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KOICA lays out plan for pandemic support

The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and the Cambodian Rehabilitation and Development Board of the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CRDB/CDC) yesterday held a discussion meeting at the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC). ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50775595/koica-lays-out-plan-for-pandemic-support/

Japan offers $239 million in emergency assistance

Japanese Foreign Affairs Minister Motegi Toshimitsu announced yesterday Japan will provide $239 million in emergency financial assistance to support Cambodia, saying it “has suffered from adverse economic impacts as a result of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).”   ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50775690/japan-offers-239-million-in-emergency-assistance/

PM asks banks and microfinance to delay loan repayment for flood victims

Prime Minister Hun Sen has appealed to all banks and microfinance institutions nationwide to understand the difficulties faced by flood victims who owe them, asking them to delay repayment or reduce the interest rate during the flooding. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50775521/pm-asks-banks-and-microfinance-to-delay-loan-repayment-for-flood-victims/

Cambodia logs a new COVID-19 case, bringing tally to 286

In two consecutive days, Cambodia registered another new imported case of COVID-19 on a Polish man today, raising the tally of infections to 286.   ...

Khann Chanvirak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50775390/cambodia-logs-a-new-covid-19-case-bringing-tally-to-286/

Sweden contributes to tree conservation activities as part of COVID-19 response

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) announced yesterday that  Sweden will contribute about $500,000 to  its joint conservation efforts with the Environment Ministry in Pursat and Siem Reap provinces to support tree planting activities, the establishment of plant nurseries and a “cash-for-work” initiative. ...

Som Kanika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50775184/sweden-contributes-to-tree-conservation-activities-as-part-of-covid-19-response/

More than 250,000 new voters registered

The National Election Committee (NEC) has seen an increase in new voters registering this year in comparison to last year.   ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50774600/more-than-250000-new-voters-registered/

NBC auctions $50 million

The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) has announced a $50 million auction this week to stabilise the local currency exchange rate in the market. The NBC has informed banks, microfinance institutions (MFIs) and licensed money exchangers that the minimum rate for auction will be announced ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50775257/nbc-auctions-50-million/

Rice exports ‘unaffected by rain’

Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) has claimed that the floods, which have had the biggest impact on the agriculture sector, will not hurt the country’s rice exports this year. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50775239/rice-exports-unaffected-by-rain/

GDP numbers rendered uncertain by floods

Flooding has created uncertainty over the Kingdom’s economic outlook this year, with various figures bandied about and thousands of households and paddies affected. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50775085/gdp-numbers-rendered-uncertain-by-floods/

Speculation fears over location of new ring road

The Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT) held consultations to decide the location of National Ring Road 4 around Phnom Penh. Once complete, it is expected to ease traffic and freight transportation. But the location of the project is being kept under wraps to ...

Jason Boken
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50775152/speculation-fears-over-location-of-new-ring-road/

Kingdom cuts inequality, says Oxfam

Cambodia performs better at global commitment to reduce inequality, despite COVID-19, according to a report on Oxfam in Cambodia Policy. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50774670/kingdom-cuts-inequality-says-oxfam/

Economy damaged by severe rain, flooding

Flooding has caused delays in the transportation of goods for many days as national roads suffer damage, costing the country’s economy dearly because the government will have to spend more on repairs. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50774871/economy-damaged-by-severe-rain-flooding/

Floods are ‘Natural’, PM says, but experts note changes to lakes, climate

With more heavy rainfall expected this weekend and ongoing flooding that has killed at least 21 people this month, Prime Minister Hun Sen cast doubt that the in-filling of capital lakes had contributed to severe flooding in Phnom Penh. ...

Matt Surrusco
https://vodenglish.news/floods-are-natural-pm-says-but-experts-note-changes-to-lakes-climate/

Suspects wanted for logging thousands of trees in Mondulkiri

Mondulkiri provincial authorities are working to identify suspects who cut down tens of thousands of trees and buried them in a 60ha patch of forestland in order to take over the land. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/suspects-wanted-logging-thousands-trees-mondulkiri

Lyly Food to build special economic zone in Sihanoukville

A senior executive officer of Cambodian rice-crackers manufacturer Lyly Food Industry Co Ltd has said the company will build a special economic zone (SEZ) in Preash Sihanouk province and plans to launch it next year. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50774342/lyly-food-to-build-special-economic-zone-in-sihanoukville/

Ministry speeding up draft port law

The Ministry of Public Works and Transport has convened a meeting to discuss the speeding up of the draft port law. The law is expected to play a crucial role in management and development of port, promotion of national and international trade, order maintenance, facilitation ...

Lim Nary/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50773840/ministry-speeding-up-draft-port-law/

Frog farming encouraged as market demand rising

Veng Sakhon, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, has encouraged farmers to consider raising frogs as the market demand for the baby frogs is increasing. ...

Lim Nary – AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50773462/frog-farming-encouraged-as-market-demand-rising/

Floods claim 18 lives throughout Cambodia

The National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) this morning reported that the ongoing flash floods have so far killed 18 people, including 8 children. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50774057/floods-claim-18-lives-throughout-cambodia/

Rangers crack down on over 900 natural resource crimes in Prey Lang

The Ministry of Environment announced yesterday that rangers have cracked down on natural resource crimes in Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary with 954 cases during the first nine months of this year. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50774240/rangers-crack-down-on-over-900-natural-resource-crimes-in-prey-lang/

Rare bird species exhibited to promote conservation and ecotourism

The Ministry of Environment held an exhibition of rare birds in Siem Reap province yesterday to promote conservation and ecotourism in Cambodia, as some species near extinction due to poaching. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50774287/rare-bird-species-exhibited-to-promote-conservation-and-ecotourism/

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