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Government OKs four firms for local mineral mining

27/06/2017 10:30 | 0 comments

The Ministry of Mines and Energy announced that it has granted licences to four different mining companies to explore for potential mineral resources in Kratie, Kampong Thom, Mondulkiri and Kampot.

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Maize has local farmers’ ears

22/06/2017 08:14 | 0 comments

Growing demand for animal feed is driving up both the demand and price of corn, with smallholder farmers claiming the field crop offers a more stable market than cassava.

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Building, auto sectors fuel gains for Bosch

16/06/2017 13:30 | 0 comments

Bosch (Cambodia) Co Ltd, the local subsidiary of German electronics and engineering giant Bosch Group, saw continued strong growth in 2016 on the back of the Kingdom’s rapidly expanding construction sector and automobile sales, a company executive said yesterday.

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Telecoms feel effects of ‘price war’

02/06/2017 15:24 | 0 comments

With telecommunications operators embroiled in what one industry insider called an “epic price war”, companies are starting to feel the impacts of predatory pricing sparked by Cellcard in January when it offered massively discounted mobile voice and data deals.

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Ministry to begin $20M plan for domestic vegetables

02/06/2017 15:21 | 0 comments

Implementation of a previously announced three-year $20 million programme to increase local vegetable and fragrant rice production will begin next month to help boost domestic supply and reduce imports, an agriculture official said yesterday.

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Kingdom’s farmers offered alternative to organic label

01/06/2017 08:22 | 0 comments

Cambodian smallholder farmers looking to increase their revenues can benefit from Participatory Guarantee Systems (PGS) that act as locally self-implemented organic labels and offer an alternative to more costly third-party certifications for organic produce, experts said yesterday.

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Questions raised over garment statistics

30/05/2017 13:31 | 0 comments

While Cambodia’s garment sector exhibited solid growth last year, employment levels declined, raising concerns about a potential rise in unregulated subcontracting, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said in a report released yesterday.

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Agriculture fund aims to sow seeds of growth

29/05/2017 13:20 | 0 comments

The government recently launched a programme in partnership with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to help thousands of Cambodian smallholder farmers commercialise their operations. The Accelerating Inclusive Markets for Smallholders (AIMS) project will work closely with development agencies and the local private sector to provide assistance to develop agricultural value chains. The Post’s Cheng Sokhorng sat down with IFAD Country Programme Officer Meng Sakphouseth to discuss the project.

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Training centre to help locals climb ladder at garment firms

29/05/2017 07:46 | 0 comments

The Garment Manufacturer Association of Cambodia (GMAC) will launch its new vocational training centre next month, providing courses aimed at upgrading the skills of Cambodian workers in a bid to replace the middle-management positions currently occupied predominantly by foreigners.

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Garment exports surge up EU list

26/05/2017 08:18 | 0 comments

Cambodia's garment manufacturing industry has eclipsed rival Vietnam as a supplier of products to the European Union and is on course to overtake India, a visiting industry insider said yesterday.

 
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