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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/

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50819891/over-10000-quarantined-in-capital-government-allowance-for-the-poor/

$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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/10m-cash-subsidies-benefit-170k-pregnant-women-infants

Government extends IDPoor scheme

The government will extend support for another three months for about 600,000 poor families, equivalent to more than three million people. ...

Seav Kouy Y
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50771029/government-extends-idpoor-scheme/

Nearly 13,000 suspended workers to receive cash allowance payments

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training has so far provided 30 cash handouts to workers in the garment and tourism sectors, with this week’s number totalling to almost 13,000 workers. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/nearly-13000-suspended-workers-receive-cash-allowance-payments

Government continues to battle COVID-19 with $78 million distributed so far

The Ministry of Economy and Finance has announced that the government has so far distributed $78 million to poor families suffering from the pandemic.  ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50762967/government-continues-to-battle-covid-19-with-78-million-distributed-so-far-2/

PM releases $150 million for road infrastructure in Siem Reap

Prime Minister Hun Sen has announced a $150 million budget to build 38 roads in Siem Reap province that will improve people’s livelihoods and boost national economic growth after the COVID-19 ends. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50760761/pm-releases-150-million-for-road-infrastructure-in-siem-reap/

Boost to tourism-related business

More than 30 percent of tourism-related businesses have resumed operations after closing or suspending work since March this year because of COVID-19, according to a senior official at the Ministry of Tourism. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50760394/boost-to-tourism-related-business/

Around 56,000 more poor families to get special aid

The Ministry of Planning said yesterday around 56,000 more poor families are expected to get the government’s special aid in the first round of the second phase compared with the previous round. ...

Khann Chan Virak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50756099/around-56000-more-poor-families-to-get-special-aid/

Project to support migrant workers during COVID-19 crisis launched

Cambodia and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) of the United Nations have joined hands in a project to protect Cambodian migrant workers and legalise their services during the COVID-19 crisis. ...

Lon Nary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50754721/project-to-support-migrant-workers-during-covid-19-crisis-launched/

Gov’t continues out-of-work aid

The government has announced it will continue to provide out-of-work allowances to garment, footwear and hospitality workers for the next two months, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50750933/govt-continues-out-of-work-aid/

$28m allocated for round two of IDPoor scheme

The government has allocated $28 million to Wing agents nationwide to provide for the second round of payments for the equity card scheme, set to benefit some 610,000 poor and vulnerable families. ...

Khann Chanvirak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50749581/28m-allocated-for-round-two-of-idpoor-scheme/

More than $23M handed out to poor

The Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation said on Saturday that it completed transferring more than $23 million to poor people, covering more than 530,000 households. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/more-23m-handed-out-poor

IDPoor cardholder list grows to 610,000, budget hits $28M

The fund to support poor families during Covid-19 increased to $28 million in July and 50,000 more poor people were added to the list, Prime Minister Hun Sen said while visiting farmers in Takeo province on Tuesday.​​ ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/idpoor-cardholder-list-grows-610000-budget-hits-28m

IDPoor cards revoked from 6,000 families over discovery of fraud

Over 6,000 families from the first two rounds of IDPoor registration were found to have manipulated their socio-economic status to benefit from the government-funded cash aid scheme, the Ministry of Planning said yesterday. ...

Khann Chanvirak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50746782/idpoor-cards-revoked-from-6000-families-over-discovery-of-fraud/

Poor families receive first round of government aid

The Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation said 92 percent of the 560,000 families have received their first installment of government subsidies. ...

Khann Chanvirak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50744336/poor-families-receive-first-round-of-government-aid/

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/

CRF asks ministry for $30M increase to purchase paddy

The Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) has asked the Ministry of Economy and Finance to disburse an additional $30 million through the state-owned Agricultural and Rural Development Bank (ARDB), its president Song Saran told The Post on Monday. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/crf-asks-ministry-30m-increase-purchase-paddy

Tourism industry asks for further gov’t help

Tourism industry insiders have called on the government to discuss the possibility of delaying interest and principal repayments for businesses within the sector that have been economically destroyed by COVID-19. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50715483/tourism-industry-asks-for-further-govt-help/

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