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Cabinet Meeting Approves Draft Law on Minimum Wage

AKP Phnom Penh, May 26, 2018 – The draft law on minimum wage was endorsed by the cabinet ministers in their weekly meeting here yesterday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen.

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2nd National Games Kicks Off

AKP Phnom Penh, May 26, 2018 – The 2nd National Games began yesterday evening under the presidency of Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen and his spouse Samdech Kittiprittbandit Bun Rany Hun Sen.

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US$1.34 Billion Energy Projects Approved

AKP Phnom Penh, May 25, 2018 – The Cambodian cabinet ministers in their weekly meeting here this morning under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen approved two energy projects worth in total more than US$1.34 billion.

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Korea Interested in Investing in Kampong Thom Province’s Tourism Sector

AKP Phnom Penh, May 25, 2018 – Korean investors have shown their interest to invest in tourism sector in Kampong Thom province, especially Sambo Prei Kuk Temple, about 30 kilometres northeast of the provincial town.

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UK Delegate Appreciates Cambodia’s Wildlife Conservation Work

AKP Phnom Penh, May 25, 2018 – United Kingdom has appreciated and looked forward to learning from Cambodia in wildlife conservation work. The impression was highlighted by visiting delegate of the United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Mr. Sam Myers when received by Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Samdech Kralahom Sar Kheng here in Phnom Penh [...]

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National Bank Delegate Attends Regional Meeting to Promote Women’s Financial Access

AKP Phnom Penh, May 25, 2018 – National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) delegation has attended the meeting of Southeast Asian Advisory Council in Singapore to promote women’s banking access.

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PM Lashes Out at Some Ministers over Poisoning Case in Kratie Province

AKP Phnom Penh, May 25, 2018 – Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has lashed out at some ministers over the recent case of poisoning in Kantuot commune, Chet Borei district, Kratie province.

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NEC Issues Press Pass for 284 Journalists

AKP Phnom Penh, May 25, 2018 – The National Election Committee (NEC) has issued press pass for 284 journalists from 35 media organisations to cover the upcoming general elections, as of May 23.

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Korea Eyes Agricultural and Food Package Industry in Cambodia

AKP Phnom Penh, May 25, 2018 – Korean investors and businessmen are seeking opportunities for investment in cooperation with local people in the agricultural sector and food package industry as their key business, said H.E. Lee Hyuk, Secretary General of the ASEAN-Korea Centre.

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Five Fallen Cambodian Peacekeepers To Be Honoured at UN Headquarters

AKP Phnom Penh, May 25, 2018 — Five fallen Cambodian peacekeepers will be among the 129 military, police and civilian personnel who lost their lives in peacekeeping operations during 2017 to be posthumously awarded the Dag Hammarskjold medal, according to a UN’s press release AKP received here this morning.

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Cambodia To Join 15th CAEXPO 2018 in China as Country of Honour

AKP Phnom Penh, May 25, 2018 – Cambodia will be the Country of Honour in the 15th China-ASEAN Expo (CAEXPO) 2018, to be held in Nanning city, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China, in September.

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Foreign Exchange Rates in Cambodia

AKP Phnom Penh, May 25, 2018 – The following are the foreign exchange rates against the Riel (Cambodian Currency) released by the National Bank on, May 25.

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Three Buddhist Monks Receive Honorary Title of “Samdech”

AKP Phnom Penh, May 24, 2018 – Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen and his spouse Samdech Kittiprittbandit Bun Rany Hun Sen presided over here this morning at Botum Vattey pagoda the award ceremony of the honorary title of “Samdech” to three respected Buddhist monks.

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NEC: 20 Political Parties To Compete in 6th National Election

AKP Phnom Penh, May 24, 2018 – The National Election Committee (NEC) yesterday announced that in total, 20 political parties will join the general elections in July. Those political parties, including the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), Cambodian Youth Party, Cambodian Nationality Party, Khmer National United Party, FUNCINPEC Party,

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Banteay Meanchey and Yunnan Provinces Enter Technical Agricultural Cooperation

AKP Phnom Penh, May 24, 2018 – Cambodia’s Banteay Meanchey province and China’s Yunnan province have continued scientific and technical agricultural cooperation project toward sustainable development.

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Minister of Mines and Energy Urges Full Legal Compliance among Mining Firms

AKP Phnom Penh, May 24, 2018 – Minister of Mines and Energy has urged mining companies operating in Cambodia to fully comply with the country’s laws and regulations. The minister, H.E. Suy Sem, underlined the point yesterday when meeting with representatives of more than 20 mining companies here in Phnom Penh.

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Ministry of Tourism Gives Update on Local Tourist Attractions

AKP Phnom Penh, May 24, 2018 – Cambodia has currently almost 400 tourism sites, 56 tourism communities and ecotourism sites, according to the latest update by the Ministry of Tourism.

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Foreign Exchange Rates in Cambodia

AKP Phnom Penh, May 24, 2018 – The following are the foreign exchange rates against the Riel (Cambodian Currency) released by the National Bank on, May 24.

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KOICA Joins Campaign on Plastic Reduction in Cambodia

AKP Phnom Penh, May 24, 2018 – Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) yesterday participated in the “Promoting environmental education workshop on Women and Children” organised by the Environmental Education Department of the Ministry of Environment (MoE) of Cambodia at O’ Raing Ov district, Thbong Khmum province.

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Cambodia To Mark World Environment Day 2018

AKP Phnom Penh, May 23, 2018 – The Ministry of Environment in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports will hold a ceremony to celebrate the the National and World Environment Day 2018 on June 5, said the ministry in an announcement released yesterday.

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Cambodian PM Urges for More Attention to Domestic Workers

AKP Phnom Penh, May 23, 2018 – Cambodia’s Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has appealed to the public to pay more attention to domestic workers. While presiding over a gathering with 19,949 workers and employees from 17 factories and enterprises in Kampong Speu province this morning, Samdech Techo Hun Sen asked for

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20-30% More Tax on Cigarette Planned

AKP Phnom Penh, May 23, 2018 – Royal Government of Cambodia is planning further increase of taxation on cigarette in order to discourage consumers, according to local media report. The intention was revealed recently by the General Department of Taxation (GDT) of Ministry of Economy and Finance during its presentation of a survey in a recent event [...]

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Another US$3 Million from Japan for Cambodian Human Resource Development

AKP Phnom Penh, May 23, 2018 – Japan has supported Cambodia with US$3.22 million for human resource development for the academic year 2018. The Exchange of Notes and Record of Discussions on the extension of the grant aid was inked here in Phnom Penh yesterday by Cambodian Senior Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and

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