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  1. The Ministry of Tourism has unveiled plans to establish a new Siem Reap city – Grand Siem Reap –, located near the under-construction new Siem Reap Airport in Sotr Nikum district, Siem Reap province. The new city, part of Siem Reap Tourism Development Master Plan, will be developed into a Smart City, but the city will be designed following Khmer architecture, said Thong Khon, Minister of Tourism, after a recapitulative meeting . “The establishment of Grand Siem Reap is to support the old city of Siem Reap which cannot accommodate high-rise buildings or constructions that can affect
  2. Cambodia is solemnly celebrating the 16th anniversary of His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Boromneath Norodom Sihamoni’s coronation as the Deleted of Cambodia today. Best wishes for the Deleted have been broadcasted on TV and radio stations and printed in newspapers and magazines. His Majesty Norodom Sihamoni succeeded to the throne on Oct. 29, 2004 by a vote of the Council of the Throne and following the late Deleted-Father Norodom Sihanouk’s abdication. read more https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50778113/cambodia-marks-16th-anniversary-of-kings-coronation/
  3. Filipina Lalaine de Guzman, 48, is demanding answers for the detention of her American partner by Cambodian immigration officers after he was arrested at their home almost 90 days ago. She said without an arrest warrant or proffering any criminal charges, Stephen Sidney Greatsinger, 56, is being detained by Cambodian immigration officers upon a request by the US embassy. On August 4, she said, Cambodian immigration officers stormed the couple’s apartment on St 163, in the capital’s Chamkarmon district and arrested Greatsinger who has been living with her in Cambodia for
  4. The European Union is providing €400,000 (US$470.000 or 1.9 billion Cambodian Riel) to provide critical humanitarian assistance to families affected by severe flooding, which has wreaked havoc across large parts of Cambodia since the beginning of October. According to the European Commission, the aid will focus on addressing the urgent needs of the most affected people in the worst hit provinces in the country’s northwest. “This contribution underlines our solidarity with the people of Cambodia, many of whom have suffered the loss of homes, livelihoods and belongings in the wake of
  5. PHNOM PENH, Oct. 26 (Xinhua) -- Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said on Monday that the impact of COVID-19 has caused about the loss of 300,000 jobs, mainly in the tourism and garment industries. However, some of the workers in the sectors have resumed work or got new jobs as the situation of the COVID-19 pandemic has been brought under control, he said when addressing the groundbreaking ceremony for two river bridges in eastern part of the capital Phnom Penh. "The COVID-19 has not only wreaked havoc in Cambodia, but also in all countries across the world," Hun Sen
  6. PHNOM PENH, Oct. 27 (Xinhua) -- Flash floods in Cambodia have claimed 43 lives and forced the evacuations of 47,580 others so far, the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) said in a report on Tuesday. Seasonal rains, exacerbated by tropical storms, have caused floods in 19 of the kingdom's 25 cities and provinces since the beginning of the month, the report said, adding that 594,388 people have also been affected. "As of Monday evening, the floods have killed 43 people, including 26 in Banteay Meanchey province," it said. The worst-hit provinces included Banteay Meanch
  7. PHNOM PENH, Oct. 27 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia's Ministry of Health (MoH) reported on Tuesday that a French woman tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the kingdom to 288. The 23-year-old woman arrived in Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia, on Sunday from France via a connecting flight in Singapore, the MoH said in a press release. "The result of her samples' test showed (on Monday) that she was positive for the COVID-19," the MoH said. "Currently, the patient is undergoing treatment at the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital." The remaining 107 p
  8. The Ministry of Justice is looking into taking legal action against Sam Rainsy for insulting Deleted Norodom Sihamoni for his remark about the role of the Deleted in the Supreme Council of Magistracy (SCM). The reaction from the ministry comes after Rainsy, the former opposition leader of the court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), on Sunday posted a message on his official Facebook page along with a video clip criticising the Deleted. In the message, he called for an overhaul of Cambodia’s current justice system. “As he is either unwilling or unable to ensure the in
  9. Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday threatened family members of an exiled opposition leader who called for a protest outside China’s embassy in Phnom Penh on Friday, reminding him that his wife and children still live in the capital and could be subject to action by the courts. Called by exiled Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) parliamentarian Ho Vann, Friday’s protest hit out at what marchers called China’s growing influence and control in its smaller Southeast Asian neighbor, and led to the arrest of three protesters and assaults by security guards on others, including a disa
  10. The government has deposited more than $31 million to Wing agents nationwide to provide for the third round of payments for the IDPoor equity card scheme, set to benefit nearly 700,000 poor and vulnerable families, equivalent to 2.8 million people. Director of the social welfare department at the Ministry of Social Affairs, Chhour Sopannha told Khmer Times yesterday that the government has delivered $31.24 million for the first monthly payment distribution from yesterday to November 24. People with verified equity cards can now receive cash benefits at Wing agents across Cambodia.
  11. The Preah Vihear provincial health department, has provided quality health services to 127 Laotians so far this year. Koung Lo, provincial department director, said yesterday many Laotians come to Kampong Sralao Health Centre and Kampong Preah In Health Centre in Chhep district for medical treatment. “Lao people come to be treated for respiratory infections, colds, sore throats, other common ailments and for childbirth,” Lo said. “Centres and health posts charge the same fees for everyone and it is free of charge if they are poor.” He said that compared with last year, there is a d
  12. The National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) reported that the ongoing flash floods have so far killed 40 people. From Sept. 1 to the evening of Oct. 24, 2020, the flash floods have affected 117 cities/districts/Khan in 20 of the 25 provinces and capital city – Phnom Penh, Pursat, Pailin, Banteay Meanchey, Battambang, Svay Rieng, Thbong Khmum, Oddar Meanchey, Siem Reap, Takeo, Kampong Speu, Mondulkiri, Preah Sihanouk, Koh Kong, Preah Vihear, Stung Treng, Kampong Cham, Kandal, Kampong Chhnang, and Kampong Thom. A total of 136,442 families or 545,768 people have
  13. PHNOM PENH - The Cambodian government will deploy 2,000 soldiers to train as deminers after Western nations, led by the United States, bolstered efforts to rid the country of landmines and other unexploded ordnance by 2025. Children, curious or just scavenging for scrap metal, are often among the victims but it’s a problem that afflicts the entire country and an economy in need of productive land for agriculture. The economy has also been punished by the withdrawal of trade preferences by the European Union and the COVID-19 pandemic, which has ruined a once-thriving to
  14. Bilateral trade between Cambodia and Thailand was valued at $5,569 million up to the third quarter of this year, a year-on-year decrease of 19 percent compared to the same period last year. Figures from Thailand’s Ministry of Commerce show that from January to September, Cambodia exported US$958 million to Thailand, sliding down 48 percent. Meanwhile, the Kingdom’s total imports from Thailand decreased by 9 percent, to $4,611 million. The decrease in the two-way trade between both neighbouring countries was largely due to the COVID-19 pandemic which caused trouble for cross-border
  15. Cambodia’s Siem Reap city, home to the famous Angkor temples, was crowned the ASEAN City of Culture for the period 2021-2022 at the 9th Meeting of the ASEAN Ministers Responsible for Culture and Arts (AMCA) organised on Oct 22 via Videoconference. The virtual meeting was chaired by Mrs. Phoeurng Sackona, Minister of Culture and Fine Arts of Cambodia. The fact that Siem Reap is the former capital of the Khmer Empire, rich in tangible and intangible cultural heritage and the world-famous natural cultural tourism destination of the Kingdom of Cambodia are the main reason for the selec
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