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Revellers in shock after deadly Cambodian stampede

In Uncategorized on November 23, 2010 at 2:03 am

Boat races kick off Cambodian Water Festival

In Uncategorized on November 20, 2010 at 4:13 pm

Cambodian King to visit Vietnam

In Uncategorized on June 19, 2010 at 4:24 pm

Cambodian King to visit Vietnam

QĐND – Saturday, June 19, 2010, 20:49 (GMT+7)

Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni and his father, former King Norodom Sihanouk, will pay an official visit to Vietnam from June 22-25.

The visit is made at the invitation of Vietnamese State President Nguyen Minh Triet, according to a Foreign Ministry communique released on June 18.

Source: VNA

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Vietnamese goods on the way to win Cambodian market

In Uncategorized on April 9, 2010 at 8:45 pm

Vietnamese goods on the way to win Cambodian market

QĐND – Friday, April 09, 2010, 20:56 (GMT+7)

The Vietnamese high-quality and exported goods fair 2010 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia closed on April 7th.

According to the organising board, during the 5 days, the fair drew some 350,000 local people and the total sales reached US$ 3.3 million, up by 6 per cent against last year.

The organising board also said that more than 60 per cent of Vietnamese businesses have so far set up their distributors or/and retail agents in Cambodia.

Yet, Vietnamese Commercial Counselor to Cambodia, Le Bien Cuong said that there should be 4 major solutions for Vietnamese goods to further enter the local market: favorable tax policies and platforms, good logistics systems (stores, ports, support services…), more professional distribution networks and more effective and regular trade promotion and marketing programs.

Source: TT

Translated by Thu Nguyen  

Source: QDND

Smuggling spikes at Cambodian border in Tet lead-up

In Vietnam Society on January 16, 2010 at 3:04 pm

Demand for many essential goods is soaring ahead of this year’s Tet (lunar New Year), which has led to an increase in smuggling across the Cambodian border.

A transporter carries smuggled goods in a boat along Vinh Te canal in Tinh Bien District, An Giang Province. Smuggling activities along the Cambodian border have skyrocketed ahead of Tet this year. (Photo: SGGP)

A group of SGGP reporters posing as traders recently accompanied Tho, a smuggled goods broker, on a trip to An Giang Province’s Vinh Nguon town. The community is considered a gateway for illegal products imported from Cambodia to be transported to Chau Doc town.

Along a 2km road next to the Hau River, the reporters saw dozens of parking lots for cars and motorbikes with license plates from Can Tho, Kien Giang, Soc Trang and Ho Chi Minh City.

Smuggled goods were transported relentlessly on the roads, smothering the area in dust and exhaust from vehicles.

Tho led the reporters past the Cambodian border-guard into Ta Mau market, about 100m away, without being asked to show any papers. Here, a “center” displayed numerous smuggled goods for sale.

The reporters observed products for sale including wine, beer, electronics, bicycles, and mobile phones from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Japan to name a few.

Buyers simply select the goods they want, pay a deposit, and return to Vietnam to await their deliveries. Full payment is made only when the buyer receives all the goods they ordered.

After smuggled goods are transported to Vinh Nguon town, some are delivered to traders there, while the remainder is loaded onto buses or motorbikes for delivery to other localities.

On National Highway 91, which runs through An Giang Province, local residents and travelers often complain of being terror-stricken by the many speeding motorbikes carrying contraband goods. The vehicles travel extremely fast to evade authorities.

Commodities like tobacco, hard liquor, beer, and sugar are smuggled into Vietnam in large quantities, said Nh., a Can Tho province-based trader of illegal Cambodian goods.

Varieties of brandy like Remy Martin, V.S.O.P., and Remy X.O. Martin are among the items smuggled most from Cambodia since traders can earn high profits reselling them, Nh. said.

A bottle of Chivas 12, for instance, could be purchased for VND300,000 in Cambodia and sold for VND530,000 in Can Tho. A bottle of Red Label whiskey, meanwhile, can be purchased for VND170,000 and sold for VND250,000, he said.

Smuggling activities along the Cambodian border have become increasingly complicated with traders using sophisticated tactics to evade authorities, according to anti-smuggling forces in An Giang Province.

Last year, authorities uncovered 135 cases of smuggling totaling more than VND3.2 billion (US$184,000).

The provincial Customs House also found 131 cases related to illegal imports and exports worth over VND3.4 billion.

However, the actual volume of goods smuggled across Vietnam’s southeast border with Cambodia is likely much higher, said representatives of provincial agencies.

Smugglers even set up stores to sell contraband near border areas, some local goods transporters said, adding that they operate under the knowledge of a powerful, high-ranking individual.

Asked about the issue, Colonel Huynh Van Tien, Commander of the An Giang Province Border Guard, said: “The smuggling situation here may be well-known by the agencies concerned; however, many times we have planned to crack down on smugglers but failed, since smugglers knew our plans in advance”

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Major Cambodian cotton import tipped

In Vietnam Economy on October 20, 2009 at 7:58 am

Major Cambodian cotton import tipped

QĐND – Monday, October 19, 2009, 20:41 (GMT+7)

Cambodia plans to export 1,000 tonnes of cotton to Vietnam, the largest order since 1970, by the beginning of next year.

Kong Chan, managing director of Seladamex Co, said the company as well as many other Vietnamese enterprises specialising in other commodities had recently been negotiating a number of deals with Cambodian firms.

Seladamex has found new markets and begun buying additional cotton from farmers in Cambodia ’s Battambang province for 400 USD a tonne. After processing, they will export the cotton for 1,500 USD a tonne.

Trade between Vietnam and Cambodia is expected to improve next year and surge past Thailand, which has been a major trading partner of Cambodia for many years, economists have said.

Despite the global slowdown, trade between the two countries is expected to reach 2 billion USD next year. Bilateral trade reached 848 million USD for the first eight months of 2009, a drop of 29.2 percent compared to the same period last year.

Source: VNA

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Cambodian army appoints first female general

In Uncategorized on November 21, 2008 at 1:42 pm

Phnom Penh (VNA) – Cambodia has appointed Mem Sam An, the current deputy prime minister as its first female army General, local media reported.

The title was conferred by King Norodom Sihamoni at the request of Prime Minister Hun Sen.

Mem Sam An, 55, represents the south-western province of Svay Rieng. She was named the first female deputy prime minister of the Kingdom in late October.

She was formerly the minister of the National Assembly-Senate Relations and Inspection. Prior to the promotion, she held the rank of senior lieutenant general.-

Doctors provide free eye surgery for Cambodian patients

In Uncategorized on November 21, 2008 at 1:36 pm

Phnom Penh (VNA) – Doctors from the Military Hospital 175 and other hospitals in Ho Chi Minh City have performed free eye check-ups and operations on hundreds of patients in Cambodia .

The free eye-care was on offer at the Phnom Penh-based Pres Ke Komala Hospital from Nov. 15-17 as part of a cooperation programme between the healthcare sectors and the Ministries of National Defence of the two countries.

Pres Ke Komala Hospital Director Ly So Vana said this is the third time since 2006 that the Vietnamese doctors have provided free eye check-ups and treatment for local patients.

The doctors also held a seminar to share experiences and expertise with their Cambodian colleagues, whilst the leaders of the two hospitals discussed plans to construct a dedicated eye-ward at the Cambodian hospital.

Santen and Alcon, both pharmaceutical companies, also contributed to the charitable activity by donating various medical equipment and medicine, according to Nguyen Phuc Quoc, an official with Military Hospital 175.-

Cambodian, Thai troops still station in disputed border areas

In Uncategorized on November 17, 2008 at 12:37 pm

Phnom Penh (VNA) – Cambodia and Thailand have not pulled out their military troops from areas around the Preah Vihear temple despite primary agreement on troop withdrawal reached between them three days ago.

During border talks on November 12, Cambodian Foreign Minister Hor Namhong and his Thai counterpart Sompong Amornvivat agreed to withdraw troops from the Keo Sikha Kiri Svara pagoda and its surrounding areas and the area near Preah Vihear Temple, Cambodia’s news agency (AKP) reported.

However, Commander of the Division 12 of Cambodian Royal military Srey Douk said that after the talks, Thai troop has not left from the areas.-

Cambodian police chief dies in helicopter crash

In Uncategorized on November 11, 2008 at 2:31 am

Phnom Penh (VNA) – Cambodian Chief of police Hok Lundy and Deputy Commander of the military Sok Sa Em died in a helicopter crash in the evening of November 9 along with two pilots, the chief government spokesman said.

Spokesman Khieu Kanharith said General Hok Lundy and General Sok Sa Em were on their way from the capital Phnom Penh to Svay Rieng, the native province of General Hok Lundy.

According to Khieu Sopheak, spokesman of the Interior Ministry, radio contact had been lost 15 minutes after the helicopter took off from the Phnom Penh International Airport.

The helicopter came down in southeastern Svay Rieng province, he said.

“The reason for the crash was bad weather. There was a heavy rain,” Khieu Sopheak added.-