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Cambodia Launches Budget System Reform Strategy 2018-2025

AKP Phnom Penh, April 20, 2018 – The Royal Government of Cambodia launched here this morning the Budget System Reform Strategy 2018-2025 under the presidency of Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen.

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RGC’s Current Revenue Doubles in Five Years

AKP Phnom Penh, April 20, 2018 – The current revenue of the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) has increased more than double in the past five years, said H.E. Aun Pornmoniroth, Senior Minister and Minister of Economy and Finance.

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A Research Team Awarded for Innovation in Preventing Gender-Based Violence in Cambodia

AKP Phnom Penh, April 20, 2018 — The World Bank Group and the Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) has recently awarded US$99,900 to Monash University for research in Cambodia aiming at reducing the incidents of gender-based violence (GBV)

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Cambodian Senators To Attend Inaugural Session Early Next Week

AKP Phnom Penh, April 20, 2018 – The 62 Cambodian senators will gather in the inaugural session of the 4th legislature of the Senate convened next Monday by His Majesty Samdech Preah Boromneath Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia.

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Chinese Public Security’s Delegate Supports Cambodia’s Investment Rules and Regulations

AKP Phnom Penh, April 20, 2018 – As there are more and more Chinese investments in Cambodia, visiting Chinese Public Security’s delegate has expressed his support for Cambodia to play by the country’s rules and regulations.

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Phnom Penh’s Public Taxi Boat Service Serves almost 3,000 Passengers during New Year

AKP Phnom Penh, April 20, 2018 – During the three-day Khmer New Year celebration from April 14 to 16, the Prek Phnov-Phnom Penh-Takhmao public taxi boats carried a total of 2,826 passengers, according to the Ministry of Public Works and Transport.

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PM Hun Sen Reminds the Significance of Peace

AKP Phnom Penh, April 20, 2018 – Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, reiterated here this morning significance of peace for the national development.

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All PFMRP Stakeholders Review their 5-Year Achievements

AKP Phnom Penh, April 20, 2018 – Cambodian economists, foreign experts and other stakeholders of the Public Financial Management Reform Programme (PFMRP) gathered here this morning in a meeting to review their annual and five-year achievements

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Cambodia Turns Down Reports on Imported Arms Impounded in Thailand

AKP Phnom Penh, April 20, 2018 – Ministry of National Defence has turned down some Thai reports saying that impounded weapons found in a pickup truck in Trat province of Thailand were imported from Cambodia

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Khmer New Year Celebration Generates US$300 Million National Income

AKP Phnom Penh, April 20, 2018 – Recent Khmer Traditional New Year, from April 14-16, has generated about US$300 million as national income, according to the record of the Ministry of Tourism.

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PM Presides over Annual and 5-Year Review Meeting of Public Financial Management Reform Programme

AKP Phnom Penh, April 20, 2018 – Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, presided over the Annual and Five-year Review Meeting of Public Financial Management Reform Programme (PFMRP) at Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra Hotel this morning.

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Foreign Exchange Rates in Cambodia

AKP Phnom Penh, April 20, 2018 – The following are the foreign exchange rates against the Riel (Cambodian Currency) released by the National Bank on, April 20.

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PM Hun Sen: Many Lives Sacrificed for Today’s Full Peace

AKP Phnom Penh, April 19, 2018 – Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has underlined that much efforts had been invested and many lives had been sacrificed for the country’s current full peace.

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Agriculture Minister Receives New Ambassador of Turkey

AKP Phnom Penh, April 19, 2018 – Cambodian Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) H.E. Veng Sakhon held talks here yesterday with newly appointed Turkish Ambassador to Cambodia H.E. Ms. Ayda Ünlü.

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Foreign Exchange Rates in Cambodia

AKP Phnom Penh, April 19, 2018 – The following are the foreign exchange rates against the Riel (Cambodian Currency) released by the National Bank on, April 19.

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Cambodia Needs over 10,000 Guides by 2020

AKP Phnom Penh, April 19, 2018 – In response to the growing number of foreign visitors year in year out, Cambodia needs more than 10,000 guides by 2020.

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Senate Approves Draft Law on Licensing for Public Health

AKP Phnom Penh, April 19, 2018 – The draft law on licensing for public health was approved in the 11th session of the 3rd legislature of Senate held here on April 18 under the presidency of Samdech Vibol Sena Pheakdei Say Chhum, President of Senate.

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Some 80,000 Security Forces To Be Deployed for July National Election

AKP Phnom Penh, April 19, 2018 – About 80,000 security forces will be deployed to ensure security and public order during the coming July-29 National Election, said here yesterday Gen. Kirt Chantharith, Deputy National Police Chief.

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RoK To Assist Cambodia in Employment Service System Development

AKP Phnom Penh, April 18, 2018 – The Republic of Korea (RoK) will help Cambodia develop its Internet-based employment service system and labour market information (WorkNet).

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Over 5 Million Visitors Tour Cambodia’s Different Tourist Destinations during Khmer New Year

AKP Phnom Penh, April 18, 2018 – Some 5,175,000 local and foreign tourists visited different attraction sites across Cambodia during the recent celebration of Khmer Traditional New Year, according to a report of the Ministry of Tourism.

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Original Structure of Angkor Wat’s Moat Being Studied and Restored

AKP Phnom Penh, April 18, 2018 – Apsara National Authority is beginning its study of the structure of the moat around the world-known Angkor Wat Temple before comprehensive restoration of it.

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Khmer New Year Celebrated in South Korea

AKP Phnom Penh, April 18, 2018 – Cambodian Minister of Labour and Ambassador to South Korea have organised Khmer New Year gathering with Cambodian migrant workers, students and residents in the country.

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Remains of Ship Long Sunk Found in Koh Kong

AKP Phnom Penh, April 18, 2018 – Cambodian volunteer divers have discovered the remains of a ship long sunk at a seabed in an area adjacent to the namely Chhlam [shark] island of Koh Kong province.

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Prey Veng Province Makes History with Its Sankranta’s Turnout

AKP Phnom Penh, April 18, 2018 – Cambodia’s Prey Veng province has made a history with about 220,000 people attending the province’s Sankranta 2018

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Foreign Exchange Rates in Cambodia

AKP Phnom Penh, April 18, 2018 – The following are the foreign exchange rates against the Riel (Cambodian Currency) released by the National Bank on, April 18.

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Cambodian Commerce Minister Attends E-Commerce Week in Switzerland

AKP Phnom Penh, April 17, 2018 – A high-level delegation of the Ministry of Commerce of Cambodia led by its Minister H.E. Pan Sorasak has been participating in the E-Commerce Week 2018 hosted by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

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Photo Stories

Photo of the Week: Best Photos of Angkor Sankranta 2018

AKP Phnom Penh, April 20, 2018 — By Thach Phanarong, Khuth Sao & Kok Ky

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Preparatory Meeting on 4th legislature of Senate’s Inaugural Session

AKP Phnom Penh, April 20, 2018— Senate Secretary General H.E. Oum Sarith (Pic. 1) chairs here this afternoon a preparatory inter-ministerial meeting on the inaugural session of the 4th legislature of Senate to be held on

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H.E. Khieu Kanharith Presides Over Appointment Ceremony of New Director of Rattanakiri Provincial Information Department

AKP Rattanakiri, April 20, 2018— Minister of Information H.E. Khieu Kanharith (R, Pic. 1) hands over a stamp to Mr. Kol Phanna, newly appointed Director of Rattanakiri Provincial Information Department, while he and Provincial Governor H.E. Thang Savun

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PM Hun Sen Presides Over the Annual and 5-Year Review Meeting of PFMRP

AKP Phnom Penh, April 20, 2018— Cambodia’s Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen (Pic. 1) addresses the national and international participants while he was presiding over here this morning the Annual and 5-Year Review Meeting of Public Financial Management Reform Programme. Photo: Hun Yuthkun

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H.E. Yun Min Presides over Dissemination Meeting on 3rd Anti-Drug Campaign in Preah Sihanouk Province

AKP Preah Sihanouk, April 19, 2018— Preah Sihanouk Provincial Governor H.E. Yun Min (Pic. 1) chairs a dissemination meeting on the 3rd anti-drug campaign in the province this morning. Photo: Ngou Somony

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Handover Ceremony of Land Title Certificates to Local Residents at Sangkat Koh Rong Sanloem

AKP Preah Sihanouk, April 19, 2018— Preah Sihanouk Provincial Governor H.E. Yun Min (R, Pic. 1) hands over a land title document to a local resident while he was presiding over the handover ceremony of land title certificates to local residents at Koh Touch

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Preah Sihanouk Provincial Council Chairman Distributes Relief to Needy Families

AKP Preah Sihanouk, April 19, 2018— Preah Sihanouk Provincial Council Chairman H.E. Cheam Him (Pic. 1) speaks to local residents while he was presiding over a distribution ceremony of relief to 50 needy families in Preah Sihanoukville, Preah Sihanouk province on April 18 afternoon. Photo: Ngou Somony

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Signing Agreement on Soltilo Angkor Football Club Main Sponsorship

AKP Siem Reap, April 19, 2018— Representatives of Khmer Beverages Co., Ltd. and Soltilo Angkor Football Club sign a US$50,000 Agreement on Soltilo Angkor Football Club Main Sponsorship for 2018, in Siem Reap city, Siem Reap province on April 18 afternoon in the presence of Japanese Soccer Mr. Shogo Tsujii. Photo: Khuth Sao

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Cambodian Foreign Minister Meets New Turkish Ambassador

AKP Phnom Penh, April 19, 2018— Cambodia’s Senior Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation H.E. Prak Sokhonn (R, Pic. 1) shakes hands with newly appointed Ambassador of Turkey to Cambodia H.E. Ms. Ayda Ünlü, at their meeting in Phnom Penh this morning. Photo: Khem Sovannara

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Appointment Ceremony of New Phnom Penh City Hall Officials

AKP Phnom Penh, April 18, 2018— Phnom Penh Municipal Governor H.E. Khuong Sreng (L, Pic. 1) hands over an appointment certificate to newly-appointed official while he was presiding over here this morning the Appointment Ceremony of Newly-Appointed Officials of Phnom Penh City Hall. Photo: Suos Samrith

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Tourism Minister Presides Over the Opening Ceremony of National Tour-Guide Training Course

AKP Siem Reap, April 18, 2018— Minister of Tourism H.E. Thong Khon (C, Pic. 1), presides over in Siem Reap city, Siem Reap province on April 17 the Opening Ceremony of National Tour-Guide Training Course. Photo: Khuth Sao

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Local and Foreign Visitors Visit Beaches in Preah Sihanoukville

AKP Preah Sihanouk, April 18, 2018— Local and foreign visitors (Pic. 1) relax at the beaches in Preah Sihanoukville, Preah Sihanouk province during the celebration of Khmer New Year (April 14-16). During the three-day event, the coastal province attracted over 150,000 local

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Pailin Provincial Council Chairman Visits Inmates

AKP Pailin, April 18, 2018—   Pailin Provincial Council Chairman H.E. Ley Chan Chhay (Pic. 1) speaks to inmates while he was leading a group of charities to visit the inmates in the province on April 16 during the celebration of Khmer Traditional New Year (April 14-16). Photo: Pailin Provincial Information Department

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Buddha Statue Bathing Ceremony in front of Bayon Temple

AKP Siem Reap, April 16, 2018 — President of the Union of Youth Federations of Cambodia (UYFC) H.E. Hun Many (2nd R, Pic. 1) and Siem Reap Provincial Governor H.E. Khim Bunsong (L, Pic. 1) attend the ceremony of “Srang Preah” (Buddha statue bathing) held in front of Bayon Temple in Siem Reap province this [...]

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Different Typical Food on Sale during Angkor Sankranta 2018 in Siem Reap

AKP Siem Reap, April 16, 2018 – Photo: Khuth Sao

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Sok Lim Heng Becomes New Cambodian Champion

AKP Siem Reap, April 16, 2018 – Sok Lim Heng, a 19-year-old student, wins the title of “Sdech Ok” (King of Chess) after beating Mr. Chheav Bora, a former “Sdech Ok”, in the final round of the 2018 Cambodia Chess Competition taking place this morning in the compound of Angkor Wat Temple in Siem Reap [...]

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UYFC President Presides over Poun Phnom Ksach Ceremony

AKP Siem Reap, April 15, 2018 – President of the Union of Youth Federations of Cambodia (UYFC) H.E. Hun Many (Pic. 1) presides over the Poun Phnom Ksach (sand mountain) ceremony, at Angkor Tauch Thbong Pagoda, in the compound of Angkor Wat Temple, this morning, as part of the Angkor Sankranta 2018 in Siem Reap [...]

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PM and His Spouse Float Water Lanterns in Front of Angkor Wat Temple

AKP Siem Reap, April 15, 2018 — Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen and his spouse Samdech Kittiprittbandit Bun Rany Hun Sen float water lanterns to pray for happiness for all the Cambodian people, in front of Angkor Wat Temple, Siem Reap province on April 14 afternoon. Photo: Kok Ky

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Showcase of bows and arrows in Siem Reap Province

AKP Siem Reap, April 14, 2018 – Showcase of bows and arrows as part of Angkor Sankranta 2018 in Siem Reap province this afternoon. Photo: Khuth Sao

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Ox- and buffalo-cart races in Siem Reap Province

AKP Siem Reap, April 14, 2018 – Ox- and buffalo-cart races as part of Angkor Sankranta 2018 in Siem Reap province this afternoon. Photo: Khuth Sao

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