Cambodia morning news for March 4

Cambodia morning news for March 4

Cambodia morning news

Cambodia’s famed Angkor sees 37 percent drop in foreign tourists in first 2 months
Cambodia’s famed Angkor Archeological Park received 341,494 foreign tourists in the first two months of 2020, down 37 percent over the same period last year.
— Khmer Times

Traffic fines to rise in bid to improve safety
Minister of Interior and National Road Safety Committee (NRSC) chairman Sar Kheng on Monday led a meeting to pass sub-decrees on road traffic violations which will be temporarily put in place while the current road traffic law is amended.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Hun Sen: Each of us can fight against COVID-19
Samdech Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has once again called on the people to join hands in combating the spread of COVID-19.
— Khmer Times

Land official nabbed for graft
The Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) detained Noun Pok, the former director of the Preah Sihanouk provincial Department of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction, on Sunday, on suspicion of corruption while in office from 2016 to 2018.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Economy minister urges better infrastructure to prevent congestion at border crossings
The Cambodian government has pushed the implementation of separated border crossings and single window service checkpoints along the Thai and Vietnamese border checkpoints to better facilitate cross-border transportation, according to the Ministry of Economy and Finance.
— Khmer Times

Domestic tourism to be boosted amid fears of COVID-19
The Ministry of Tourism is aiming to boost local tourism with cutting edge products and services, including specially trained tour guides.
— Khmer Times

WWF Calls to End Trade and Consumption of Wildlife in the Region
WWF Asia Pacific offices, including that in Cambodia, have so far call the need to end the trade and consumption of wildlife in the region as COVID-19 has been believed to spread to humans by wild animal consumption, according to a WWF’s statement.

Japan Reiterates Support for Physical Infrastructure Development in Cambodia
Japan reiterates support for physical infrastructure development in Cambodia thanks to progress and closer relations between the two countries from day to day.

Cambodia powers up
The first phase of the $380 million HFO power plant in Kandal province’s Lvea Em district will begin operations in April and produce 100MW of electricity, said the Ministry of Mines and Energy.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Local firm to export mango
Signatures of Asia, a local exporter, plans to begin shipping mangoes to Europe and Canada in the near future.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Preah Sihanouk province receives most investment for visitors
Coastal Preah Sihanouk province, southwest of Phnom Penh, received the most tourism investment in the country last year, the Ministry of Tourism said.
— Khmer Times

Ministry of Health releases statistics at annual congress
The Ministry of Health held its 41st annual congress to promote public health on Tuesday, attended by more than 500 officials from the ministry, local authorities and 25 provincial and municipal health departments.
— The Phnom Penh Post

CMAC, TMAC ink demining agreements
The Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) and the Thailand Mine Action Centre (TMAC) on Tuesday signed an agreement on research and mine clearance in areas near the border.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia Expects to See Double Increase of Foreign Arrivals after End of COVID-19
The number of foreign tourists visiting Cambodia is expected to double after the end of the deadly COVID-19, Ministry of Tourism said.

Environment Ministry Receives 50 Trash Collection Vehicles from Local Company
Chip Mong Group has donated 50 trash collection vehicles to the Ministry of Environment to promote sanitation and hygiene especially in the capital.

MICE and Biz Expo success despite COVID-19
The third MICE and Biz Expo recently held in Siem Reap has been declared a success in light of the cancellation of other similar international events amid fears of the spread of COVID-19.
— Khmer Times

U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia sits for edit board with Sun
Hundreds of Americans were on the Westerdam cruise ship but with fears of the novel coronavirus, also called COVID-19, gripping the region, the boat was turned away from dock after dock.
— The Sun

Cambodian Health Minister Reiterates No New Coronavirus Cases, Public Apprehension Grows
Cambodian Health Minister Mam Bunheng said Monday that there were no new cases of COVID-19 in light of increasing public concern and apprehension over the Cambodian government’s response to the viral outbreak.
— VOA Khmer

Thai army officer helps Cambodian woman deliver a baby at Sa Keo border
A female Thai army officer became makeshift midwife to help a Cambodian woman from Kampong Thom province who went into labour at the border check point deliver a baby.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia confident that China will soon bring COVID-19 situation under control
Cambodia’s Health Minister Mam Bunheng said on Monday that he is confident that China will be able to bring the COVID-19 situation under control in the near future.
— Xinhua

Cambodian PM Calls for an End to Copyright Infringement
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has appealed to his compatriots to stop all forms of copyright infringement.

Crashed drone in Koh Kong was privately owned: Tea Banh
Defence Minister General Tea Banh said yesterday that a large drone which crashed in Koh Kong province’s Kiri Sakor district last month belonged to a private company.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia’s disabled left behind
Providing accessibility for the disabled is a major determinant for developing countries to qualify as developed nations.
— The ASEAN Post

SIM Card and Internet Subscribers on the Rise
Number of registered SIM cards has increased by 12 percent to 21 million, while that of mobile internet subscribers has risen by 20 percent to 16 million.

Hun Sen slams royal ballet performance in Singapore
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday criticised a performance by the Royal Ballet of Cambodia in Singapore, saying it insulted Cambodian culture and arts because a Singaporean magician performed in front of them as they sat in prayer behind him.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Sacked teachers at Appeal Court plead for reinstatement
A verdict is due to be announced by the Appeal Court on March 11 concerning a complaint by 11 teachers that they were illegally fired by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport in 2018.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Armed rebellion case to continue
The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Tuesday continued the case against 13 people accused of collecting arms to topple the government.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Five-year-old killed, family injured in fire
A five-year-old boy died and his father is undergoing medical treatment in Vietnam after a fire ripped through their home in Prey Veng province’s Kampong Trabek district on Monday night.
— The Phnom Penh Post

MT Courageous alleged to have been involved in ship-to-ship transfers for North Korea
An oil tanker with ties to illicit North Korean ship-to-ship transfers was taken into custody in Cambodia.
— Khmer Times

BIN & TGB Charity support children’s education in Cambodia
TGB Charity, a subsidiary charity brand of BBIN, partnered with Cambodian Children’s Fund (CCF) this year and donated US$40,000 to various educational projects to support vulnerable children in Cambodia.
— Khmer Times



Feature photo John Le Fevre

This week’s Cambodia morning news feature photo focuses on International Women’s Day, March 8.


Find our previous morning news feature photos in the AEC News Today Morning News Feature Photos gallery where you will find a pictorial display of daily life throughout the Asean Economic Community (AEC).



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