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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/

Each laid-off worker to get $70 a month

Prime Minister Hun Sen said the government has decided to provide $70 a month for each worker once their factories temporarily suspended their operations due to COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50710752/each-laid-off-worker-to-get-70-a-month/

Government pledges $2billion fund for economy

The government has announced they have prepared an emergency reserve fund of between $800million and $2billion to aid the Kingdom’s economic recovery in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50700267/government-pledges-2billion-fund-for-economy

Gov’t cuts taxes on rubber exports to aid ailing sector

The government has reduced taxes on rubber exports to minimise the impact of a fall in the international price of the commodity. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/govt-cuts-taxes-rubber-exports-aid-ailing-sector

New fund set to enhance SMEs’ access to finance

The government is allocating $50 million to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the agricultural sector. The funds can be accessed in the form of low-interest loans through the state-owned Rural Development Bank (RDB). ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/kingdom-china-fta-expected-november

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