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Cambodia: Pagoda shows the way to sustainable green living

A survey by the Ministry of Religions and Cults in 2018 says there are about 4,932 pagodas in Cambodia, including 563 ancient temples. There are also 68,654 monks who rely on donations and the collection of alms each day for their sustenance.

Cambodia: Laos dam project raises concerns

Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam have urged Laos to better assess the trans-boundary impacts and strengthen proposed measures to reduce any negative impacts as the 1,460MW Luang Prabang hydropower project moves forward.

Ministry wants brain trust in Cambodia to boost education and research

Cambodian Minister of Industry, Science, Technology and Innovation Cham Prasidh wants to create a national brain trust by forming a team of scholars dedicated to sharing knowledge.

Gov’t says tourism recovers slightly despite pandemic

The Ministry of Tourism and the Phnom Penh municipal administration have recognised 33 tourism businesses in the capital which have consistently implemented safety measures for tourists and adhered to the code of conduct issued by the ministry.

Cambodia: Kingdom’s financial sector healthy, says Bank Governor

Cambodia's financial sector remains on a sustainable growth path despite the Covid-19 pandemic squeezing crucial industries, National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) governor Chea Chanto said.

Ministry reports 11 new Covid-19 cases, reiterates vigilance

Minister of Health Mam Bun Heng has urged people to continue practising virus prevention techniques after 11 people tested positive for Covid-19 within two days after arriving in the Kingdom.

Japan’s largest airline asked to resume flights to Cambodia

To encourage Japanese investors, the Cambodian and Japanese Chambers of Commerce are planning to request All Nippon Airways (ANA) to resume direct flights to Cambodia ahead of a scheduled September return.

Cambodians eagerly await resumption of flights to Thailand

Cambodia's private sector welcomes the possibility of resuming passenger flights to Thailand, which they say could help alleviate the crushing impact that the Covid-19 pandemic has had on sectors such as retail and tourism.

Thailand to keep Poipet border shut amid Covid

Thailand on Tuesday again denied a request from Banteay Meanchey provincial authorities to reopen the Poipet international border checkpoint to its Sa Kaeo province.

American gets 21 years for child sexual abuse on underaged Cambodian girls

A former American teacher in Cambodia was sentenced to 21 years in prison by the US federal court for engaging and attempting to engage in illicit sexual conduct with two underage Cambodian girls while travelling and residing here from 2013 to 2018, the US justice department said in a press release.

Cambodia: Agricultural exports set to reach five million tonnes this year

Cambodia expects to export more than five million tonnes of agricultural products this year, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries senior official Ngin Chhay has announced.

Cambodia govt slams Britain at UN meet

Cambodian Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva An Sokkhoeurn has slammed the United Kingdom delegation for not following the agenda and politicising rights issues.

Cambodian who returned from Malaysia has Covid-19

One of the 204 Cambodian passengers who returned from Malaysia last week has been tested positive for Covid-19 (coronavirus), the Ministry of Health said on Sunday (June 21).

Covid-19 demand for milled rice could mean record exports

Cambodia could export between 800,000 and one million tonnes of milled rice this year, buoyed by sustained demand stemming from Covid-19 uncertainty, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries senior official Ngin Chhay has announced.

Cambodia launches new working group created to revamp immigration law

Cambodian Minister of Interior Sar Kheng has requested former justice minister Ang Vong Vathana to lead the interior ministry’s working group in drafting a bill to replace the existing immigration law, which he said is outdated given technology advancements in the digital era.

SECC rolls out ID pilot programme

The Securities and Exchange and Commission of Cambodia (SECC) has launched the Investor ID Online programme on a trial basis in a bid to draw in more investors during pandemic times.

E-wallet accounts skyrockets 64% last year to reach 5.22M

The number of active e-wallet accounts in the Kingdom hit 5.22 million last year, a marked 64 per cent surge from 2018, the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) said in a report on Wednesday.

Rainsy charged with defamation

A French court has charged former opposition leader Sam Rainsy with defamation for claiming that Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered the killing of former National Police chief Hok Lundy.

Cambodia: Govt seeks help from Huawei to boost e-commerce

Cambodia’s Minister of Commerce Pan Sorasak has requested help from China’s largest technology company, Huawei Technologies Co., in boosting e-commerce and online trading to contribute to the government’s goal of transforming to a digital economy.

Integrated business registration system debuts

Six ministries and state-run institutions have been integrated into a business registration system on an information technology platform that was launched on Monday by government representatives.