Khmer Times

World Bank approves $20 million to assist Cambodia fight COVID-19 pandemic

The World Bank has approved a $20 million line of credit from the International Development Association (IDA) to assist Cambodia’s COVID-19 emergency response. This is part of the banks first emergency support package dedicated to fast-track COVID-19 aid. The World Bank said, the funds will help ...

Sok Chan

Community responsible for subregional interests in Mekong-Lancang

The Mekong-Lancang Cooperation Mechanism (MLC) is a cooperation mechanism in line with the current trend of globalisation and integration. The MLC aims to promote comprehensive cooperation to build a community of responsibilities and common interests in the subregion. In addition, the MLC also has other goals ...

Uch Leang

New dolphin calf spotted in Kratie province

A newly born dolphin calf was spotted swimming among other adult dolphins in Kampi deep pool located in Kratie province,  WWF-Cambodia said in a statement. The calf was found late last week by WWF-Cambodia’s Mekong dolphin research team, it said, stressing that this is the fourth ...

Japan to assist tackle Mekong flood and droughts

The Government of Japan Friday granted JPY 412 million or approximately US$3.9 million to the Mekong River Commission (MRC) to advance its flood and drought monitoring and forecasting functions. The funding will be spread over four years from 2020–2023. It is to transform the MRC’s Regional ...

Khan Sophirom / AKP

China funds more than 3,000 km of roads in Cambodia

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen said China has financed the construction of more than 3,000 kilometres of roads in the Kingdom. The figure was shared at the inauguration ceremony of National Road No. 55 with a total length of 182.16 kilometres and the groundbreaking for ...

Calls on private sector to help achieve clean water targets

Consumption of clean water increased to 331 million cubic metres in 2019, as the government aims for its 2025 goal to have 100 percent of households in urban areas connected to potable water. According to current figures from the Ministry of Industry and Handicraft, 4.9 million ...

Chea Vannak

NGOs identify challenges in gender equality

Civil society organisations yesterday identified physical, mental and sexual violence against women are still challenges yet to be addressed by the government. The NGOs also said the government has not done enough to open doors for women in institutions. Chak Sopheap, executive director of the Cambodian Center ...

Pech Sotheary

More ports along Mekong river planned

The construction of more ports along the Mekong River has been planned with an aim to improve the transport of agricultural products along the river. Sun Chanthol, Senior Minister and Minister of Public Works and Transport, said that two more ports would be constructed – one ...

Chea Vannak

Cambodia, China closer to FTA signing deal

Cambodia and China say they are now planning to sign a free-trade deal some time later this year. The move came after the duo wrapped up their first-round negotiations, which were held last month in Beijing, China. The Ministry of Economy and Finance late last week ...

Chhut Bunthoeun

Cambodia does the right thing for humanitarian needs, Murphy says

US Ambassador to Cambodia, Patrick Murphy said the Cambodian government did the right thing for  humanitarian needs by allowing MS Westerdam to be anchored in Sihanoukville and passengers to disembark. Mr Murphy today visited MS Westerdam which is docked in Sihanoukville Autonomous Port in Preah Sihanouk ...

Khuon Narim

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