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Government allots $166 million for Sub-national health services

The Royal Government of Cambodia has decided to transfer $166 million to municipal and provincial administrations to manage their respective health service provision. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50730864/government-allots-166-million-for-sub-national-health-services/

IPC: Over 16,000 C-19 samples tested since January in Kindgom

The Institute Pasteur du Cambodia has announced it has tested over 16,000 samples for coronavirus since January in Cambodia, of which 125 have been positive. ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50730466/ipc-over-16000-c-19-samples-tested-since-january-in-kindgom/

Electronic tax filing for medium and large payers

The General Department of Taxation (GDT) has officially now put into operation an electronic filing system for all medium and large taxpayers starting from early this month, according to a senior official of the department. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50730465/electronic-tax-filing-for-medium-and-large-payers/

Cambodia to lose $3bn in revenue from tourism sector

Minister Thong Khon said during the launch of additional safety measures for tourism-based business that the global virus has hit the tourism sector the hardest around the world and Cambodia will see it’s foreign and local visitors decline by about 70 percent and 50 percent ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50730893/cambodia-to-lose-3b-in-revenue-from-tourism-sector/

FAO gives policy recommendations in response to dire farming warning

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has said the country’s economically crucial agriculture sector must implement a raft of new measures to combat escalating natural disasters that are threatening Cambodian crops and livestock. ...

Harrison White
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50730610/fao-gives-policy-recommendations-in-response-to-dire-farming-warning/

China grants local mangoes into market

The first consignment of fresh Cambodian mangoes will soon be able to directly ship to the Chinese market. The quota allowed is up to 500,000 tonnes of quality mangoes per year, the Chinese embassy to Cambodia said yesterday. ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50730611/china-grants-local-mangoes-into-market/

Call for more power investments to meet province’s demand

Banteay Meanchey administration said the province boasts potential investment activities which need more power to meet local demand as it aims to reduce the energy imports from its neighbour Thailand in the northwest. ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50730649/call-for-more-power-investments-to-meet-provinces-demand/

Cambodia seeks to export more rice to China

Cambodia should ask China to increase the rice import quota from the Kingdom, said Mr. Song Saran, President of Cambodia Rice Federation, in a consultative meeting with private sector held at the Ministry of Commerce Wednesday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50730663/cambodia-seeks-to-export-more-rice-to-china/

Cambodia, Timor-Leste agree to promote tourism cooperation

Timor-Leste has expressed a consistent aim to expand tourism cooperation while the Cambodian side urged Timor-Leste to accelerate the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on tourism cooperation between the two countries. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50730294/cambodia-timor-leste-agree-to-promote-tourism-cooperation/

Cambodia boasts biodiversity richness

The Ministry of Environment has announced Cambodia’s richness of biodiversity resources in its recent update. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50730192/cambodia-boasts-biodiversity-richness/

Cambodia’s garment, footwear sectors propose EU postpone EBA withdrawal

The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC), the Cambodia Footwear Association (CFA) and the European Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia (EuroCham) on June 2 requested the European Commission to postpone its withdrawal of the ‘Everything But Arms’ (EBA) preferential trade scheme for 12 months so ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50730205/cambodias-garment-footwear-sectors-propose-eu-postpone-eba-withdrawal/

More than 2,000 forestry crimes uncovered from January till April

The Ministry of Environment said today that a total of 2,333 cases of natural resource offences were cracked down by rangers in the first four months of this year and nearly 200 people have been sent to court. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50729939/more-than-2000-forestry-crimes-uncovered-from-january-till-april/

Youth cyclists blocked in Koh Kong province

Koh Kong provincial police confiscated more than 10 bicycles from a group of Mother Nature Organisation youths who were riding from Koh Kong province to Phnom Penh to submit a petition to Prime Minister Hun Sen proposing that Koh Kong Krao Island be certified a ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/youth-cyclists-blocked-koh-kong-province

Partnership to drive food-processing

Khmer Enterprise, a unit under the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF), Cambodia Australia Agricultural Value Chain Program (CAVAC), and the Institute of Technology of Cambodia (ITC), inked a partnership agreement to driving food-processing innovations through small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the Kingdom. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50730161/partnership-to-drive-food-processing/

20,000 tonnes of yellow bananas exported in first five months

During the first five months of 2020, Cambodia exported 22,762 tonnes of yellow bananas, wherein 14,414 tonnes to Vietnam and 8,348 others to China. The update was provided by Veng Sakhon, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries when inspecting the progress of agro-industrial crop development ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50730189/20000-tonnes-of-yellow-bananas-exported-in-first-five-months/

Local pepper prices rebound

Local pepper farmers have reported a sharp increase in the price of the commodity rising almost 100 percent, after Chinese buyers resumed fulfilling orders as the country slowly recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.​ ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50729705/local-pepper-prices-rebound/

Japanese grant $32 million for Takhmao water supply system

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in Cambodia signed a $32 million grant agreement with the government on Monday to expand Takhmao town’s water supply system. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/japanese-grant-32-million-takhmao-water-supply-system

Ministry: Further out-of-work allowances paid

The Ministry of Labour announced on Monday that a further 25,588 workers of 67 enterprises in the garment and tourism sectors will be paid allowances from the government after facing suspension or unemployment amid the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50729508/ministry-further-out-of-work-allowances-paid/

Siem Reap’s tourism hit hard by C-19

More than 100 hotels and guesthouses in Siem Reap province permanently ceased operations while 230 others announced indefinite suspensions amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the provincial hall revealed yesterday. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50729513/siem-reaps-tourism-hit-hard-by-c-19/

More Cambodian peacekeepers diagnosed with C-19 in Mali

Three more Cambodian UN peacekeepers stationed in Mali have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of known infections to 10, including the senior military officer who succumbed to the virus last week. ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50729515/more-cambodian-peacekeepers-diagnosed-with-c-19-in-mali/

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