Garment exports fall, factories hit by virus

Exports in garment sector dropped more than 5 percent to around $3.78 billion in the first half of the year, according to a spokesman of the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training. ...

Sok Chan
http://khmertimeskh.com/50743103/garment-exports-fall-factories-hit-by-virus/

Families told to register for cash handouts

The government has called on poor families to apply to commune authorities for evaluation to receive financial support during the Covid-19 crisis. A $300 million budget has been planned for implementation within a year.​ ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/families-told-register-cash-handouts

ADB approves $250 million Covid-19 loan

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Wednesday approved a $250 million loan to help the Cambodian government respond to the Covid-19 pandemic by strengthening the healthcare system and increasing social assistance to the poor and vulnerable. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/adb-approves-250-million-covid-19-loan

Ministry allows holding of exit exams in school premises

The Ministry of Education today allowed university students to sit for a two-days exit examination at school premises after a three-month-long closure, which was imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus. ...

Som Kanika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50742345/ministry-allows-holding-of-exit-exams-in-school-premises/

Svay Rieng province sees over 2300 workers return in 2020

The deputy provincial governor of Svay Rieng has said that as of July 1, 2,317 people, of which 863 were females and 99 children, returned to the province in 2020. ...

Khann Chanvirak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50742354/svay-rieng-province-sees-over-2300-workers-return-in-2020/

More than 10,000 workers suspended

More than 10,000 workers at 18 factories in Svay Rieng province have been suspended because of Covid-19, said provincial deputy governor Ros Pharith. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/more-10000-workers-suspended

Outside help to support visitors

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the United Nations agency responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism, will support Cambodia to restore the tourism sector after COVID-19 ends, according to Tourism Minister Thong Khon.   ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50741805/outside-help-to-support-visitors/

ASEM supports Kingdom’s decision to postpone meeting amid Covid

The 13th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM13) scheduled to be held in Cambodia in November has been postponed until mid-2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation press statement released on Saturday said. The decision was made during a two-day meeting ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/asem-supports-kingdoms-decision-postpone-meeting-amid-covid

Rocky road for logistics after dull H1

Cambodia Logistics Association (CLA) president Sin Chanthy told The Post on Thursday that despite the current surge in agricultural product exports – especially milled rice – overall activity in the sector saw minimal growth last month compared to March, April and May, with goods shipments ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/rocky-road-logistics-after-dull-h1

CRF requests year-long loans for rice millers

The Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) has asked the state-owned Agricultural and Rural Development Bank (ARDB) to extend its loan repayment period to 12 months to help rice millers buy paddy. The request was made on Wednesday at a meeting with Cambodia Chamber of Commerce (CCC) ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/crf-requests-year-long-loans-rice-millers

400 factories in Cambodia suspend operations, affecting over 150,000 workers due to COVID-19

About 400 garments, footwear and travel goods factories in Cambodia have suspended their operations, leaving over 150,000 workers jobless due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a joint statement on Wednesday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50740479/400-factories-in-cambodia-suspend-operations-affecting-over-150000-workers-due-to-covid-19/

Tourism savaged by COVID-19

As of May, government data shows COVID-19 forced the closure of nearly 3,000 tourism-based business and left more than 45,045 staff members unemployed. The unemployment and rising debt would severely affect the social economy while the Minister of Tourism estimated that the tourism sector would ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50740504/tourism-savaged-by-covid-19/

Quarantine being reviewed for investors and experts

The government will adjust quarantine measures and prepare special arrangements for potential investors, technical experts and consultants who come to the Kingdom, said senior officers of the State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (SSCA). ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50739808/quarantine-being-reviewed-for-investors-and-experts/

NGO report: Gov’t wrong to evict poor

Prek Pnov district authorities have denied a report by NGO Sahmakum Teang Tnaut (STT) which claims that it continued to evict poor families from their homes over the past three months while they struggled financially due to the Covid-19 pandemic. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngo-report-govt-wrong-evict-poor

Questioned: Survey which finds indebted workers’ suffering worsened by pandemic lay-offs

A survey, the methodology and accuracy of which has been questioned by the  Ministry of Labour and conducted by two NGOs and a union has found that tens of thousands of garment workers in Cambodia are struggling to repay microfinance debts following work stoppages and ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50739894/questioned-survey-which-finds-indebted-workers-suffering-worsened-by-pandemic-lay-offs/

PM demands transparency in cash aid distribution

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday said harsh action will be taken against authorities found committing any irregularities in the disbursement of cash aid for poor and vulnerable families hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50739807/pm-demands-transparency-in-cash-aid-distribution/

Covid patient discharged from hospital

The Ministry of Health on Monday said a Covid-19 patient has recovered and been discharged from the Khmer–Soviet Friendship Hospital. This brings the number of recovered patients to 130 out of the 141 patients in the Kingdom – or about 92 per cent. Another eleven ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/covid-patient-discharged-hospital

PPAP works to soften virus hit

Listed state-owned port operator Phnom Penh Autonomous Port (PPAP) has doubled down on its commitment to enhance its business performance during the global health crisis by reducing expenses and postponing non-urgent investment, director-general Hei Bavy told its annual meeting on Friday.​ ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/ppap-works-soften-virus-hit

Teaching young women digital literacy

SHE Investments, a social enterprise to support women micro-small entrepreneurs (MSMEs) is joining as a Cambodian partner for Youth Business International’s Rapid Response Recovery Programme, funded by Google.org, to support women entrepreneurs to build digital literacy skills to enable them to recover and rebuild from ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50739209/teaching-young-women-digital-literacy/

After massive growth, special economic zone will face hurdles

Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone Plc (PPSEZ) will suffer severely from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic this year after reporting healthy results in 2019, according to the company’s senior officials. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50739183/after-massive-growth-special-economic-zone-will-face-hurdles/

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