Japan is expected today to sign two agreements worth more than US$80 million in development funding, including a $72 million loan for two new docks at the Sihanoukville Autonomous Port, Cambodian and Japanese officials said. The docks are expected to enable Cambodia to expand shipping capabilities by allowing larger ships at the facility, they said. Construction on the port is expected to begin in 2011 and be completed by 2014, Lou Kim Chhun, director general of the port, said Tuesday. A separate $10 million aid package will be used to promote economic and social development, the Japanese Embassy said in a statement Monday.
In Brief: S'ville port funds
- Negotiations on EBA being held
In an effort to defuse tensions, a senior government official said Cambodia is negotiating with the European Union (EU) on the Everything But Arms (EBA) trade deal, which allows the Kingdom to export goods to the 28-member bloc tariff-free. The EU notified Cambodia on October 5
- Ministers to tackle sea pollutants
Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities and members of local communities have collected 77 tonnes of water hyacinth at a Sihanoukville beach, Preah Sihanouk Provincial Hall spokesperson Or Saroeun said. He told The Post yesterday that the aquatic weeds had been floating along some of the province’s
- Chinese police escort deported scam suspects
Ninety-one Chinese nationals accused of extorting money from victims in a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) scam were deported from Phnom Penh International Airport on Monday under the escort of 182 Chinese police personnel. General Department of Immigration head of investigations Ouk Hay Seila told reporters
- Sam Rainsy, government group set to clash at IPU Geneva meet?
Opposition figure Sam Rainsy has been invited to speak at the General Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Geneva, according to a former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) lawmaker. A government delegation is also set to attend the meeting, a National Assembly press release