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CRF urges millers to pay up

The Cambodia Rice Federation will hold a meeting with milled rice exporters tomorrow to enforce the payment of fees for the federation’s operations. The meeting comes amid criticism from exporters that the CRF had done nothing to boost their exports and seek new markets. Hun Lak, ...

Four killed, three hurt as a result of storms

Four were killed by lightning strikes and three were seriously injured when the roof of their house collapsed as storms battered five provinces – Svay Rieng, Kampong Chhnang, Kandal, Battambang and Oddar Meanchey – on Tuesday. According to Keo Vy, spokesman for the National Committee ...

Rice bank project awards contracts

Thaneakea Srov (Kampuchea) Plc, the recipient of a low-interest $15 million loan from the state-run Rural Development Bank, inked contracts on April 24 with three companies to build and outfit its massive 200,000-tonne capacity silo and warehouse facility in Battambang province. The facility, which will have ...

Ministry cracks down in orphans scandal

The Ministry of Social Affairs has decided to reintegrate more than 3,000 children in orphanages back into families after discovering the abysmal conditions of many facilities, with some having reported sexual abuse. The announcement, which was made during the launch of the Mapping of Residential ...

Dirty drinking water suspected as 59 hospitalized

Seventeen adults and 42 children from a village in Battambang province were hospitalized with suspected poisoning on Tuesday after possibly drinking contaminated water, a police official said on Wednesday. The 59 patients, all from Kroper Tbong village in Banan district’s Phnom Sampov commune, were treated ...

More than 30 villagers get food poisoning

More than 30 people, mostly children, were hospitalized with food poisoning on Sunday in Battambang town. Health Ministry spokesperson Dr. Ly Sovann, who is also the director of communicable diseases control department, said most of the patients were discharged yesterday after receiving treatment from provincial ...

Economist warns over threat to rice exports

A senior economist from the Asia Development Bank has warned the EU’s ban of Tricyclazole could damage Cambodia’s agriculture sector, as farmers rush to eradicate the use of the fungicide by June. The strict new limits on pesticides will mean rice exported to the EU ...

Food poisoning affects 27 in country pagoda

Twenty-seven monks and nuns from Battambang province’s Bavel district were struck with food poisoning after consuming large amounts of soy milk. District police chief Oeum Tith said on April 6 that 14 monks and 13 nuns from the Bavel pagoda started showing symptoms of food poisoning ...

Hun Sen asked to stop military land seizure

Nearly 40 people representing 59 families from a village in Battambang province have submitted a petition asking Prime Minister Hun Sen to help solve their land dispute with soldiers. The group from Prey Preal village in Klaing Meas commune said soldiers had brought bulldozers to destroy ...

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 ...

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