Archive for December, 2013


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MLVT Announces to Increase the Garment Workers’ Monthly Minimum Wage to US$100

AKP Phnom Penh, December 31, 2013 – Cambodia’s Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training (MLVT) this afternoon decided to increase the garment workers’ minimum wage to US$100 per month from Feb. 1, 2014, according to a ministry’s Prakas.

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DPM Hor Namhong Chairs a Preparatory Meeting on Cambodia-China Intergovernmental Coordination Committee

AKP Phnom Penh, December 31, 2013 – Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation H.E. Hor Namhong, chairs a preparatory meeting on Cambodia-China Intergovernmental Coordination Committee with the participation of

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H.E. Khieu Kanharith Presides Over the 10th Editor’s Forum Discussion

AKP Phnom Penh, December 31, 2013 – Cambodia’s Minister of Information H.E. Khieu Kanharith presides over here yesterday the 10th Editor’s Forum Discussion on “The Possibility of Founding the Press Council and Recommendation on the Establishment of the Access to

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Foreign Minister Chairs a Preparatory Meeting of Cambodia-China Inter-governmental Coordination Committee

AKP Phnom Penh, December 31, 2013 – Members of the Cambodia-China Inter-governmental Coordination Committee (CCICC) gathered here this morning at a preparatory meeting under the chairmanship of Deputy Prime Minister H.E. Hor Namhong, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Chairman of CCICC,

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China’s Xiamen City Pledges to Continue Cooperation with Phnom Penh

AKP Phnom Penh, December 31, 2013 – Cambodia’s Phnom Penh capital city and Xiamen city of China’s Fujian province have pledged to further strengthen the cooperation on economy, industry, trade and culture.

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CPP-CNRP Top Level Meeting To Be Held This Week

AKP Phnom Penh, December 31, 2013 – Vice President of the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) Samdech Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Fifth Legislature of the National Assembly, will meet the main opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP)’s President H.E. Sam Rainsy on Thursday.

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Information Minister: Drafting of Access to Information Law Takes at Least 3 Years

AKP Phnom Penh, December 31, 2013 – Cambodia needs at least 3 years and nearly US$1 million to draft the law on the right of access to information, said H.E. Khieu Kanharith, Minister of Information.

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Industrial and Dry Port Zone Established in Snuol District, Kratie Province

AKP Phnom Penh, December 31, 2013 – A project of commercial, industrial and dry port zone has begun the construction on a 1,000-hectare area in Snuol district, Cambodia-Vietnam bordering province of Kratie.

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Radio and TV Licenses Just Only for Commercial Sector

AKP Phnom Penh, December 31, 2013 – Cambodia’s Minister of Information H.E. Khieu Kanharith said generally, radio and TV licenses are not given to any political parties, but to commercial institutions.

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Senior Art Instructors Receive Bachelor’s Degree Certificate

AKP Phnom Penh, December 31, 2013 – Bachelor’s Degree certificates were conferred upon 70 senior art instructors in a ceremony held here late last week at the Royal University of Fine Arts.

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Foreign Exchange Rates in Cambodia

     AKP Phnom Penh, December 31, 2013 –  The following are the foreign exchange rates against the Riel (Cambodian Currency) released by the National Bank on December 31.

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MLVT Urges Garment Workers to Go Back to Work on Thursday

AKP Phnom Penh, December 30, 2013 – The Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training (MLVT) this afternoon issued a public announcement calling on all employers to continue the factories’ operations and workers and employees to go back to work on Jan. 2, 2014.

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Cambodia and JICA Sign a New Cooperation on Water Resource Management

AKP Phnom Penh, December 30, 2013 – Cambodia’s Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology (MoWRM) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) reached last week a new cooperation deal on water resource management.

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NA Approves a Draft Law on Geographical Indications

AKP Phnom Penh, December 30, 2013 – A draft law on geographical indications (GI) was approved by the 65 lawmakers present at the National Assembly’s session held here this morning.

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NA Continues its Plenary Session

AKP Phnom Penh, December 30, 2013 – The National Assembly of the Kingdom of Cambodia continues its plenary session in Phnom Penh this morning under the presidency of its President Samdech Akka Moha Ponhea Chakrei Heng Samrin. Photo: Chim Nary

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H.E. Khieu Kanharith Presides Over a Consultative Meeting on the Initiative to Create a National Journalist Federation of Cambodia

AKP Phnom Penh, December 30, 2013 – Cambodia’s Minister of Information H.E. Khieu Kanharith (C) presides over here on Dec. 29 a consultative meeting on the initiative to create a National Journalist Federation of Cambodia with the participation of more than 20 Cambodian

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Gen. Pol Saroeun Inspects Live Fire Exercise in Kampong Speu

AKP Kampong Speu, December 30, 2013 – Gen. Pol Saroeun, Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF), inspects this morning at the military training field in Kampong Speu province a live fire drill to strengthen the RCAF’s capacity. Photo: DAP News    

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Groundbreaking Ceremony for Construction of Preah Vihear Provincial Union of Youth Federations’ Office Building

AKP Preah Vihear, December 30, 2013 – Preah Vihear Provincial Governor H.E. Om Mara (2nd, L) presides over on Dec. 29 the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of an office building of the Union of Youth Federations of Cambodia in Preah Vihear. Photo: Tith Sror, AKP-Preah Vihear province      

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Kampong Cham Provincial Red Cross Branch Holds its 4th Assembly

AKP Kampong Cham December 30, 2013 –   Kampong Cham Provincial Red Cross Branch holds its 4th Assembly in the provincial city this morning under the presidency of Lok Chumteav Men Neary Sopheak, Deputy Secretary General of Cambodian Red Cross, and Kampong

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