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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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/agriculture-share-kingdoms-gdp-track-hit-32-cent

Kingdom’s PPE exports up 130%

Cambodia exported just over $191.3 million worth of personal protective equipment (PPE) in the first half of this year, a 130 per cent rise from the $83.3 million recorded last year. The exports were largely driven by Covid-19 fears and a shortage of such equipment, ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/kingdoms-ppe-exports-130

Inter-ministerial meeting on Cambodia COVID-19 development response plan 2020-2022

Senior officials of Cambodia and Australia gathered in an inter-ministerial meeting here yesterday to discuss Cambodia COVID-19 Development Response Plan 2020-2022. ...

Phal Sophanith
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50752978/inter-ministerial-meeting-on-cambodia-covid-19-development-response-plan-2020-2022/

Three new imported COVID-19 cases detected, bringing tally to 251

Three male Cambodian returnees test positive for COVID-19 yesterday, bringing the total to 251, with two recoveries. ...

Khann Chan Virak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50753485/three-new-imported-covid-19-cases-detected-bringing-tally-to-251/

AMRO lowers further Cambodia’s economic growth

According to the news released from Singapore, Cambodia’s economic growth this year has been forecasted to drop from previous prediction (April) of 2.7 percent this year, and 6.8 percent next year to -1.8 percent this year and 6.5 next year. ...

Heng Panha /AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50752710/amro-lowers-further-cambodias-economic-growth/

Government issues strategies for reopening

An inter-ministerial committee has released several strategies for the reopening of educational institutions in the new academic year 2020-2021. ...

Va Sonyka
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50752692/government-issues-strategies-for-reopening/

Thailand ready to open border for Cambodian migrant workers

Thai authorities have prepared to welcome back migrant workers from Cambodia as Thailand is moving into phase 7 of its Covid-19 lockdown easing, the Pattaya Mail has reported. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50752380/thailand-ready-to-receive-cambodian-migrant-workers/

Gov’t exempts visa A and B holders from Covid fees

Airline passengers who are diplomats and officials of international organisations holding Type A and B visas for travel to Cambodia are exempted from paying Covid-19 testing fees, said the Ministry of Health in its latest adjustment of rules on Wednesday. ...

Khorn Savi
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Cambodia prepares ‘travel bubble’ plan to aid tourism

The Ministry of Tourism is moving to restore the devastated tourism sector by preparing a so-called travel bubble plan to gradually receive international tourists, even if the Kingdom is seeing a rise in new cases of COVID-19. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50751509/cambodia-prepares-travel-bubble-plan-to-aid-tourism/

International remittances could plunge by millions

Cambodia could lose more than 15 percent of its international remittances in 2020 under the worst-case scenario because of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50751317/international-remittances-could-plunge-by-millions/

Battambang teachers use makeshift classrooms to tutor students

In late May, school teachers in Battambang’s Samlout district realized students were struggling to cope with studying at home – either via videos posted on social media or the daily telecasts on state broadcaster TVK. ...

Sokummono Khan and Hean Socheata
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/battambang-teachers-use-makeshift-classrooms-to-tutor-students/5528681.html

Students won’t be tested before returning to school

Students will not be tested for Covid-19 before resuming studies at 20 schools in Phnom Penh and some provinces after parents protested, saying the tests are not necessary. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/students-wont-be-tested-returning-school

Over 80 percent recovery rate noted as one more patient discharged

Another COVID-19 patient was discharged from hospital yesterday, bringing the total number of recoveries to 197, the Ministry of Health said. ...

Khann Chanvirak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50751314/over-80-percent-recovery-rate-noted-as-one-more-patient-discharged/

Gov’t extends tax holiday for tourism sector

The Cambodian government has announced two months more of tax exemptions for tourism-based businesses in the hope of easing the burden during the pandemic. The extension was announced during the fifth round of COVID-19 economic measures last week as the Ministry of Tourism begins developing ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50750936/govt-extends-tax-holiday-for-tourism-sector/

Gov’t grants two-month extension of IDPoor aid scheme

The government-funded cash scheme launched to assist IDPoor households will be extended to two more months to ease difficulties faced amid the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Va Sonyka
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50750698/govt-grants-two-month-extension-of-idpoor-aid-scheme/

Upcoming holidays to be celebrated under tight security

Tighter security will be expected across the country in conjunction with the upcoming holidays, from August 17 to 21, which was set in lieu of the postponed Khmer New Year in April. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50749968/upcoming-holidays-to-be-celebrated-under-tight-security/

Cambodia to monitor all inbound flights after ban on Malaysian and Indonesian flights

Cambodia will closely monitor flights to the country after announcing the cancellation of inbound flights from Malaysia and Indonesia from August 1. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50750082/cambodia-to-monitor-all-inbound-flights-after-ban-on-malaysian-and-indonesian-flights/

Seven new virus cases: Four Blue Helmet returnees from Mali among infected

The Health Ministry yesterday reported seven new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally number in  the Kingdom to 233. ​ ...

Khann Chan Virak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50749965/seven-new-virus-cases-four-blue-helmet-returnees-from-mali-among-infected/

Ban on outdoor exercises lifted as gyms remain closed

All sports and outdoor exercises were yesterday formally allowed to resume four months after such recreational activities were banned in a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19. The move, said the Ministry of Education, aims to promote a healthy lifestyle among the public amid ...

Som Kanika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50749530/ban-on-outdoor-exercises-lifted-as-gyms-remain-closed/

Logistics sector seeks cash aid but ‘it’s not yet a priority’

The Kingdom’s transportation sector, one of the many industries hit hard by the virus outbreak, is seeking financial support from the government even though goods traffic via water is seeing a slight recovery this month. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50749687/logistics-sector-seeks-cash-aid-but-its-not-yet-a-priority/

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