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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

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

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

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/

Aviation sector calls for government aid

The country’s main airport company, Cambodia Airports, has called for a “global and comprehensive plan” to aid the ailing aviation industry. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50703133/aviation-sector-calls-for-government-aid/

Electronic settlements encouraged

The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) is encouraging the use of electronic methods for settlements rather than using cash to prevent the possible spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50704646/electronic-settlements-encouraged/

Virus cases soar to 84, latest patients quarantined in Preah Sihanouk hotel

Twenty-nine French tourists and two Cambodians being quarantined at a hotel in Preah Sihanouk province’s Sihanoukville have tested positive for the virus after coming into contact with two COVID-19 patients, raising the tally to 84, according to a Health Ministry’s statement. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50704525/virus-cases-soar-to-84-latest-patients-quarantined-in-preah-sihanouk-hotel/

Canal renovation to rescue farmers fields in Cholkiri

The Kampong Chhnang provincial Department of Water Resources and Meteorology is speeding up dredging of a 3km canal channelling water from the Tonle Sap Lake to supply 4,000ha of rice fields in Koh Thkov commune, in Cholkiri district. ...

Khout Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/canal-renovation-rescue-farmers-fields-cholkiri

Cambodian official: no new dams planned for Mekong mainstream before 2030

A Ministry of Energy official said Tuesday that Cambodia will not develop new mainstream hydropower projects on the Mekong River for the next 10 years. ...

Sun Narin
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/cambodian-official-no-new-dams-planned-for-mekong-mainstream-before-2030/5332171.html

Financial institutions give their support to NBC’s liquidity plan

The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) on Wednesday announced the release of two more policies to increase liquidity in the local economy. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/financial-institutions-give-their-support-nbcs-liquidity-plan

Religious gatherings banned after COVID-19 infection surges

Prime Minister Hun Sen today announced a ban on all religious gatherings as COVID-19 infection surges in the Kingdom. The ban came after 11 Cambodian who had recently returned from a religious congregation in Malaysia tested positive for COVID-19. ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50702722/pm-bans-all-religious-gatherings-in-wake-of-covid-19-pandemic/

Four Cambodian river cruise vessels denied docking in Vietnam

Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered his officials to intervene in helping four Cambodian river cruise vessels which are stuck at Vietnam’s water border as its authorities denied their docking due to fear of a COVID-19 outbreak. ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/702304/four-cambodian-river-cruise-vessels-denied-docking-in-vietnam/

Upgrading Cambodia’s quality infrastructure

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Ministry of Industry and Handicraft (MIH), in partnership with the Republic of Korea, have conducted a training programme to sensitize policymakers to the requirements for upgrading the country’s quality infrastructure (QI). ...

Newsroom
https://moderndiplomacy.eu/2020/03/12/upgrading-cambodias-quality-infrastructure/

5G: Ministry proposes joint partnerships to maximise investment

The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications of Cambodia (MPTC) has asked regulators to explore the possibility of telecom operators Kingtel and Seatel jointly running as providers on Cambodia’s new 5G network. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50700681/5g-ministry-proposes-joint-partnerships-to-maximise-investment

Ministry urges journalists to respect patient privacy

The Health Ministry yesterday urged journalists not to name or show pictures of COVID-19 patients because it violates their right to privacy. ...

Sun Mesa
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50700792/ministry-urges-journalists-to-respect-patient-privacy

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