Government

Cambodia new investments totaling $900 million spread over nine provinces

Cambodia registered 40 new investment projects worth more than US$900 million in the first three months of this year, according to the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC). ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50706552/cambodia-new-investments-totaling-900-million-spread-over-nine-provinces/

Government permits tax exemptions on specific goods

The government has issued income tax exemptions for the textile and garment, footwear and luggage sectors that produced export goods hit by the European Union’s 20 percent Everything but Arms (EBA) tariff-free status withdrawal in February. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50706195/government-permits-tax-exemptions-on-specific-goods/

Fighting corruption in business

The Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) yesterday inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Japanese Business Association in Cambodia (JBAC), to build trust and create a better investment environment for Japanese companies and other investors in Cambodia. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50706190/fighting-corruption-in-business/

Ministry to clear case backlog

The Ministry of Justice plans to launch a six-month campaign to clear a backlog of some 10,000 court cases, of which 70 per cent involve drug crimes, said Ministry of Justice spokesman Chin Malin. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-clear-case-backlog

Japan requested to recruit 100,000 for skilled workforce

Minister of Labour and Vocational Training, Ith Sam Heng, has asked Japan to increase the number of Cambodian workers to 100,000 in future as it plans to recruit 30,000 skilled workers in building maintenance alone. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/japan-requested-recruit-100000-skilled-workforce

Olympia City on schedule despite pandemic

While development projects have delayed construction due to the Covid-19 pandemic, construction of the two tallest buildings in Olympia City has not slowed, according to its project manager, Meng Chamroeun. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/post-property/olympia-city-schedule-despite-pandemic

National Assembly approves 1,000 MW coal-fired plant projects

National Assembly this morning approved coal-fired power projects with a production capacity of nearly 1,000MW. The approval was made in an extraordinary parliamentary session chaired by Samdech Akka Moha Ponhea Chakrei Heng Samrin, President of NA, with 108 lawmakers in attendance. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/category/national/

Borders still open to trade, PM says

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Hun Sen said Cambodia remains open to cross-border trade with neighbouring countries, but the borders will remain closed to citizens and travelers. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/borders-still-open-trade-pm-says

Donors give $9M to fight virus

PRIME Minister Hun Sen announced that the government had received nearly $9 million from Cambodian donors for the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. There are 96 who tested positive in the Kingdom as of Wednesday. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/donors-give-9m-fight-virus

Cambodia-Indonesia trade rise to record high in 2019

Bilateral trade between Cambodia and Indonesia jumped 46 per cent to a record high of more than $792 million last year, from $543 million in 2018, the Ministry of Commerce said. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodia-indonesia-trade-rise-record-high-2019

PM mulling emergency as virus cases rise to 96

“I am looking at the possibility in Article 22 of the Constitution to request the King to declare a state of emergency. I don’t want to use it, but if my appeal [to the people] is ineffective, Article 22 of the Constitution will be used. ...

Phuon Chansereivuth and Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-mulling-emergency-virus-cases-rise-96

Work starts to restore collapsed Kampong Cham river bank

Kampong Cham provincial authorities have started work on a project to restore nearly 200 metres of river bank which collapsed in Kampong Cham city last June. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50705311/work-starts-to-restore-collapsed-kampong-cham-river-bank/

Japan-Cambodia National Road 5 renovation project locked in

The Japanese and Cambodian governments have inked a financial cooperation agreement for the renovation of National Road 5 spanning 366 kilometres from Kandal province’s Prek Kdam area to Banteay Meanchey province’s Poipet city.​ ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50705611/japan-cambodia-national-road-5-renovation-project-locked-in/

Cambodia steps up COVID-19 awareness campaign as infected numbers rise to 91

The Premier expressed his profound thanks to the authorities at all levels for their efforts in raising public awareness on preventive measures against COVID-19 pandemic in the Kingdom. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50705574/cambodia-steps-up-covid-19-awareness-campaign-as-infected-numbers-rise-to-91/

Private company granted green light for face mask production in Phnom Penh

The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) has granted approval to HK Burltex Manufacturing Co., Ltd. to build a factory for producing face masks and all kinds of bags, according to the CDC’s statement released Tuesday. ...

Phal Sophanith
https://akp.gov.kh/post/detail/28526

Village lockdowns mulled if returning workers have COVID-19

Authorities are in the process of locating and identifying the majority of about 15,000 migrant workers who fled back to the Kingdom on Sunday before Thailand closed its borders. ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50705419/village-lockdowns-mulled-if-returning-workers-have-covid-19/

New tax rates announced for businesses and employees

The Ministry of Economy and Finance has revised the tax rates for all business owners and employees in Cambodia. Employers were instructed to deduct employee taxes according to the new rates from February onwards. Taxpayers have to submit the tax declaration by the 20th of ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-tax-rates-announced-businesses-and-employees

MoUs boost finance access for SME’s

The Agriculture and Rural Development Bank (ARDB) has signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) with the Cambodia Food Manufacture Association (CFMA) to disburse $50 million in loans from the government to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SME) for business expansion and productivity. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/mous-boost-finance-access-smes

Road traffic accidents see reduction

The National Road Safety Committee (NRSC) said since the new traffic sub-decree was implemented, there has been a considerable drop in road traffic accidents thus far in March compared to February. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/road-traffic-accidents-see-reduction

Regional appeal courts open on April 1

Three regional appeal courts set up in the provinces will serve the public on April 1, said a Justice Ministry official. All of the appeal courts will also handle complaints sent back by the Supreme Court in Phnom Penh. ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50705314/regional-appeal-courts-open-on-april-1/

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