Social development

UN urges school reopenings

The UN in Cambodia has encouraged the government to prioritise school reopening as soon as possible to avoid further declines in human capital development. ...

Voun Dara
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/un-urges-school-reopenings

Gov’t warns resellers of Covid test kits

The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications – which accepts purchase orders for Covid-19 antigen rapid test kits at $3.70 per unit, an offer exclusively for public and private institutions – has warned against reselling them. ...

Ry Sochan
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-warns-resellers-covid-test-kits

Kingdom buys 5M Chinese vaccines for children 12-17

The government has purchased an additional five million doses of Covid-19 vaccine from China to vaccinate the 12-17 age group in a bid to reopen schools, with their shipments expected in August and September. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdom-buys-5m-chinese-vaccines-children-12-17

Cambodia to receive all planned doses of COVID-19 vaccines by end of July

Cambodia would get all the planned 20 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines for 10 million people or 62 percent of the total population by the end of this month. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50899604/cambodia-to-receive-all-planned-doses-of-covid-19-vaccines-by-end-of-july/

Cambodia’s economic growth forecast downgraded as COVID-19 cases rise

The UK-based Fitch Ratings credit rating agency has downgraded Cambodia’s economic outlook below the World Bank’s baseline forecast of 4 percent GDP growth for 2021 as the country continues to struggle with the economic shock of the COVID-19 pandemic.   ...

Sorn Sarath
https://cambojanews.com/cambodias-economic-growth-forecast-downgraded-as-covid-19-cases-rise/

Only 377 NagaWorld Workers Still Holding Out Against Layoffs: Union

In a move a labor group said was unprecedented, NagaWorld is calling on governmental labor inspectors to authorize the dismissal of a group of union leaders as part of the casino’s mass layoffs, overriding the legal protections unionists enjoy unless they have committed serious offenses, ...

Tran Techseng
https://vodenglish.news/only-377-nagaworld-workers-still-holding-out-against-layoffs-union/

Unions Demand Global Brands Help Workers Losing Income during Lockdown

Workers’ unions and civil society groups called on well-known fashion brands to do more to help Cambodian workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This came after a new report stated that Cambodian garment sector workers had lost millions in wages during the lockdown from April ...

Lay Sopheavotey
https://cambodianess.com/article/unions-demand-global-brands-help-workers-losing-income-during-lockdown

ADB’s $4.4 mil boost for health systems amid C-19

A six-year, pioneering regional technical assistance initiative, being undertaken by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and worth $4.4 million, is boosting the capacity of health systems in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam to respond to climate-induced health threats amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the ADB said. ...

Tin Sokhavuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50898170/adbs-4-4-mil-boost-for-health-systems-amid-c-19/

Cambodia supports sustainable agriculture production

Cambodia has voiced support for regional efforts towards more effective and competitive agriculture production while sustaining the environment as discussed at a regional conference yesterday. ...

Yin Soeum
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50897347/cambodia-supports-sustainable-agriculture-production/

Cambodia to benefit from ADB’s climate resilience in health sector project

A six-year, pioneering regional technical assistance initiative has boosted the capacity of health systems in Cambodia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), and Viet Nam to respond to climate-induced health threats amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) disease pandemic, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) announced today. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50897188/cambodia-to-benefit-from-adbs-climate-resilience-in-health-sector-project/

Training to hone workforce’s skill

For the Cambodian workforce to emerge stronger amidst the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, UNESCO has called for accelerated investments in the lifelong learning efforts to enable them to “skill, re-skill, and up-skill” to maintain the Kingdom’s impressive economic growth.   ...

Sar Socheath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50896638/training-to-hone-workforces-skill/

Jabs for kids bring hope for school reopening

Cambodia is tentatively planning to reopen schools – at least at the secondary level – when the vaccination of children aged 12-17 is completed, even though daily transmissions and deaths in other age groups remain high. ...

Voun Dara
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/jabs-kids-bring-hope-school-reopenings

UNESCO Shares knowledge and experience in the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage

In order to build the capacities of staff of the Cambodian Living Arts (CLA), UNESCO was invited to a monthly meeting. The objective of this meeting is to share knowledge and experience with the CLA team by inviting experts and professionals operating in the cultural ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50896486/unesco-shares-knowledge-and-experience-in-the-safeguarding-of-intangible-cultural-heritage/

Government advises use of COVID test on 5-10% of staff

COVID-19 rapid antigen tests should be administered to at least five-to-10 per cent of staff at all public and private institutions, said a new government guideline released amid the pandemic. ...

Mom Kunthear and Orm Bunthoeurn
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/government-advises-use-covid-test-5-10-staff

Ministry of Health: ‘Red Line’ when COVID deaths cross 1,000 mark

Admittedly the whole world is experiencing a surge in Covid-19 cases, safe a few isolated ones. The others have seen low numbers suddenly ballooning like in the case of Cambodia. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50894747/ministry-of-health-its-red-line-for-covid-19-drawn-in-the-sand-when-deaths-cross-four-digits/

Cambodia Permanent Mission highlights progress in human rights

Cambodian Permanent Mission to the United Nations Office in Geneva has delivered a total of 17 statements, highlighting the Kingdom’s progress in the field of human rights during the four-week interactions at the Human Rights Council (HRC). ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50894710/cambodia-permanent-mission-highlights-progress-in-human-rights/

Measuring Cambodia’s COVID situation in interactive graphs

A fascinating set of data visualisations from Our World in Data shows how Cambodia is faring in the COVID pandemic versus its 3 neighbors – Vietnam, Thailand and Laos. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50893825/cambodias-covid-situation-in-interactive-graphs/

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