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Eco-tourism key to post-Covid recovery

Minister of Tourism Thong Khon on November 21 outlined seven key recommendations for more efficient and effective post-Covid-19 development of the eco- and community-based tourism segments, with emphasis on turning challenges into opportunities. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/eco-tourism-key-post-covid-recovery

SME Bank loans top $410M, help over 3K businesses

The state-owned Small and Medium Enterprise Bank of Cambodia Plc (SME Bank) has disbursed some $418 million in loans to at least 3,185 small- and medium-sized enterprises (SME) since its foundation, as of October 31, to keep them from going under during the height of ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/sme-bank-loans-top-410m-help-over-3k-businesses

Draft 2023 financial law responds to post-pandemic economy

The draft Law on Financial Management 2023 is under review with the Council of Ministers and has been drawn up in response to the Cambodian economy recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic. ...

Seng Mengheng
https://kiripost.com/stories/cambodia-draft-2023-financial-law-post-pandemic-economy

Cambodia stays on growth path, set to expand 6.6%

The Kingdom of Cambodia continues on its high growth path in the post-Covid pandemic scenario and is set to report robust growth this year as well as the next few years, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). ...

Prakash Jha
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501177183/cambodia-stays-on-growth-path-set-to-expand-6-6/

Pandemic pushes public mistrust in the media

The pandemic has thrown additional hurdles to the media landscape as there is a quiet resignation of consuming news in the region, the head of a research centre said on Thursday, claiming people find news troublesome, problematic, and biased. ...

Prak Chan Thul
https://kiripost.com/stories/pandemic-pushes-public-mistrust-in-the-media

Kingdom ranks fourth in latest Nikkei Covid-19 Recovery Index

Cambodia has ranked fourth out of 121 countries in the Nikkei Covid-19 Recovery Index and top of the pile for the ASEAN region, scoring 76.5, according to this month’s latest update. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdom-ranks-fourth-latest-nikkei-covid-19-recovery-index

Health guidelines issued for nat’l Grade 12 examinations

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport instructed public and private schools to implement strict health measures at all locations which have been designated as testing centres for national Grade 12 examinations. In addition, it ordered that temperature screening be employed, to ensure all possible ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/health-guidelines-issued-natl-grade-12-examinations

Cambodian PM calls on ASEAN to strengthen cooperation for socio-economic recovery from pandemic

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said here on Thursday that the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) needs to strengthen cooperation for the sustainable and resilient recovery of the region’s socio-economic development. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501168533/cambodian-pm-calls-on-asean-to-strengthen-cooperation-for-socio-economic-recovery-from-pandemic/

COVID-19 pandemic not to affect ASEAN Summit and national development

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday morning said that even though Covid-19 new cases are still found in Cambodia, the pandemic will neither affect the ASEAN Summit in November nor the national development. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501167092/covid-19-pandemic-not-to-affect-asean-summit-and-national-development/

COVID-19 pandemic in Cambodia well under control

Cambodia has continued to well control the COVID-19 pandemic as the country reported just two new community cases and one more recovery on October 5. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501163701/covid-19-pandemic-in-cambodia-well-under-control/

Covid papers ‘not needed’ upon entry to Kingdom

Cambodia has apparently taken the final step towards full reopening of the country without Covid-19 restrictions by removing all requirements for inbound travellers, who until now had to show health certificates indicating that they have tested Covid-19 negative in the past 72 hours as well ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/covid-papers-not-needed-upon-entry-kingdom

PM Hun Sen highlights Cambodia’s anti-COVID-19 efforts at 77th UNGA

Prime Minister Hun Sen,  has underscored Cambodia’s efforts to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 and sustain long-term socio-economic growth. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501156996/pm-hun-sen-highlights-cambodias-anti-covid-19-efforts-at-77th-unga/

Covid advisories to stay: official

While scientists have devised tools and strategies which have helped protect the Kingdom from a serious outbreak of Covid-19 – including vaccines, medication and preventive measures – Ministry of Health spokeswoman Or Vandine said it is important to remain cautious as the virus has now ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/covid-advisories-stay-official

$1m initiative to push sustainable tourism

WWF Cambodia has launched a $1 million project to support post-Covid recovery and the development of sustainable tourism in Cambodia by introducing solar and cooling systems to the sector. ...

Mao Sreypich
https://kiripost.com/stories/1m-initiative-to-push-sustainable-tourism

Covid boom in staff seen at capital’s SEZ

Public-listed industrial-park operator Phnom Penh SEZ Plc (PPSP) revealed that employment among the 120 tenants of its Royal Group Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone (RGPPSEZ) southwest of the capital’s airport has increased by over 85 percent since 2019, despite the Covid-19 crisis and resulting job ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/covid-boom-staff-seen-capitals-sez

Impact of Covid-19 on Cambodia’s informal sector

A new book by the Asian Development Bank reveals one in five informal workers in Cambodia lost employment due to the pandemic, with women workers hit harder than men. ...

Bun Tharum
https://kiripost.com/stories/adb-impact-of-covid-19-on-cambodia-informal-sector

Health and economic concerns may hamper Pchum Ben celebrations

As Cambodia prepares to celebrate Pchum Ben, the festival of the dead, when food and other offerings are handed over at Buddhist temples, people have expressed mixed feelings, with health and economic concerns raised. ...

Seng Mengheng
https://kiripost.com/stories/health-and-economic-concerns-may-hamper-pchum-ben-celebrations

Cambodia to assess student learning to strengthen post-COVID recovery efforts

In June, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MoEYS) started their participation in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), a significant step towards understanding student learning outcomes, taking stock of what learners know, gauging the readiness of Cambodia’s youth for the future and ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501143578/cambodia-to-assess-student-learning-to-strengthen-post-covid-recovery-efforts/

Chinese COVID-19 vaccines save lives, boost economic growth in Cambodia

Chinese COVID-19 vaccines have not only helped protect the lives of Cambodian people but also boosted the economic growth in the Southeast Asian nation, an academic said on Wednesday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501143690/chinese-covid-19-vaccines-save-lives-boost-economic-growth-in-cambodia/

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