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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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