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Japan set to construct $27M treatment plant

The construction of a $27 million Japanese government-funded wastewater treatment plant in Phnom Penh to improve water quality and protect the environment will begin late next year, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) announced on Friday. Jica said the Japanese government had granted 2,777 million yen ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Cambodia's Phnom Penh, China's Beijing become "sister cities"

Cambodia’s Phnom Penh and China’s Beijing entered into an agreement on Monday to establish a “sister cities” relationship. Phnom Penh Governor Khuong Sreng and Qi Jing, member of the Standing Committee of the Beijing Municipal Committee of Communist Party of China (CPC) and head of the ...

Rail link to Thailand a step closer

As an agreement on railway transportation materializes, Cambodia and Thailand are set to hold a ceremony early next year to celebrate the official opening of the line that will connect Phnom Penh and Bangkok, a representative of the Ministry of Public Works and Transportation (MPWT) ...

Chea Vannak

Yin Yi bags $124.5M construction contract

China’s Sino Great Wall signed a construction contract worth $124.5 million with Cambodia’s Yin Yi Venture for work on Amethyst One, an 8,100-square-metre mixed-use development located on capital’s Chroy Changvar Peninsula, Reuters news agency reported on Monday.Read more ...

Cambodia's teachers cannot afford to be professional

Few teachers in the public system anywhere in the world will tell you that high salaries are one of the perks of the job. Educators in Cambodia, however, face an uphill battle just to get started in the profession. Recently, a 43-year-old veteran teacher, who ...

City sewage plan mooted

The Japan International Cooperation Agency has finalised a sewage management master plan for Phnom Penh, which is in dire need of a wastewater treatment plant, officials said on March 15. Uchida Togo, project formulation adviser at JICA, said the organisation is now working with the ...

Passenger numbers rise 8.5% at airports

Passenger traffic to Cambodia’s three international airports continued to grow last year, with total arrivals and departures topping 7 million for the first time, according to the operator’s annual report. Khek Norinda, communication director for Cambodia Airports, the company that holds the concession to manage ...

Cambodia's water people pushed out of Phnom Penh sewer for billion-dollar ING City

For decades, the vast lakes and wetlands fringing Cambodia’s capital have been home to thousands of people making a living from the water — fishing and harvesting vegetables for market. Now they face eviction, as politically well-connected land speculators push them out. “If they fill ...

Plan to certify organic quality

GIZ Cambodia, a branch of Germany’s international development agency, signed an agreement on September 15 with local organic food retailer Khmer Organic Cooperative to provide technical support to develop organic vegetable production and to assist the firm in obtaining certification for its products. The agreement calls for ...

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