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Nearly 4.6M tourists logged in Cambodia over Khmer New Year

Cambodia counted nearly 4.6 million domestic tourists over this year’s three-day public holiday for the Khmer New Year, including 4.5 million Cambodians and nearly 30,000 foreign residents – a number which officials have said is similar to that seen pre-pandemic.   ...

Hom Phanet
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/nearly-46m-tourists-logged-cambodia-over-khmer-new-year

Khmer New Year Covid results in 2 ‘weeks’

Prime Minister Hun Sen said that within a week or two of the traditional April 14-16 Khmer New Year, the level of transmission – or immunity – of Covid-19 in the community would be clear, and then all relevant ministries and institutions would take the ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/khmer-new-year-covid-results-2-weeks

Masks, vaccination campaign must continue to avoid Covid surge after KNY, says Prime Minister Hun Sen

On the second day of Khmer New Year, Prime Minister Hun Sen reminded people to wear face masks and get vaccinated or a booster shot to avoid a potential surge in Covid cases during and after the New Year. ...

Yim Sreylin
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501058241/masks-vaccination-campaign-must-continue-to-avoid-covid-surge-after-kny-says-prime-minister-hun-sen/

Hun Sen: Enjoy Khmer New Year, but take precautions

Thanks to a steady decrease in Covid-19 cases, Prime Minister Hun Sen has permitted the return of Khmer New Year celebrations in mid-April, though he urges the public to continue practising all preventive measures that have so far succeeded in slowing the spread of the ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hun-sen-enjoy-khmer-new-year-take-precautions

Ministry to businesses: No New Year’s price hikes

The tourism ministry has called on business owners and service providers not to raise prices during the upcoming Khmer New Year holidays to allow tourists to enjoy the traditional holiday after two years of postponements brought upon by the Covid-19 outbreak in Cambodia. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/ministry-businesses-no-new-years-price-hikes

Cambodia moves to curb COVID-19 spread during new year festival

Cambodia has re-instated COVID-19 rapid testing for workers returning from Thailand, the Ministry of Health stated on March 29, a move to contain the spread of the new SARS-CoV-2 variants as the traditional new year festival is nearing. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501049432/cambodia-moves-to-curb-covid-19-spread-during-new-year-festival/

Gov’t, military staff to receive holiday allowance

Civil servants and armed force personnel are set to receive a 50,000 riel allowance for both the Khmer New Year and Pchum Ben Festival period this year, with a government spokesperson calling it a “morale booster”. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-military-staff-receive-holiday-allowance

New Year held in 2022: PM

Prime Minister Hun Sen has announced that the Khmer New Year celebration and holidays – which falls in mid-April – will be celebrated this year, following two years of cancellations of public celebrations due to the Covid-19 pandemic. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-year-held-2022-pm

Khmer New Year postponed

In an effort to halt Covid-19 infections in the Kingdom, Prime Minister Hun Sen has postponed the Khmer New Year celebrations – to be held from April 13 to 16. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/khmer-new-year-postponed

Road safety banners installed on streets for New Year

More than 300 road safety education banners have been put up along the streets of every province for display during the Khmer New Year as a reminder of the dangers of careless driving. Asia Injury Prevention Foundation director Kim Pagna told The Post on Sunday ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/road-safety-banners-installed-streets-new-year

Migrant workers return

More than 20,000 migrant workers have passed through Battambang province’s Daung international border crossing this month to return home for Khmer New Year, while Poipet border officials say workers have yet to return through their checkpoint in large numbers. Banteay Meanchey provincial Department of Labour ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/migrant-workers-return

Phnom Penh to roll out free bus services during Khmer New Year

The Phnom Penh government recently announced the provision of free bus services on a first-come, first served basis to the provinces during the Khmer New Year week. The plan will see 120 buses deployed to “transport civil servants, armed forces personnel, garment workers, students et ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/phnom-penh-roll-out-free-bus-services-during-khmer-new-year

More national roads included in free New Year bus service

Prime Minister Hun Sen announced yesterday that Cambodian people could ride public buses for free to their hometowns over the Khmer New Year along five national roads instead of only two as initially announced on Sunday. ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50299277/more-national-roads-included-in-free-new-year-bus-service/

PM touts free bus tickets for New Year

Prime Minister Hun Sen announced yesterday that all people can ride the public bus for free in Phnom Penh, and from the capital to the provinces along National Roads 1 and 5, for Khmer New Year. ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50298150/pm-touts-free-bus-tickets-for-new-year/

Hun Sen appeals for normal transport prices over New Year

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday asked all taxi drivers and transportation companies to not increase prices during the Khmer New Year and said public buses in Phnom Penh would be free for citizens during that time. ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50202110/hun-sen-appeals-for-normal-transport-prices-over-new-year/

Holidays see record tourists

Cambodia’s top tourist destinations recorded a record number of visitors this Khmer New Year, with 2.5 million locals and foreigners traveling to celebrate the festival around the country.​ ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/37547/holidays-see-record-tourists/

Coolest holiday for 10 years coming, expert says

If you’re planning to get away next week for Khmer New Year, it might be wise to keep an umbrella on hand. According to the government’s weather authority, the country can expect the lowest holiday temperatures for the past decade amid unseasonal lashings of rain. ...

Chhorn Phearun
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/coolest-holiday-for-10-years-coming-expert-says-127714/

Thais waive border fees for New Year

Thai officials will next month waive fees at border gates to allow workers from Cambodia to return home for the New Year. The Cambodian embassy in Thailand yesterday confirmed the move to Khmer Times and said the free pass will apply to all Cambodian workers and ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36583/thais-waive-border-fees-for-new-year/

Civil servants, armed forces given additional allowance for Khmer New Year

Prime Minister Hun Sen said that the government decided to provide additional 40,000 Riel (about $10) to civil servants and armed forces in April. ...

The Cambodia Herald​ News Staff
http://thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/civil-servants-armed-forces-given-additional-allowance-for-khmer-new-year-8236

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