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Cambodia reserves $100 mln for boosting agriculture: PM

Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Manet said on Tuesday that the government has reserved $100 million for boosting the country’s agricultural sector. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501351567/cambodia-reserves-100-mln-for-boosting-agriculture-pm/

Final cash support for Siem Reap tourism workers

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training will make the final cash support payment to 129 tourism workers in Siem Reap province whose employment contracts were suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic. ...

Chea Sokny
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/final-cash-support-siem-reap-tourism-workers

Siem Reap tourism worker cash assistance continued

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training disbursed its 89th cash payment to 3,223 workers employed by 33 different enterprises in the tourism sector located in Siem Reap, according to the ministry statement. ...

Neang Sokunthea
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/siem-reap-tourism-worker-cash-assistance-continued

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

National Social Assistance Fund launched

The National Social Assistance Fund (NSAF) was officially launched on January 1, 2023. The NSAF has been created through the integration of the National Social Security Fund for Civil Servants, the National Veterans Fund and the Department of Social Welfare. ...

Sok Sithika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501212561/national-social-assistance-fund-launched/

Cambodia offers cash handouts worth $46 million to 360,000 families affected by inflation, floods

Cambodia on Saturday began to provide cash handouts to almost 360,000 households with about 1.3 million people affected by inflationary pressures and recent floods, a senior official said. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501200349/cambodia-offers-cash-handouts-worth-46-million-to-360000-families-affected-by-inflation-floods/

28,000 disabled receive gov’t aid yearly

A senior official at the Ministry of Social Affairs confirmed that each year about 28,000 people with disabilities receive rehabilitation services and government subsidies to facilitate their living.​​​ ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501190315/28000-disabled-receive-govt-aid-yearly/

Additional $10 million released by Royal Government for rice procurement

The Royal Government of Cambodia, through the State Bank for Rural Development and Agriculture, has announced an additional $10 million for rice procurement in Cambodia. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501189189/additional-10-million-released-by-royal-government-for-rice-procurement/

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

Gov’t ends $40 subsidy for garment workers

The Labour Ministry decided to end the $40 allowance per month for garment, footwear, and travel products workers whose contracts were suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, the ministry will still continue to provide this allowance to workers in the field of tourism. ...

Tin Sokhavuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501010144/govt-ends-40-subsidy-for-garment-workers/

Gov’t spent more than $570 million on IDpoor

Ministry of Social Affairs announced yesterday that the government has spent more than $570 million to provide cash assistance to poor families suffering from the Covid-19 pandemic from June 25, 2020 to September 24 this year. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50959640/govt-spent-more-than-570-million-on-idpoor/

Cambodia to set aside $700 million for continuation of COVID-19 interventions in 2022

The Royal Government plans to budget more than $700 million for the continuation of interventions against the effects of Covid 19 in 2022.   ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50957425/cambodia-to-set-aside-700-million-for-continuation-of-covid-19-interventions-in-2022/

NSSF provides $2,500 funeral grant

The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) on September 16 provided a funeral grant of 10 million riel ($2,500) to the bereaved family of an unnamed civil servant who died in a tragic work accident. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/nssf-provides-2500-funeral-grant

Prime Minister to the rescue of longan farmers

The government has come up with a subsidy scheme to help longan farmers in Battambang and Palin provinces to overcome their inability to export their fruits to Thailand following China placing an indefinite ban on Thai longan over contamination with mealybugs. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50918075/prime-minister-to-the-rescue-of-longan-farmers/

Poverty alleviation scheme continues benefitting needy

Three years ago, Say Sidoeun, a 42-year-old villager who lives in Kampong Cham province’s Prek Koy commune, was in a panic when her six-year-old daughter was very sick after she had played in the rain. ...

Moeun Chhean Nariddh
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50890419/poverty-alleviation-scheme-continues-benefitting-needy/

New lockdown-affected households eligible for cash assistance identified

The Ministry of Planning has identified new lockdown-affected 59,000 households totaling over 190,000 people who are eligible for cash assistance from the government. They also include those whose members have either died or contracted the virus. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/new-lockdown-affected-households-eligible-cash-assistance-identified

Gov’t has spent $350 million for cash assistance subsidies

The government has so far spent $350 million in cash assistance subsidy programmes for more than 600,000 families poor and vulnerable families which suffered from Covid-19. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50881711/govt-has-spent-350-million-for-cash-assistance-subsidies/

Workers to get gov’t subsidy

The government has opened its first phase of providing a subsidy to 275,747 workers from 513 factories involved in the manufacturing of garments, footwear and bags in Phnom Penh, Kandal  province and Sihanoukville. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50879368/workers-to-get-govt-subsidy/

Gov’t disburses support of $322.81 million for poor families

Despite the shrinking economy and having to deal with the daily fluctuation of the Covid-19 cases, the government still supported those heavily impacted badly by the pandemic by disbursing more than $300 million since June 25 last year. ...

Chhun Sunly
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50869305/govt-disburses-support-of-322-81-million-for-poor-families/

Cash relief for lockdown sufferers set for June

People who have been seriously affected by lockdowns are to receive cash relief in Phnom Penh, Kandal province’s Takkmao city and Preah Sihanouk province next month. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50862166/cash-relief-for-lockdown-sufferers-set-for-june/

Cash relief for poor people enters fifth round

The government’s emergency cash transfer programme for COVID-19 hit-hard people has entered its fifth rounds; some 700,000 households have so far received the support funds. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50846080/cash-relief-for-poor-people-enters-fifth-round/

Emergency aid to be given to poor people under lockdown areas

The Ministry of Economy and Finance has announced to repeal mechanism and procedure for providing social assistance to support people who have been severely affected by the COVID-19 community outbreak during the lockdown, but they are given emergency aid in the “Red Zone” areas. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50841445/emergency-aid-to-be-given-to-poor-people-under-lockdown-areas/

Labour ministry to distribute $26 mil in aid

In the latest round of financial assistance, the Labour Ministry will distribute $26 million to 9,972 employees at 40 companies who have lost their jobs in the garment and tourism sectors. ...

Kunvuth Monykanchna
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50834076/labour-ministry-to-distribute-26-mil-in-aid/

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