Population and censuses

Cambodia’s population hits 15.5M: Latest census

The National Committee for the General Population Census announced on January 26 that the Cambodian population had risen to 15.5 million, an increase of 16 per cent from the 2008 census figure of 13.4 million people. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodias-population-hits-155m-latest-census

Cooler, wetter dry season this year forecasted

The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology has issued a forecast predicting that dry season weather this year would be more favourable than last year, with rainstorms and lighting strikes anticipated to happen more frequently from this month, especially in low-lying areas and coastal provinces. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cooler-wetter-dry-season-year-forecasted

20K jobs await returning migrants

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training has announced that it will provide 20,000 jobs in the domestic market to migrant workers who have returned from Thailand.   ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/20k-jobs-await-returning-migrants

Banteay Meanchey eyes mountains as potential natural heritage areas

Banteay Meanchey Provincial authorities are studying nine mountains in Malai, Preah Netr Preah, and Mongkol Borei districts, including Sisophon town, with the intention of listing them as natural heritage sites once the study is complete and a number of details have been settled. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/banteay-meanchey-eyes-mountains-potential-natural-heritage-areas

Nearly 30% of migrant workers lose income

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) Cambodia and UN Population Fund (UNFPA) Cambodia released a survey report describing the hardships and vulnerabilities faced by migrant workers who returned to Cambodia from abroad following the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/nearly-30-migrant-workers-lose-income

Migrant workers receive aid

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) visited migrant workers returning from Thailand at a quarantine centre in Prey Veng province. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/migrant-workers-receive-aid

Villager representatives questioned in land dispute case

The Banteay Meanchey Provincial Court on September 8 questioned two plaintiffs representing a group of families who filed a lawsuit against four officials and 13 local businessmen alleging that they engaged in bribery and forged documents to claim ownership of 100 hectares of land in ...

Khuon Narim
https://cambojanews.com/villager-representatives-questioned-in-land-dispute-case/

Boost to tourism-related business

More than 30 percent of tourism-related businesses have resumed operations after closing or suspending work since March this year because of COVID-19, according to a senior official at the Ministry of Tourism. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50760394/boost-to-tourism-related-business/

Angkor resort received 400,000 tourists in first eight months

Angkor Archaeological Park in Siem Reap province welcomed 393,293 foreign tourists in the first eight months of this year, earning $18,332,011. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50759735/angkor-resort-received-400000-tourists-in-first-eight-months/

Project to support migrant workers during COVID-19 crisis launched

Cambodia and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) of the United Nations have joined hands in a project to protect Cambodian migrant workers and legalise their services during the COVID-19 crisis. ...

Lon Nary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50754721/project-to-support-migrant-workers-during-covid-19-crisis-launched/

Thailand ready to open border for Cambodian migrant workers

Thai authorities have prepared to welcome back migrant workers from Cambodia as Thailand is moving into phase 7 of its Covid-19 lockdown easing, the Pattaya Mail has reported. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50752380/thailand-ready-to-receive-cambodian-migrant-workers/

Relevant legislation: Ministry drafting new immigration law

A ministry working group is drafting a new law aimed to effectively manage immigrants and all foreigners in the Kingdom as Interior Minister Sar Kheng said the current Law on Immigration has many “loopholes and challenges” in its implementation. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50749526/relevant-legislation-ministry-drafting-new-immigration-law/

Cambodia supports 170,000 workers in garment, tourism sectors

Prime Minister Hun Sen has said that the government has transferred $40 per month to approximately 170,000 workers in the garment and tourism sectors, who suffered work suspension due to COVID-19. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50744788/cambodia-supports-170000-workers-in-garment-tourism-sectors/

Kandal aims for full clean water access by 2023

Kandal provincial governor Kong Sophorn yesterday promised to provide clean and safe water access for all by 2023. Currently, around 81 percent of households in the province have access. Speaking during a press conference held at the Council of Ministers, Mr Sophorn said people across ...

Va Sonyka
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50728075/kandal-aims-for-full-clean-water-access-by-2023/

Sar Kheng asks provincial governors to stem illegal border crossings

Interior Minister Sar Kheng has ordered all governors of provinces bordering Thailand to prevent migrant workers from sneaking into Thailand in a move to curb the coronavirus. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50723189/sar-kheng-asks-provincial-governors-to-stem-illegal-border-crossings/

Sharp drop in wages sent back to Kingdom

Cambodia is to join the ranks of declining overseas worker remittances this year after the World Bank projected global remittances will decline sharply by about 20 percent in 2020 because of the economic crisis induced by the COVID-19 pandemic and consequent business shutdowns ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50717705/sharp-drop-in-wages-sent-back-to-kingdom/

Returnees a concern: WHO

The World Health Organization has expressed its concern over an influx of migrant workers from Thailand, saying it might lead to cluster infection within the communities. ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50711148/returnees-a-concern-who/

Committee tracks influx of migrants

A newly-established inter-ministerial committee is discussing ways to contain the Covid-19 pandemic ahead of the Khmer New Year and in anticipation of the return of more migrant workers from Thailand. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/committee-tracks-influx-migrants

Sar Kheng orders local authorities to care for 40,000 returnees

Interior Minister Sar Kheng today ordered all provincial authorities to take good care of about 40,000 migrant workers who have returned to the Kingdom since the Thai-Cambodia border closure. ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50706133/sar-kheng-orders-local-authorities-to-care-for-40000-returnees/

Migrant workers in Thailand told not to leave amid global COVID-19 fears

The Cambodian Embassy in Thailand has asked its migrant workers and students in the country not to leave for home during the upcoming Khmer New Year as COVID-19 fears mount. ...

Sun Mesa
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50702752/migrant-workers-in-thailand-told-not-to-leave-amid-global-covid-19-fears/

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