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Kampong Chhnang Provincial Governor Presides Over a Disseminating Meeting on Plan for Combating Illicit Drugs

AKP Kampong Chhnang, January 13, 2017— Kampong Chhnang provincial Governor H.E. Chhour Chandoeun (Pic. 1) addresses the participants while he was presiding over the Disseminating Meeting on Plan for Combating Illicit Drugs held in the provincial city on Jan. 12. Photo: Bai Sithon

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Foreign Exchange Rates in Cambodia

AKP Phnom Penh, January 13, 2016 – The following are the foreign exchange rates against the Riel (Cambodian Currency) released by the National Bank on, January 13.

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Cambodian Earns US$ 1,497 Million from Tax Revenue in 2016

AKP Phnom Penh, January 13, 2017 – The General Department of Taxation (GDT) of the Ministry of Economy and Finance has announced has collected tax worth 5,988,7 billion Riel or US$ 1,497 million in 2016, equal to 105.32 percent of the target of Budget Law 2016.

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Construction Sector Attracts 2,636 Projects Last Year

AKP Phnom Penh, January 13, 2017 – Cambodia’s construction sector attracted 2,636 projects on a total land area of 14 million square metres, according to the figures from the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction.

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Cambodia Expected to Catch Over 140,000 Tons of Freshwater Fish in 2017

AKP Phnom Penh, January 13, 2017 – The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) has recently estimated that Cambodia could catch more than 140,000 tons of freshwater fish this year, up some 5,000 tons a year earlier.

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Authorities and Rangers Committed to Protect Kbal Chhay of Preah Sihanouk

AKP Phnom Penh, January 13, 2017 – Provincial authorities and rangers are committed to protect Kbal Chhay area of Preah Sihanouk province, according to local media report.

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs Confirms PM’s Participation in WEF Annual Meeting 2017

AKP Phnom Penh, January 12, 2017 – Cambodia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MFA-IC) confirmed here this afternoon the upcoming participation of Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen to the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2017 in Davos-Kloster, Switzerland.

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H.E. Vorng Saut Presides Over the Appointment and Power Transfer Ceremony in Preah Sihanouk Province

AKP Preah Sihanouk, January 12, 2017 – Minister of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation H.E. Vorng Saut (pic. 1) presides over the appointment and power transfer ceremony of Head of Preah Sihanouk Provincial Department of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation, held in Sihanoukville this morning. Photo: Ngo Somony  

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Two Tourist Cruise Ships Dock at Sihanoukville Autonomous Port

AKP Preah Sihanouk, January 12, 2017 – Two tourist cruise ships – SEABOURN SOJOURN and COSTA VICTORIA – with a total of 2,377 tourists on board dock at Sihanoukville Autonomous Port this morning. Coming from Thailand, they will leave Cambodia tonight for Vietnam. Photo: Ngo Somony

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Chinese Outnumbered Others for Visitors to Temples in Siem Reap

AKP Phnom Penh, January 12, 2017 – Chinese outnumbered other international tourists for visitors to temples in Angkor area, Siem Reap province, in 2016 – based on a recent press release by Angkor Enterprise.

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Cambodian Workers in South Korea Made US$500 Million Income in 2016

AKP Phnom Penh, January 12, 2017 – For 2016 alone, Cambodian workers in the Republic of Korea generated US$500 million income, according to local media report.

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Cambodian, Vietnamese Ministers of Transport Discuss Infrastructure Construction and Connectivity

AKP Phnom Penh, January 12, 2017 – Cambodia’s Senior Minister H.E. Sun Chanthol, Minister of Public Works and Transport held a bilateral talks with his Vietnamese counterpart H.E. Truong Quang Nghia, in Hanoi, Vietnam on Jan. 11.

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Mekong River’s Dolphins Increase Eleven More in 2016

AKP Phnom Penh, January 12, 2017 – Mekong River’s dolphins in Kratie and Stung Treng provinces delivered 11 babies in 2016, according to local media report. As cited in the source, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) official Mr. Un Chakrei said that the number added up to the current 80 adult dolphins in the river. 

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H.E. Prum Sokha Presides Over Appointment Ceremony of New Preah Sihanouk Provincial Deputy Governor

AKP Preah Sihanouk, January 12, 2017 – Secretary of State for Interior H.E. Prum Sokha (pic. 1) addresses the participants while he was presiding over on Jan. 11 afternoon the appointment ceremony of Mr. Cheav Vicheak as Deputy Governor of Preah Sihanouk province, in replacement of Mr. Sok Phan who retired. Photo: Ngo Somony   [...]

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Information Minister Presides Over the Inauguration of School Building in Koh Sotin District

AKP Kampong Cham, January 12, 2017 – Minister of Information H.E. Khieu Kanharith and his spouse preside over the inauguration ceremony of a six-room school building of Pongro Lower Secondary School located in Pongro commune, Koh Sotin district, Kampong Cham province this morning. Photo: Hun Yuthkun

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Cambodia Hosts Consultation Meeting on Climate-friendly Agribusiness Value Chains Sector

AKP Phnom Penh, January 12, 2017 – Cambodia’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery (MAFF) in cooperation with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) organised a consultation meeting with the representative of national and provincial governments on Climate-Friendly Agribusiness Value Chains Sector project.

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Cambodia’s Rice Export in 2016 Increases Slightly

AKP Phnom Penh, January 12, 2017 – Last year, Cambodia exported 542,144 tons of milled rice to international market, up 3,748 tons or 0.7 percent compared to the amount in 2015, pointed out a report of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery to Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen.

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H.E. Prak Sokhonn Meets German Ambassador

AKP Phnom Penh, January 12, 2017 – Cambodia’s Senior Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation H.E. Prak Sokhonn (R, pic. 1) holds talks with Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Cambodia H.E. Ingo Heinz Karsten, at the ministry office, Phnom Penh this morning. Photo: Khem Sovannara

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Foreign Minister Receives New UN Women Country Representative to Cambodia

AKP Phnom Penh, January 12, 2017 – Cambodia’s Senior Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation H.E. Prak Sokhonn (R, pic. 1) greets Ms. Janet Wong, newly appointed UN Women Country Representative for Cambodia, prior to their meeting at the ministry office, Phnom Penh this morning. Photo: Khem Sovannara

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Cambodian PM To Attend World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2017 in Switzerland

AKP Phnom Penh, January 12, 2017 – Cambodia’s Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen will lead a high-level delegation to attend the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2017 to be held next week in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland.

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