News

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 ...

No salmonella found in pigs

Kandal province’s department of animal health and production released four trucks carrying pigs from Vietnam after they were temporarily detained on suspicion of the swine being infected. The trucks, headed to Kandal province’s Kien Svay district and Takeo province’s Bati district, were stopped by authorities ...

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 ...

Border road damaged in riverbank collapse

A vital road linking Kandal province to the Vietnamese border has been seriously damaged after the banks of the Mekong river collapsed in Lerk Dek district. Captain Deng Ran, chief of Kpob Ateav commune police, said the collapse took place three days ago, causing havoc ...

Village politician changes sides

After six years with the opposition, deputy commune chief Yoeun Yong has decided to jump ship and join the ruling CPP for the upcoming commune elections. Mr. Yong’s name was the seventh to appear on the CNRP ballot paper for the Koh Anlong Chin commune ...

Water utility widens revenue stream

The capital’s listed water utility inaugurated a new treatment facility on April 5 that will increase its production capacity of clean water by 30 percent, and add to its revenue stream – a move likely to impress its shareholders. Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority (PPWSA) officials ...

Mekong riverbanks to be restored

Mines Ministry officials on March 9 announced a project to shore up sections of the Mekong river affected by erosion that threatens families in Kandal province’s Mok Kampol district. Fifty-nine families living along the river say they have been affected by riverbank collapses. Speaking to about 100 ...

China asked to fund bridges

Cambodia on March 6 asked China to help fund the construction of two bridges across the Mekong River, which it said would cut traffic congestion in Phnom Penh and help create a ring road around the city. Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the Cambodia-Vietnam Friendship ...

Prahok makers complain of high prices in capital

Every year, traders and farmers travel from the provinces to Phnom Penh’s Russey Keo district to buy fish to produce prahok paste, but with this year’s prahok season ramping up, high prices have pushed many of them to camp in tents along the riverbank, waiting ...

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 ...

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