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Four million international tourists expected by Cambodia this year after China’s pandemic strategy optimization

Cambodia is projected to receive 4 million international tourists in 2023 after China’s optimization of its COVID-19 strategy early this month, a tourism official said on Tuesday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501221530/four-million-international-tourists-expected-by-cambodia-this-year-after-chinas-pandemic-strategy-optimization/

Hun Sen urges boosters amid risks of new variants

Prime Minister Hun Sen reminded the public of the importance of employing preventative measures against the Covid-19 virus. A new variant, XBB.1.5, was recently identified, although no cases have yet been detected in the Kingdom. ...

Neang Sokunthea
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hun-sen-urges-boosters-amid-risks-new-variants

Business credit guarantee plan remains in place

The finance ministry has authorised the extension of the Credit Guarantee Corporation of Cambodia Plc’s (CGCC) $200 million Business Recovery Guarantee Scheme (BRGS) beyond December 31, 2022, until all funds have been utilised, according to the CGCC. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/business-credit-guarantee-plan-remains-place

PM urges residents to receive Covid-19 booster

Prime Minister Hun Sen is urging people to get Covid-19 boosters as cases show signs of rising across the globe. ...

Seng Mengheng
https://kiripost.com/stories/pm-urges-residents-to-receive-covid-19-booster

Cambodia, China reflect joint fight against COVID-19

Cambodia and the People’s Republic of China (PRC) on December 21 co-organised a workshop in Phnom Penh to review the bilateral cooperation against COVID-19 and discuss way forward. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501207668/cambodia-china-reflect-joint-fight-against-covid-19/

PM reminds compatriots to remain vigilant against COVID-19

Prime Minister Hun Sen has reminded his compatriots to pay high attention to COVID-19. “Don’t forget, COVID-19 can infect anybody indiscriminately,” he said while presiding over the inauguration ceremony of the Streets 146B and 148 in Preah Sihanouk province yesterday morning. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501207682/pm-reminds-compatriots-to-remain-vigilant-against-covid-19/

Cambodia says Chinese vaccines helped to bring COVID-19 pandemic under control

Cambodian officials and scholars on Wednesday extended their gratitude to China for its supply of COVID-19 vaccines to the kingdom from the early days of the pandemic, saying that the jabs have protected lives and reinvigorated economic growth. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501207017/cambodia-says-chinese-vaccines-helped-to-bring-covid-19-pandemic-under-control/

Community-led responses ‘essential for ending pandemics’ – UNAIDS

Communities must be empowered and appropriately resourced to lead the fight against HIV/AIDS and other pandemics, UNAIDS, the UN agency dedicated to tackling HIV/AIDS, stressed at an international meeting held in Thailand. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501204992/community-led-responses-essential-for-ending-pandemics-unaids/

Pandemic hampers Cambodia’s poverty reduction progress: World Bank

A report released by the World Bank shows that the poverty rate in Cambodia has dropped by almost half between 2009 and 2019, but with the Covid-19 pandemic, the poverty rate has been rising. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501192638/pandemic-hampers-cambodias-poverty-reduction-progress-world-bank/

COVID-19 pandemic pushes 460,000 people in Cambodia to fall below poverty line

The World Bank in a report has estimated that some 460,000 people in Cambodia have fallen below poverty income thresholds since the onset of COVID-19 in 2020. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501193081/covid-19-pandemic-pushes-460000-people-in-cambodia-to-fall-below-poverty-line/

Eco-tourism key to post-Covid recovery

Minister of Tourism Thong Khon on November 21 outlined seven key recommendations for more efficient and effective post-Covid-19 development of the eco- and community-based tourism segments, with emphasis on turning challenges into opportunities. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/eco-tourism-key-post-covid-recovery

SME Bank loans top $410M, help over 3K businesses

The state-owned Small and Medium Enterprise Bank of Cambodia Plc (SME Bank) has disbursed some $418 million in loans to at least 3,185 small- and medium-sized enterprises (SME) since its foundation, as of October 31, to keep them from going under during the height of ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/sme-bank-loans-top-410m-help-over-3k-businesses

Draft 2023 financial law responds to post-pandemic economy

The draft Law on Financial Management 2023 is under review with the Council of Ministers and has been drawn up in response to the Cambodian economy recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic. ...

Seng Mengheng
https://kiripost.com/stories/cambodia-draft-2023-financial-law-post-pandemic-economy

Cambodia stays on growth path, set to expand 6.6%

The Kingdom of Cambodia continues on its high growth path in the post-Covid pandemic scenario and is set to report robust growth this year as well as the next few years, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). ...

Prakash Jha
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501177183/cambodia-stays-on-growth-path-set-to-expand-6-6/

Pandemic pushes public mistrust in the media

The pandemic has thrown additional hurdles to the media landscape as there is a quiet resignation of consuming news in the region, the head of a research centre said on Thursday, claiming people find news troublesome, problematic, and biased. ...

Prak Chan Thul
https://kiripost.com/stories/pandemic-pushes-public-mistrust-in-the-media

Kingdom ranks fourth in latest Nikkei Covid-19 Recovery Index

Cambodia has ranked fourth out of 121 countries in the Nikkei Covid-19 Recovery Index and top of the pile for the ASEAN region, scoring 76.5, according to this month’s latest update. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdom-ranks-fourth-latest-nikkei-covid-19-recovery-index

Health guidelines issued for nat’l Grade 12 examinations

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport instructed public and private schools to implement strict health measures at all locations which have been designated as testing centres for national Grade 12 examinations. In addition, it ordered that temperature screening be employed, to ensure all possible ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/health-guidelines-issued-natl-grade-12-examinations

Cambodian PM calls on ASEAN to strengthen cooperation for socio-economic recovery from pandemic

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said here on Thursday that the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) needs to strengthen cooperation for the sustainable and resilient recovery of the region’s socio-economic development. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501168533/cambodian-pm-calls-on-asean-to-strengthen-cooperation-for-socio-economic-recovery-from-pandemic/

COVID-19 pandemic not to affect ASEAN Summit and national development

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday morning said that even though Covid-19 new cases are still found in Cambodia, the pandemic will neither affect the ASEAN Summit in November nor the national development. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501167092/covid-19-pandemic-not-to-affect-asean-summit-and-national-development/

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