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Covid-19 cash assistance of $1.2B helped labour market

Cambodia’s largest social assistance programme – the Covid-19 cash transfer programme – has played a crucial role in boosting the economy, said the World Bank in its latest report. ...

Rachel David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501478392/covid-19-cash-assistance-of-1-2b-helped-labour-market/

IMF forecasts Cambodia GDP at 6%, but warns of weak US, China growth

Following the pandemic, economic growth has been steady, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said, with expansion projected at six percent in 2024, from an estimated 5.3 percent last year, thanks to tourism and non-garment exports. ...

Sangeetha Amarthalingam
https://kiripost.com/stories/imf-forecasts-cambodia-gdp-at-6-but-warns-of-weak-us-china-growth

Government extends Covid-19 aid for poor, vulnerable until Mar

The government has extended cash assistance programmes for vulnerable households in the ongoing fight against Covid-19 until March 2024, with some adjustments. ...

Sok Raksa
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-extends-covid-19-aid-for-poor-vulnerable-until-mar

Global economy will slow for a third straight year in 2024, World Bank predicts

That is the picture sketched by the World Bank, which forecast Tuesday that the world economy will expand just 2.4% this year. That would be down from 2.6% growth in 2023, 3% in 2022 and a galloping 6.2% in 2021, which reflected the robust recovery ...

Kiripost staff writers
https://kiripost.com/stories/global-economy-will-slow-for-a-third-straight-year-in-2024-world-bank-predicts

Street vendors continue to struggle to survive

While Cambodia’s economy and borders have now been open for two years following the Covid-19 pandemic, many small businesses continue to face financial hardships amid a global economic slowdown. ...

Yatt Malai
https://kiripost.com/stories/cambodia-phnom-penh-street-vendors-struggle-to-survive

Growth pegged at 5.5% for ‘23 recovery stage by World Bank

The World Bank has upheld its economic growth forecast for Cambodia this year at 5.5 percent, supported by the resurgence of the services sector, particularly tourism, following the post-pandemic recovery. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/growth-pegged-55-23-recovery-stage-world-bank

Suspended garment workers to receive second allowance payout

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training has given allowances for the second time to 8,762 garment sector workers who were suspended as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and global economic crisis. ...

Chhorn Raksmey
https://kiripost.com/stories/suspended-garment-workers-to-receive-second-allowance-payout

Concern as Omicron variant cases rise in neighbouring countries

The Ministry of Health has alerted people to be vigilant and continue to practise preventive measures followed for COVID-19, as transmission from a new sub- variant, Omicron XBB.1.5, are increasing in neighbouring countries. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501298252/concern-as-omicron-variant-cases-rise-in-neighbouring-countries/

COVID-19 still a threat, says WHO

Despite downgrading the threat level of COVID-19, the World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended that Cambodians must remain vigilant and keep abreast of booster updates. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501287449/covid-19-still-a-threat-says-who/

Cambodia ends mandatory facemask wearing and rapid test for mass gathering

Prime Minister Hun Sen declared this yesterday afternoon that the mandatory facemask wearing and rapid COVID-19 testing at any public gathering will be discontinued. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501276347/cambodia-ends-mandatory-facemask-wearing-and-rapid-test-for-mass-gathering/

Pandemic hits artists’ livelihoods

Artists in Cambodia have been hit hard by Covid-19, with the unemployment rate in the last half of 2022 standing at nearly 30 percent, recent research reveals. ...

Meas Molika
https://kiripost.com/stories/cambodia-pandemic-hits-artists-livelihoods

China-Cambodia joint construction of Belt and Road, a new paradigm of international relations

In February, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen paid an official visit to China. He braved adverse conditions to visit the country three years ago and stood firmly with the Chinese in their fight against the COVID-19 pandemic shortly after its outbreak. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501250529/china-cambodia-joint-construction-of-belt-and-road-a-new-paradigm-of-international-relations/

Final cash support for Siem Reap tourism workers

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training will make the final cash support payment to 129 tourism workers in Siem Reap province whose employment contracts were suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic. ...

Chea Sokny
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/final-cash-support-siem-reap-tourism-workers

Bird flu risk to humans in Cambodia remains low: WHO

The risk to general public from avian influenza A (H5N1) in Cambodia remains low despite two human cases of the virus were detected recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a statement late Sunday. ...

Cambodianess staff
https://cambodianess.com/article/bird-flu-risk-to-humans-in-cambodia-remains-low-who

First bird flu death since 2014

The Ministry of Health said yesterday it has discovered for the first time in nearly 10 years a fatal case caused by Avian influenza H5N1, also known as bird flu. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501244561/first-bird-flu-death-since-2014/

Now, get your vaccination details on Bakong wallet

National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) and the Ministry of Health announced the linking of Covid-19 vaccination information of individuals to the Bakong payment system. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501242305/now-get-your-vaccination-details-on-bakong-wallet/

Health Ministry accelerates vaccinations for students

The Ministry of Health has sped up the vaccination for students in educational institutions across the country by urging parents to bring their children for jabs against Covid-19 because all vaccines have been approved by the World Health Organization. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501233848/health-ministry-accelerates-vaccinations-for-students/

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/

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