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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Kampot pepper yields to drop

Production of Kampot pepper, the first Cambodian product to obtain geographical indication status, is expected to drop this year due to heavy rains throughout the year, according to producer associations. Kampot pepper output is forecast at 70 or 75 tonnes in 2018, compared to the 80 tonnes that were produced last year, according to Ngoun Lay, president of the Kampot Pepper Promotion Association. “There has been many heavy downpours outside of the rainy season, which has damaged pepper far...
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Tonino Lamborghini Hotels & Resorts to enter local market

Tonino Lamborghini Hotels & Resorts is beginning its expansion beyond mainland China with two properties signed in Siem Reap. Join.In Hospitality Management recently announced it has entered an agreement with Hong Kong-based Shimao International Development for the development of the two properties, according to TTG Asia. Roberto Simone, COO of Join.In Hospitality Management, a company based in China, described the signing as a “major milestone”, saying it marked “the first step in our...
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