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Sustainable energy options for Cambodia discussed - The Phnom Penh Post


The Phnom Penh Post

Sustainable energy options for Cambodia discussed
The Phnom Penh Post
Representatives from the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, the Ministry of Environment and a handful of climate advocates met in Phnom Penh yesterday to brainstorm ways the country can transition to a “sustainable energy future”. Peter Hefele, head of Asia's ...

27 Sep 2016 | 7:14 pm

Life insurer targets low-income workers - The Phnom Penh Post


Life insurer targets low-income workers
The Phnom Penh Post
An obscure NGO is providing life insurance coverage to low-income individuals, mostly garment workers, offering a financial safety net for the families of its policyholders, but triggering the concern of insurance regulators who take issue to its ...

27 Sep 2016 | 7:14 pm

Discarded SIMs lead to decrease in users - The Phnom Penh Post


Discarded SIMs lead to decrease in users
The Phnom Penh Post
The number of active SIM card users in Cambodia has decreased to 19.2 million from a late-2015 high of 21 million, Moa Chakyra, director-general of the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunication, was quoted as saying in state-owned media outlet AKP ...

27 Sep 2016 | 7:14 pm

Innovation for a fruitful harvest - The Phnom Penh Post


The Phnom Penh Post

Innovation for a fruitful harvest
The Phnom Penh Post
The integration of technology into Cambodia's agricultural sector is vital to increase the competitiveness and overall performance of the Kingdom's harvest, but efforts to push for widespread adoption of innovative solutions have been slow to take off ...

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27 Sep 2016 | 7:14 pm

Cambodia's economy on growth path: ADB - The Phnom Penh Post


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Cambodia's economy on growth path: ADB
The Phnom Penh Post
Despite uncertainty over the global economy, which has been stymied by a continued weak recovery in many developed economies, Cambodia will continue on its projected growth rate for the rest of this year and into 2017, buoyed by sustained growth from ...

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27 Sep 2016 | 7:14 pm

Japan gives $32M for UXO projects, Phnom Penh buses - The Phnom Penh Post


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Japan gives $32M for UXO projects, Phnom Penh buses
The Phnom Penh Post
Japan has pledged to help fund three projects in Cambodia with a grant totalling about $31.9 million. Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Secretary of State Long Visalo met with Japanese Ambassador to Cambodia Yuji Kumamaru yesterday for a signing ...

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27 Sep 2016 | 6:37 pm

NEC denies request for time off for workers - The Phnom Penh Post


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NEC denies request for time off for workers
The Phnom Penh Post
The National Election Committee (NEC) has thrown cold water on a request by the Cambodian Labour Confederation (CLC) that it permit garment workers extra time off to register in their home provinces without receiving a pay cut, according to a letter ...

27 Sep 2016 | 6:36 pm

China MoU to help 'reform' judiciary - The Phnom Penh Post


The Phnom Penh Post

China MoU to help 'reform' judiciary
The Phnom Penh Post
China has signed an agreement to assist the Kingdom with judicial reforms and to share expertise in overhauling such systems, though one international expert yesterday cautioned that China shouldn't be considered “a model for justice reform in Cambodia”.

27 Sep 2016 | 6:36 pm

Bank trims rate to coax millers - The Phnom Penh Post


The Phnom Penh Post

Bank trims rate to coax millers
The Phnom Penh Post
The state-owned bank entrusted with extending $27 million in emergency loans to millers to purchase rice paddy has marginally lowered the interest rate on these conditional loans in an effort to shorten some of the strings attached. The Rural ...

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26 Sep 2016 | 6:18 pm

Dredging figures do not add up - The Phnom Penh Post


The Phnom Penh Post

Dredging figures do not add up
The Phnom Penh Post
Transparency and environmental groups are calling on the Anti-Corruption Unit to investigate potential smuggling in the sand-dredging industry after a gaping $750 million discrepancy was discovered between Cambodia's documented sand exports and ...

26 Sep 2016 | 5:51 pm

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