Social development

World Bank approves $275 million for Cambodia’s growth

World Bank has approved $275 million for Cambodia’s growth. This is the second tranche to boost the country’s economy after the Covid-19 pandemic. The first tranche was in 2022, when the World Bank approved $274 million for Cambodia’s Growth and Resilience Development Policy Financing. ...

Rachel David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501510871/world-bank-approves-275-million-for-cambodias-growth/

Analysis finds jump in extensively drug-resistant gonorrhea in Cambodia

Analysis of gonorrhea samples in Cambodia found sustained transmission of ceftriaxone-resistant strains and a threefold jump in extensively drug-resistant (XDR) isolates, researchers reported this week in Emerging Infectious Diseases ...

Cidrap
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501510340/analysis-finds-jump-in-extensively-drug-resistant-gonorrhea-in-cambodia/

World Vision improves livelihoods of 1.5 million Cambodian children in 2023

More than 3.2 million people in Cambodia, including 1.5 million children, have been given access to clean water, inclusive education, improved nutrition and accessible health care services, according to World Vision International in Cambodia’s annual report. ...

Meas Molika
https://kiripost.com/stories/world-vision-improves-livelihoods-of-15-million-cambodian-children-in-2023

WHO committed to strengthening Cambodia’s health system

The World Health Organisation (WHO), announced its continued support for Cambodia’s health system through the Cambodia Cooperation Strategy for 2025–2028. ...

Som Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501510887/who-committed-to-strengthening-cambodias-health-system/

WHO to continue strengthening cooperation with Cambodia

Dr. Hun Manet, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, received here at the Peace Palace yesterday visiting Dr. Saia Ma’uPiukala, Regional Director for the Western Pacific at the World Health Organisation (WHO). ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501509993/who-to-continue-strengthening-cooperation-with-cambodia/

Cambodia, Singapore ink MoU on digital government cooperation

The Ministry of Post and Telecommunication of Cambodia (MPTC) and the Ministry of Communications and Information of Singapore (MCI) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) aimed at reforming the digital government network as well as promoting human capital development. ...

Nhean Chamrong
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501509732/cambodia-singapore-ink-mou-on-digital-government-cooperation/

Minister of Education supports TVET modernization

The Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports supports the initiatives by the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training to modernise the Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET). ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501508574/minister-of-education-supports-tvet-modernization/

PM urges universities to boost research cooperation

PM Hun Manet is asking public and private universities to increase cooperation for joint research and mutual study visits with both national and international universities. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501505827/pm-urges-universities-to-boost-research-cooperation/

Kantha Bopha raise $1.3M in first 11 days of fundraising drive

The Cambodia Kantha Bopha Foundation (CKBF) received over $1.3 million in donations from more than 130,000 philanthropists in the first eleven days of its “10,000 Riel 10,000 Donors” campaign, which aims to help provide free medical treatment to Cambodian children. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kantha-bopha-raise-1-3m-in-first-11-days-of-fundraising-drive

PM suggests ERA students take responsibility for self-discipline

Prime Minister Hun Manet has reiterated that the Royal School of Administration (ERA), a training school for civil servants and public service officials, must have high standards of discipline, but that its implementation should not need to be strict. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-suggests-era-students-take-responsibility-for-self-discipline

Ministry, NBC respond to tragic boat accident with safety measures, life jackets

Even though no one has been brought to justice, authorities have provided life jackets to four boat operators and are studying the construction of a bridge across the Stung Sen River at the site where a boat sank, killing one of 15 students on board, ...

Phak Seangly
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-nbc-respond-to-tragic-boat-accident-with-safety-measures-life-jackets

Cambodia’s economic activity up but education needs strengthening for long-term growth

Cambodia’s economic activity picked up in the first quarter of 2024, but the education sector, which sits at the center of development, needs to be strengthened. ...

Ly Rosslan
https://cambojanews.com/cambodias-economic-activity-up-but-education-needs-strengthening-for-long-term-growth/

Primary schools extend study day by 2 hours

With a view to boost the quality of public school education, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport is extending elementary school study time by two hours each day. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501501783/primary-schools-extend-study-day-by-2-hours/

Majority of construction workers lack social security, health insurance

Some 97 per cent of workers in the construction sector lack access to social security and social health insurance although most of them are aware of the benefits provided by the social protection system, according to national statistics highlighted at an International Labor Organization (ILO) ...

Phak Seangly
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/majority-of-construction-workers-lack-social-security-health-insurance-ilo

Mekong journalism training workshop tackles fake news

Journalists from Cambodia and other Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries, as well as China, participated in the third Mekong journalism training workshop on the role of media in combatting disinformation and fake news in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) context. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501501051/mekong-journalism-training-workshop-tackles-fake-news/

Ministry of Labour spokesman outlines eight key mechanisms for protecting Cambodian migrant workers

Katta Orn, Secretary of State and Spokesperson of the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training, posted on his official Facebook page on June 4, 2024, outlining eight mechanisms to protect Cambodian migrant workers. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501500036/ministry-of-labour-spokesman-outlines-eight-key-mechanisms-for-protecting-cambodian-migrant-workers/

Teachers resume protests against ‘corrupt’ principal

Teachers at Chea Sim Chhouk Va High School in Phnom Penh’s Prek Pnov district returned to protesting once again to demand the removal of school principal Bun Mony and deputy principal Yeu Leang from their leadership posts. ...

Som Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501500239/teachers-resume-protests-against-corrupt-principal/

UN holds annual dialogue with PM

The United Nations Country Team (UNCT) engaged in its first annual dialogue with Prime Minister Hun Manet to discuss the UN body’s achievements in the country, climate change, gender equity and women’s empowerment, leave no-one behind and international human rights standards. ...

Marissa Carruthers
https://kiripost.com/stories/un-holds-annual-dialogue-with-pm

Minister: Over half of Kingdom ODF by end of ‘24

Six provinces are set to be declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) by the end of the year, bringing the number of provinces to achieve ODF status to 13 of Cambodia’s 25 capital and provinces. ...

Phak Seangly
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/minister-over-half-of-kingdom-odf-by-end-of-24

Women farmers under focus in agriculture meet

The role of women in the food and agriculture industry in the Kingdom was the focus of a networking event and panel discussion at Tribe Hotel in Phnom Penh hotel last week. ...

Jigmee Palden Pazo
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501499460/women-farmers-under-focus-in-agriculture-meet/

Ten years on: Roka reconciles HIV legacy

It has been a decade since a tragic case of medical malpractice rocked the Kingdom. In December 2014, several cases of HIV infection were detected in Roka commune, in Battambang province’s Sangke district. ...

Phak Seangly
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ten-years-on-roka-reconciles-hiv-legacy-

Quality and safety concerns push parents to private schools

There has been a recent rise noted in parents choosing to send their kids to private schools over public schools, citing quality education and a safe environment safety as being important for students. ...

Kuch Sikol
https://kiripost.com/stories/quality-and-safety-concerns-push-parents-to-private-schools

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