Phnom Penh: Dr. Kun Nhim, Minister Delegate to the Prime Minister and Director General of Customs and Excise of Cambodia, on October 2, 2023, issued a letter to the Director of the Branch Department and the Office of Customs and Excise on strengthening the efficiency of natural stone export management.In the letter, Dr. Kun Nhem stated that in order to ensure the effectiveness of management as well as to facilitate the export of natural stone products, the General Department of Customs and Excise would like to introduce four major points: First, the classification of natural stone. Export, 2. Issuance of permit, 3. Verification of customs duties and 4. Inspection at the border.
Phnom Penh, September 28, 2023 --The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications has officially launched the Digital Community of Cambodia to promote a pool of digital experts, networking, and knowledge sharing and expansion in the area.H.E. Chea Vandeth, Minister of Posts and Telecommunications, presided over the launch of the digital community on Sept. 27 at the Cambodia Academy of Digital Technology.The minister noted that the community will play a crucial role in Cambodia's digital technology human resource development, both within and outside the country.The initiative will ensure the success of the Cambodian Digital Government Policy 2022–2035 rollout and contribute significantly to the realisation of the overarching Pentagonal Strategy Phase I of the Royal Government, he added.It will support the government in identifying, supplying, and engaging digital professionals and workforce for sectors across the country, as well as promoting the digital government.While assisting educational institutions to develop students' digital knowledge, experience, and skills, the community will serve as a connection between qualified candidates for jobs, especially in the private sector.For digital talents and experts, the community will provide them with networking opportunities both to obtain new knowledge and skills and to further advance them.H.E. Chea Vandeth called on all the players and the public to take advantage of the initiative by exploring the digital community's website (https://dcc.gov.kh) and reaching out to the team in charge for detailed information.
According to the US Embassy in Phnom Penh, Lian Sokleap and Bonnat Zo Isidana have successfully completed five weeks of study at the University of Montana and the East-West Center of Hawaii through the YSEALI Academic Fellowship in the fall of 2023.Lean Sokleap, a short-term YSEALI candidate, said that as a member of the YSEALI Fellow, he enjoyed interacting with US experts and other participants from Southeast Asia to learn and share experiences and challenges on environmental issues and find practical solutions. In addition, he learned about American society and culture through community work, study tours, and American housing."These experiences have given me a broader perspective and motivated me to work hard for the benefit of my community." This is what Mr. Sokleap said.Ms. Bonnat Zo Isidana successfully completed a five-week study at East-West Center University.As a member of the YSEALI Fellow, which studies environmental issues, she has gained a deeper understanding of environmental issues in the United States and Southeast Asia through lectures, field trips, and study meetings with specialists in book writing and policy-making while studying and living at the University of Hawaii, Manoa, and the University of California Berkeley."These experiences allow me to look at these issues from a variety of perspectives and to reflect on leadership-related activities that need to be present in different environments and contexts," said Zhou Yi. ”
Phnom Penh, August 31, 2023 --The Minister of Women’s Affairs applauds AIA Cambodia, partner hospitals, relevant working groups, and other stakeholders for their contribution to raising awareness of breast cancer in Cambodia. The minister, H.E. Mrs. Ing Kantha Phavi, expressed her appreciation while presiding over the launching ceremony of the Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign "Fit for Hope 2023" here in Phnom Penh on Aug. 30.H.E. Mrs. Ing Kantha Phavi recalled the participants of the joint efforts between the ministry and AIA Cambodia to build awareness among women and families about their rights to health, including breast cancer. Fit for Hope 2023, she continued, responded well to the vision of the two entities, serving as a solid campaign to encourage women to get diagnosed and cured early to save their lives from the disease.The anti-breast cancer project demonstrates a good partnership between the government and private sector to benefit the community, especially vulnerable women and girls. According to the World Health Organisation, breast cancer is the most common cancer in the world and a leading cause of women’s deaths. In Cambodia, this problem is caused by a lack of awareness, with 70 percent of the patients finding treatment in the last stage of the disease.
Hangzhou, September 21, 2023—Cambodia’s volleyball national team losses 0-3 to South Korean national team at the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, the People’s Republic of China this afternoon.
INDONESIA: Indonesian President Joko Widodo earlier this week presided over the inauguration of a new high-speed rail project worth $ 7.3 billion connecting Jakarta to the southeastern part of Bandung, Java. The high-speed rail project was jointly built by Indonesian and Chinese companies with a total length of 142 km and a maximum speed of 350 km per hour.The transport project is seen as a historic achievement under President Widodo's tenure and as part of China's "One Belt One Road" initiative, which has faced controversy since land grabbing construction was delayed due to the Kovid crisis and excessive budget requirements. According to a senior Indonesian official in charge of the railway project, all citizens will be able to try free travel on the high-speed rail line until mid-October.
Phnom Penh, September 06, 2023 —The Royal Government has established a National Committee for Coordinating Information and Public Views to protect Cambodia's achievements, work, and good image. Prime Minister Samdech Borvor Thipadei Hun Manet signed a sub decree, dated on Sept. 1, outlining the full organisation and functioning of the national committee.The national committee will assist the Royal Government in its coordination of information and public opinion in order to monitor, raise awareness, explain, and maintain Cambodia's positive image.Operating under the direct supervision of the Council of Ministers, the committee will also act to safeguard national sovereignty and promote effective and timely reaction to fake news and misinformation.The National Committee for Coordinating Information and Public Views is comprised of one chair (a Senior Minister), four vice chairs (the first of whom is the Minister of Information), and six members.
Phnom Penh, September 27, 2023 --H.E. Dith Tina, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries, received H.E. Anatoly Borovik, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Cambodia, to discuss agriculture trade and the memorial service on Sept. 26 at the ministry.On trade, the minister welcomed the import of agricultural fertilisers from Russia and the export of Cambodian agricultural products to the Russian market.They also discuss a joint memorial service for eight Russian agricultural experts who lost their lives in Kampong Cham province on Aug. 23, 1983.A memorial for the experts will also be constructed, and its location is yet to be decided.
Phnom Penh, October 2, 2023 --The World Bank on Monday projected its growth forecast for Cambodia to 5.5 percent in 2023, thanks mainly to the revival of the services sector and improvements in agricultural production.According to the World Bank’s East Asia and Pacific Economic Update, given the relatively fast pace of growth, the pace of poverty reduction is expected to accelerate. Downside risks include weaker-than-expected global demand, a protracted period of tighter global financial conditions, and/or a renewed oil and food price shock.The tourism and hospitality industries are likely to accelerate further, with a projected increase in international arrivals, while exports and foreign direct investment inflows are expected to be strengthened by the newly ratified free trade agreements, a substantial increase in private and public investment in key physical infrastructure, and structural and sectoral reforms.The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement and other free trade have given a boost to the Kingdom's economic growth, said Aaditya Mattoo, chief economist of the World Bank’s East Asia Pacific Region.“Certainly the RCEP agreement by creating greater predictability of market access and by inducing some reforms in Cambodia's own policies can be expected to help both to generate new trade and new investment flows and hopefully to help Cambodia in its goal of diversifying its economy and its exports which have been heavily reliant on garment so far,” he said during a video press conference on the launch of the World Bank’s East Asia and Pacific Economic Update, on Monday.In 2024, the economy is expected to improve further, growing at 6.1 percent as goods exports are projected to also improve and gradually diversify, while FDI inflows will likely be boosted by the new Law on Investment, said the report.Over the medium term, the economy is expected to trend back to potential, growing at 7 percent, read the report.