Plant halts production amid complaints

Source : Khmer Times

Residents complained of a foul smell coming from the plant. Hang Meas

Officials in Kratie province yesterday warned a cassava flour production company in the provincial city to manage its waste after villagers complained of foul odour coming from its facilities.

Doung Chhay Savuth, director of the provincial environment department, said Sing Song, a company from Korea, will suspend production until it is able to repair its waste management system. Continue reading

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Electricity subsidy to boost manufacturing

Source : Khmer Times

The government will subsidise the electricity sector with a $50 million package that will lower electricity costs from 2019 onwards. KT/Chor Sokunthea

Cambodia’s upcoming cut in electricity costs will likely lower manufacturing and operation costs for the export-reliant nation, delivering a boost to the business sector while potentially attracting more foreign investment, top executives said.

The cut is made possible through the government’s plan to subsidise the electricity sector with a $50 million package that will bring down electricity costs from 2019 onwards. Continue reading

Two killed in rice factory blaze

Source : Khmer Times 

Police officers battle the fire in Kampong Speu province yesterday. Koh Santepheap

A rice factory fire yesterday killed two workers and injured four others in Kampong Speu province’s Odong district.

Colonel Khim Samon, Odong district police chief, said yesterday that the fire started at about 2.30 pm at the Golden Rice factory in Ksem Ksan commune. Continue reading

Russey Keo, a project away from a boom

Source : Khmer Times 

High-rise residences and mixed-use complexes will soon make their debut in Russey Keo district. Realestate.com.kh

Earlier this year, the World Bank reiterated that Cambodia’s GDP growth will stay above 6 percent through 2020. All this growth means that Phnom Penh is becoming more bustling, busy and more international with each passing day. Because of this, land and property prices are also on the rise. The outer districts of the capital, particularly Russey Keo in the north, are becoming some of the most popular areas to live and start a business. Continue reading

Dam in Sesan begins operations

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The Lower Sesan II Dam, an $800 million project, launches yesterday after more than four years of construction. AKP

The Lower Sesan II Dam, an $800 million project, was officially launched yesterday after more than four years of construction.

The dam is Cambodia’s biggest power-generation infrastructure, and will account for 20 percent of the country’s output. Continue reading

Land reclamation being monitored

Source : Khmer Times 

Trucks dump sand to expand land in a coastal area. Fresh News

Prime Minister Hun Sen has expressed willingness to support the amendment of existing laws – or support new ones – in order to prevent unauthorised reclamation projects in the Kingdom’s coastal areas.

Mr Hun Sen on Saturday during the Sea Festival in Koh Kong province said some land reclamation is allowed in some development sites such as at the Sihanoukville Autonomous Port in order to serve as a buffer zone for incoming waves and bring in tourists. Continue reading

Some land reclamation needed: PM

Source : Khmer Times

Officials from ministry of land management visited coastal area. Fresh News

Prime Minister Hun Sen has expressed willingness to support the amendment of existing laws – or support new ones – in order to prevent unauthorised reclamation projects to be conducted in the Kingdom’s sanctioned coastal areas.

Mr Hun Sen on Saturday during the Sea Festival in Koh Kong province said some land reclamation is allowed in some development sites such as at the Sihanoukville Autonomous Port in order to serve as a buffer zone for incoming waves and bring in tourists. Continue reading