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Japan offers $239 million in emergency assistance

Japanese Foreign Affairs Minister Motegi Toshimitsu announced yesterday Japan will provide $239 million in emergency financial assistance to support Cambodia, saying it “has suffered from adverse economic impacts as a result of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).”   ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50775690/japan-offers-239-million-in-emergency-assistance/

Cambodia logs a new COVID-19 case, bringing tally to 286

In two consecutive days, Cambodia registered another new imported case of COVID-19 on a Polish man today, raising the tally of infections to 286.   ...

Khann Chanvirak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50775390/cambodia-logs-a-new-covid-19-case-bringing-tally-to-286/

More positive outlook for Kingdom’s economy

Global financial institutions have provided a more positive outlook for Cambodia’s economic outlook because the country has been far less affected by COVID-19 than others. Cambodia’s Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) claimed that the prediction is based at least in part on the government’s ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50773770/more-positive-outlook-for-kingdoms-economy/

Roadmap to restore tourism discussed

The Ministry of Tourism and the private sector have discussed a nearly 200-page draft roadmap to restore the tourism sector during and after the COVID-19 crisis for the period 2020-2025. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50773942/roadmap-to-restore-tourism-discussed/

FAO ready to respond to food security needs in Cambodia

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) yesterday confirmed that it and its partners stand ready to support the Cambodian government to respond to COVID-19 and ensure sustainable food systems. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50773723/fao-ready-to-respond-to-food-security-needs-in-cambodia/

Heavy rain brings more misery to industry

Hard on the heels of the hardship of the global COVID-19 pandemic, which has left hundreds of thousands unemployed in the manufacturing and tourism sector, Cambodia’s industry is now struggling with the challenge of heavy flooding, which is particularly harming the  agriculture sector. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50772449/heavy-rain-brings-more-misery-to-industry/

Ministry allows public universities to reopen with COVID-19 measures​

The Ministry of Education yesterday announced that it has given a green light to public universities all over the country to reopen after months of closure to prevent the outbreak of COVID-19.​   ...

Taing Rinith
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50772511/ministry-allows-public-universities-to-reopen-with-covid-19-measures/

Covid guidelines set for festival

Prime Minister Hun Sen has instructed the Ministry of Health to issue guidelines on measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 during the upcoming Water Festival from October 30 to November 1. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/covid-guidelines-set-festival

Government insists GDP contraction for 2020 will not be more than -1.9 percent

The Royal Government will  stand by its forecast  that the economy will not  contract by more than -1.9 percent this year.  In addition, it has forecasted that  positive growth will return in 2021 with an estimated 3.5 percent. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50770067/government-insists-gdp-contraction-for-2020-will-not-be-more-than-1-9-percent/

UNESCO says COVID-19 impacts 113,000 Cambodian school personnel

While the world, including Cambodia is celebrating today the Word Teacher’s Day, UNESCO said Cambodian education sector is one of the affected-sectors by the COVID-19 pandemic.   ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50770201/unesco-says-covid-19-impacts-113000-cambodian-school-personnel/

Two new imported COVID-19 cases detected, bringing tally to 280

Cambodia registered two new imported cases of COVID-19 on foreigners today, raising the tally of infections to 280.   ...

Khann Chanvirak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50769960/two-new-imported-covid-19-cases-detected-bringing-tally-to-280/

Agreement signed to foster online learning

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports has collaborated with EZECOM, an internet provider, to further boost online learning in Cambodia. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50769128/agreement-signed-to-foster-online-learning/

Smart Axiata launches help for startups/SMEs

To support startups and small businesses across Cambodia, Impact Hub Phnom Penh is launching a new education programme for entrepreneurs with funding from Smart Axiata’s $1 million COVID-19 relief fund. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50768946/smart-axiata-launches-help-for-startups-smes/

Sustainable goals target pushed back

The Cambodian Prime Minister has suggested that the deadline of 2030 to achieve the goals of sustainable development (SDGs) might need to be reset because the progress of the agenda has been affected by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Sorn Sararth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50768526/sustainable-goals-target-pushed-back/

Smart Axiata’s 1 Million USD COVID-19 Relief Fund brings assistance to Kingdom’s farmers amid pandemic

With many garment factories, construction sites and other businesses closing due to COVID-19, thousands of workers lost their jobs and had to return home to farming and earning a living by working in agriculture.   ...

Taing Rinith
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50768611/smart-axiatas-1-million-usd-covid-19-relief-fund-brings-assistance-to-kingdoms-farmers-amid-pandemic/

‘Uncertainty’ remains over economic outlook

The World Bank has forecast a sharp contraction of negative two percent for the local economy this year, adding that Cambodia’s unfavourable growth outlook alongside disruptions to jobs and lower household incomes means poverty is likely to increase. ...

Harrison White
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50767885/uncertainty-remains-over-economic-outlook/

Obstacles to developing agriculture

Cambodia’s agriculture has become a talking point among other sectors, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has so for faced unsolved issues for years. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50766441/obstacles-to-developing-agriculture/

Premier Hun Sen seeks more investment from the US

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday said that although the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a severe impact on many Cambodians’ livelihoods and the economy, the government will not slow down its reform and development in any sector. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50765232/premier-hun-sen-seeks-more-investment-from-the-us/

Ministry ready to open schools for all

Minister of Education Hang Chuon Naron confirmed yesterday the ministry is ready to ask Prime Minister Hun Sen to begin Phase 3 of the schools reopening, as phases one and two are running smoothly. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50765624/ministry-ready-to-open-schools-for-all/

No C-19 vaccine for all: Ministry says Cambodia has not pre-ordered any supply

The Health Ministry says Cambodia will not have enough doses to distribute to the whole population when the World Health Organization finally approves any COVID-19 vaccine. ...

Khann Chanvirak
http://khmertimeskh.com/50765563/no-c-19-vaccine-for-all-ministry-says-cambodia-has-not-pre-ordered-any-supply/

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