Archive for September, 2015


NBC: Cambodia’s Economy To Grow by 6.9% in 2015

AKP Phnom Penh, September 30, 2015 – The projection of National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) on the country’s economic growth this year is slightly lower than that of the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

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DPM Hor Namhong: The Effectiveness of UN Peacekeeping Operations Depends on Member States’ Determination

AKP Phnom Penh, September 30, 2015 – The effectiveness of UN peacekeeping operations depends on the determination of its Member States, said Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation H.E. Hor Namhong on Sept. 28 at the Leaders’ Summit on Peacekeeping in New York, co-hosted by U.S. President H.E.

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NBC Holds 2nd Annual Macroeconomic Conference on “Leveraging Financial Market Development to Promote the Use of Riel”

AKP Phnom Penh, September 30, 2015 – The 2nd Annual National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) Macroeconomic Conference on “Leveraging Financial Market Development to Promote the Use of Riel” was held here yesterday under the presidency of Mrs. Neav Chanthana, NBC Deputy Governor.

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Agriculture Ministry to End ELC Assessment in October

AKP Phnom Penh, September 30, 2015 – The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) will finalize its assessment over the companies which have been granted economic land concessions (ELCs), in October, as the ministry has announced to reduce the period of ELC investment to 50 years from 70-99 years, said a senior official.

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CCC and Thailand’s APM Share Knowledge on Funding Channels for SMEs

AKP Phnom Penh, September 30, 2015 – Cambodia Chamber of Commerce (CCC) and Thailand’s Asset Pro Management (APM) Co., Ltd. jointly organized a workshop on Funding Channels for SMEs, in Phnom Penh on Sept. 29 to inform Cambodian enterprises and handicraft about sources of finance for their business expansion.

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H.E. Tram Iv Tek Presides Over the Opening of Dissemination Workshop on Cambodia Road Traffic Accident and Victim Information System Annual Report 2014

AKP Phnom Penh, September 30, 2015 – Minister of Public Works and Transport H.E. Tram Iv Tek (C, pic.1) presides over here this morning the opening ceremony of a workshop to disseminate the Cambodia Road Traffic Accident and Victim Information System Annual Report 2014. Photo: Un Rithy  

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ADB Provides US$60 Million in Loan to Increase Agricultural Production in Cambodia

AKP Phnom Penh, September 30, 2015 – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a US$60 million loan to increase agricultural production by rehabilitating, modernizing and climate-proofing irrigations systems in the Cambodian provinces of Kampong Thom and Battambang, said an ADB’s press release AKP received yesterday afternoon.

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Appointment Ceremony of New Director of Phnom Penh Municipal Department of Education

AKP Phnom Penh, September 30, 2015 – H.E. Hang Chuon Naron (C, pic.1), Minister of Education, Youth and Sports, hands over a stamp to Mrs. Huot Yary (R, pic.1), newly appointed Director of Phnom Penh Municipal Department of Education, Youth and Sports, in an appointment ceremony held here on Sept. 29. Photo: Ok Sokhoeun

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Permanent DPM Keat Chhon Presides Over the Opening of Workshop on Public Financial Management Reform

AKP Phnom Penh, September 30, 2015 – Cambodia’s Permanent Deputy Prime Minister H.E. Keat Chhon (pic.1), Chairman of Economic and Financial Policy Committee, addresses the participants while he was presiding over the opening ceremony of a workshop on public financial management reform, held in Phnom Penh this morning. Photo: Thach Phanarong

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Siem Reap To Expand Tourism Areas to Natural Forests

AKP Siem Reap, September 30, 2015 – Siem Reap is planning to expand the province’s tourism areas to natural forests full of wild flora and precious trees, located over 70 kilometers from Siem Reap provincial town, according to Mr. Ngov Sengkak, Director of Siem Reap Provincial Tourism Department. Photo: Hang Seak

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Cambodia To Mark the National and International Day of Older Persons Tomorrow

AKP Phnom Penh, September 30, 2015 – Cambodia is going to celebrate the National and International Day of Older Persons on Oct. 1 under the theme “Older People’s Association Increases Solidarity for National Society and Community Development.”

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Japan’s Investment Capital in Cambodia Reaches US$679 Million

AKP Phnom Penh, September 30, 2015 – Up to August 2015, some 106 Japanese companies have invested in Cambodia with a total investment capital of approximately US$679 million, according to a data of the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC).

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Pannasastra University Organizes Cambodia Green Tourism Exhibition

AKP Phnom Penh September 30, 2015 – Pannasastra University of Cambodia (PUC), in cooperation with relevant public and private sectors, has organized here recently a green tourism fair to showcase Cambodia’s tourism potential and to mark the World Tourism Day 2015 under the theme “One billion tourists, one billion opportunities.”

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Foreign Exchange Rates in Cambodia

AKP Phnom Penh, September 30, 2015 – The following are the foreign exchange rates against the Riel (Cambodian Currency) released by the National Bank on, September 30.

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Cambodian Premier Returns from UN Sustainable Development Summit in New York

AKP Phnom Penh, September 29, 2015 – The Cambodian high-level delegation led by Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen arrived home safety this afternoon after attending the United Nations Summit for the Adoption of the Post-

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CLV Foster Collaboration in Security, Defense along Border

AKP Phnom Penh September 29, 2015 – Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam (CLV) agreed to maintain their close coordination to ensure security, order and safety at their shared border during the second joint conference of their Defense and Security Committees in Laos’ Champasak province on Sept. 28, according to Vietnam News Agency (VNA).

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Vietnam-Funded School in Takeo Province Inaugurated

AKP Phnom Penh September 29, 2015 – A Vietnam-funded school, called Cambodia-Vietnam Friendship Primary School, in Takeo province was inaugurated last Saturday, reported Vietnam News Agency (VNA).

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H.E. Pak Sokhom Presides Over the Opening of In-class Training of Russian Language Course for ASEAN Tour Operators 2015

AKP Siem Reap, September 29, 2015 – Cambodia’s Secretary of State for Tourism H.E. Pak Sokhom (pic.1) addresses the participants while he was presiding over the opening ceremony of In-class Training of Russian Language Course for ASEAN Tour Operators 2015, held in Siem Reap province on Sept. 28. Photo: Hang Seak  

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Gen. Kun Kim Presides Over Announcement of Leadership of Pailin Provincial Veteran Association

AKP Pailin, September 29, 2015 – General Kun Kim (C, Front, pic.1), Deputy Commander in Chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) and Secretary General of Cambodia Veteran Association, presides over a ceremony to announce the leadership of Pailin Provincial Veteran Association. Photo: Pailin Provincial Department of Information

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Draft Laws on Oil and Oil Tax To Be Finalized by Late 2015

AKP Phnom Penh, September 29, 2015 – The draft oil management law and the draft oil tax law will be concluded later this year, as Cambodia is expected to get her first drop of oil at the end of 2017 or in early 2018, said a senior official of the Ministry of Mines and Energy.

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