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$2.9 Million Granted to EdC Project

By Kay KimsongElectricite du Cambodge will soon start working on improving its customer services, billing system and other business operations, thanks to a $2.9...

Hun Sen Urges Better Training for Disabled

Prime Minister Hun Sen said Monday the government and NGOs not only need to provide vo­cational training to the disabl­ed, but help the disabled...

Spending Still Leans Toward Military Items

Despite the government’s articulated commitment to fiscal reform, defense and security still account for more than half of the country’s expenditures, according to figures...

Forestry Revenue Must Grow, IMF Tells Gov’t

An International Monetary Fund mission applauded the government’s efforts to increase revenue but recommended it collect more money from the forestry industry, according to...

Injured Garment Worker Gets $3,000 After Clothier Intervenes

A Phnom Penh garment factory making items for a famous US clothier paid a former worker nearly $3,000 on Monday in compensation for an eye...

Activists Say Labor Law Needs Enforcement , Activists Say

Labor rights activists from five countries in the region gathered Monday in Phnom Penh to share insights and try to find ways to strengthen...

Japan Agrees to a $39 Million Loan to Improve S’ville’s Port

Japan has agreed to loan Cam­bodia $39 million for an expansion and renovation of Si­hanouk­ville Port, port officials and the Japanese Embassy said Monday. Var...

Regulatory Agency Urged Before Phone Joint Venture

Finance Minister Keat Chhon has proposed creating a regulatory body before the Telecom­munications Ministry embarks on a plan to establish a joint venture with...

Two Suspended for Attending ILO Workshop

Two garment workers at the Winner Knitting Factory in Kandal province have been suspended for attending an Inter­national Labor Organiza­tion’s training workshop, according to...

Joint Venture to Start Privatization of Gov’t Phone Service

The government is planning a joint venture with a local company to partially privatize the state’s management of phone services. Cambodia Telecom will be the...

New License Fee Planned For Small Power Suppliers

The government plans to set up a new license fee for small power suppliers in rural areas in an effort to control and regulate...

Advisory Council To Strengthen Labor Law

In an effort to strengthen implementation of the labor law, the government plans to establish an advisory committee to enhance dialogue among government officials,...

Electricite du Cambodge Hopes Lower Rates Will Raise Revenue, Attract Hotels, Industry

In an effort to attract more customers and increase revenue, Electricite du Cambodge has offered reduced rates for industrial users and hotels. In some...

ILO Urges Improvement on Labor Standards, Administration

By Yuko MaedaDespite the country’s recent adoption of a complete set of international labor standards, the International Labor Organization continued to urge Cambodia to...

IMF Notes Reforms But Says More Still Needs to be Done

An International Monetary Fund delegation acknowledged Cambodia’s progress on reforming its armed forces and civil service, but said the government still needs to take...

E-Trade Web Site Launched

The Ministry of Commerce has launched its World Wide Web site for electronic trade promotion, in an effort to compete with other Asean members...

$80 Million at Stake as IMF Studies Reform

Discussions this week between the International Monetary Fund and the government could result in an $80 million loan, officials said Wed­nes­day. A five-member IMF...

Textile, Garment Training Program Begins

In hope of creating competitive, productive garment workers, both private and public sectors in Cambodia and Japan on Monday cooperatively launched a new training...

RAC Flights Back to Normal After Collision

Royal Air Cambodge’s flights are scheduled to be back to normal today, five days after one of its three aircraft collided into a fence...

IMF Delegation Will Discuss Return of Aid

After a three-year absence, one of the world’s most influential development institutions might soon resume financial assistance to Cambodia if an International Monetary Fund...

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