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Cambodian picked to guide Mekong Commission strategy

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) announced on Friday it had named Cambodian development expert An Pich Hatda as chief executive officer. It said the MRC Ministerial Council had recently chosen Hatda, a development professional by training, to be the top official at the secretariat for ...

Cambodian PM's party claims all election seats, opposition sees 'death of democracy'

Prime Minister Hun Sen’s ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) said on Monday it had won all 125 parliamentary seats up for grabs in a general election a day earlier that critics said was neither free nor fair. Keep reading ...

Interview: Cambodian deputy PM lauds China's support for Cambodia's development, poverty reduction

Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister Hor Namhong on Thursday spoke highly of China’s support for Cambodia’s socio-economic development and poverty reduction. In an interview on the 60th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between the two countries, Namhong said the relations between the two countries have rooted ...

Are Chinese-funded dams on the Mekong River washing away Cambodian livelihoods?

Beijing’s spending on hydropower projects is welcomed by many poorer Southeast Asian countries, but it comes with a huge environmental and social cost, experts say. Keep reading ...

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JENESYS 2017 youth exchange programme

This programme was planned to promote the “New Tokyo Strategy 2015 for Mekong-Japan Cooperation (MJC2015)” adopted on July 4 2015 at the seventh Mekong-Japan summit.The programme aims to reinforce Mekong-Japan cooperation, especially by strengthening “soft” connectivity. In this regard, this programme focuses on management and ...

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