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Kampong Speu’s solar farm completed

The newest solar farm in the Kingdom, built in Kampong Speu by SchneiTec Renewable, has been completed and is fully operational, the Ministry of Mines and Energy announced yesterday. The farm, located on 200 hectares of land in Kampong Speu’s Oudong district, can produce 60 megawatts, ...

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More products seek GI status

The European Union is expected to include Kampong Speu palm sugar into its registry of protected geographical indicators products by July, with the government now hoping the increased demand and added value of Cambodian agricultural products would pave the way for Kampot salt to receive ...

Khmers rescued from Malaysia, China

Three women and a child have been repatriated from Malaysia after being cheated by their brokers or subjected to laborious work. According to the Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesperson Chum Sounry, the Cambodian embassy in Malaysia rescued a Cambodian woman and her three-year-old son who were forced ...

A more direct path for mango exports

Sweet and juicy mangoes grown in Cambodia have been finding their way into top Asian markets for years, but until now only through Thai and Vietnamese brokers, and often repackaged or processed into juices and jams to disguise their Khmer origin. Local producers’ lack of ...

On the front lines of malaria elimination

Rural health centres throughout the country are leading the fight against the scourge of drug-resistant malaria. Can international organizations, local health officials and the government unite before the parasite spreads? Amid the sugar cane plantations and rice paddies of Kampong Speu, the Oral district health ...

Sugar and pepper get protection

Geographical indication status for Kampot pepper and Kampong Speu palm sugar has been accepted in Vietnam. The agreement gives legal protection to both products and stops unscrupulous traders in Vietnam passing off local produce as Cambodian. The deal was reached last Wednesday after negotiations involving the ...

Overview of 2016 natural disasters

More than 130 people died and nearly 300 were injured in accidents caused by natural disasters across the country this year, according to a government official. Keo Vy, the cabinet chief and a spokesman for the National Committee for Disaster Management, told Khmer Times yesterday ...

Ministry warns of cold snap

The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology told citizens living near the mountains, especially soldiers, to be careful and pay more attention to their health as temperatures are expected to fall over the next week. Water Resources and Meteorology Minister Lim Kean Hor said on ...

Mango producers struggle to meet Korean standards

It has been nearly a year since the government signed a memorandum of understanding with South Korea that aimed to put Cambodian mangoes on the shelves of supermarkets in Seoul, yet local producers say there is little sign of any movement. According to In Chayvan, ...

Failure of dams leads to flooding in Phnom Penh, Kampong Speu

Thousands of homes in Phnom Penh and Kampong Speu have been flooded after three dams were seriously damaged following two weeks of torrential rain and warnings from government officials. The homes of 1,637 families in nine different Dangkor district communes have been flooded following severe damage ...

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