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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Over 10,000 quarantined in capital, government allowance for the poor

As the number of COVID-19 cases and hotspots related to the “February 20 Community Incident” increase day by day, more than 10,000 Phnom Penh residents have been placed in quarantine after being directly or indirectly in contact with the patients. ...

Taing Rinith

$10M in cash subsidies benefit 170K pregnant women, infants

Over 170,000 pregnant women and children under the age of two have received social protection stipends totalling $10 million under a government cash transfer programme implemented since June 2019. ...

Lay Samean

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