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Thai firm to energise Poipet industrial park

Workers at SCWADO factory assemble electronic products in the border town of Poipet in Banteay Meanchey province last year. The factory will soon be part of a new special economic zone. Photo supplied

Poipet PPSEZ Co Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Phnom Penh SEZ Plc and operator of the soon to be completed Poipet Special Economic Zone (Poipet PPSEZ), signed a memorandum of understanding yesterday with a leading Thai energy provider to supply power to the 66-hectare industrial park.

Khmer Rouge tribunal interns push for pay

ECCC interns protested yesterday demanding to get paid for their internships at the United Nations. Photo supplied

More than 30 United Nations interns at the Khmer Rouge tribunal staged a short-term “strike” yesterday in response to a call by the Global Intern Coalition for an end to the “exploitative and exclusionary” practice of unpaid internships. The interns gathered for an hour in the cafeteria of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia.

Woman delivers baby on Phnom Penh bridge

Ny Chamrouen, 29, and her newborn baby rest at the Stung Meanchey Referral Hospital after she delivered the baby on Monivong Bridge yesterday morning in Phnom Penh.

Twenty-nine-year-old expectant mother Ny Chamroeun was rushing to the hospital yesterday morning when congestion on the Monivong Bridge slowed her down, forcing her to deliver her baby in the middle of Phnom Penh traffic.

Pak Beng inquiry sought

Boats dock on the bank of the Mekong River in northern Laos last year at the planned construction site for the Pak Beng Dam. International rivers

Environment Ministry official Eang Sophalleth said yesterday that he has made a request to the Mekong River Commission (MRC) that Laos adequately investigate the potential impacts of the proposed Pak Beng hydropower dam ahead of a meeting this week.

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