Illegal company stopped from filling flooded forest in Banteay Meanchey

An illegal company that was not identified was stopped by authorities from filling in a protected flooded forest area in Banteay Meanchey province. Some villagers in Preah Netr Preah district’s Rohal commune said that in less than one year, 300 hectares were cleared and filled and ...

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Dengue cases plunge

Only 510 cases of dengue fever were reported in the first three months of this year, a drop of 62 percent  compared with the same period last year. A National Centre for Parasitology, Entomology and Malaria Control report said the incidence was 3.1 out of 100,000 ...

False alarm over disease in pigs

Reports that 40 pigs smuggled into the country from Vietnam had been diagnosed with blue-ear disease were incorrect, according to Banteay Meanchey province’s agriculture department. The pigs were being taken to be resold in Poipet town on Saturday when police stopped the vehicle carrying them. ...

Migrant workers rescued from Thai lockup

Thai police have rescued 65 Cambodians, including five children, from a two-story shop house near Rong Kluea market in Sakeo province where they had been locked up for three days. Local media reported the group of 37 Cambodian men, 23 women and five children had entered ...

Hundreds caught at illegal border crossings

Banteay Meanchey provincial police intercepted hundreds of Cambodian laborers as they tried to cross illegally to Thailand over the weekend. Provincial deputy police chief Ork Samnok said there had been a surge in workers trying to cross after Khmer New Year. “Our provincial officers cooperated with ...

PM: More roads, bridges

Prime Minister Hun Sen has highlighted his government’s achievements in building new infrastructure as part of a message to commemorate Khmer New Year. He said 15,376 kilometers of national roads and bridges have been built over the past year, including 12,100 km of asphalt roads. During ...

Japan gives $140 million to Cambodia

The Japanese government agreed on March 30 to provide Cambodia with about $140 million in grant aid and concessional loans for infrastructure, healthcare, water supply and flood protection. The deal, signed by Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn and Japanese Ambassador to Cambodia Horinouchi Hidehisa, was witnessed by Prime ...

Railway families given deadline

Nearly 100 families affected by a railway land dispute have been given a 30-day ultimatum to accept compensation or lose it. The demand came from an inter-ministerial committee set up to resolve the cases of three  families in Banteay Meanchey province and 94 families in ...

Poipet SEZ to import power

A special economic zone in Poipet City has decided to import electricity from Thailand to ensure a reliable power supply as it expects the influx of more factories and investment. Poipet PPSEZ Co. Ltd. reached a memorandum of understanding with Thailand-based B.Grimm Power Public Company Limited ...

The new normal: facing climate change

Last year’s drought caused a nationwide crisis, with harvests ruined, forest fires raging and many rural families struggling to feed themselves. As experts take stock of the impact, news of another potential El Niño raises a question: Is Cambodia prepared for the next drought? For ...

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