Development projects, land sales registration move gets thumbs-up

Source : Phnom Penh Post 

A new measure reinforces the government’s requirement that all commercial land sales and development projects must be registered with the proper authorities. Pha Lina

Cambodian property insiders have welcomed a new measure that reinforces the government’s requirement that all commercial land sales and development projects must be registered with the proper authorities.

The Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction announced on Tuesday that all land development activities must be approved by the authorities in advance. Continue reading

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UN ambassador addresses rights criticism

Source : Khmer Times

Ambassador to the UN, Ney Sam Ol. Supplied.

Ney Sam Ol, Cambodian Ambassador to the United Nations, expressed disappointment on Tuesday in Geneva over a call made by the newly-appointed UNHCR head to release all political prisoners in the country.

During her opening remarks at the 39th Session of the Human Rights Council, Michelle Bachelet said the government has cracked down on dissent and independent media, jailing dozens, including former opposition officials. Continue reading

Edging closer to a cross-border rail deal

Source : Khmer Times

A train crosses the Cambodian countryside. KT/Chor Sokunthea

Cambodia and Thailand are both reviewing draft agreements for a deal on the transportation of goods and people across their shared border, a Cambodian official said, adding that the final agreement is likely to be signed before the end of the year.

The railway systems of both countries have already been unofficially connected, but to begin transporting goods and people across the border, the countries must first reach an agreement on cross-border rail transportation. Continue reading

In Photos: 14 Cambodia Political Prisoners and Activists Released

Source : VOA

Meach Sovanarra, former opposition figure, receives blessing from monks in Wat Chas after being pardoned by the King on 28th August, 2018 2018 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. (Tum Malis/VOA Khmer)


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Construction boom makes Kingdom top VN steel buyer

Source : Phnom Penh Post

A building under construction near the Olympic Stadium complex. Heng Chivoan

Growth in the Kingdom’s construction sector has led to Cambodia becoming the largest importer of Vietnamese steel, taking in nearly 40 per cent of what the neighbouring country has exported over the last seven months, data from Vietnam’s customs authority said. Continue reading

Fire destroys Cambodian-run stalls in Thai border market

Source : Khmer Times 

The fire sweeps through stalls at the Rong Kluea market in Thailand. DAP News

A fire ripped through several Cambodian-run stalls at the Rong Kluea market on the Thai side of the border near Poipet city on Saturday evening, according to an official.

City deputy fire chief Ly Vibol said yesterday that the fire at the market in Thailand’s Sakeo province was caused by a short circuit and destroyed 10 stalls but there are no reports of any injury. Continue reading

Riverbank collapses in capital

Source : Phnom Penh Post

A bulldozer puts rocks on a riverbank to prevent further collapse in Chroy Changvar district. Hong Menea

Fifty metres of riverbank in Chroy Changvar district collapsed on Saturday amid rising water levels in the Mekong and Tonle Sap rivers which have caused the capital’s riverside regions to flood.

According to Klang Huot, the district governor, traffic has been impacted by the collapse in Prek Takong village.

Huot said that the incident occurred when portions of a 20-metre tall bank gave way. Continue reading