Cambodia a safe tourist destination as WHO praises C-19 pandemic impact management

Cambodia is a safe tourist destination with the Kingdom ranked by the World Health Organization (WHO) as among the top nations in the world with the best COVID-19 containment and impact management.​ .. ...

Buth Sela

Rent reductions increasingly possible for smaller firms

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have taken a slight upper hand in the negotiation of commercial rental prices across the Kingdom as COVID-19 is still hindering the property sector. ...

Jason Boken

Civil servants’ expense stipends cut

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday issued a sub-decree on steps to reduce government spending for domestic and foreign missions for national and sub-national administrations due to COVID-19. It set the rules and procedures for implementation of the expense budget for civil servant missions to ...

Khann Chan Virak

Cambodia’s external debt risks contained, says Moody’s

Moody’s Investors Service said Tuesday that Cambodia’s risk of external debt vulnerability was still contained. In its latest assessment of the impact of Covid-19 on Asian and the Pacific, the U.S. rating agency said “liquidity pressures will continue to haunt some frontier market sovereigns. ...

Khmer Times Staff

2020-2021 academic year commences

Prime Minister Hun Sen said that although the world is united in fighting Covid-19 and has yet to achieve complete victory over the outbreak, Cambodia will forge ahead with the opening of the 2020-2021 academic year on January 11, celebrating the theme “a new life ...

Voun Dara

157 Cambodian workers test positive for COVID-19 in Thailand

The Thai Ministry of Public Health’s Department of Disease Control has reported on its website that 157 Cambodians working in Thailand have tested positive for COVID-19. ...

Tith Kongnov

Over 100 Cambodians reportedly infected in Thailand

The Thai Ministry of Public Health’s Department of Disease Control (DDC) has reported on its website that as of yesterday evening, a total 108 Cambodians in Thailand have tested positive for COVID-19. ...

Tith Kongnov

Gov’t gives $23mil to workers who lost jobs over pandemic

A total of $23 million has been given out to those affected by the closure of businesses in the tourism industry and garment factories due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Sen David

An outlook into 2021 economy

Cambodia’s economy will contract two per cent in 2020 before swiftly recovering to four per cent growth this year, the World Bank projects, citing effective government measures that respond to the specific needs of the most affected sectors – including tourism, garments and textiles, and ...

May Kunmakara

PM: Nov 28 event concluded

Prime Minister Hun Sen officially declared that the “November 28 community incident” – a reference to the first confirmed case of Covid-19 local transmission – was now over as the situation had been brought under control. Hun Sen made the announcement as he addressed the ...

Mom Kunthear

ADB: Investment in human resources critical

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has outlined that the government needs to continue investing in its people through the widening of parameters for programmes such as ID Poor and upskilling workers transitioning into new sectors to achieve a post-pandemic economic recovery. ...

Harrison White

PM: Private schools can now resume today

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MoEYS) has just issued a directive this morning through Prime Minister Hun Sen in his special statement broadcast live from his residence in Takhmao city, Kandal province by the TVK to allow private educational institutions to resume physical ...

Rhea Mae Soco

Crackdown on IDPoor eligibility

The Minister of Interior Sar Kheng has urged capital-provincial governors to strengthen the identification process for IDPoor-eligible families, to make sure that only those who really need it, receive it. ...

Khann Chanvirak

Tax cuts and exemptions extended

Tax cuts and exemptions will be extended to help companies and unemployed workers better weather the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, according a statement issued last week by the government. ...

Jason Boken

Schools ready to open, fear post-COVID-19 crisis

After almost a month of school closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, private schools are now getting ready to open soon. ...

Rhea Mae Soco

Ministry of Health reopens shops relating to November 28 incident

Minister of Health Mam Bunheng has announced today that shops and restaurants related to the community transmission on November 28 are now allowed to reopen starting today. ...

Rhea Mae Soco

Gov’t extends financial support programmes for next three months

The government has extended its financial support programmes to aid the garment and textile industry, tourism sectors and poor people for another three months from January to March 2021, according to a government statement released yesterday. ​ ...

Sen David

PM orders authorities to execute well the fourth round of cash relief programme

Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, once again ordered local authorities and all stakeholders to carry out the fourth round of cash relief programme in a proper, precise, transparent, accountable and fair manner. ...

Phen Rattanak/AKP

Ministry explains new UK Covid-19 strain

Ministry of Health spokeswoman Or Vandine addressed the new mutation of the Covid-19 virus that was found in England, saying that research was underway in multiple countries. ...

Mom Kunthear

Recovered Covid patients ‘may relapse’

The Ministry of Health has claimed that as many as 10 to 15 per cent of recovered Covid-19 patients could potentially suffer a spontaneous relapse which would again render the virus communicable. ...

Mom Kunthear

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