Social development

Ministry allows holding of exit exams in school premises

The Ministry of Education today allowed university students to sit for a two-days exit examination at school premises after a three-month-long closure, which was imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus. ...

Som Kanika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50742345/ministry-allows-holding-of-exit-exams-in-school-premises/

Planning ministry hands out cash to 420,000 poor families in Kingdom

The Ministry of Planning has identified 20,000 more poor families in the country, bringing the total to over 580,000, while over 420,000 of them have received the government’s cash assistance. In the meantime, many social security cards from families not deemed to be poor have ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/planning-ministry-hands-out-cash-420000-poor-families-kingdom

Schools to be reopened in ‘three stages’

With guidance from Prime Minister Hun Sen, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, is in the process of reopening schools in three stages. But no timeline has been set, ministry spokesperson Ros Soveacha said on Thursday. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/schools-be-reopened-three-stages

Cash handout programme 80% complete

Minister of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation Vong Soth confirmed on Thursday that the implementation of the Cash Transfer Programme For Poor and Vulnerable Households During Covid-19 had been implemented for more than 80% of the over 560,000 families. The programme was introduced one ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cash-handout-programme-80-complete

Ministry and NGOs set to discuss proposed amendments to Lango

The Ministry of Interior will hold a sixth meeting with civil society organisation representatives on July 6 to review and discuss amendments to the Law on Association and Non-Governmental Organisations (Lango). The organisations are hopeful the points they have raised will be included in the ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-and-ngos-set-di

WHO, UNICEF laud action on infant formula violations

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef)  commended the Health Ministry’s crackdown on four companies for violating the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitute. The four companies are Royal Platinum Co Ltd, Nutrilatt, LMM Distribution and VVH Import Export. ...

Som Kanika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50740345/who-unicef-laud-action-on-infant-formula-violations/

CSOs urge further action on non-communicable diseases

Civil society organisations asked the government to issue urgent measures in the health sector, as well as increase its budget in order to address non-communicable diseases, as nearly 60,000 Cambodians each year die from illnesses. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50740291/csos-urge-further-action-on-non-communicable-diseases/

NGO report: Gov’t wrong to evict poor

Prek Pnov district authorities have denied a report by NGO Sahmakum Teang Tnaut (STT) which claims that it continued to evict poor families from their homes over the past three months while they struggled financially due to the Covid-19 pandemic. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngo-report-govt-wrong-evict-poor

PM demands transparency in cash aid distribution

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday said harsh action will be taken against authorities found committing any irregularities in the disbursement of cash aid for poor and vulnerable families hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50739807/pm-demands-transparency-in-cash-aid-distribution/

Measles cases rise sharply

Cambodia has recorded 341 measles cases in the first four months of this year, a significant increase from just 44 cases in the same period last year. The World Health Organisation (WHO) confirmed the total on Monday and reported that 65 percent of those infected ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/measles-cases-rise-sharply

Covid patient discharged from hospital

The Ministry of Health on Monday said a Covid-19 patient has recovered and been discharged from the Khmer–Soviet Friendship Hospital. This brings the number of recovered patients to 130 out of the 141 patients in the Kingdom – or about 92 per cent. Another eleven ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/covid-patient-discharged-hospital

Road impacts addressed

Addressing the economic and environmental impacts from two major road projects, the Ministry of Public Works and Transport on Tuesday said issues related to the renovations of National Road 2 are 98.5 per cent resolved while for National Road 22, it is 100 per cent ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/road-impacts-addressed

Bunong ask gov’t to remove land markers

The Bunong ethnic community in Mondulkiri province has asked that environment officials remove land markers at the Nam Lear Wildlife Sanctuary near the Tuol Svay environmental headquarters. They also urged officials to take legal action against those who planted them. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bunong-ask-govt-remove-land-markers

New C-19 positive case brings total to 130

According to a press release from the Ministry of Health issued yesterday morning, Cambodia has detected a COVID-19 (C-19) case, bringing the total number to 130. ...

Khann Chanvirak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50737360/new-c-19-positive-case-brings-total-to-130/

Cambodia to delay school opening till year’s end

Cambodia’s Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport will delay school openings and high school graduation examinations until the end of the year to prevent a second wave of COVID-19. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50737447/cambodia-to-delay-school-opening-till-years-end/

New centre to boost digital learning in the Kingdom

The Ministry of Education yesterday opened a centre for digital and distance learning at the capital’s Preah Sisowath High School. The construction of the centre, which will serve as a studio for producing educational videos and a venue for digital forums, seeks to advance virtual ...

Som Kanika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50736895/new-centre-to-boost-digital-learning-in-the-kingdom/

GMAC: Minimum wage should be suspended during COVID-19

The guaranteed $190 per month minimum wage should be temporarily suspended, to ensure the sector remains competitive until the COVID-19 pandemic is resolved, says the secretary-general of the Garment Manufacturing Association in Cambodia (GMAC). ...

https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50736454/gmac-minimum-wage-should-be-suspended-during-covid-19/
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Agriculture, domestic tourism and SMEs are the catalysts to restore the economy

Cambodia must boost the development of the domestic tourism, agriculture and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to restore its economy  post-COVID-19, according to Ky Sereyvath, Director of China Study Center of RAC. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50736309/agriculture-domestic-tourism-and-smes-are-the-catalysts-to-restore-the-economy/

Government launches vulnerable family subsidies

Prime Minister Hun Sen announced on Wednesday he will officially launch the government’s cash subsidy programme for poor and vulnerable families adversely affected by COVID-19. ...

Khann Chanvirak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50736456/government-launches-vulnerable-family-subsidies/

Entertainment sector workers denied $40 monthly aid

Labour Minister Ith Samheng has rejected a request by out-of-work employees in the entertainment sector to also be given the $40 aid, doled out to suspended garment and tourism workers.   ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50735871/entertainment-sector-workers-denied-40-aid-monthly-aid/

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