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Cambodian economy will be ‘worst hit in Asean’ ADB

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) said the Kingdom will see losses amount to more than $390 million due to the economic impact of the Covid-19 outbreak this year. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodian-economy-will-be-worst-hit-asean-adb

MoUs boost finance access for SME’s

The Agriculture and Rural Development Bank (ARDB) has signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) with the Cambodia Food Manufacture Association (CFMA) to disburse $50 million in loans from the government to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SME) for business expansion and productivity. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/mous-boost-finance-access-smes

Road traffic accidents see reduction

The National Road Safety Committee (NRSC) said since the new traffic sub-decree was implemented, there has been a considerable drop in road traffic accidents thus far in March compared to February. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/road-traffic-accidents-see-reduction

Regional appeal courts open on April 1

Three regional appeal courts set up in the provinces will serve the public on April 1, said a Justice Ministry official. All of the appeal courts will also handle complaints sent back by the Supreme Court in Phnom Penh. ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50705314/regional-appeal-courts-open-on-april-1/

Thailand proposes to close all borders with Cambodia to prevent the widespread of Covid-19 except freight

Thailand closes all road travels with Cambodia and tightens conditions for air travel as the measures to prevent the widespread of Covid-19. Thai authorities have begun to carry out the notification of a temporary travel suspension of all border entrances, with some of the ports ...

Niem Chheng
https://bit.ly/2xhAuRj

Officials examine timber company for irregularities

After winning the rights to transfer large shipments of timber from Mondulkiri province to the rest of Cambodia, Try Pheap Import Export Co Ltd is being examined by 10 officials to ensure there are no irregularities in its operation, Mondulkiri provincial forestry administration director Um ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/officials-examine-timber-company-irregularities

King orders new appeal court staff appointments

King Norodom Sihamoni has issued a royal decree ordering the appointment of 18 judges across the three newly established regional Appeal Courts. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/king-orders-new-appeal-court-staff-appointments

Public services get $7.67 million boost through World Bank grant

The World Bank has approved two complementary grants totalling $7.67 million to support social accountability in key public services such as health centres, primary schools, and local administrations in 10 provinces in Cambodia. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/public-services-get-767-million-boost-through-world-bank-grant

Cross-border deal inked to maintain trade amid Covid-19

Cambodia​ and​ Vietnam​ have​ agreed​ to​ allow​ cargo​ trailers​ to​ enter​ the​ common​ Bavet-Moc​ Bai​ border,​ located​ in​ Cambodia’​ Svay​ Rieng​ province​ (Bavet)​ and​ Vietnam’s​ Tay​ Ninh​ province​ (Moc​ Bai)​ after​ movement​ restrictions​ were​ enforced​ to​ prevent​ a​ Covid-19​ outbreak.​ ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cross-border-deal-inked-maintain-trade-amid-covid-19

Trade to continue as normal

Although controls have been tightened due to the new coronavirus, trade between Cambodia and Vietnam continues, with the countries aiming to achieve $5 billion in trade by the end of the year, a Vietnamese official has confirmed. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/trade-continue-normal

Aviation sector calls for government aid

The country’s main airport company, Cambodia Airports, has called for a “global and comprehensive plan” to aid the ailing aviation industry. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50703133/aviation-sector-calls-for-government-aid/

Japanese firm to conduct study on investment in aquaculture industry in Cambodia

A Japanese firm has been conducting a study on investment possibility in raising Tilapia – a freshwater fish species in Cambodia, according to JICA.​ ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50704397/japanese-firm-to-conduct-study-on-investment-in-aquaculture-industry-in-cambodia/

Electronic settlements encouraged

The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) is encouraging the use of electronic methods for settlements rather than using cash to prevent the possible spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50704646/electronic-settlements-encouraged/

Casino workers protest unpaid wages

Nearly a hundred employees of Sihanoukville’s Yaduoli Casino yesterday staged a protest over outstanding wages after the company failed to pay them. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50704577/casino-workers-protest-unpaid-wages/

Virus cases soar to 84, latest patients quarantined in Preah Sihanouk hotel

Twenty-nine French tourists and two Cambodians being quarantined at a hotel in Preah Sihanouk province’s Sihanoukville have tested positive for the virus after coming into contact with two COVID-19 patients, raising the tally to 84, according to a Health Ministry’s statement. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50704525/virus-cases-soar-to-84-latest-patients-quarantined-in-preah-sihanouk-hotel/

Preah Ang Duong hospital starts building $8 million ENT wing

Preah Ang Duong hospital in the capital on Saturday held a ground breaking ceremony for a new building costing $8million, funded by the Korea International Cooperation Agency, to provide specialised treatment for people with ear, nose and throat problems.   ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50704588/preah-ang-duong-hospital-starts-building-8-million-ent-wing/

Boeng Tamouk lake residents in development crossfire

Boeng Tamouk is one of the last remaining lakes in Phnom Penh. The lake has stood the test of time and brought harmony to many villagers living around the body of water. ...

Som Kanika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50704591/boeng-tamouk-lake-residents-in-development-crossfire/

Japan funds construction of clean water system and school buildings in Cambodia

Japanese government has provided grant assistance of nearly US$400,000 to Cambodia, under its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (KUSANONE Grant). ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50703909/japan-funds-construction-of-clean-water-system-and-school-buildings-in-cambodia/

Seven Chinese experts on COVID-19 to arrive in Kingdom

Seven Chinese medical experts will arrive in Cambodia this morning to help the Kingdom in its fight against the coronavirus.​ The Chinese Embassy to Cambodia yesterday confirmed their scheduled arrival.   ...

Sun Mesa
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50704524/seven-chinese-experts-on-covid-19-to-arrive-in-kingdom/

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