Cambodia morning news for April 22

Cambodia morning news for April 22

Cambodia morning news

New clothes pile up at Cambodian factories. Coronavirus forces US brands to cancel orders
T-shirts, skirts and shorts are piling up at the clothing factories ringing the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh.
— Arizona Daily Sun

Labour Ministry Performs 1,018 Health Checks on Returning Garment Workers
The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training said that 1,018 garment and footwear workers have been quarantined for 14 days as of April 21.
— Cambodianess

State Coffers Receive $60M for Virus Fight; Gov’t Yet to Release Detailed Accounting
The Cambodian government has so far received at least $60 million in donations and foreign aid, on top of a $30 million budgetary allocation, to fight the novel coronavirus, though providing little accounting for the usage of these funds.
— VOA Khmer

COVID-19 in Asean: update for April 21 — infections soar in Singapore, fewest in Cambodia
As of 01:02 GMT April 21 there was 21,044 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 1,536, or 7.87 per cent, on the day prior. Of this 141, or 0.67 per cent, are classified as serious or critical. An additional 319 people were discharged and sent home after successful treatment.
— AEC News Today

Pandemic Diplomacy Boosts Sino-Cambodian Ties, Estranging Vietnam
The leaders were attending a virtual ASEAN summit on the morning of April 14, highlighting their views on the pandemic and measures that needed to be taken to protect the region.
— VOA

Kingdom ‘has done more virus tests than some neighbours’
With no new reported coronavirus cases over the past eight days, the Ministry of Health as of yesterday has tested nearly 10,000 specimens for possible infections in the Kingdom, showing a higher ratio compared with some other Asean members.
— Khmer Times

Muslims face Ramadan distancing
Senior Minister in charge of Special Missions, Othman Hassan, has urged Muslims across the country to avoid gathering at mosques during Ramadan to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Just 12 Patients Remain in Hospital with COVID-19
The Ministry of Health reported on Tuesday that no new Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases have been detected in Cambodia.
— Cambodianess

It’s public health over privacy
Minister of Health Mam Bun Heng said the authorities are prioritising public health over privacy as they actively trace people who may have been in contact with Covid-19 patients.
— The Phnom Penh Post

MRC Aims to Develop ‘Centre of Excellence’ in Phnom Penh
The Mekong River Commission (MRC) says it aims to transform its regional centre in Phnom Penh into “a centre of excellence” for managing floods and droughts.
— AKP

Over 160,000 Cambodian Officials Donate Salary to Fight Covid-19
Through the appeal of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, civil servants and armed forces donated their monthly salaries to the National Committee for Combating Covid-19.
— Fresh News

Hun Sen: Take no shortcuts in preventing spread of virus
Prime Minister Hun Sen has appealed to all citizens to be vigilant and pay greater attention to their health while the country combats Covid-19, even though there have been no cases in the last few days.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM Calls for Continued Participation in Combating COVID-19 Pandemic
Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has once against urged his compatriots to continue participating in the prevention of COVID-19’s spread.
— AKP

Conservation NGO banned from doing its activities
The Interior Ministry has banned a conservation NGO from carrying out its activities as it has violated the Kingdom’s law.
— Khmer Times

Broken water pipes on table
The chairman of the Cambodian Water Supply Association (CWA), Leng Khieu, has asked the Ministry of Industry, Science, Technology and Innovation to take measures against companies that have disrupted and broken underground clean water pipes.
— The Phnom Penh Post

98 Percent of Total Villages to Be Electrified Before Year End
Ministry of Mines and Energy has confirmed that at least 98 percent of the total villages nationwide will be electrified by the end of 2020.
— AKP

CDC director optimistic of Cambodia’s healths services
Dr. Ly Sovann, Director of the Communicable Disease Control Department (CDC) at the Ministry of Health, has expressed his conviction that more and more Cambodian people will turn to local health services after the end of the COVID-19 crisis.
— Khmer Times

CDC Director Optimistic of Local Health Services
Dr. Ly Sovann, Director of the Communicable Disease Control Department (CDC) at the Ministry of Health, has expressed his conviction that more and more Cambodian people will turn to local health services after the end of the COVID-19 crisis.
— AKP

Preah Sihanouk Province Starts Building US$76-Million Ring Road
A ring road for transport linking Sihanoukville deep seaport to a road section of National Road 4 in Preah Sihanouk province’s Prey Nup district through Stung Hav district has broken ground late last week.
— AKP

Pandemic Diplomacy Boosts Sino-Cambodian Ties, Estranging Vietnam
Last week, Prime Minister Hun Sen was one of the eleven talking heads on a regional teleconferencing call to discuss the novel coronavirus pandemic. This call included ten heads of government in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations region and the regional bloc’s general secretary.
— VOA Khmer

Century-Old Citadel Origin Found in Siem Reap Province
National Apsara Authority has discovered an origin of ancient structures aged over 100 years at Lorlei Temple complex in Lorlei village, Bakong commune, Prasat Bakong district of Siem Reap province.
— AKP

Cambodian double amputee artist fights stigma through art
At 20, he was electrocuted in a construction accident and both his hands developed gangrene, pushing doctors to amputate them below the elbow.
— Cambodianess

Bokor National Park, a natural ecological diamond
The Bokor National Park has been a main hub of ecological landscape of Cambodia with a variety of botanic and bio-diversity growth including the dwarf tropical montane forest, according to Cambodian Journal of Natural History.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Slips Down a Place in 2020 World Press Freedom Index
Reporters Without Borders ranked Cambodia 144th out of 180 countries in the 2020 World Press Freedom Index, a one-place drop from 2019’s ranking.
— Cambodianess

Three-month tax exemption for hotels, guesthouses
The government has given a three-month tax exemption to hotels, guesthouses, restaurants and travel agencies in Phnom Penh and several provinces as the industry feels the pinch over the coronavirus pandemic.
— Khmer Times

Calls to stop cutting malva nut trees
The Ministry of Environment has urged the people to stop cutting down malva nut trees to harvest their fruit because it is illegal to do so during the rainy season.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Illlegal constructions in protected areas demolished
Park rangers over the weekend found three illegal structures built in natural protected areas in the provinces of Siem Reap and Kratie, the Ministry of Environment revealed yesterday. The structures are said to have been the hiding sites of illegal loggers and poachers.
— Khmer Times

Real estate purchasers demand land refunds
Than Preah In company director Hang Prinya has asked clients who claim they were cheated out of money in a real estate scheme to give him three months to cope with their demands. But some victims have declined to do so.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Education sector reels as coronavirus batters Kingdom
The Ministry of Education recently announced the postponement of the re-opening of schools until further notice as the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps through the nation.
— Khmer Times

E-Learning moves to TV
The Education Ministry yesterday started airing distance learning progra- mmes or e-Learning on the National Television of Kampuchea and some cable TV channels for students in the capital and provinces throughout the country.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia hoping to produce oil this year, despite global slump
As the global price of oil craters amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Singapore-based KrisEnergy Ltd remains on track to extract the first drop of oil in the first half of this year, said a Ministry of Mines and Energy senior official.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia nets $21M from mining
Cambodia collected $21 million in non-tax revenue from the mining sector last year, up five per cent from 2018, said a Ministry of Mines and Energy senior official.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Making young voices matter
The coronavirus is considered to be one of the worst pandemic crises in the history of the modern world. To date, it has infected more than 2.4 million people with over 166,000 deaths.
— Khmer Times

National post company presses pause on international deliveries amid pandemic
State-owned Cambodia Post has announced its international delivery service will be temporarily suspended because of logistical issues caused by the virus.
— Khmer Times

Four sent to court for bulldozing wetlands
The Kampong Thom provincial authorities sent four suspects to the provincial court on Monday after they were arrested the day before for clearing an area of flooded forest with a tractor in Khsach Chi Ros village, Kampong Kor commune, Kampong Svay district.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Malaysian man stands trial over embezzlement charge
The Phnom Penh Municipal Court today tried a case of a Malaysian man, a former employee at a Malaysian-owned real estate company, accused of embezzling more than $840,000 from the company between 2018 and 2019.
— Khmer Times

National post company presses pause on international deliveries amid pandemic
State-owned Cambodia Post has announced its international delivery service will be temporarily suspended because of logistical issues caused by the virus.
— Khmer Times

Stung Treng fisheries to close early
The Stung Treng Fisheries Administration announced it will take measures to investigate fishing crimes thoroughly during the closing of the fishing season on May 1. The move, it said, would ensure there will be fish available in Cambodia.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia continues to attract FDI with another $21 million in investments and 3,500 jobs
The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) has given the approval for five new investment projects with a total investment capital of $21.3 million.
— Khmer Times

Auto, retail, hospitality and gaming seen as hardest hit sectors in region, Cambodia not spared
Moody’s Investors Service says its negative outlooks for non-financial companies in the Asia-Pacific region are dominated by the auto, retail, hospitality and gaming sectors.
— Khmer Times

Silk could be a slick way forward post-COVID-19
A senior official of the Royal University of Phnom Penh has appealed to the local community, private sector and relevant stakeholders to join a silk project development in Cambodia.
— Khmer Times

Migrants’ home remittances dwindle
As the Coronavirus pandemic hits jobs and wages in many sectors of the global economy, a slowdown in the amount of money sent home by migrant workers looks increasingly likely, according to a report by World Economic Forum (WEF).
— Khmer Times

$76 mln ring road ‘breaks new ground’
Construction has started on a $76 million ring road for heavy transport linking Sihanoukville’s deep seaport and the National Road Number 4 in Preah Sihanouk connecting Prey Nob to Stung Hav.
— Khmer Times

Ministry warns against use of weight-loss product Slim-me
The Health Ministry has issued a warning against the use of a weight-loss product, being advertised online, which could harm users health.
— Khmer Times

 

 

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