Ministry to build four quarantine centres

The Ministry of Health plans to build four new quarantine centres in an area about one hectare in size. ...

Khann Chanvirak

Pagodas must prepare for Pchum Ben amid pandemic

Minister of Health Mam Bun Heng has instructed provincial governors and relevant officials to implement COVID-19 transmission prevention measures in pagodas across the country in preparation of the Pchum Ben festivities. ...

Sen David

Cambodia goes for 16 days without new COVID-19 positive cases, tally remains at 273 with 265 recoveries

Amidst doom and gloom in most countries with death tolls and number of COVID-19 positive cases increasing daily, Cambodia continued its positive, no new cases trend for the 16th consecutive day. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Devastating drop in numbers at Phnom Penh’s museums

Some of Phnom Penh’s most renowned museums have seen a drop in visitors of up to 95 percent because of the COVID-19 pandemic and lack of tourism, leaving worries about theír future  and staff cutbacks. ...

Jason Boken

Australia gives $57M for vaccine programme to reopen economy

Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs granted $57 million yesterday for Cambodia and the region to have improved access to safe, effective and affordable COVID-19 vaccines. ...

Harrison White

Kindergartens, primary schools due to reopen next month

The Education Ministry today gave green light to kindergartens and primary schools to reopen next month after more than three months of closures in a bid to stem the spread of COVID-19. ...

Som Kanika

Cambodia to monitor effectiveness of Chinese C-19 vaccine before use

Ministry of Health spokeswoman Or Vandine said yesterday the ministry will continue to monitor the effectiveness of the vaccine before it makes any decision on adopting it in Cambodia. ...

Khann Chanvirak

‘Safety, data and green’ is key for transport industry

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has outlined the three key areas of safety, data management and environmental sustainability for the Cambodian and regional transport industries during and after the current COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Harrison White

PM asks LMC countries to jointly prevent COVID-19 devastation

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday asked China and Mekong countries to work together to combat the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the virus does not devastate public health in the region. ...

Ry Sochan

Seventy-one peacekeepers cleared of COVID-19

Seventy-one Cambodian blue helm ets were cleared of COVID-19 and discharged from their 14-day quarantine centre in Phnom Penh after completing their mandatory isolation. ...

Khann Chanvirak

Guidelines set for resumption of Japan-Cambodia flights

Conditions regarding the reopening of flights between Japan and Cambodia were discussed during a meeting between Prak Sokhonn, Minister of Foriegn Affairs Cambodia and Motegi Toshimitsu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan on Saturday afternoon at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs  in Capital.​ ...

Khmer Times Staff

Businesses on Siem Reap’s famed Pub Street shuttered early amidst the start of Khmer New Year holidays

Fears of COVID-19 caused bars and restaurants that had already been closed for months to put their businesses back to bed. At 11:30pm, Monday, August 17, Pub Street businesses pulled down their shutters early due to heavy crowds and worries of spread of the deadly ...

Jason Boken

Mr Hun Sen urges MFIs to sympathise with debtors’ difficulties

Prime Minister Hun Sen has reiterated his appeal to all financial institutions not to take tough actions against debtors as they (debtors) faced difficulties in repaying loans amid the COVID-19 pandemicwhich is wrecking havoc on the economy. ...

Ben Sokhean

Cambodian asks UN to delay replacement of Blue Helmet troops

Prime Minister Hun Sen has called on the United Nations to delay the replacement of Cambodian peacekeeping forces due to COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Heng Panha/AKP

Agriculture and health key for Aussie development

Australia is continuing to invest in its flagship agricultural and health development programmes because the two sectors have become vitally important for Cambodia’s response during the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Harrison White

Debt and migration during COVID-19

Strict Thai border closures, as well as water shortages, have caused increased financial hardship for villagers this year who had seen their incomes reduced as remittances from overseas fell and crops were damaged. ...

Sok Chan and Harrison White

Three-day Water Festival cancelled

The government has said it will cancel the three-day Water Festival scheduled to take place in late October in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. ...

Khann Chanvirak

Project to support migrant workers during COVID-19 crisis launched

Cambodia and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) of the United Nations have joined hands in a project to protect Cambodian migrant workers and legalise their services during the COVID-19 crisis. ...

Lon Nary

Flights from Philippines banned as 13 infected fly in from Manila

The government, advised by the Ministry of Health, has issued an official statement announcing the temporary suspension of flights from the Philippines, effective from Thursday ...

Khann Chan Virak

Agriculture share of Kingdom’s GDP on track to hit 32 per cent

The agricultural industry is on track to account for 32 per cent of Cambodia’s gross domestic product (GDP) by the end of the year as more of the Kingdom’s workforce moves into the sector, Royal Academy of Cambodia economics researcher Ky Sereyvath has said. ...

Thou Vireak

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