National government

Ministries and other national bodies

Justice minister promises good governance, solidarity

Newly-appointed Minister of Justice Koeut Rith has vowed to continue implementing policy reforms to improve the quality of the judicial system and build public confidence. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/justice-minister-promises-good-governance-solidarity

Strong capital, liquidity in financial services

The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) has affirmed that commercial banking and finances have strong capital and liquidity although Novel Coronavirus outbreak is hitting the country’s economy. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50708404/strong-capital-liquidity-in-financial-services/

Ministry reports increased COVID-19 national recovery figure

The Health Ministry yesterday reported two COVID-19 patients have recovered, raising the national recovery figure to 25. ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50708513/ministry-reports-increased-covid-19-national-recovery-figure/

Big fall in petrol prices

Cambodia’s retail gasoline price has strongly declined for the first time because of the fall on the international market, according to the monthly oil prices set by the Ministry of Commerce revealed yesterday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50708398/big-fall-in-petrol-prices/

Coronavirus pandemic prove catastrophic for tour guides

The tourism industry has always been considered as a major player in the rapid economic growth of the Kingdom. However, in the first quarter of 2020, the typically booming industry was abruptly brought to its knees due to COVID-19. ...

Som Kanika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50708507/coronavirus-pandemic-prove-catastrophic-for-tour-guides/

New Justice Minister vows reforms and speedier trial procedures

Interior Minister Sar Kheng yesterday urged newly appointed Justice Minister Keut Rith to improve the judiciary and expedite resolution of pending cases to boost the public’s confidence towards the country’s judicial system. ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50708544/new-justice-minister-vows-reforms-and-speedier-trial-procedures/

Cambodia Post earns $11 million in 2019

State-run Cambodia Post generated revenues of total $11 million in 2019, according to the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunication (MPT). This represents a drop on the $13.81 million revenue total in 2018. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50707623/cambodia-post-earns-11-million-in-2019/

De-dollarisation is ultimate goal of the Royal Government

A question and answer session with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Finance Dr Aun Pornmoniroth in conjunction with the 40th anniversary celebrations of the reintroduction of the riel. ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50707318/de-dollarisation-is-ultimate-goal-of-the-royal-government/https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50707318/de-dollarisation-is-ultimate-goal-of-the-royal-government/

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

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