Cambodia, Thailand end cross-border rail transport talks

Cambodia and Thailand on Friday concluded negotiations on the transport of goods and people by train across their shared border, with an official agreement expected to be signed in upcoming months. The ball is now on Thailand’s court, according to Cambodian officials, who said they are now waiting on their Thai counterparts to hold internal discussions before a final agreement on cross-border rail transport between the two countries can be signed. The last section of the western rail l...
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Tourism industry unruffled by election – experts

Tourism officials and industry insiders say the upcoming election is not affecting the flow on tourists into the Kingdom. Kong Sophearak, director of the Statistics Department of the Ministry of Tourism, told Khmer Times that despite this month’s election and the ongoing political rallies throughout the country, the number of inbound and outbound tourists match government’s expectations. “We predicted a 10 percent growth in tourists this year, and so far that’s exactly what we are seei...
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Cambodia Airways’ maiden flight takes to the skies

The local aviation industry welcomed a new player yesterday, with Cambodia Airways’ maiden flight taking to the skies in Phnom Penh and landing in Siem Reap. The new airline is a locally-owned and operated enterprise and part of Prince International Airlines Company Limited. It will prioritise the development of domestic routes during its initial months, said Sok Ravy, marketing manager at the airline, eventually shifting its focus to regional and international flights. “We decided to ...
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Aviation training programme winds up

The project to build a civil aviation centre in Phnom Penh, a programme funded by the Korean government, officially came to an end yesterday, with Cambodians taking over instructor positions that were being held by Korean aviation professionals. Located at Phnom Penh’s international airport, the Civil Aviation Training Centre (CATC), was built last year to train local aviation professionals. The project had a budget of $10 million, provided by the Korean International Cooperation Agency (K...
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Organic programme on track to yield 5,000 tonnes of produce in 2018

A programme launched last year to boost agricultural production in eight key provinces is expected to produce more than 5,000 tonnes of chemical-free vegetables in 2018, twice as much as last year’s production, according to the Ministry of Agriculture. ‘Boosting Food Projection 2017-2019’ is a government programme with a budget of $20 million, half of which is going towards vegetable production, with the other half used for rice. Eight provinces are targeted by the initiative: Kandal, Battamb...
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