The Phnom Penh Post

Sustainable development discussed at urban forum

The Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction, in cooperation with UN Cambodia, held the Cambodia Urban Forum for the first time on Wednesday to identify priorities towards smart, sustainable and inclusive urban development in Cambodia. The forum’s information report said the event covered discussions ...

Voun Dara

Illegal timber and vehicles seized in three provinces

Forestry administration and other related authorities seized a large amount of illegal timber and a number of vehicles, including boats, used for transporting timber. Kratie province’s Sambor district Military Police commander Sum Sokunthea told The Post on Sunday that anti-natural resource crime forces had patrolled the ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Sub-decree to transfer health services ‘closer to the people’

The National Committee for Sub-National Democratic Development (NCDD) has approved a draft sub-decree to improve the provision of health services in a quality, safe, effective and equitable manner. Consisting of eight chapters and 27 articles, the sub-decree outlines the delegating of authority in health service provision ...

Mech Dara

Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar tackle migrant worker safety

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng met his Lao and Myanmar counterparts on Wednesday to discuss ways to strengthen the protection of migrant workers from each country. Speaking during a two-day technical-level meeting in Siem Reap province, Sar Kheng said after this second round of discussions to ...

Long Kimmarita

Cambodian-Lao coal power deal an environmental worry

With plans for cross-border electricity grids growing in the region, Laos is banking on hydropower exports to earn revenue. But a recent deal to also sell coal power generated in Laos to Cambodia has sparked environmental concerns over this trade. Last month, Cambodia’s state-owned utility firm ...

Illegal wildlife meat seized at Stung Treng market

The Stung Treng provincial Forestry Administration seized 40kg of wildlife meat on Monday from the Stung Treng Samaki market in Stung Treng town where it was being illegally sold. Orn Chan Socheat, the acting director of the Stung Treng Forestry Administration, confirmed the seizure but said ...

Soth Koemsoeun

Trade union bill changes passed

The Council of Ministers approved draft amendments to 10 articles of the Law on Trade Unions without modification on Friday, leaving some unions disappointed and claiming that the majority of their suggestions had not been included. Articles 3, 17, 20, 21, 27, 28, 29, 54, 55 ...

Long Kimmarita

Law enforcement ineffective in Kampong Speu land grab case, says NGO

Civil society organisation ACNCIPO urged Kampong Speu provincial governor Vei Samnang to enforce a warrant to seize 100ha in the Oral Wildlife Sanctuary that was grabbed and restore its status as state property. ACNCIPO head Chea Hean claimed environment officials did not implement the seizure warrant ...

Khorn Savi

Assembly passes construction bill

The National Assembly unanimously approved the Draft Law on Construction on Monday. It is meant to strengthen the management of building projects and consists of 22 chapters and 111 articles. The draft law has been years in the making with technical officials from the Ministry of ...

Mech Dara

Siem Reap orders halt to state land grabs

The Siem Reap provincial administration has ordered its relevant authorities to take legal measures against anyone illegally clearing and grabbing wetland, community land or natural protected areas. It also urged them to immediately stop issuing ownership letters and documents for such land. The announcement, obtained by ...

Soth Koemsoeun

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