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More unemployment benefits on the way for garment and tourism sectors

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training has announced the provision of the 60th round of unemployment benefits for over 5,000 workers in the garment and tourist sectors affected by the pandemic. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/more-unemployment-benefits-way-garment-and-tourism-sectors

NBC: Fintech fuels 2020 boom in Kingdom's payment systems

Payment systems in Cambodia have seen remarkable strides in line with the evolution of financial technology (fintech) and significantly contribute to the development of the national economy, as digital transactions witness a Covid-19 boom, the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) said in the 2020 annual ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/nbc-fintech-fuels-2020-boom-kingdoms-payment-systems

Sweden and EU continue to fund Parliament-focused NGO’s Cambodian efforts

Sweden and the EU on May 11 provided $1.5 million for a two-year project spanning 2021-2022 to support the Parliamentary Centre of Asia’s (PCAsia) Cambodian activities. The agreement was signed virtually on May 11. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sweden-and-eu-continue-fund-parliament-focused-ngos-cambodian-efforts

People hit hard by lockdown to receive cash

The government has launched the ‘Post-Lockdown Social Assistance in Cash” scheme to support poor people who have been seriously affected by the recent lockdown. The aid will also be provided to families whose members have died from Covid-19 and households whose members had contracted the ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/people-hit-hard-lockdown-receive-cash

Three parties field candidates for Bokor town council election

The National Election Committee (NEC) has officially accepted the registration of three political parties along with candidates to run in the Bokor municipal council election in Kampot province. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/three-parties-field-candidates-bokor-town-council-election

Ministry set May 10 as World Migratory Bird Day

The Ministry of Environment has designated May 10 as the date to observe World Migratory Bird Day each year to raise awareness about the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-set-may-10-world-migratory-bird-day

Cambodia’s exports to Vietnam up 443% in first three months

Cambodia exported $ 1.47 billion worth of products to Vietnam in the first quarter of 2021, a dramatic increase of 443% from the same period last year. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50853469/cambodias-exports-to-vietnam-up-443-in-first-three-months/

Ministries discuss ‘3+1 reforms’

Ministry of Justice officials held a meeting with other ministries on May 4 to discuss four areas of government reform, including public finance, public administration, sub-national administration and justice. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministries-discuss-31-reforms

Cambodia expects China, RCEP to help boost economic recovery

Amid the raging COVID-19 pandemic, Cambodia’s economy in 2020 registered its slowest growth since 1994. However, the country’s growth is projected to rebound this year, thanks to its newly-signed bilateral free trade agreement with China and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).   ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50847787/cambodia-expects-china-rcep-to-help-boost-economic-recovery/

Paper-based distance learning for students in Ratanakiri

Plan International together with Ratanakiri’s provincial Office of Education has initiated a paper-based distance learning approach for students affected by school closures. ...

Rhea Mae Soco
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50847678/paper-based-distance-learning-for-students-in-ratanakiri/

Tourist resorts expected to start back up

At least 200 tourist resorts are expected to resume operations after the end of an inter-provincial travel ban and tourist-resort closures across the country. On April 25, the government lifted the travel ban and ended the closures of tourist destinations across the country, except for ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/tourist-resorts-expected-start-back

Ministry defends private-vendor move

The Ministry of Commerce on April 27 responded to criticism that allowing private vendors to sell essential goods at designated locations would run contrary to government preventive health measures – which prohibit gatherings – to stem the spread Covid-19. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/ministry-defends-private-vendor-move

Illegal imports sinking local aquaculture

While local aquaculture has started to grow significantly in recent years, the business community is increasingly facing competition from illegal imports, according to the Cambodian Aquaculturist Association (CAA). ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/illegal-imports-sinking-local-aquaculture

Kingdom may drop quarantine for vaccinated tourists in Q4

The Ministry of Tourism will work with the Ministry of Health to evaluate the feasibility of international tourists from low-risk countries and territories who have been fully vaccinated against the novel coronavirus to enter the Kingdom with little or no quarantine stay. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/kingdom-may-drop-quarantine-vaccinated-tourists-q4

Signing of Korea trade deal postponed

The formal signing of the Cambodia-South Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA), scheduled for mid-year, will be postponed due to disruptions from the Covid-19 outbreak stemming from the February 20 community incident, according to a spokesman for the Ministry of Commerce. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/signing-korea-trade-deal-postponed

Agriculture ministers discuss food security in Asia-Pacific

The Cambodian government, through the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, is committed to promoting agricultural diversification as part of its battle against Covid-19 in order to maintain a stable business environment and people’s livelihoods during the health crisis. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/agriculture-ministers-discuss-food-security-asia-pacific

Safe foods stores keep prices steady amid lockdown

A number of safe-agricultural-product specialist stores in Phnom Penh have expressed their commitment to maintain the prices of their commodities and contribute to the government’s efforts to improve people’s livelihoods during the ongoing two-week coronavirus lockdown in Phnom Penh and adjacent Takhmao town in Kandal ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/safe-foods-stores-keep-prices-steady-amid-lockdown

Commerce ministry rolls out mobile markets to Red Zones

The Ministry of Commerce on April 20 dispatched five trucks to seven “Red Zones” to sell food products and groceries at below-market prices during the ongoing two-week coronavirus lockdown in Phnom Penh and adjacent Takmao town in Kandal province, according to undersecretary of state Pen ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/commerce-ministry-rolls-out-mobile-markets-red-zones

Lockdown opens a window for e-commerce

With authorities tightening security to prevent community transmission in Phnom Penh and Kandal province’s Takhmao town, e-commerce activity, cashless payments and delivery services have logged a notable rise, swiftly becoming new features of the digital world in Cambodia. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/lockdown-opens-window-e-commerce

COs still issued amid lockdown, logistics bottlenecks

The Ministry of Commerce urged producers and exporters to continue applying for certificates of origin (CO) despite transport and logistics issues stemming from the ongoing lockdown in Phnom Penh and Takhmao town. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cos-still-issued-amid-lockdown-logistics-bottlenecks

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