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Lockdown in Phom Penh and Takhmao to be lifted after May 5

Prime Minister Hun Sen announced last night he will end the lockdown in Phnom Penh and other provinces, but some small areas with a high risk of infections will remain under restrictions. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50849886/lockdown-in-phom-penh-and-takhmao-to-be-lifted-after-may-5/

Authorities distribute food to almost 20,000 families following protest

Following a public outcry and protest by some residents starting on Friday that they had no food to eat, the Meanchey district authorities swung into action on Saturday and distributed food items to almost 20,000 families in Stung Meanchey I, II and III communes. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50849914/authorities-distribute-food-to-almost-20000-families-following-protest/

PM’s help to be sought to allocate reserved land for 167 families

Banteay Meanchey deputy governor Ly Sary has embarked on a mission to identify 200 hectares of land in  Roneam Daun Sam Malai Wildlife Sanctuary to be allocated for 167 families to legally reside and cultivate their respective lands. ...

Chhun Sunly
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50849980/pms-help-to-be-sought-to-allocate-reserved-land-for-167-families/

City Hall allows people in Orange and Yellow zones to sell, purchase goods in their areas

Phnom Penh City Hall has allowed citizens living in “Yellow Zones” and “Orange Zones” to sell and purchase goods, vegetables, and meat from 3am to 8pm. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50849677/city-hall-allows-people-in-orange-and-yellow-zones-to-sell-purchase-goods-in-their-areas/

Mandatory COVID-19 tests before entry into Svay Rieng

Svay Rieng Provincial Administration issued an announcement on Saturday, requesting that all travellers to Svay Rieng test for COVID-19. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50849813/mandatory-covid-19-tests-before-entry-into-svay-rieng/

Curfew imposed in Stung Treng province amid the first case of COVID-19

Authorities in Stung Treng province have imposed a curfew in the province and shuttered restaurants and cafes for 14 days in a move to curb the spread of COVID-19. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50849499/curfew-imposed-in-stung-treng-province-amid-the-first-case-of-covid-19/

Five Bunong members to testify over land dispute

Five Bunong indigenous people were summoned by Mondulkiri provincial police to testify on May 3 about a minor criminal complaint filed by a citizen who claimed the accused had built illegal structures on private property ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/five-bunong-members-testify-over-land-dispute

Cambodia expects China, RCEP to help boost economic recovery

Amid the raging COVID-19 pandemic, Cambodia’s economy in 2020 registered its slowest growth since 1994. However, the country’s growth is projected to rebound this year, thanks to its newly-signed bilateral free trade agreement with China and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).   ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50847787/cambodia-expects-china-rcep-to-help-boost-economic-recovery/

Paper-based distance learning for students in Ratanakiri

Plan International together with Ratanakiri’s provincial Office of Education has initiated a paper-based distance learning approach for students affected by school closures. ...

Rhea Mae Soco
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50847678/paper-based-distance-learning-for-students-in-ratanakiri/

Takeo province villagers protest reservoir construction

Residents from seven villages in Takeo province protested against authorities who they said were digging a new reservoir on 200ha of land they have depended upon for years. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/takeo-province-villagers-protest-reservoir-construction

Factory workers in lockdown to receive half salary in April

The Ministry of Labour has announced that factory workers who are in lockdown in Phnom Penh and Kandal province will receive 50 percent of their April salary. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50847673/factory-workers-in-lockdown-to-receive-half-salary-in-april/

More lockdown violators arrested

Police in Phnom Penh on Tuesday arrested a Cambodian man and 13 Chinese nationals for violating the government’s curfew and lockdown measures by travelling without permission. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50847674/more-lockdown-violators-arrested/

Sihanoukville port terminal construction delayed

Construction of a new container terminal of Sihanoukville Autonomous Port has been delayed to early next year due to slower-than-planned layout design, according to the management. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/sihanoukville-port-terminal-construction-delayed

Stung Treng officials find illegal timber stockpile, owner escapes

A large amount of illegal luxury timber was impounded by Stung Treng provincial Forestry Administration officials on April 26 after it was discovered in a forest in the province’s Sen Chey district.   ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/stung-treng-officials-find-illegal-timber-stockpile-owner-escapes

AFD lends a hand in energy-transition

Agence Francaise de Developpement (AFD) has granted €300,000 to the Kingdom of Cambodia to draw up a model of energy-transition scenarios to 2050, the French development agency revealed in a statement published on April 1. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/afd-lends-hand-energy-transition

Over 200 factories suspended, 1,673 workers test positive

A total of 206 factories have now been temporarily closed due to the ongoing Covid-19 community outbreak, with 1,673 workers known to have contracted the virus and over 17,000 additional workers currently isolated in quarantine, according to Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training spokesperson Heng ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/over-200-factories-suspended-1673-workers-test-positive

Tourist resorts expected to start back up

At least 200 tourist resorts are expected to resume operations after the end of an inter-provincial travel ban and tourist-resort closures across the country. On April 25, the government lifted the travel ban and ended the closures of tourist destinations across the country, except for ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/tourist-resorts-expected-start-back

400K doses of China's Sinopharm vaccine arrive in Kingdom

Another 400,000 doses of the Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine donated by China touched down at the Phnom Penh International Airport at 9:30pm on April 28, marking the third such donation the Kingdom has received from the Chinese government.   ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/400k-doses-chinas-sinopharm-vaccine-arrive-kingdom

Ministry defends private-vendor move

The Ministry of Commerce on April 27 responded to criticism that allowing private vendors to sell essential goods at designated locations would run contrary to government preventive health measures – which prohibit gatherings – to stem the spread Covid-19. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/ministry-defends-private-vendor-move

Illegal imports sinking local aquaculture

While local aquaculture has started to grow significantly in recent years, the business community is increasingly facing competition from illegal imports, according to the Cambodian Aquaculturist Association (CAA). ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/illegal-imports-sinking-local-aquaculture

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