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Revenue from international tourism dips 80 per cent in 2020

Cambodia booked just $1.023 billion in international tourism revenue last year, representing a 79.4 percent nosedive from $4.919 billion in 2019 due to the sweeping effects of the global Covid-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Tourism reported on April 19. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/revenue-international-tourism-dips-80-cent-2020

CRF head asks city hall to ease market circulation of rice

A prominent rice industry representative on April 19 asked the Phnom Penh authorities to loosen constraints on the movement of milled rice within restricted areas in the capital and adjacent Takmao town, amid a two-week lockdown that has been imposed to contain the current spread ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/crf-head-asks-city-hall-ease-market-circulation-rice

Taxpayers still able pay online during lockdown

The General Department of Taxation (GDT) has advised taxpayers and tax service agencies located in lockdown-restricted areas to electronically file income tax returns and avoid the risk of spreading the novel coronavirus. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/taxpayers-still-able-pay-online-during-lockdown

Cambodia registers about 8,000 trademarks in 2020

Local and international companies registered 7,997 trademarks with the Ministry of Commerce 2020, up 30 percent over the previous year, the ministry reported. The ministry said it mediated 23 cases of infringement and dissolved 37 trademarks during the year. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodia-registers-about-8000-trademarks-2020

Don’t worry about the rice market: Minister to farmers

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon said farmers should not be worried about rice markets despite the nation’s milled rice exports to international destinations being down in the first quarter of the year. ...

Sar Socheath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50837501/dont-worry-about-the-rice-market-minister-to-farmers/

Gov’t revenue exceeds $1.6bn in first quarter

The Cambodian government earned some $1.6 billion in revenue in the first quarter of 2021 from tax and customs.  This represents close to a 25 percent increase compared with revenue achieved during the same period in 2020. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50837481/govt-revenue-exceeds-1-6bn-in-first-quarter/

Gov’t mulls Angkor entry for vaccinated foreign tourists in Q4

International tourists with proof of Covid-19 vaccination in the fourth quarter (Q4) of this year could be allowed into Siem Reap province’s Angkor Archaeological Park even within 14 days of arrival to Cambodia, amid tentative government plans to ease its quarantine policy, according to Minister ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/govt-mulls-angkor-entry-vaccinated-foreign-tourists-q4

France mulls $95M in agri-loans

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries expects to receive €80 million ($95 million) in loans this year from the French government and Asian Development Bank (ADB) to develop two projects that support Cambodian agricultural value chains. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/france-mulls-95m-agri-loans

NPA grants $1.6 million for cluster munition clearance

Cambodia Mine Action Center (CMAC) and Norwegian People Aid (NPA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Friday, granting $1.6 million for cluster munition clearance and surveys. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50837434/npa-grants-1-6-million-for-cluster-munition-clearance/

ADB asked to craft game plan for monorail, subway

The Ministry of Public Works and Transport on April 6 asked the Metro Manila-based Asian Development Bank (ADB) to help devise strategies for monorail and subway projects planned for Phnom Penh. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/adb-asked-craft-game-plan-monorail-subway

Police announce tightened security for KNY

National Police Chief General Neth Savoeun has instructed officers to tighten security and public order for the upcoming Khmer New Year from April 14 to 16. ...

Sar Socheath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50835019/police-announce-tightened-security-for-kny/

ASEAN ministers to discuss cooperation with United Kingdom

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Prak Sokhonn will join his ASEAN counterparts online tomorow to discuss with British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab  how to strengthen cooperation between the 10-nation bloc and Britain. ...

Sok Samnang
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50835172/asean-ministers-to-discuss-cooperation-with-united-kingdom/

More trade centres planned for China

The Ministry of Commerce is working to establish more trade centres in China with the aim of promoting Cambodian products and boosting Khmer exports to China. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50835069/more-trade-centers-planned-for-china/

Commerce ministry posts 50.8% dip in revenue

The Ministry of Commerce posted $12.7 million in revenue for 2020, down by 50.83 per cent over $26.60 million in 2019, driven down by reductions in business registration fees and an increasing number of merchants self-certifying their products’ origins. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/commerce-ministry-posts-508-dip-revenue

PM: Use more Cambodian products

Prime Minister Hun Sen on April 1 appealed to Cambodians’ sense of patriotism to use more local products and called on producers to provide an extra dose of care in their operations to win over consumers. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/pm-use-more-cambodian-products

Electronic, electrical exports hit $755.34M

Cambodia exported $755.34 million worth of electrical equipment and electronic components to international markets in 2020, up 31.49 per cent compared to $574.44 million in 2019, according to the Ministry of Commerce. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/electronic-electrical-exports-hit-75534m

Tesla ‘yet to request’ business licence

South African-born US entrepreneur Elon Musk’s Tesla Inc has not yet requested a business licence with the Ministry of Commerce as of April 6, ministry spokesman Pen Sovicheat told The Post. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/tesla-yet-request-business-licence

Land clearing accusations from 2008 under scrutiny

The Ministry of Environment has sent a team to investigate land disputes at two locations covering over 100ha. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/land-clearing-accusations-2008-under-scrutiny

Traffic accidents drop by 17 percent in Q1

Number of road accidents saw a decrease of 17 percent or 153 cases in the first quarter of this year, compared to the same period in 2020. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50834544/traffic-accidents-drop-by-17-percent-in-q1/

New Bokor City gears up for council election

Newly established Bokor City is preparing for councils to be chosen by “non-universal election” ...

Chhun Sunly
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50833989/new-bokor-city-gears-up-for-council-election/

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