Government

Electronic tax filing for medium and large payers

The General Department of Taxation (GDT) has officially now put into operation an electronic filing system for all medium and large taxpayers starting from early this month, according to a senior official of the department. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50730465/electronic-tax-filing-for-medium-and-large-payers/

Cambodia to lose $3bn in revenue from tourism sector

Minister Thong Khon said during the launch of additional safety measures for tourism-based business that the global virus has hit the tourism sector the hardest around the world and Cambodia will see it’s foreign and local visitors decline by about 70 percent and 50 percent ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50730893/cambodia-to-lose-3b-in-revenue-from-tourism-sector/

FAO gives policy recommendations in response to dire farming warning

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has said the country’s economically crucial agriculture sector must implement a raft of new measures to combat escalating natural disasters that are threatening Cambodian crops and livestock. ...

Harrison White
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50730610/fao-gives-policy-recommendations-in-response-to-dire-farming-warning/

Call for more power investments to meet province’s demand

Banteay Meanchey administration said the province boasts potential investment activities which need more power to meet local demand as it aims to reduce the energy imports from its neighbour Thailand in the northwest. ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50730649/call-for-more-power-investments-to-meet-provinces-demand/

Cambodia, Timor-Leste agree to promote tourism cooperation

Timor-Leste has expressed a consistent aim to expand tourism cooperation while the Cambodian side urged Timor-Leste to accelerate the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on tourism cooperation between the two countries. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50730294/cambodia-timor-leste-agree-to-promote-tourism-cooperation/

Youth cyclists blocked in Koh Kong province

Koh Kong provincial police confiscated more than 10 bicycles from a group of Mother Nature Organisation youths who were riding from Koh Kong province to Phnom Penh to submit a petition to Prime Minister Hun Sen proposing that Koh Kong Krao Island be certified a ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/youth-cyclists-blocked-koh-kong-province

20,000 tonnes of yellow bananas exported in first five months

During the first five months of 2020, Cambodia exported 22,762 tonnes of yellow bananas, wherein 14,414 tonnes to Vietnam and 8,348 others to China. The update was provided by Veng Sakhon, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries when inspecting the progress of agro-industrial crop development ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50730189/20000-tonnes-of-yellow-bananas-exported-in-first-five-months/

Local pepper prices rebound

Local pepper farmers have reported a sharp increase in the price of the commodity rising almost 100 percent, after Chinese buyers resumed fulfilling orders as the country slowly recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.​ ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50729705/local-pepper-prices-rebound/

Vietnam ambassador questioned over border tents

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has questioned Vietnamese ambassador to Cambodia Vu Quang Minh over the setting up of tents by its soldiers in a disputed border area in Kandal province. .. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50729509/vietnam-ambassador-questioned-over-border-tents/

New ambassadors told to promote bilateral ties with host countries

National Assembly President Heng Samrin yesterday advised nine newly appointed ambassadors to protect the country’s sovereignty, strengthen ties and promote trade and investment with their host countries. ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50729182/new-ambassadors-told-to-promote-bilateral-ties-with-host-countries/

Cambodia reaffirms commitment to host the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Nov 2020

Cambodia has reaffirmed that it will host the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit in November, said Luy David, Secretary of State of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, stressing that it will be the world’s largest summit post-COVID-19. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50728976/cambodia-reaffirms-commitment-to-host-the-asia-europe-meeting-asem-nov-2020/

South Korea contributes to expand Cambodia’s COVID-19 testing capacity

The South Korean government today donated COVID-19 test kits to the Cambodian Health Ministry to aid in the Kingdom’s fight against the deadly pandemic. ...

Va Sonyka
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50728518/south-korea-contributes-to-expand-cambodias-covid-19-testing-capacity/

Kingdom urges GMS countries to boost drug control actions

Gen. Meas Virith, Secretary General, National Authority for Combating Drugs (NACD) requested Greater Mekong Sub regional (GMS) countries to foster the implementation of drug control action plans. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50728465/kingdom-urges-gms-countries-to-boost-drug-control-actions/

Ministry of Health warns of dengue fever as rainy season looms

The Ministry of Health has warned the public of the likely increase in dengue fever cases in the coming weeks due to the onset of the rainy season. ...

Va Sonyka
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50728458/ministry-of-health-warns-of-dengue-fever-as-rainy-season-looms/

Cambodia’s rice exports up by 42 percent in first five months

Cambodia has exported 356,097 tonnes of milled rice to foreign markets during the first five months of this year.​ The figure shows an increase by 105,925 tonnes or 42.34 percent compared to the same period in the previous year, according to Minister of Agriculture, Forestry ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50728658/cambodias-rice-exports-up-by-42-percent-in-first-five-months/

EU to assist tourism sector post COVID-19

Cambodia has requested the European Union assist the Kingdom’s hard-hit tourism sector once the COVID-19 pandemic has been resolved and international travel begins again. ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50728834/eu-to-assist-tourism-sector-post-covid-19/

Local vendors shun small US currency

Reports of local vendors refusing to accept small US currency banknotes has continued over the weekend, despite repeated calls from both the Kingdom’s central bank and Prime Minister Hun Sen that all US currency banknotes will still be considered “legal tender”. ...

Harrison White
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50728832/local-vendors-shun-small-us-currency/

Cambodia calls for help in drug battle

At a Wednesday meeting of the signatories to the Mekong Memorandum of Understanding on Drug Control, National Authority for Combating Drugs (NACD) secretary-general Meas Virith requested participating countries and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to seek a solution for the region’s burgeoning ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodia-calls-help-drug-battle

Calls for cellular improvement

The Ministry of Post and Telecommunications (MPTC) has called all cellular operators to improve their signals in the Kingdom, as the network experiences a surge in use because of growth and COVID-19 isolation policies. ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50727793/calls-for-cellular-improvement/

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