World Bank financial aid for Kingdom, Malpass says

Cambodia is among the East Asian and Pacific (EAP) countries set to receive financial support from the World Bank to underpin a resilient post-Covid-19 economic recovery, fuelled by solid vaccination progress, the Washington-based development lender’s president told The Post. ...

May Kunmakara

UN urges school reopenings

The UN in Cambodia has encouraged the government to prioritise school reopening as soon as possible to avoid further declines in human capital development. ...

Voun Dara

Gov’t warns resellers of Covid test kits

The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications – which accepts purchase orders for Covid-19 antigen rapid test kits at $3.70 per unit, an offer exclusively for public and private institutions – has warned against reselling them. ...

Ry Sochan

Cambodia highlights Mekong-Ganga cooperation achievements

Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation H.E. Prak Sokhonn has lauded the Mekong-Ganga Cooperation (MGC)’s active contribution to the development of the Mekong sub-region. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Informal economy may lose over 6M jobs by Covid’s end

Minister of Planning Chhay Than said more than six million workers in the informal economy have either lost or are expected to lose their jobs due to Covid-19, despite the government’s efforts to counter the pandemic. ...

Mom Kunthear

Families affected by land dispute with Defense Ministry still wait for compensation

Hundreds of families affected by a land dispute with the Ministry of Defense in Kandal province, are still waiting for compensation and a resolution six weeks after violence broke out. ...

Sorn Sarath

Four regional airports on shelf courtesy of pandemic

Plans to build new international airports have been put on hold as the Coronavirus pandemic continues to keep tourists and business travelers from visiting the Kingdom.​ ...

Michael Firn

Cambodia’s economic growth forecast downgraded as COVID-19 cases rise

The UK-based Fitch Ratings credit rating agency has downgraded Cambodia’s economic outlook below the World Bank’s baseline forecast of 4 percent GDP growth for 2021 as the country continues to struggle with the economic shock of the COVID-19 pandemic.   ...

Sorn Sarath

Unions Demand Global Brands Help Workers Losing Income during Lockdown

Workers’ unions and civil society groups called on well-known fashion brands to do more to help Cambodian workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This came after a new report stated that Cambodian garment sector workers had lost millions in wages during the lockdown from April ...

Lay Sopheavotey

Non-textile industrial exports up 50%

Cambodia earned $1.8997 billion from the export of non-textile-based industrial products in the first half of this year, an increase of 49.9 per cent from $1.2672 billion in the same period of 2020, the General Department of Customs and Excise of Cambodia (GDCE) reported.​ ...

Hin Pisei

Gov’t donates Covid aid to Vietnam

The government has provided medical equipment and financial aid to neighboring Vietnam to help curb the spread of Covid-19, which is currently running rampant there.   ...

Mom Kunthear

COVID-19 leads to $3.6 billion financing flow losses for Cambodia last year

COVID-19 has led to financing flow losses of $3.6 billion for Cambodia, accounting for 19.8 percent of the country’s total financing flows in 2020, said a new report by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) released on Friday. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Measuring Cambodia’s COVID situation in interactive graphs

A fascinating set of data visualisations from Our World in Data shows how Cambodia is faring in the COVID pandemic versus its 3 neighbors – Vietnam, Thailand and Laos. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cambodia suspends entry-exit travel through Cambodian-Vietnamese border

The Royal Government of Cambodia has decided to temporarily suspend entry and exit through the Cambodian-Vietnamese border of skilled workers, technicians, employees of Vietnamese companies for one month from July 18, 2021. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Transport firms ‘face bankruptcy if pandemic worsens’

The Sihanoukville Autonomous Port saw revenue rise 14 percent in the first half of the year from the same period in 2020, to more than $44 million. ...

Michael Firn

The second weekend of July sees nearly 70,000 tourists in the country

Despite the ongoing pandemic, a total of 69,937 tourists were recorded in the country. The figures were released by the Minister of Tourism, Thong Khon, on July 12.   ...

Khmer Times Staff

Corruption and apathy led to the outbreak of Covid-19 February 20 Community Event, a reminder

A large-scale outbreak detected in Phnom Penh in 20 February took place when two out of four Chinese nationals who breached quarantine at the Sokha Hotel few days prior were tested positive. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Covid rattles Phnom Penh’s retail landscape through H1

The Covid-19 pandemic has rocked the retail landscape in Phnom Penh, with anxiety around infection risk keeping the masses away from shopping malls and driving retail consumption down by nearly five per cent in the first half of this year, compared to July-December 2020, according ...

Hin Pisei

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