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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/

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/

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/

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/

Japan to provide $106 million in aid to Mekong countries to boost co-operation in COVID-19 fight

Foreign ministers of Mekong countries and Japan discussed measures to boost co-operation in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic and post-pandemic economic recovery. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50743556/japan-to-provide-106-million-in-aid-to-mekong-countries-to-boost-co-operation-in-covid-19-fight/

Cambodia allocates $1.16 billion USD for economic, social supports during COVID-19

The Cambodian government has allocated 1.16 billion U.S. dollars to address the economic and social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, Economy and Finance Ministry Secretary of State Vongsey Vissoth said here on Wednesday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50743006/cambodia-allocates-1-16-billion-usd-for-economic-social-supports-during-covid-19/

Select schools to reopen in August

A Senior Education Ministry official announced yesterday the ministry will request Prime Minister Hun Sen to allow some high-safety standard schools to reopen next month. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50743353/select-schools-to-reopen-in-august/

Garment exports fall, factories hit by virus

Exports in garment sector dropped more than 5 percent to around $3.78 billion in the first half of the year, according to a spokesman of the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training. ...

Sok Chan
http://khmertimeskh.com/50743103/garment-exports-fall-factories-hit-by-virus/

ADB approves $250 million Covid-19 loan

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Wednesday approved a $250 million loan to help the Cambodian government respond to the Covid-19 pandemic by strengthening the healthcare system and increasing social assistance to the poor and vulnerable. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/adb-approves-250-million-covid-19-loan

PM orders Cabinet to designate a five-day ‘replacement holiday’

Prime Minister Hun Sen, in a recent message, said employees will be granted a five-day holiday in lieu of the postponed Khmer New Year holidays in April, although a date is yet to be determined. The decision was confirmed yesterday by a government spokesman. ...

Taing Rinith
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50742852/pm-orders-cabinet-to-designate-a-five-day-replacement-holiday/

Ministry allows holding of exit exams in school premises

The Ministry of Education today allowed university students to sit for a two-days exit examination at school premises after a three-month-long closure, which was imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus. ...

Som Kanika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50742345/ministry-allows-holding-of-exit-exams-in-school-premises/

Svay Rieng province sees over 2300 workers return in 2020

The deputy provincial governor of Svay Rieng has said that as of July 1, 2,317 people, of which 863 were females and 99 children, returned to the province in 2020. ...

Khann Chanvirak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50742354/svay-rieng-province-sees-over-2300-workers-return-in-2020/

More than 10,000 workers suspended

More than 10,000 workers at 18 factories in Svay Rieng province have been suspended because of Covid-19, said provincial deputy governor Ros Pharith. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/more-10000-workers-suspended

Outside help to support visitors

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the United Nations agency responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism, will support Cambodia to restore the tourism sector after COVID-19 ends, according to Tourism Minister Thong Khon.   ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50741805/outside-help-to-support-visitors/

ASEM supports Kingdom’s decision to postpone meeting amid Covid

The 13th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM13) scheduled to be held in Cambodia in November has been postponed until mid-2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation press statement released on Saturday said. The decision was made during a two-day meeting ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/asem-supports-kingdoms-decision-postpone-meeting-amid-covid

Schools to be reopened in ‘three stages’

With guidance from Prime Minister Hun Sen, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, is in the process of reopening schools in three stages. But no timeline has been set, ministry spokesperson Ros Soveacha said on Thursday. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/schools-be-reopened-three-stages

Rocky road for logistics after dull H1

Cambodia Logistics Association (CLA) president Sin Chanthy told The Post on Thursday that despite the current surge in agricultural product exports – especially milled rice – overall activity in the sector saw minimal growth last month compared to March, April and May, with goods shipments ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/rocky-road-logistics-after-dull-h1

Cash handout programme 80% complete

Minister of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation Vong Soth confirmed on Thursday that the implementation of the Cash Transfer Programme For Poor and Vulnerable Households During Covid-19 had been implemented for more than 80% of the over 560,000 families. The programme was introduced one ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cash-handout-programme-80-complete

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