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Declaring a state of emergency is unlikely, PM says

Prime Minister Hun Sen said today that declaring a state of emergency will be unlikely as COVID-19 is under control. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50710601/declaring-a-state-of-emergency-is-unlikely-pm-says/

Cambodia must boost agricultural output, says Prime Minister Hun Sen

The prime minister has urged all stake holders involved in the agricultural sector in the country to boost and promote the vital agricultural sector as it will provide food for the country’s people as well as enable exports. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/710823/cambodia-must-boost-agricultural-output-says-prime-minister-hun-sen/

Cambodia faces further economic headwinds with AMRO downgrading economic growth to 2.7 Percent

The ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO), in its release revealed the shared common situation of the ASEAN + 3 nations economic growth prospects for this and next year amid headinds caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50710810/cambodia-faces-further-economic-headwinds-with-mro-downgrading-economic-growth-to-2-7-percent/

Half a million workers already affected by cancelled orders

The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) has stated approximately 60 percent of its factories have been severely affected by cancelled orders of ready-made garment exports, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50710646/half-a-million-workers-already-affected-by-cancelled-orders/

No sign of slowing sales of borey projects despite Coronavirus

Sale prices of Phnom Penh landed property (borey) units showed no sign of slowing down in the past six months. Driven by strong local demand, the average quoted prices accelerated across all unit types, according to the first quarter report from CBRE, a commercial real ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50710679/no-sign-of-slowing-sales-of-borey-projects-despite-coronavirus/

Pandemic causes rise in Consumer Price Index

The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the Consumer Price Index (CPI) , according to a monthly report from the  Ministry of Commerce. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50710643/pandemic-causes-rise-in-consumer-price-index/

PM: Salt a ‘strategic product’ as stock and production to increase

The Cambodian Government has ordered an increase in salt production and stockpiling as the commodity becomes classified as a strategic product to ensure food security in the Kingdom during the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50710678/pm-salt-a-strategic-product-as-stock-and-production-to-increase/

New SME bank welcomed but potential users may await the end of pandemic

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are expected to apply for a loan from the newly formed SME Bank of Cambodia to expand their production lines but first, they want to see the end of COVID-19, according to the vice-president of Cambodia Chamber of Commerce. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50710318/new-sme-bank-welcomed-but-potential-users-may-await-the-end-of-pandemic/

Over 5,500 arrested for drugs

Anti-drug police have arrested more than 5,500 suspects and seized over 300kg of drugs as evidence since January. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/over-5500-arrested-drugs

‘Stop land grabs at archaeological sites’

The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts said last year, it cracked down on 18 cases of land grabs at archaeological sites, while 6,617 archaeological sites including burial places, ancient temples, ancient pagodas and irrigation systems across the country were registered for conservation. ...

Khorn Savi
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/stop-land-grabs-archaeological-sites

Ministry of Justice site online

The Ministry of Justice on Monday announced the launch of its new website www.moj.gov.kh in addition to its already existing Facebook page and Telegram service. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-justice-site-online

Khmer New Year postponed

In an effort to halt Covid-19 infections in the Kingdom, Prime Minister Hun Sen has postponed the Khmer New Year celebrations – to be held from April 13 to 16. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/khmer-new-year-postponed

Green light for $161M Kandal brewery

The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) last week approved a $160.6 million brewery in Chhak Chhoeu Neang commune’s Trapaing Veng village in Kandal province’s Ang Snuol district. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/green-light-161m-kandal-brewery

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

Over 100 construction workers stage protest over missing wages

More than 100 workers at a construction site in Preah Sihanouk province’s Sihanoukville protested and demanded four month’s worth of missing wages. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50710420/over-100-construction-workers-stage-protest-over-missing-wages/

Ministry lists heritage preservation efforts

More than 6,000 archaeological and cultural heritage sites have been registered across the Kingdom, among other achievements, according to the Culture and Fine Arts Ministry. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50710421/ministry-lists-heritage-preservation-efforts/

Cambodian Public Bank offers loan repayment deals during COVID-19

Cambodian Public Bank is responding to the Coronavirus crisis by taking pro-active action to provide help to its customers in distress by restructuring and rescheduling their loans to eligible individual and business customers. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50710323/cambodian-public-bank-offers-loan-repayment-deals-during-covid-19/

Riel effort to help local currency

The governor of the National Bank of Cambodia, the nation’s central bank, Chea Chanto, has opened his heart about the future of the domestic currency and the dollar. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50709853/riel-effort-to-help-local-currency/

Jica loans $50M to HKL to aid rural MSMEs

Hattha Kaksekar Limited (HKL), a subsidiary of Thai-based Bank of Ayudhya Pcl (Krungsri), received a $50 million loan from Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) to expand its operations and support micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in rural areas. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/jica-loans-50m-hkl-aid-rural-msmes

Cambodia and Japan: $2.3 billion record trade in 2019

Cambodia and Japan’s bilateral trade rose by 13 percent last year to $2,292 million, according to a recent report from the Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO). ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50709857/cambodia-and-japan-2-3-billion-record-trade-in-2019/

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