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Sustainable goals target pushed back

The Cambodian Prime Minister has suggested that the deadline of 2030 to achieve the goals of sustainable development (SDGs) might need to be reset because the progress of the agenda has been affected by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Sorn Sararth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50768526/sustainable-goals-target-pushed-back/

Smart Axiata’s 1 Million USD COVID-19 Relief Fund brings assistance to Kingdom’s farmers amid pandemic

With many garment factories, construction sites and other businesses closing due to COVID-19, thousands of workers lost their jobs and had to return home to farming and earning a living by working in agriculture.   ...

Taing Rinith
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50768611/smart-axiatas-1-million-usd-covid-19-relief-fund-brings-assistance-to-kingdoms-farmers-amid-pandemic/

‘Uncertainty’ remains over economic outlook

The World Bank has forecast a sharp contraction of negative two percent for the local economy this year, adding that Cambodia’s unfavourable growth outlook alongside disruptions to jobs and lower household incomes means poverty is likely to increase. ...

Harrison White
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50767885/uncertainty-remains-over-economic-outlook/

Unicef lauds IDPoor scheme for protecting children amid pandemic

Unicef country director Foroogh Foyouzat has praised Cambodia for the IDPoor scheme and its ability to protect children from exposure to child labour and trafficking amid the pandemic. ...

Khann Chanvirak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50767552/unicef-lauds-idpoor-scheme-for-protecting-children-amid-pandemic/

Obstacles to developing agriculture

Cambodia’s agriculture has become a talking point among other sectors, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has so for faced unsolved issues for years. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50766441/obstacles-to-developing-agriculture/

Premier Hun Sen seeks more investment from the US

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday said that although the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a severe impact on many Cambodians’ livelihoods and the economy, the government will not slow down its reform and development in any sector. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50765232/premier-hun-sen-seeks-more-investment-from-the-us/

Ministry ready to open schools for all

Minister of Education Hang Chuon Naron confirmed yesterday the ministry is ready to ask Prime Minister Hun Sen to begin Phase 3 of the schools reopening, as phases one and two are running smoothly. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50765624/ministry-ready-to-open-schools-for-all/

No C-19 vaccine for all: Ministry says Cambodia has not pre-ordered any supply

The Health Ministry says Cambodia will not have enough doses to distribute to the whole population when the World Health Organization finally approves any COVID-19 vaccine. ...

Khann Chanvirak
http://khmertimeskh.com/50765563/no-c-19-vaccine-for-all-ministry-says-cambodia-has-not-pre-ordered-any-supply/

Nearly 13,000 suspended workers to receive cash allowance payments

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training has so far provided 30 cash handouts to workers in the garment and tourism sectors, with this week’s number totalling to almost 13,000 workers. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/nearly-13000-suspended-workers-receive-cash-allowance-payments

Cambodia’s exports continue to face challenges amidst global headwinds

The Kingdom’s export to the international market is under threat although the country has secured regional and global free trade agreements, according to the Ministry of Commerce (MOC). ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50764362/cambodias-exports-continue-to-face-challenges-amidst-global-headwinds/

The effects of COVID-19 on farming

In 2020, the agriculture sector continues to play a significant role in the Cambodian economy, accounting for 22 percent of the Kingdom’s GDP and employing one-third of the Cambodian workforce. ...

Pamela Corda
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50764323/the-effects-of-covid-19-on-farming/

New COVID-19 case after almost two weeks

After having no new cases for nearly two consecutive weeks with all patients recovering and discharged from the hospital, the Kingdom yesterday logged the latest case, a 54-year-old British man, raising the country’s total to 275. ...

Khann Chanvirak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50763439/new-covid-19-case-after-almost-two-weeks/

Churches allowed to reopen after six-month closure due to pandemic

Churches have resumed religious services after the six-month closure and ban on group gatherings to prevent the spread of COVID-19 was lifted on Saturday. ...

Som Kanika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50763484/churches-allowed-to-reopen-after-six-month-closure-due-to-pandemic/

Government continues to battle COVID-19 with $78 million distributed so far

The Ministry of Economy and Finance has announced that the government has so far distributed $78 million to poor families suffering from the pandemic.  ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50762967/government-continues-to-battle-covid-19-with-78-million-distributed-so-far-2/

Cambodia’s COVID-19 situation: No new case for 11 consecutive days and no active case

Cambodia this morning reported that the last remaining COVID-19 patient, an 18-year-old Indonesian male, has been successfully treated and discharged from hospital. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50763149/cambodias-covid-19-situation-no-new-case-for-11-consecutive-days-and-no-active-case/

Group mounts campaign to keep children in school

The Child and Youth Network in Cambodia launched a “back to school” campaign on Wednesday to seek support to ensure children return to classes and do not drop out of school. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/group-mounts-campaign-keep-children-school

Cashew nut prices in decline

Cambodia’s cashew nut prices slightly dropped because of border closures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, although some goods are being let through. ...

Kuch Nithatevy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50762676/cashew-nut-prices-in-decline/

Grim findings on wages after COVID-19 struck

A nationwide COVID-19 economic impact study has found that overall salaries across Cambodia have decreased by around 30 percent in just four months (between January and April this year) with entertainment and sex workers reporting an 85 percent decline in income. ...

Harrison White
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50762432/grim-findings-on-wages-after-covid-19-struck/

Factory workers seek help as ministry says owner did not file notice

While hundreds of workers from the shuttered Violet Apparel factory submitted a petition to the European Union’s Delegation to Cambodia seeking help securing unpaid benefits, a ministry official has said that the factory’s owner has not filed the necessary paperwork exempting him from paying workers. ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://cambojanews.com/factory-workers-seek-help-as-ministry-says-owner-did-not-file-notice/

‘Professional’ journalists get Covid reporting award

The Club of Cambodian Journalists (CCJ) bestowed awards on five journalists for their Covid-19 reporting at a ceremony on Monday. Sao Sok Eng, a journalist from thmeythmey.com, took home the top prize. Mao Samnang, from the TV station PNN, came in second. Mom Kunthear, a former ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/professional-journalists-get-covid-reporting-award

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