Cambodia on October 16 joined other countries to observe World Food Day (WFD), held globally this year under the theme “Our actions are our future. Better production, better nutrition, a better environment and a better life”.
The preservation of today’s hard-earned global peace and prosperity remains a critical issue, as the world faces a wide range of challenges, foreign minister Prak Sokhonn told a gathering of his counterparts on October 12.
Practical and realistic steps must be taken to build constructive dialogue over the ongoing Myanmar coup standoff, Cambodian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn affirmed on October 15.
The Ministry of Health on October 16 reported 267 new Covid-19 cases, 16 of which were imported. It noted that all the cases were confirmed by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests.
A report from World Vision International Cambodia said 80 per cent of people living in 24 districts in nine provinces, which are the target areas for its clean water project, have built places to wash their hands, an increase of 26 per cent compared to 2018.
UNESCO praised the government for issuing a circular to prevent the demolition of heritage buildings in Cambodia in a bid to promote conservation and sustainable development.
In the first nine months of this year, the Ministry of Public Works and Transport caught nearly 580,000 vehicles transporting cargos over the legal limits.
The National Election Committee (NEC) said that in the first three days of voter list verification and registration that commenced on October 12, more than 30,000 new voters have been registered.
The Ministry of National Defence has resumed the construction of its Cartography Centre after a yearlong hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Officials from the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction and the Koh Kong Provincial Administration organised a lottery on October 14-15 to divide plots of land for 831 families who have been locked in a long-standing dispute with the Union Development Group.