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Gov’t calls for new mining exploration bids

The Mine and Energy Ministry has called on local and foreign companies to bid for mining exploration licences. ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50705869/govt-calls-for-new-mining-exploration-bids/

Call for cashless electricity payments

Electricity Authority of Cambodia (EAC) has called for licensed private electricity distributors to receive cashless payments for electricity bills to prevent possible COVID-19 infections. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50705868/call-for-cashless-electricity-payments/

Borders still open to trade, PM says

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Hun Sen said Cambodia remains open to cross-border trade with neighbouring countries, but the borders will remain closed to citizens and travelers. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/borders-still-open-trade-pm-says

Donors give $9M to fight virus

PRIME Minister Hun Sen announced that the government had received nearly $9 million from Cambodian donors for the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. There are 96 who tested positive in the Kingdom as of Wednesday. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/donors-give-9m-fight-virus

Flights decline due to coronavirus

The number of international flights to and from Cambodia’s three airports in March is forecast to decline by around 40 per cent compared to December last year, since the Covid-19 outbreak. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/flights-decline-due-coronavirus

Cambodia-Indonesia trade rise to record high in 2019

Bilateral trade between Cambodia and Indonesia jumped 46 per cent to a record high of more than $792 million last year, from $543 million in 2018, the Ministry of Commerce said. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodia-indonesia-trade-rise-record-high-2019

PM mulling emergency as virus cases rise to 96

“I am looking at the possibility in Article 22 of the Constitution to request the King to declare a state of emergency. I don’t want to use it, but if my appeal [to the people] is ineffective, Article 22 of the Constitution will be used. ...

Phuon Chansereivuth and Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-mulling-emergency-virus-cases-rise-96

Work starts to restore collapsed Kampong Cham river bank

Kampong Cham provincial authorities have started work on a project to restore nearly 200 metres of river bank which collapsed in Kampong Cham city last June. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50705311/work-starts-to-restore-collapsed-kampong-cham-river-bank/

Japan-Cambodia National Road 5 renovation project locked in

The Japanese and Cambodian governments have inked a financial cooperation agreement for the renovation of National Road 5 spanning 366 kilometres from Kandal province’s Prek Kdam area to Banteay Meanchey province’s Poipet city.​ ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50705611/japan-cambodia-national-road-5-renovation-project-locked-in/

Eight charged over protected land encroachment

Stung Treng Provincial Court has jailed eight villagers accused of encroaching a protected area in Thala Barivat district. They were charged under Article 62 of the Law on Environmental Protection and Natural Resource Management. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50705624/eight-charged-over-protected-land-encroachment/

Cambodia steps up COVID-19 awareness campaign as infected numbers rise to 91

The Premier expressed his profound thanks to the authorities at all levels for their efforts in raising public awareness on preventive measures against COVID-19 pandemic in the Kingdom. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50705574/cambodia-steps-up-covid-19-awareness-campaign-as-infected-numbers-rise-to-91/

Families propose lake restoration in Kratie province

More than 30 families in two villages in Kratie province have proposed the restoration of a 10ha natural lake named Boeung Ron to store water and irrigate the surrounding lakes. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/families-propose-lake-restoration-kratie-province

NGOs unite to protect 937ha forest in Kampong Speu

Wildlife Alliance Cambodia (WAC) and the Prambei Mom Forest Community (PMFC) have united to protect a forest area spanning 937ha across Kampong Speu province to conserve its broad biodiversity. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngos-unite-protect-937ha-forest-kampong-speu

Private company granted green light for face mask production in Phnom Penh

The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) has granted approval to HK Burltex Manufacturing Co., Ltd. to build a factory for producing face masks and all kinds of bags, according to the CDC’s statement released Tuesday. ...

Phal Sophanith
https://akp.gov.kh/post/detail/28526

Village lockdowns mulled if returning workers have COVID-19

Authorities are in the process of locating and identifying the majority of about 15,000 migrant workers who fled back to the Kingdom on Sunday before Thailand closed its borders. ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50705419/village-lockdowns-mulled-if-returning-workers-have-covid-19/

New tax rates announced for businesses and employees

The Ministry of Economy and Finance has revised the tax rates for all business owners and employees in Cambodia. Employers were instructed to deduct employee taxes according to the new rates from February onwards. Taxpayers have to submit the tax declaration by the 20th of ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-tax-rates-announced-businesses-and-employees

Japan offers $310M in grants, loans to boost development

Japan is providing $310 million in development aid to Cambodia to help bolster the country’s economy. About $42.7 million will be delivered as aid, while the rest will be packaged into soft loans which Cambodia has to repay, but on very favourable terms. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/japan-offers-310m-grants-loans-boost-development

Kingdom steps up TB fight

Prime Minister Hun Sen said Cambodia needs to speed up efforts to reduce the morbidity and mortality rates of tuberculosis patients, as the Kingdom still had a high number of both compared to the rest of the world. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdom-steps-tb-fight

Cambodia gets $1.6M for Covid-19 response from German gov’t

In light of Cambodia confirming 91 Covid-19 cases, Germany announced on Tuesday that it will provide €1.5 million ($1,618,000) to help support the Covid-19 Emergency Response Plan in the Kingdom. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodia-gets-16m-covid-19-response-german-govt

Covid-19 brings chaos to textile industry

The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) on Tuesday urged factories not to suspend shipments of goods that have already been produced as well as those in production.​ ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/covid-19-brings-chaos-textile-industry

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