Khmer Times

Ministry: New measures to help SMEs

To solve the current issues faced by small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the Kingdom, the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) has issued two main measures. Secretary of State at the MEF and Secretary-General of the Committee on Economic and Financial Policy Phan Phalla ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50744867/ministry-new-measures-to-help-smes/

Ministry works on digital agriculture challenge

The Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) together with the Techo Startup Centre and relevant stakeholders yesterday launched an inception workshop to disseminate information about a rural challenge and to discuss expectations of its intended digital platform under the Sustainable Assets for Agriculture Markets, Business ...

Sok Chan and Jason Boken
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50744903/ministry-works-on-digital-agriculture-challenge/

Savagely battered Cambodia’s garment industry seeks urgent help to stay alive

Cambodia’s garment industry had issued a renewed plea for help amidst new statistics revealing that more than 150,000 workers have now lost their jobs during the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Eco Textile
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50744740/savagely-battered-cambodias-garment-industry-seeks-urgent-help-to-stay-alive/

UN gives $1 million for migrant-worker support programme

The United Nations is providing $1 million for a joint programme with the government to provide support to returning migrant workers in three provinces. Interior Minister Sar Kheng said yesterday the six-month programme will be carried out in Banteay Meanchey, Battambang and Siem Reap provinces. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50744697/un-gives-1-million-for-migrant-worker-support-programme/

Cambodia supports 170,000 workers in garment, tourism sectors

Prime Minister Hun Sen has said that the government has transferred $40 per month to approximately 170,000 workers in the garment and tourism sectors, who suffered work suspension due to COVID-19. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50744788/cambodia-supports-170000-workers-in-garment-tourism-sectors/

Entertainment outlets can only reopen as restaurants

Prime Minister Hun Sen has reminded local authorities not to allow entertainment clubs and KTVs to reopen businesses if they have not been converted into restaurants. This follows the Health Ministry’s measures to stem any spread of  COVID-19. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50744670/entertainment-outlets-can-only-reopen-as-restaurants/

Ministries discuss cooperation to combat forgery

The Ministry of Transport has requested for a cooperated effort with the Ministry of Interior in order to prevent forgery of identity documents when applying for motorcycle registrations, by connecting both departments’ online systems. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50744748/ministries-discuss-cooperation-to-combat-forgery/

Aquaculture urged as fish yield plummets

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday encouraged farmers to engage in sustainable aquaculture activities to promote domestic production, and in turn, boost the national economy. ...

Som Kanika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50744767/aquaculture-urged-as-fish-yield-plummets/

Five arrested over state land sale

Authorities in Pursat province on Monday apprehended five people for their alleged involvement in an attempt to sell about 2,000 hectares of state-owned land on Facebook. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50744768/five-arrested-over-state-land-sale/

ECCC dismisses Samphan’s application

The Special Panel of the UN-backed Khmer Rouge Tribunal yesterday “unanimously dismissed” the former Khmer Rouge’s top leader Khieu Samphan’s application for disqualification of the six appeal judges who adjudicated in Case 002/01 over crimes against humanity. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50744687/eccc-dismisses-samphans-application/

Cambodia’s economy stagnant in first half

The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) said the Kingdom’s economic growth stagnated in the first half of the year due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and forecast that the country’s GDP would contract 1.9 percent this year. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50744787/cambodias-economy-stagnant-in-first-half/

Domestic animal feed production urged

Mr Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has urged for domestic production of animal feeds to supply local demand, generate jobs, and reduce the import of the product from abroad.​​​ ...

Chea Vannak/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50744882/domestic-animal-feed-production-urged/

Exclusive ADB may offer more than $1.5b in new funding

Khmer Times can report that the Asian Development Bank (ADB) is proposing to provide $1.5211 billion of new funding in its updated Cambodia country operations and business plan (COBP) 2021-2023. ...

Harrison White
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50744668/exclusive-adb-may-offer-more-than-1-5b-in-new-funding/

Crisis talks on threat to rice imports

The Commerce Ministry and Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) had an urgent meeting about the USA Rice Federation to the The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) on the eliminating a trade benefit on rice imported to US including from Cambodia. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50744806/crisis-talks-on-threat-to-rice-imports/

Cambodia’s COVID-19 cases increase to 165 with additional nine passengers from Saudi Arabia tested positive

Cambodia detected nine new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing thus the total number of confirmed cases in the Kingdom to 165, the Ministry of Health announced in a press release this morning. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50744637/cambodias-covid-19-cases-increase-to-165-with-additional-nine-passengers-from-saudi-arabia-tested-positive/

Cambodia collected $1.6 billion in tax revenue

The General Department of Taxation (GDT) collected 6,820.48 billion Riel (approximately $1,684 million) in tax revenue in the first semester of this year, a 12 percent increase compared to the same period last year. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50744480/cambodia-collected-1-6-billion-in-tax-revenue/

Environment Ministry releases report on natural resource crimes

The Ministry of Environment released an 18th month report stating 747 wildlife have been rescued and 206 wild animals were found dead in the Cardamom Mountains. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50744401/environment-ministry-releases-report-on-natural-resource-crimes/

New bilateral border gate under review

Cambodia’s Ratanakiri and Laos’ Attapeu provincial authorities have been conducting assessments on the possibility of opening a new bilateral border gate and an interconnecting road to cater to the interests of the peoples of the two nations. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50744335/new-bilateral-border-gate-under-review/

Government dips into its reserves

The government says that it has been withdrawing $1 billion from its savings to support spending in the fight against COVID-19 and to sustain, boost and restore the economy at a time national revenue is expected to drop from 20 percent to 30 percent, according ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50743333/government-dips-into-its-reserves/

Rattanakiri province connected to power grid

Cambodia’s northeastern Rattanakiri province is finally connected to the grid as the high voltage transmission line was officially put into operation carrying power generated from the Lower Sesan dam 2. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50743729/rattanakiri-province-connected-to-power-grid/

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