USD for economic, social supports during COVID-19
The Cambodian government has allocated 1.16 billion U.S. dollars to address the economic and social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, Economy and Finance Ministry Secretary of State Vongsey Vissoth said here on Wednesday.
— Cambodianess

New Investment Law Designed to Attract More Investments
New investment law is expected to make Cambodia an attractive destination for new investment and to improve the investment environment to keep the existing investments in the country.
— AKP

Judge lands in court after crashing into alleged thief
Sen Sok district police on Thursday sent a Koh Kong Provincial Court judge to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on manslaughter charges after he crashed his car into a woman riding a motorbike on Wednesday, killing her.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Ministry requests school opening
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport on Thursday said it would request a decision from Prime Minister Hun Sen to allow a small number of schools to reopen next month.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM orders Cabinet to designate a five-day ‘replacement holiday’
Prime Minister Hun Sen, in a recent message, said employees will be granted a five-day holiday in lieu of the postponed Khmer New Year holidays in April, although a date is yet to be determined. The decision was confirmed yesterday by a government spokesman.
— Khmer Times

‘Historic’ dog meat ban rolled out in Siem Reap
Siem Reap province has become the first in Cambodia to ban the trade of dog meat over concerns regarding public health and its impact on the tourism sector.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Mulls Release of International Driver’s Licences and the Licences for Disabled People
Cambodia is planning to issue international driver’s licences and driver’s licences for people with disabilities this July or next month.
— AKP

Yellow banana exports soar 150% in first half
Cambodia has exported 147,760 tonnes of fresh yellow bananas to the international market this year as of Wednesday, soaring a whopping 150 per cent over the same time last year, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon said on Thursday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Hun Sen to Attend the Signing of a Free Trade Agreement with China Next Month
Prime Minister Hun Sen will travel to China next month to preside over the signing of a free trade agreement (FTA) between the two countries, a senior official announced on July 8.
— Cambodianess

New measures for Cambodia economic ‘survival’ mode
The government has been shaping its economic measures and strategies accordingly as the COVID-19 pandemic wreaks havoc on the global economy.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Releases Outcomes of the 13th Mekong-Japan Foreign Ministers’ Meeting
Cambodian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn participated in the 13th Mekong-Japan Cooperation Foreign Ministers’ Meeting via Video Conference, held on 09 July 2020.
— Fresh News

Monks, Youth Activists Blocked from Commemorating Kem Ley’s Death
Youth activists and monks were prevented from commemorating the 4th anniversary of the killing of political commentator Kem Ley on Wednesday at the Caltex gas station in Phnom Penh, where the popular figure was shot.
— VOA Khmer

The Garment Manufacturers Association Asks for Support to Maintain Cambodia’s EBA
The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) on July 8 issued a statement, asking the International Labour Organization (ILO) and other organizations to support its call to the European Commission to delay by one year withdrawing Cambodia’s Everything But Arms (EBA) preferential trade scheme.
— Cambodianess

Aquaculture sector takes off in Cambodia
Cambodia has seen remarkable increase of aquaculture with in the last decade, according to the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.
— Khmer Times

The Asia Development Bank Extends a $250 million loan to Cambodia
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on July 8 approved a $250 million loan to help the Cambodian government rebuild the country’s economy that has been severely affected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
— Cambodianess

Transport ministry mulls legalising home-made trucks
At the request of the National Police, the Ministry of Public Works and Transport will issue temporary number plates and driving licenses to operators of modified vehicles that serve the agriculture sector so it becomes easier to regulate them and assist farmers in their work.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia, S. Korea Free Trade Agreement Negotiation Scheduled
A free trade agreement negotiation between Cambodia and the Republic of Korea has been scheduled to kick-start shortly.
— AKP

Governor seeks to reduce migration from Prey Veng
At a press conference on Thursday, Prey Veng provincial governor Chea Somethy encouraged the province’s agriculture and manufacturing sectors to reduce migration.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Researchers in Cambodia Receive an Award
A team of researchers in Cambodia receive an award for innovative approach to help prevent and respond to gender-based violence, according to a press release from World Bank AKP received this morning.
— AKP

Residents ordered to remove structures on Phnom Penh’s canal
Phnom Penh municipal governor Khuong Sreng has ordered authorities to act against the perpetrators who built houses along the Luo 5 canal in Meanchey district.
— The Phnom Penh Post

JBAC affirms believes Cambodia remains a very safe destination for investments and tourism
The Japanese Business Association of Cambodia (JBAC) with 270 member companies is looking to increase investment in tourism sector in Cambodia as they believe that Cambodia remains a very safe investment and tourism destination.
— Khmer Times

Eighty replacement peacekeepers set for Mali mission despite Covid
Eighty Cambodian blue helmet soldiers who completed the peacekeeping mission under the UN umbrella in Mali will return to Cambodia on Friday, said the Centre for Peacekeeping Forces spokeswoman Kosal Malida.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia Achieves 90–90–90 HIV Treatment Targets
In Asia and the Pacific, Cambodia is one of the three countries that have achieved the 90–90–90 HIV treatment targets with a minimum of 73 percent of people living with HIV having suppressed viral loads, according to UNAIDS’ report on the global AIDS epidemic.
— AKP

Fear of food price inflation dropping as stability returns
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began there has been widespread fear that food prices may rise but recent figures show they have remained fairly stable for most food commodities over the past seven months.
— Khmer Times

Gov’t to boost Siem Reap tourism
The Ministry of Tourism released the results of an inter-ministerial committee meeting concerning Siem Reap province’s Tourism Development Master Plan for 2020-2035 on Wednesday, revealing the government’s plan to improve the overall tourist landscape there.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM Calls for Participation in Preserving Forests and Natural Environment
Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has appealed to his compatriots to take part in protecting and preserving forests and natural environment.
— AKP

Kingdom eyes India FTA, China deal set for August
Cambodia is studying the possibility of establishing a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) with India to open a new market with the second-largest regional economy.
— The Phnom Penh Post

49 Illegal Vietnamese Dredger Workers Arrested In Koh Kong
The police force, immigration department of the Ministry of Interior, in collaboration with Deputy Provincial Prosecutor, visited and arrested 49 Vietnamese nationals on the afternoon of July 8, in the act of illegal dredging in Sre Ambel district.
— CNE

P Vihear court drops charges against villagers
The Preah Vihear Provincial Court has dropped all charges against eight ethnic Kuoy villagers who were in a land dispute with the Hengfu Group Sugar Industry Co Ltd since 2014.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Two stand trial for illicit massage parlour
Phnom Penh Municipal Court today began the trial of two Chinese men who were arrested last year for allegedly operating a massage parlour used as a brothel and gambling den in the capital.
— Khmer Times

Reporter seeks delay in court appearance
An online reporter at TNM TV Online asked that his court appearance on assault charges be delayed so he could hire a defence lawyer.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Teenage Construction Worker In Fatal BKK1 Fall
A 16-year-old a construction worker, slipped from the 20th floor of a condominium building and died. The incident occurred shortly after 9:15 am on Thursday, July 9, 2020, on Street 322, Group 64, Village 8 in Boeng Keng Kang 1, Boeung Keng Kang, Phnom Penh.
— CNE

Chinese Men Lose Their Minds In Sihanoukville
Citizens say two Chinese men, one sitting in the car park of a Total gas station near Phsar Leu market and the other in the middle of a road in front of the Queenco casino, were acting in a very strange way, and it is believed they were both under the influence of drugs and/or breakdown.
— CNE

 

 

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