The Rural Development Bank (RDB) is ready to provide loans to vegetable producing communities in a bid to promote chemical-free vegetable production for the local market, said director general Kao Thach yesterday. However, to be eligible for the loans, which have a maturity date of 5 years, the vegetable farmers...
Cambodia now has 12.5 million internet users, compared to 10.8 million last year, an increase that follows mobile operators’ service expansion in rural areas, an official of the Telecommunication Regulator of Cambodia said. Im Vutha, TRC spokesman, told Khmer Times that Facebook users numbered 7 million in Cambodia, up from...
Overseas Cambodia Investment Corporation (OCIC), which is developing the Chaom Chao roundabout overpass and subway, said the company began clearing the site on Tuesday after it met with authorities and other stakeholders to push completion by the end of 2020. The construction site was inaugurated on June 29 by Prime...
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday called on compatriots to distinguish between what is national politics and what is individual interest. Mr Hun Sen made his remarks on Facebook following the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Solidarity Front for the Development of the Cambodian Motherland. “Thirty-one years ago today,...
Cambodia and Nepal signed four agreements over the weekend to expand economic, diplomatic and political relations between the two nations, according to Prime Minister Hun Sen. Mr Hun Sen led a delegation to attend the Asia-Pacific Summit 2018 in Nepal last week and returned to Cambodia on Saturday. The Cambodian delegation...
Unesco yesterday added Cambodia’s Lkhon Khol on its list of “intangible cultural heritage in need of urgent safeguarding” during an annual meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in the island nation of Mauritius. Prime Minister Hun Sen then praised the move on Facebook. “The...
The world’s longest dragon boat, which was showcased during the Water Festival last week, will now be put on display outside the National Museum for all to see. Sar Sokha, head of the boat building committee, said yesterday that the boat, which earned a Guinness World Record earlier this month,...
The Environment Ministry, in collaboration with the Japanese embassy and City Hall, on Sunday launched a community garbage collection drive involving about 800 Cambodian and Japanese volunteers in the capital. Ministry spokesman Neth Pheaktra said yesterday that the clean-up drive, titled Phnom Penh City Clean Challenge with Japan, is to...
City Hall on Wednesday announced there will be more than 10,000 police and military personnel deployed for next week’s Water Festival to ensure adequate security for spectators and participants at the event. Phnom Penh Deputy Governor Mean Chanyada said Governor Khuong Sreng met relevant officials on Wednesday to prepare security...
The Education Ministry yesterday launched the final phase of a multi-year joint capacity development partnership which aims to strengthen the country’s education sector from this year to 2021. Ministry secretary of state Nath Bunroeun said at the launch that the programme is in its third phase and has helped strengthen...