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Don’t worry about the rice market: Minister to farmers

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon said farmers should not be worried about rice markets despite the nation’s milled rice exports to international destinations being down in the first quarter of the year. ...

Sar Socheath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50837501/dont-worry-about-the-rice-market-minister-to-farmers/

Gov’t revenue exceeds $1.6bn in first quarter

The Cambodian government earned some $1.6 billion in revenue in the first quarter of 2021 from tax and customs.  This represents close to a 25 percent increase compared with revenue achieved during the same period in 2020. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50837481/govt-revenue-exceeds-1-6bn-in-first-quarter/

Car import values falls by more than 36% in 2020

The global Covid-19 pandemic caused the value of imported cars to Cambodia in 2020 to drop to nearly $1.1 billion, a decrease of more than 36 per cent compared to 2019, according to a report issued by the Ministry of Commerce. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/car-import-values-falls-more-36-2020

Papa John’s set to open 15 stores in Kingdom over next three years

US-based pizza chain Papa John’s International Inc on April 7 unveiled plans to open 15 new outlets in the Kingdom over the next three years. Papa John’s opened its flagship store in Phnom Penh late last month, the company said in a press release. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/papa-johns-set-open-15-stores-kingdom-over-next-three-years

Gov’t mulls Angkor entry for vaccinated foreign tourists in Q4

International tourists with proof of Covid-19 vaccination in the fourth quarter (Q4) of this year could be allowed into Siem Reap province’s Angkor Archaeological Park even within 14 days of arrival to Cambodia, amid tentative government plans to ease its quarantine policy, according to Minister ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/govt-mulls-angkor-entry-vaccinated-foreign-tourists-q4

France mulls $95M in agri-loans

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries expects to receive €80 million ($95 million) in loans this year from the French government and Asian Development Bank (ADB) to develop two projects that support Cambodian agricultural value chains. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/france-mulls-95m-agri-loans

IMF’s Georgieva: Cambodian economy to grow 4.2% in 2021

International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director Kristalina Georgieva on April 7 said the Cambodian economy is expected to grow 4.2 percent this year, following a 3.5 percent contraction in 2020, but cautioned that local governments around the world should proceed with prudential policies and proactive ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/imfs-georgieva-cambodian-economy-grow-42-2021

Cambodia successfully vaccinates one million people nationwide

As of 11 April 2021, Cambodia has vaccinated 1 million armed forces, civil servants, and civilians nationwide, according to a press release. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50837407/cambodia-successfully-vaccinates-one-million-people-nationwide/

Kingdom at risk from 56 missing C-19 positive people

Phnom Penh authorities are searching for 56 missing people who have tested positive for COVID-19.   ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50837346/kingdom-at-risk-from-56-missing-c-19-positive-people/

Phnom Penh prohibits alcohol sales and dine-ins for two weeks

Cambodia’s high rate of new coronavirus cases has called for an even more stringent measure by the Phnom Penh authorities and this time around it is – no alcohol sales and no sit-in dining. ...

Chhun Sunly
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50837343/phnom-penh-prohibits-alcohol-sales-and-dine-ins-for-two-weeks/

Three more COVID-19 patients succumb to the virus in Cambodia, death toll now 29

The Ministry of Health on the morning of April 11, 2021 issued a press release confirming the death of a 36-year-old Cambodian due to COVID-19. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50837099/three-more-covid-19-patients-succumb-to-the-virus-in-cambodia-death-toll-now-29/

Three more villages placed under lockdown in Sangkat Stung Meanchey III

Phnom Penh Capital Administration issued a decision last night to lockdown 3 more villages: Trea 4 village, Damnak Thom 2 village and Damnak Thom 3 village of Sangkat Stung Meanchey III. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50836980/three-more-villages-placed-under-lockdown-in-sangkat-stung-meanchey-iii/

Fines to be imposed on those who do not wear masks

In a message to the people broadcasted live on TV and Facebook on the morning of April 10, Prime  Minister Hun Sen has sternly announced that in the future, those who do not wear masks will be fined. Wearing of mask is mandatory to prevent ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50836946/fines-to-be-imposed-on-those-who-do-not-wear-masks/

Preah Sihanouk province imposes lockdown on several areas after 19 COVID-19 positive cases discovered

MrKouch Chamroeun, Governor of Preah Sihanouk Province, has issued a notification Friday on the temporary suspension of entry and exit of a part of the Rolok Dam area in Village 3, Sangkat 1, Preah Krong. Sihanouk (located in groups 1, 4, 25, 26, 27, 28, ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50836702/preah-sihanouk-province-imposes-lockdown-on-several-areas-after-19-covid-19-positive-cases-discovered/

PM orders Justice Minister to prosecute quarantine violators

Prime Minister Hun Sen today ordered Justice Minister Koeut Rith to push for the enforcement of law on measure to combat COVID-19 and work with the court officials to establish a court to put quarantine violators on trial, as the Kingdom is facing an alarming ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50836799/pm-orders-justice-minister-to-prosecutor-quarantine-violators/

NPA grants $1.6 million for cluster munition clearance

Cambodia Mine Action Center (CMAC) and Norwegian People Aid (NPA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Friday, granting $1.6 million for cluster munition clearance and surveys. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50837434/npa-grants-1-6-million-for-cluster-munition-clearance/

Four arrested for illegal rosewood

Police in Pursat province’s Veal Veng district arrested four men yesterday, accused of transporting nearly 400 kilogrammes of rosewood from a protected forest area without permission. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50835694/four-arrested-for-illegal-rosewood/

Cambodia among 17 countries in the world to prioritise vaccination for teachers

Cambodia is among 17 countries in the World to prioritise vaccination for teachers, according to a press release of the Asian Cultural Centre (ACC) AKP received this evening. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50835753/cambodia-among-17-countries-in-the-world-to-prioritise-vaccination-for-teachers/

Cash-transfer scheme has delivered more than $260 million to needy households

A public scheme to ease the economic impacts of COVID-19 has distributed more than $260 million to needy households, Ministry of Economy and Finance Secretary of State Vongsey Vissoth said Wednesday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50835750/cash-transfer-scheme-has-delivered-more-than-260-million-to-needy-households/

Shocking discovery of up to 50 COVID-19 positive cases at a garment factory at Khan Meanchey

The Ministry of Health has reportedly carried out mass testing at a garment factory in Khan Meanchey and discovered up to 50 workers infected with COVID-19. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50835723/shocking-discovery-of-up-to-50-covid-19-positive-cases-at-a-garment-factory-at-khan-meanchey/

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