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Cash aid for poor, vulnerable households enters 12th round

As of January 24, the government has spent more than $930 million in cash support for poor and vulnerable households affected by Covid-19, with nearly 2.8 million people receiving payments. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cash-aid-poor-vulnerable-households-enters-12th-round

Cash aid for poor, vulnerable households enters 12th round

As of January 24, the government has spent more than $930 million in cash support for poor and vulnerable households affected by Covid-19, with nearly 2.8 million people receiving payments. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cash-aid-poor-vulnerable-households-enters-12th-round

PM Hun Sen says Covid-19 drives digital transformation in Cambodia

The Covid -19 pandemic has driven digital transformation in Cambodia, said Prime Minister Hun Sen, calling for the strengthening of internet services nationwide to allow users access the booming digital platforms. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501224475/pm-hun-sen-says-covid-19-drives-digital-transformation-in-cambodia/

Four million international tourists expected by Cambodia this year after China’s pandemic strategy optimization

Cambodia is projected to receive 4 million international tourists in 2023 after China’s optimization of its COVID-19 strategy early this month, a tourism official said on Tuesday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501221530/four-million-international-tourists-expected-by-cambodia-this-year-after-chinas-pandemic-strategy-optimization/

Hun Sen urges boosters amid risks of new variants

Prime Minister Hun Sen reminded the public of the importance of employing preventative measures against the Covid-19 virus. A new variant, XBB.1.5, was recently identified, although no cases have yet been detected in the Kingdom. ...

Neang Sokunthea
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hun-sen-urges-boosters-amid-risks-new-variants

No additional Covid rules for arrivals from China: PM

Cambodia will not follow in other countries’ footsteps in imposing any additional restrictions towards arrivals from mainland China, amid concerns that soaring Covid-19 cases there could drive the emergence of new and potentially more dangerous variants of the novel coronavirus, Prime Minister Hun Sen affirmed ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/no-additional-covid-rules-arrivals-china-pm

PM urges residents to receive Covid-19 booster

Prime Minister Hun Sen is urging people to get Covid-19 boosters as cases show signs of rising across the globe. ...

Seng Mengheng
https://kiripost.com/stories/pm-urges-residents-to-receive-covid-19-booster

Dialogue eyes key role of youth in RCEP region’s growth

Investing in and empowering young people is vital for members of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership free trade pact to shore up sustained growth and accelerate global economic recovery amid the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic, leading scholars and media executives said. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501208269/dialogue-eyes-key-role-of-youth-in-rcep-regions-growth/

Cambodia, China reflect joint fight against COVID-19

Cambodia and the People’s Republic of China (PRC) on December 21 co-organised a workshop in Phnom Penh to review the bilateral cooperation against COVID-19 and discuss way forward. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501207668/cambodia-china-reflect-joint-fight-against-covid-19/

PM reminds compatriots to remain vigilant against COVID-19

Prime Minister Hun Sen has reminded his compatriots to pay high attention to COVID-19. “Don’t forget, COVID-19 can infect anybody indiscriminately,” he said while presiding over the inauguration ceremony of the Streets 146B and 148 in Preah Sihanouk province yesterday morning. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501207682/pm-reminds-compatriots-to-remain-vigilant-against-covid-19/

WB allots $274M for recovery

Cambodia is set to receive a $274 million credit from the World Bank (WB) “to promote a resilient recovery from the recent economic shocks” stemming from ongoing geopolitical competition among major powers and the Covid-19 crisis, more than two years on from the start of ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/wb-allots-274m-recovery

Cambodia says Chinese vaccines helped to bring COVID-19 pandemic under control

Cambodian officials and scholars on Wednesday extended their gratitude to China for its supply of COVID-19 vaccines to the kingdom from the early days of the pandemic, saying that the jabs have protected lives and reinvigorated economic growth. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501207017/cambodia-says-chinese-vaccines-helped-to-bring-covid-19-pandemic-under-control/

World Bank says Cambodia’s economy on recovery path, forecast 4.8 percent GDP growth for this year

Cambodia’s economy is recovering well after COVID-19, but global headwinds could pose risks to a positive outlook in months to come, the World Bank said in a report released yesterday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501198797/world-bank-says-cambodias-economy-on-recovery-path-forecast-4-8-percent-gdp-growth-for-this-year/

ASEAN ‘committed’ to stability: Lim

ASEAN secretary-general Lim Jock Hoi expressed the bloc’s commitment to ensuring regional stability and prosperity amid a time of uncertainty and unprecedented challenges, through a road map adopted at the recent ASEAN Summit and related meetings. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/asean-committed-stability-lim

Cash support program launched for vulnerable

The government has launched a cash support program in order to support vulnerable households because of the prolonged Covid-19, floods, and inflationary pressures. ...

Mao Sreypich
https://kiripost.com/stories/cash-support-program-launched-for-vulnerable

Cambodia urges Japan to reinstate direct flights

Cambodia has requested direct flights resume between the kingdom and Japan to help further promote tourism after a two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 outbreak. ...

Meas Molika
https://kiripost.com/stories/cambodia-urges-japan-to-reinstate-direct-flights

COVID-19 pandemic pushes 460,000 people in Cambodia to fall below poverty line

The World Bank in a report has estimated that some 460,000 people in Cambodia have fallen below poverty income thresholds since the onset of COVID-19 in 2020. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501193081/covid-19-pandemic-pushes-460000-people-in-cambodia-to-fall-below-poverty-line/

India, Cambodia to start direct air linkages to boost tourism sector

India and Cambodia have decided to start direct air linkages between the two countries with impetus on tourism after the COVID-19 pandemic hit the sector. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501184287/india-cambodia-to-start-direct-air-linkages-to-boost-tourism-sector/

Gov’t prepares to launch inflation relief programme

Prime Minister Hun Sen said that Cambodia is proud to have supported the poor and vulnerable with cash payments through the dark time of the Covid-19 pandemic. To date, the government has disbursed about $40 million a month to assist people affected by the virus.​​ ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-prepares-launch-inflation-relief-programme

Draft 2023 financial law responds to post-pandemic economy

The draft Law on Financial Management 2023 is under review with the Council of Ministers and has been drawn up in response to the Cambodian economy recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic. ...

Seng Mengheng
https://kiripost.com/stories/cambodia-draft-2023-financial-law-post-pandemic-economy

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