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‘This is mine’, man says as Preah Sihanouk authorities tackle ‘chaotic’ land issues

As Preah Sihanouk provincial governor Yun Min held an emergency meeting on Tuesday, The Post spoke to those involved in what the authorities have labelled “chaotic” land grabbing in the province. Min held a Unit Command Team emergency meeting on taking action against land grabbers in ...

Expressway on track

A proposed expressway from Phnom Penh to the coastal province of Preah Sihanouk is due to be constructed by the end of the year. The move aims to contribute to the industrial development of the province, which the government sees as an industrial development zone. The ...

Start-up for refinery construction

Construction of phase one of a landmark $3 billion oil refining plant kicks off today in Sihanoukville province, after many delays since the company announced plans in December 2012. Cambodian Petrochemical Company (CPC) formed a joint venture with China Perfect Machinery Industry Corp (Sinomach) for ...

Productive outcome to bilateral talks

Cambodia and Vietnam on April 25 agreed in principle to work together in a range of commercial activities following two-hour talks at Peace Palace between Prime Minister Hun Sen and Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phu. Deals were struck relating to a major new highway, education, fisheries ...

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 ...

Holidays see record tourists

Cambodia’s top tourist destinations recorded a record number of visitors this Khmer New Year, with 2.5 million locals and foreigners traveling to celebrate the festival around the country. A Tourist Ministry report said Siem Reap province welcomed almost 1.7 million tourists, up 23 percent from last ...

Coastal economy rises on tourist tide

Preah Sihanouk province welcomed nearly 2.4 million tourists in 2016, generating $96 million in revenue, following a significant rise in domestic and international tourist arrivals, a tourism official said yesterday. Overall arrivals to the coastal province grew by 37 percent last year compared to 2015, ...

South coast holds development key

Real estate and hotel developers have identified the southern coast of Cambodia as having tourism potential to encourage more business investment. Developers and investors gathered in a Real Estate and Construction Forum on Friday to discuss the possibilities of developing the coastal provinces, particularly in ...

Toshiba to build power plant

The Cambodian government has awarded Japanese-owned Toshiba Plant Systems & Services Corporation the concession to construct a coal-fired power generation project in Preah Sihanouk province. Prime Minister Hun Sen, who signed the agreement on February 17, said the new power plant would address the energy deficiency ...

Cabinet approves power projects

The Cabinet of ministers approved on February 17 two electricity development projects in a bid to address the increasing demand for electricity in the kingdom. The two projects will be a 230-kilowatt transit grid development project from the Ta Tei dam in Koh Kong province as well ...

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