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UN says Cambodian rice farming faces challenges

The UN’s Global Reporting Initiative shows the Cambodia rice sector has faced significant sustainability challenges of decreasing returns for small-scale producers, inadequate uptake of responsible farming practices and smallholder engagement models amid calls for increasing organic production. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50777272/un-says-cambodian-rice-farming-faces-challenges/

Fiscal revenue growth revised down

The Cambodian government has revised its target for year-on-year fiscal revenue growth to 0.3 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), down from the planned 0.5 percent increases as outlined in the original Revenue Mobilisation Strategy 2019-2023. ...

Harrison White
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50777271/fiscal-revenue-growth-revised-down/

73 Blue Helmets sent for UN mission in South Sudan

Seventy-three Cambodian Blue Helmets were dispatched to South Sudan on Sunday to join the UN peacekeeping mission in the east African country. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50777089/73-blue-helmets-sent-for-un-mission-in-south-sudan/

Sweden grants Covid-19 relief funds to Cambodia

The Embassy of Sweden has announced a COVID-19 response package to financially support rural communities in Cambodia through tree planting activities. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50776808/sweden-grants-covid-19-relief-funds-to-cambodia/

Senate adopts four draft laws

The Senate of Cambodia has adopted four significant draft laws in its 6th session of the 4th legislature held here at the Senate Palace this morning. ...

Khmer TImes Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50777202/senate-adopts-four-draft-laws/

WCS: Four species nearly extinct in Keo Seima Sanctuary

The Cambodian Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) released a report yesterday showing that four species which inhabit the Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary in Mondulkiri are in danger of extinction. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50777156/wcs-four-species-nearly-extinct-in-keo-seima-sanctuary/

2021 draft budget sees a half billion reduction

The Royal Government of Cambodia, through the Council of Ministers, has approved a draft annual budget of approximately $7.62 billion for the year 2021. The approval was made during a cabinet meeting held last Friday, chaired by Prime Minister Hun Sen. ...

Harrison White
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50776654/2021-draft-budget-sees-a-half-billion-reduction/

SME fund launched to fight economic stagnation

Relevant ministries and private sectors are joining up to form another tool, the  Small and Medium Enterprise Fund “SME fund” to promote local SMEs to help Cambodia overcome economic stagnation during the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50776655/sme-fund-launched-to-fight-economic-stagnation/

Establishment of provincial SME Park urged

The Federation of Associations of Small and Medium Enterprises of Cambodia (FASMEC) is seeking to establish small and medium enterprise (SME) parks in each province across the country aiming at promoting local agricultural products processing. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50776583/establishment-of-provincial-sme-park-urged/

Cambodia continues to draw FDI despite loss of EBA with another four investment projects worth $37.6 million

The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) has given the green light to four more investment projects with a total investment capital of $37.6 million. According to the council’s press release issued Friday, the projects newly approved are expected to create some 6,338 jobs ...

Phal Sophanith/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50776597/cambodia-continues-to-draw-fdi-despite-loss-of-eba-with-another-four-investment-projects-worth-37-6-million/

Minister reassures Cambodia’s response to COVID-19 fallouts

Vongsey Vissoth has reiterated the Royal Government of Cambodia’s promising response to the fallouts of the COVID-19. National budget has been reprioritised to allocate about $1 billion to address the emergency areas. ...

Phal Sophanith/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50776547/minister-reassures-cambodias-response-to-covid-19-fallouts/

Record number of Asian openbill stork nests discovered

BirdLife International Cambodia recently discovered a record number of over 2,000 Asian openbill stork nests in Takeo province’s Boeng Prek Lapou Protected Landscape. .. ...

Som Kanika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50776744/record-number-of-asian-openbill-stork-nests-discovered/

Each flood-stricken farming family to receive 100kg of rice seed

The Royal Government of Cambodia has announced to distribute to each flood-hit farmer family 100 kilogramme of rice seed, and six types of subsidiary crops to other affected families that do not do the rice cultivation. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50776569/each-flood-stricken-farming-family-to-receive-100kg-of-rice-seed/

Government to increase cash for Labour to $160 million

The Royal Government has decided to increase the budget for Cash for Labour from $100 million to $160 million. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50776562/government-to-increase-cash-for-labour-to-160-million/

Cabinet approves Stung Tatai Leu hydropower dam development project

The 150-megawatt Stung Tatai Leu hydropower dam development project was endorsed during the plenary Cabinet Meeting held here this morning under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Hun Sen. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50776451/cabinet-approves-stung-tatai-leu-hydropower-dam-development-project/

Floods in Cambodia claim 40n lives as rescue efforts intensify

The National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) reported that the ongoing flash floods have so far killed 40 people. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50776800/floods-in-cambodia-claim-40n-lives-as-rescue-efforts-intensify/

More rain forecast due to storm Molave, amid flooding crisis

The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology yesterday announced that tropical storm Molave, currently causing havoc as it crosses the Philippines, will soon drop further rain on Cambodia, already suffering from devastating floods. Cambodia expects the impact of Molave from October 28 through 29, with ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50776745/more-rain-forecast-due-to-storm-molave-amid-flooding-crisis/

Government allocates over $31 million more for IDPoor scheme

The government has deposited more than $31 million to Wing agents nationwide to provide for the third round of payments for the IDPoor equity card scheme, set to benefit nearly 700,000 poor and vulnerable families, equivalent to 2.8 million people. ...

https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50776774/government-allocates-over-31-million-more-for-idpoor-scheme/
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50776774/government-allocates-over-31-million-more-for-idpoor-scheme/

Free-trade deals ‘not necessarily good’

Having more free trade agreements with partner countries is a good deal for Cambodia that currently gets its biggest advantage from trade preferences under its Least Developed Country status. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50776237/free-trade-deals-not-necessarily-good/

Capital gains tax delayed to 2022

The government has decided to delay the implementation of capital gains tax to Jan 1, 2022, according to a statement from the General Department of Taxation (GDT). ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50776024/capital-gains-tax-delayed-to-2022/

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