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Cambodia to get 1 million doses of Chinese COVID-19 vaccines, enhancing ironclad ties with China

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen announced Friday via a Facebook voice message that the Chinese government has provided 1 million doses of COVID19 vaccines to the Royal Government of Cambodia to vaccinate 500,000 people. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50804187/cambodia-to-get-1-million-doses-of-chinese-covid-19-vaccines-enhancing-ironclad-ties-with-china/

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/

Rent reductions increasingly possible for smaller firms

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have taken a slight upper hand in the negotiation of commercial rental prices across the Kingdom as COVID-19 is still hindering the property sector. ...

Jason Boken
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50803836/rent-reductions-increasingly-possible-for-smaller-firms/

Civil servants’ expense stipends cut

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday issued a sub-decree on steps to reduce government spending for domestic and foreign missions for national and sub-national administrations due to COVID-19. It set the rules and procedures for implementation of the expense budget for civil servant missions to ...

Khann Chan Virak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50803609/civil-servants-expense-stipends-cut/

Cambodia’s external debt risks contained, says Moody’s

Moody’s Investors Service said Tuesday that Cambodia’s risk of external debt vulnerability was still contained. In its latest assessment of the impact of Covid-19 on Asian and the Pacific, the U.S. rating agency said “liquidity pressures will continue to haunt some frontier market sovereigns. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50803148/cambodias-external-debt-risks-contained-says-moodys/

Government provides additional 700 million riels for quarantining of workers returning from Thailand

The government has decided to increase the budget allocated to four border provinces for the quarantine of Cambodian workers returning from Thailand by 700 million riels ($170,000). ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50802078/government-provides-additional-700-million-riels-for-quarantining-of-workers-returning-from-thailand/

157 Cambodian workers test positive for COVID-19 in Thailand

The Thai Ministry of Public Health’s Department of Disease Control has reported on its website that 157 Cambodians working in Thailand have tested positive for COVID-19. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50802175/157-cambodian-workers-test-positive-for-covid-19-in-thailand/

Over 100 Cambodians reportedly infected in Thailand

The Thai Ministry of Public Health’s Department of Disease Control (DDC) has reported on its website that as of yesterday evening, a total 108 Cambodians in Thailand have tested positive for COVID-19. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50801244/over-100-cambodians-reportedly-infected-in-thailand/

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/

An outlook into 2021 economy

Cambodia’s economy will contract two per cent in 2020 before swiftly recovering to four per cent growth this year, the World Bank projects, citing effective government measures that respond to the specific needs of the most affected sectors – including tourism, garments and textiles, and ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/outlook-2021-economy

Minister: Transparency vital in identifying poor households

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng has instructed all municipal and provincial governors to improve the process of identifying poor households qualified for financial support from the government’s cash handout programme.​ The move came after Minister of Planning Chhay Than urged local authorities not to collude with ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/minister-transparency-vital-identifying-poor-households

PM: Nov 28 event concluded

Prime Minister Hun Sen officially declared that the “November 28 community incident” – a reference to the first confirmed case of Covid-19 local transmission – was now over as the situation had been brought under control. Hun Sen made the announcement as he addressed the ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-nov-28-event-concluded

ADB: Investment in human resources critical

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has outlined that the government needs to continue investing in its people through the widening of parameters for programmes such as ID Poor and upskilling workers transitioning into new sectors to achieve a post-pandemic economic recovery. ...

Harrison White
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50798179/adb-investment-in-human-resources-critical/

PM: Private schools can now resume today

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MoEYS) has just issued a directive this morning through Prime Minister Hun Sen in his special statement broadcast live from his residence in Takhmao city, Kandal province by the TVK to allow private educational institutions to resume physical ...

Rhea Mae Soco
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50798455/private-schools-can-now-resume-today/

Crackdown on IDPoor eligibility

The Minister of Interior Sar Kheng has urged capital-provincial governors to strengthen the identification process for IDPoor-eligible families, to make sure that only those who really need it, receive it. ...

Khann Chanvirak
http://khmertimeskh.com/50798105/crackdown-on-idpoor-eligibility/

Tax cuts and exemptions extended

Tax cuts and exemptions will be extended to help companies and unemployed workers better weather the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, according a statement issued last week by the government. ...

Jason Boken
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50797743/tax-cuts-and-exemptions-extended-2/

Schools ready to open, fear post-COVID-19 crisis

After almost a month of school closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, private schools are now getting ready to open soon. ...

Rhea Mae Soco
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50797803/schools-ready-to-open-fear-post-covid-19-crisis/

Ministry of Health reopens shops relating to November 28 incident

Minister of Health Mam Bunheng has announced today that shops and restaurants related to the community transmission on November 28 are now allowed to reopen starting today. ...

Rhea Mae Soco
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50797685/ministry-of-health-reopens-shops-relating-to-november-28-incident/

Gov’t extends financial support programmes for next three months

The government has extended its financial support programmes to aid the garment and textile industry, tourism sectors and poor people for another three months from January to March 2021, according to a government statement released yesterday. ​ ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50797131/govt-extends-financial-support-programmes-for-next-three-months/

PM orders authorities to execute well the fourth round of cash relief programme

Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, once again ordered local authorities and all stakeholders to carry out the fourth round of cash relief programme in a proper, precise, transparent, accountable and fair manner. ...

Phen Rattanak/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50796833/pm-orders-authorities-to-execute-well-the-fourth-round-of-cash-relief-programme/

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