Tag: Cambodia

Swedish government funds solar energy project in Cambodia

The Swedish government has provided funding for a pilot project for a solar energy micro grid launched by The Ministry of Mines and Energy and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in Cambodia. The solar energy micro grid have been set up in three villages within two communes on a remote island of Kampong Chhnang province’s…

Civil Society Groups Ask Sweden not to abandon Cambodia Amid Democratic Decline

A total of 116 civil society organizations in Cambodia have urged the Swedish government to reverse the decision made in November to move its embassy to Thailand. The groups of local and international NGOs, associations, worker unions, and some international groups and donors have composed a letter to Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde asking her…

Swedish part time resident of Cambodia accused of illegal international gun trade

A 34 year old Swedish man is accused of arranging to buy 83 firearms through a marketplace on the so-called ‘Dark web’. The dark web is a part of the internet that isn’t visible to search engines and used for illegal activity such as illegal trade.  In this case American Homeland Security Investigation officers acted…

Sweden supports Cambodia’s Arbitration Council

Sweden has been supporting Cambodia’s Arbitration Council Foundation (AFC) since 2014 in its work to resolve labour disputes as well as promoting social dialogues to contribute to a sound industrial relation environment in Cambodia. The Arbitration Council is an independent, national institution with quasi-judicial authority derived from the Labour Law of Cambodia, established in 2003…

EuroCham Webminar vdo on Cambodian real estate, construction sector

EuroCham Cambodia has successfully hosted the Webinar “Updates During Covid-19” on topics of Real Estate and Construction Sector on 16 July 2020. Our speakers walked us through many aspects of Real Estate and Construction Sector in Cambodia before and during Covid-19, including: + Cambodia Dashboard: overview of GDP, Exports, FDIs and more which impact the…

Cambodia reopens to tourism – if you pay 3000 USD in deposit for Covid-19 treatment

Travel industry has been on hold during the pandemic breakout, although a few countries have reopened for tourism. For South East Asia, Cambodia has opened up to tourism again on 11 June 2020 with additional US$ 3000 deposit policy upon arrival for travelers. According to Timeout, along with a statement from the Finnish embassy in…

Cambodia granted automatic extension to stranded foreign travelers

The Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation announced that Cambodia decided to grant automatic extension of tourist visa (Visa T) to foreign citizens and to exempt their visa overstay fines until they are able to depart Cambodia, on 3 March 2020. According to AKP, The diplomat note had been sent to all Diplomatic…

Cambodia suspends tourist visa from 30 March 2020

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Cambodia published an official regulations statement regarding Covid-19 situation on 27 March 2020. The Royal Government of Cambodia is monitoring Covid-19 situation on daily basis and agreed to suspend tourist visa, visa on arrival, e-visa to all Foreign citizens from 30 March until 30 April 2020.…

UNICEF Cambodia encourage online study during school closure

Unicef Cambodia encourages online study during pandemic state of Coronavirus (Covid-19) Cambodia Ministry of education, youth and Sports, has processed a lesson on electronic system for students of grade 9 and 12 on six subjects after the nation announced temperary school closure. For more information, please follow the official website of MoEYS Cambodia For All…

Swedish education specialist visited rural cities in Cambodia for better understanding of the situation and how to improve it

The Steering Committee of the Swedish Capacity Development Partnership Fund (CDPF) went on a field visit and study tour to Mondulkiri province in Cambodia from the 10th to 13th December 2019. One of the main objectives was to get a better understanding of education challenges for indigenous people in the province. This was partly done…