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Industry leaders continue to call for further economic support

Business advocates are continuing to call on the Cambodian government to further support the local economy during and after the COVID-19 pandemic – through the implementation of collateral-free working loans and new policies to encourage more foreign direct investment in the Kingdom. ...

Harrison White
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50726929/industry-leaders-continue-to-call-for-further-economic-support/

E-literacy programme launched for out-of-school youth

Cambodia has launched a so-called Distance Learning of Literacy and Beep Teaching Video to promote literacy among out-of-school youth amidst COVID-19 threat. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50726374/e-literacy-programme-launched-for-out-of-school-youth/

Prime Minister reiterates, strenuously for social distancing to be continued

Prime Minister Hun Sen advised the public yet again to stay away from crowded places to prevent the spreading of COVID-19 infection after two new cases have been reported in the Kingdom. ...

Va Sonyka
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50726242/prime-minister-reiterates-strenuously-for-social-distancing-to-be-continued/

Tourism reports 50 percent increase in two weeks

More than 250,000 tourists have visited popular destinations across the country over the last two weeks, an increase of almost 50 percent compared the previous fortnight in late April, according to the Ministry of Tourism. ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50726122/tourism-reports-50-percent-increase-in-two-weeks/

Anti-virus measures in place

The government yesterday announced the lifting of the entry ban on people from six countries, more than two months after it was put in place to prevent imported virus cases from entering Cambodia. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50725246/anti-virus-measures-in-place/

Government lifts travel ban for people from six countries

The government announced the lifting of the travel ban for people from six countries but they need health certificates issued by their individual country to confirm they are free of coronavirus. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/725131/government-lifts-travel-ban-for-people-from-six-countries/

Smart gives $1m from virus fund

Smart Axiata announced yesterday that it has begun disbursing funds from its $1 million COVID-19 Relief Fund to the Institut Pasteur du Cambodge, Open Institute, Friends International and Southeastern Globe Communications, according to a company statement. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50725375/smart-gives-1m-from-virus-fund/

Museums to be reopened next month

In an announcement, Health Minister Mam Bun Heng said the decision was made during a meeting of the National Committee for Combating COVID-19 on May 12 and with greenlight from Prime Minister Hun Sen. ...

Taing Rinith
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/725090/museums-to-be-reopened-next-month/

Private education sector reports 50 percent paycut

The president of the Federation of Education Services in Cambodia (FESC) has said that the government needs to expand the scope of its COVID-19 response package to include the private education sector. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50725372/private-education-sector-reports-50-percent-paycut/

Two Thai provinces to open border for Cambodians seeking emergency medical help

While Cambodia and Thailand are continuing a lockdown of their common border to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, low-level negotiations between both sides at the Oddar Meanchay international checkpoints have yielded a compromise – The Thais will allow residents in the province needing medical ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/724587/two-thai-provinces-to-open-border-for-cambodians-seeking-emergency-medical-help/

Cambodia expects Chinese tourists to drive its tourism growth after COVID-19 outbreak

Cambodia is hoping that Chinese tourists will drive its tourism growth when the world is cleared of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tourism Minister Thong Khon said. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/724550/cambodia-expects-chinese-tourists-to-drive-its-tourism-growth-after-covid-19-outbreak/

Cambodia’s last virus victim discharged

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday called for the public’s continued prudence and vigilance to prevent a second wave of coronavirus outbreak in the Kingdom. The call comes after the last of all 122 COVID-19 patients diagnosed in the Kingdom has recovered from the deadly ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50723982/cambodias-last-virus-victim-discharged/

PM agrees to extend school closures

Prime Minister Hun Sen this morning said he has agreed to extend the school closure following a request by the Ministry of Education. ...

Va Sonyka
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50723714/pm-agrees-to-extend-school-closures/

Cambodian government gives approval for garment factories to produce masks and PPE’s

The government has approved a request by the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) for garment factories to produce all kinds of face masks, medical equipment and protective clothing for both domestic consumption and export. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50723913/cambodian-government-gives-approval-for-garment-factories-to-produce-masks-and-ppes/

IDEA asks the government to help informal workers

Independent Democracy of Informal Economy Association (IDEA) has asked the government to help support street vendors and tuk-tuk drivers as they feel the pinch amid the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50723284/idea-asks-the-government-to-help-informal-workers/

Cambodia reports no new COVID-19 cases for 30 days straight, only one still hospitalised

For the 30th consecutive day, Cambodia has unearthed zero new COVID-19 positive cases while one of the two remaining in hospital was treated and discharged Monday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50722327/cambodia-reports-no-new-covid-19-cases-for-30-days-straight-only-one-still-hospitalised/

IMF: Gov’t needs to address long-lasting employment

Economic data released this week by the International Monetary Foundation (IMF) shows that the long-lasting effects of five previous pandemics and their economic shocks have much worse effects on the employment prospects for workers with low levels of educational attainment.​​ ...

Harrison White
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50722552/imf-govt-needs-to-address-long-lasting-employment/

Energy conservation and cost-cutting measures

As the majority of the population opts to stay home during the pandemic, the domestic demand for energy has been running high. Data from the Mines and Energy Ministry stated as of last year, around 2.68 million households, or approximately 75 percent of the country’s ...

Som Kanika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50722001/energy-conservation-and-cost-cutting-measures/

Weddings, other ceremonies must be delayed: Ministry

The Health Ministry yesterday reminded the public to keep postponing wedding celebrations and any other ceremonies although there have been no new coronavirus case in the Kingdom. ...

Som Kanika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50722008/weddings-other-ceremonies-must-be-delayed-ministry/

Free vegetable seeds for farmers affected by COVID-19

Banteay Meanchey provincial officials and the Ministry of Economy and Finance announced on Wednesday that they will distribute free vegetable seeds to farmers and garment workers. ...

Som Kanika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50720984/free-vegetable-seeds-for-farmers-affected-by-covid-19/

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