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‘Digital government’ systems being gradually implemented

The Kingdom is steadily implementing “digital government” systems to manage society by using modern computer techniques that require more skilled human resources, Minister of Interior Sar Kheng said on Monday.

Archaeologists unearth ancient Funan burial site in Prey Veng town in Cambodia

Archaeologists have unearthed six ancient graves in Tnort Tret village, in Prey Veng town's Takor commune, concluding that the tombs date from the Funan era between the first and fifth centuries AD.

MRC awards green campaign winners to raise awareness of plastic pollution

A Phnom Penh resident was among the six winners of a green campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of disposing plastic waste in the river as the Mekong River Commission (MRC) on Friday commemorated the 24th anniversary of the signing of the agreement that led to its creation.

Tax, customs revenue hits $1.68B this year

Cambodia collected some $1.68 billion in revenue from customs and taxation during the first three months of this year, said Prime Minister Hun Sen.

Despite loss of duty-free status, Cambodia’s rice exports see 6% increase

Despite losing its duty-free export status in the EU, the Kingdom’s rice exports saw a six per cent increase in the first quarter of this year compared to the same period last year, according to figures released by the Secretariat of One Window Service for Rice Export Formality.

Cambodia Post registers more than $13.3 million in revenue last year

State-owned enterprise Cambodia Post generated more than $13.3 million in revenue last year, a major increase from $2.16 million in 2010, according to Cambodia Post CEO Ok Bora.

‘Product import controls could save $400M’

The tourism industry could save some $400 million from the control of imported tourism-based products to the Kingdom, Minister of Tourism Thong Khon said on Wednesday.

Agro-tourism takes visitors back to a bygone era in Cambodian history

An agro-tourism site in Siem Reap city is aiming to take tourists back in history by allowing them to visit one of the dwindling traditional Cambodian domestic farms and experience how much of the Kingdom once lived.

Chinese gambling ring suspects arrested in Cambodia to be deported

Cambodian authorities are likely to deport 165 Chinese nationals this weekend after their arrest in Siem Reap province in late March after raids on two locations illegally running online gambling rings.

Cambodia ministry vows opportunities for the intellectually disabled

The Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation says it has set the goal of removing the obstacles that those with autism and Down’s Syndrome face when interacting with society.

Can’t find a missing part? Cambodian innovators may just print it for you

After consistently struggling to locate parts for their various engineering projects, a team of talented students from the Royal University of Phnom Penh’s Computer Sciences Department came up with an enterprising solution – building their own 3D printer.

DC-Cam to train lecturers in course on KR genocide

The Documentation Centre of Cambodia (DC-Cam), in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, is running a course to train 50 lecturers from 50 of the Kingdom’s universities to teach the history of the Khmer Rouge from 1975-1979.

Architectural sector enjoys rapid growth

Along with the rapid growth of the Kingdom’s construction industry, use of architectural services has also dramatically increased.

Bangkok prison eases restrictions

Thailand’s Klong Prem Central Prison will allow increased visiting hours and the easier transfer of money from the relatives of prisoners, according to an announcement released by Cambodia’s General Department of Prison under the Ministry of Interior.

Cambodia agrees lease for Turkish power ship

Cambodia succeeded in negotiations to lease a 200MW Turkish power ship to meet electricity demands in Phnom Penh, amid a nearly 400MW electricity shortage nationwide, Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Friday.

Angkor Wat moat drying ‘could affect foundations’

A historian has raised fears that the drought currently gripping Cambodia could affect the foundations of the Kingdom's globally renowned Angkor Wat, while the temple complex's Apsara Authority management has said that, while it was prepared, it was not expecting such a problem.

Rainsy given court date over military disobedience charges

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court has set April 22 as the date for “acting president” of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Sam Rainsy to appear for a public hearing on charges of inciting the military to disobey Prime Minister Hun Sen.

Kingdom’s pig prices up despite concerns over African swine fever 

Despite real concerns that African swine fever (ASF) will spread to the Kingdom after a recent outbreak in Vietnam, local pig prices have continued to increase over the last few months, the Cambodia Livestock Raisers Association (CLRA) said on Thursday.

Kingdom launches NCD alliance

National and international health experts on Thursday launched Cambodia’s first non-communicable diseases (NCDs) alliance network, expressing concerns over treatment with 64 per cent of deaths in the Kingdom caused by such afflictions.

Cambodian car owners with unpaid tax rack up $1.43M fines

Cambodia's General Department of Taxation (GDT) has collected some $1.43 million in fines from more than 6,000 vehicles with unpaid tax last year, according an announcement on Wednesday.