Cambodian Government to Provide 120 Free Bus Services for Khmer New Year

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Cambodian government offers 120 buses for the general public to ride for free for a week from 12-18 April during Khmer New Year Festival, according to Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday at the solidarity meal with approximately 4,000 local athletes at Koh Pich.

Buses are set to run on the national highway. No. 1, No. 2, No. 3, No. 4, No. 5, No. 6, No. 7, No. 8.

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Cambodia Considers TPP If All ASEAN Members Join

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Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen announced that Cambodia would consider to join Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) if all ASEAN members reach consensus, speaking at the 18th Royal Government-Private Sector Forum held Friday at the Peace Palace.

Prime Minister Hun Sen stated that Cambodia should not depend on two or three big markets. The kingdom has started to diversify markets outside of the United States and Europe by negotiating bilateral trade agreements with Canada, China, Japan, Korea, and some countries in Africa. For the...Read More


PM Hun Sen Orders Commerce Minister to Consider Complaints to WTO on EU’s Tax on Rice

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Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered commerce minister Pan Sorasak to consider on filing complaint to World Trade Organization regarding EU’s tax imposition on Cambodian rice, speaking at the 18th Royal Government-Private Sector Forum held Friday at the Peace Palace.

The order was made following the request from Cambodian Rice Federation (CRF).

“CRF requested for complaint to WTO […] the tax imposition is a violation against Cambodia,” stated the Premier.

The European Union has begun to impose import taxes on rice of Cambodia and...Read More


PM Hun Sen: Cambodia Earns $400M after Business and Investment Reforms

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Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said that following the business and investment reforms, the kingdom’s private sector indirectly earns USD 400 million from cost effectiveness and that Cambodia could survive without EBA, speaking at the 18th Royal Government-Private Sector Forum held Friday at the Peace Palace.

“With the adjustment to our goods scanning procedure, our private sector could earn USD400 million from cost effectiveness. We can pay the tax if EU requires us to do,” said Prime Minister Hun Sen.

Prime Minister also...Read More


PM Hun Sen Recommends Eight Policies to Ensure Labor Rights in Cambodia

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Prime Minister Hun Sen, on Thursday, recommended eight policies to ensure labor rights in Cambodia in accordance to international conventions, speaking at the 100th Anniversary of the establishment of International Labor Organization (ILO) at the Peace Palace Phnom Penh.

The eight policies include:

First, guarantee labor rights, working conditions, and international labor conventions ratified by Cambodia. The government considered labor rights the respect to human rights. Better Factories Cambodia was created in 2001 as a unique partnership between the UN’s International Labour Organization...Read More


99% Cambodian Employed, 10M Labor Forces, Says PM Hun Sen

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At least 99.3 per cent of Cambodian people are employed, an equivalent to 10 million labor forces, Prime Minister Hun Sen said Thursday at the 100th Anniversary of the establishment of International Labor Organization (ILO) at the Peace Palace Phnom Penh.

According to Head of the Royal Government, the kingdom has more than 50,000 public officials, nearly 1.5 million formal employees, and approximately 2.4 million informal employees; over 4 million are agricultural laborers; 1 million are working overseas.

Cambodia joined the International Labor...Read More


PM Hun Sen Recommends Five Policies for Cambodia Education

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Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen recommended five policies for the development of Cambodian education sector, addressing Wednesday at the annual meeting of Education Ministry.

The five policies include:

First, ensure that quality education is inclusive, equitable, and quality; promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. At the same time, efforts should be made to promote and expand children’s education programs and enable children to study for at least nine years in schools with clean and hygienic environment. Continue to provide scholarships to outstanding students,...Read More


PM Hun Sen to Deploy More Teachers Nationwide

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Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen announced to allocate larger budget to the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sport to increasingly deploy teachers nationwide in response to retired teachers, addressing Wednesday at the annual meeting of Education Ministry.

“The government’s priority is to recruit more teachers, train them, and deploy them nationwide to substitute the retired teachers,” the Premier stated.

The Royal Government will continue to consider the increase of salaries and incentives to teachers and teaching staff, and mobilize resources from all private-sector...Read More


PM Hun Sen Urges Reasonable Price on Electric Generators

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Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen urged electric generator salespeople to ensure reasonable price during the electricity crisis, addressing Wednesday at the annual meeting of Education Ministry.

“This year, we have faced extreme electricity cut off. I urge the salespeople not to charge too much on supplying electric generators,” the Premier stated.

The electricity shortages Cambodia faces resulted from the booming of construction sector, the increase of 700% in 2019 compared to last year. Cities in the capital Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, and Sihanoukville...Read More


PM Hun Sen: Cambodia Needs Turkish Electricity Supply for Three Years

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Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen stated that the Turkey’s electric-generating vessel will arrive Cambodia tomorrow for the three-year term supply, addressing Wednesday at the annual meeting of Education Ministry.

In response to Cambodia’s temporary electricity crisis during the dry season, Electricite du Cambodge Director-General Keo Rattanak led a delegation to visit Turkey and bring back the 200MW electric-generating vessels.

According to the Premier, the electricity shortages Cambodia faces resulted from the booming of construction sector, the increase of 700% in 2019 compared to...Read More


PM Hun Sen Urges Water Catchment

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Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen called on citizens to catch rain by using reservoirs and urged the authorities to solve water crisis for people facing crisis, speaking at the graduation ceremony of Phnom Penh International University on Monday.

“The rain will not last long. Everyone should catch rainwater and use it later during water shortages,” said Prime Minister Hun Sen.

Prime Minister stated that no countries could control weather.

“The kingdom faces drought, other countries attacked by flood.”

According to the Ministry of Water Resources,...Read More


PM Hun Sen Urges W&D Factory to Welcome Back Former Workers

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Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen urged W&D (Cambodia) Co., Ltd. to accept 100 of its employees to return to work, speaking Monday at the graduation ceremony of Phnom Penh International University.

“I urge W&D to welcome back their former employees,” the Premier spoke before 1,245 graduates.

He also advised garment workers not to demand too much, as incited by some groups [CCAWDU].

Prime Minister Hun Sen urged president of the Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers’ Democratic Union Ath Thun to stop pushing workers to...Read More


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