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Lacking Compensation Offers, Villagers Fear New Sesan Dam

Vietnamese electricity giant EVN said Sunday that it would seek government approval this year to start developing the Lower Sesan II hydropower dam in...

Livestock Production Declined in 2010, Agriculture Ministry Says

The livestock industry continued to struggle last year, as the numbers of cows, buffaloes and pigs declined, according to a Ministry of Agricul-ture report...

Threatened Birds, Mammals Found in Oddar Meanchey Forests

Oddar Meanchey province’s forests are home to nine globally threatened mammals and seven threatened bird species, a new survey released Friday found.The wildlife assessment...

No Decision Made on Laos’ Mekong Dam at MRC Meeting

Mekong River Commission mem­bers Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Thailand agreed Friday to hold a special meeting next month on whether to approve Laos’ plan...

Minister Discusses Cambodia’s $445M Debt With US Official

Foreign Minister Hor Namhong met with US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Joseph Yun yesterday to discuss resolving Cam­bodia’s $445 million Lon Nol-era debt,...

Police Say Agency Illegally Detained Trainees

Phnom Penh police are seeking to prosecute the labor recruiter T&P Co, accusing the company of illegally detaining staff at its Sen Sok district...

It Will Be the Riel, Not Dollar, on the Bourse

Cambodia’s planned stock exchange will list securities prices using the riel, the national currency, rather than the dollar, the government announced Friday, following months...

Recruitment Scandals Expose Workers’ Plight

A recent string of serious incidents involving training programs for overseas maids has exposed the confinement of workers by recruitment agencies, according to human...

Irrigation Gains Fail to Trickle Down, Experts Say

Irrigation infrastructure in Cam­bodia has developed at an increasing rate in recent years and irrigation schemes now serve about a third of all rice-growing...

Mu Sochua Returns From Burma Meeting With Aung San Suu Kyi

SRP lawmaker Mu Sochua said she met pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma last week to share her experiences in Cambodia building...

Study Highlights Risks of Unregulated Pesticides

Cambodian farmers are ex­posed to hazardous pesticides and many show symptoms of acute pesticide poisoning due to a lack of personal protection, according to...

SRP Members Leave for Party Meeting With Rainsy in Manila

Members of the SRP this week are meeting with self-exiled party president Sam Rainsy in Manila in order to discuss the party’s stra­tegy and...

Cross-Border Trade a Challenge for Rice Policy

Government’s million-ton goal faces entrenched hurdles kompong trabek district, Prey Veng province - There was a flurry of activity here Tuesday morning by the banks...

Cross-Border Trade a Challenge for Rice Policy

Government’s million-ton goal faces entrenched hurdles kompong trabek district, Prey Veng province - There was a flurry of activity here on Tuesday morning by the...

Price for Rice Down in Western Provinces, Farmers Say

While the rice harvest gets under way and brisk rice trade is taking place across most of the country, farmers in the western provinces...

Child Labor Law Enforcement Lacking, Report Says

The government should step up enforcement of child labor laws and amend these laws to include protection of children who do hazardous work for...

Work Starts on Tonle Sap Riverside Road, Affected Villagers Not Compensated

Authorities in Phnom Penh's Russei Keo district started paving and widening the road that runs along the densely populated eastern bank of Tonle Sap...

$400M Needed to Strengthen Local Government, Interior Minister Says

Interior Minister Sar Kheng announced last week that the government needs an estimated $400 million over the next three years to fund government reforms...

$400M Needed to Strengthen Local Gov’t, Officials Say

Interior Minister Sar Kheng announced last week that the government needs an estimated $400 million over the next three years to fund reforms that...

Study in Cambodia, Thailand Shows Some White Blood Cells Can Combat HIV

An international study into HIV treatment in Cambodian and Thai children has found that some children who had not received HIV treatment stayed healthy...

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