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Cambodia a safe tourist destination as WHO praises C-19 pandemic impact management

Cambodia is a safe tourist destination with the Kingdom ranked by the World Health Organization (WHO) as among the top nations in the world with the best COVID-19 containment and impact management.​ .. ...

Buth Sela
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50803895/cambodia-a-safe-tourist-destination-as-who-praises-c-19-pandemic-impact-management/

112 garment factories open in 2020

In a tumultuous period for the garment industry, the year 2020 brought the closure of 129 factories in the Kingdom, affecting over 70,000 workers while 112 new factory openings created more than 20,000 jobs. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/112-garment-factories-open-2020

Tariffs anew for exports to US as GSP lapses

Cambodian importers and buyers of the Kingdom’s travel goods to the US are now required to pay import duties as the latter’s Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) preferential tariff system expired on December 31 and is awaiting renewal by Congress. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/tariffs-anew-exports-us-gsp-lapses

Gov’t gives $23mil to workers who lost jobs over pandemic

A total of $23 million has been given out to those affected by the closure of businesses in the tourism industry and garment factories due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50800806/govt-gives-23mil-to-workers-who-lost-jobs-over-pandemic/

Cambodia’s rubber export reach $459 million in 2020

Cambodia exported some 340,000 tonnes of rubber in 2020 generating $459 million for the national income. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50800901/cambodias-rubber-export-reach-459-million-in-2020/

New Year’s Eve attracts 700,000 tourists nationwide

The Ministry of Tourism announced today that on New Year’s Eve there were 699,724 tourists throughout the country, with 697,066 being Cambodian nationals and 2,658 foreigners. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50799894/new-years-eve-attracts-700000-tourists-nationwide/

Over 110 garment factories close

A government official said on November 22 that at least 110 garment factories had closed in the first nine months of the year and left more than 55,000 workers without jobs – but union leaders worry those numbers could be much higher. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/over-110-garment-factories-close

Tourism seaport project to be developed in Koh Tonsay, the Rabbit island

A tourism seaport project is unveiled to be constructed in Koh Tonsay (Rabbit Island), Kep province as the environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) has started. Ms. Ol Phirun, Deputy Governor of Kep province, said that the tourism seaport is an ADB-backed project and a ...

Khmer Times staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50784372/tourism-seaport-project-to-be-developed-in-koh-tonsay-the-rabbit-island/

Another four Eco-Tourism areas targeted for development

Cambodia is pushing comprehensive development packages for four other potential ecotourism communities to attract more tourists to the country. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50769496/another-four-eco-tourism-areas-targeted-for-development/

News Analysis: GMAC lawsuit opens old wounds for unknown benefits

The decision by the Garment Manufacturers Association of Cambodia (GMAC) to file a lawsuit against the European Commission (EC) has reignited the ongoing struggle between Cambodia and the European Union (EU) to promote bilateral trade and uphold a political agenda. ...

Harrison White and Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50769181/news-analysis-gmac-lawsuit-opens-old-wounds-for-unknown-benefits/

Nearly 13,000 suspended workers to receive cash allowance payments

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training has so far provided 30 cash handouts to workers in the garment and tourism sectors, with this week’s number totalling to almost 13,000 workers. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/nearly-13000-suspended-workers-receive-cash-allowance-payments

Higher budgets and more skills ‘needed to embrace digital transformation’

Cambodia is at risk of “getting left behind” if it doesn’t invest more in a digitally skilled workforce as local companies look to improve their business process and customer experience through “digital transformation”, according to a panel discussion on an industrywide survey. ...

Harrison White
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50765233/higher-budgets-and-more-skills-needed-to-embrace-digital-transformation/

New manufacturing firms provide much-needed jobs

More foreign investment is being injected into Cambodia after a manufacturing company announced a new production line and an opening of more than 1,000 new jobs in Kampong Speu province. ...

Jason Boken
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50764902/new-manufacturing-firms-provide-much-needed-jobs/

Pchum Ben provides boost in tourism across Kingdom

According to a Ministry of Tourism report released today, over 450,000 people were reported to have visited tourist destinations across Cambodia yesterday, in a massive boost for the Kingdom’s hard-hit sector. ...

Dina Huon
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50764441/pchum-ben-provides-boost-in-tourism-across-kingdom/

High oil tax ‘a burden’ on development

The high-rate of special tax of 10-25 percent on oil for production is one of the burdens facing the advancement of manufacturing industries in Cambodia that have a target to increase added-value by using machinery in the production chain, according to the Japanese Business Association ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50764153/high-oil-tax-a-burden-on-development/

$2.7 million of investment welcome in times of need

Logwood Apparel Co Ltd has been given the go-ahead from the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) to build a factory in Kandal Stung district, Kandal province. The newly-approved project with a total investment of $2.7 million covers the production of clothes and medical ...

Jason Boken
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50764132/2-7-million-of-investment-welcome-in-times-of-need/

Next year’s minimum wage set at $190

The National Council on Minimum Wage has set the 2021 minimum wage at $190 per month for workers in the textile, garment, and footwear industries, according to the Ministry of Labour. ...

Dina Huon
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50762874/next-years-minimum-wage-set-at-190/

Minimum wage to be decided

The National Council on Minimum Wage will decide on a wage increase for workers in the garment, footwear, textile and travel product sectors at a meeting on Thursday after a figure could not be reached at a tripartite meeting on Wednesday. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/minimum-wage-be-decided

Construction inspectors appointed

The Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction has appointed 362 inspectors to monitor, observe, research, inspect, collect evidence, and promote the implementation of construction laws throughout the Kingdom.​ Civil society organisations have voiced support for the action, but emphasise enforcement must be carried ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/construction-inspectors-appointed

Factory workers seek help as ministry says owner did not file notice

While hundreds of workers from the shuttered Violet Apparel factory submitted a petition to the European Union’s Delegation to Cambodia seeking help securing unpaid benefits, a ministry official has said that the factory’s owner has not filed the necessary paperwork exempting him from paying workers. ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://cambojanews.com/factory-workers-seek-help-as-ministry-says-owner-did-not-file-notice/

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