Cambodia morning news for June 4

Cambodia morning news for June 4

Cambodia morning news

Siem Reap’s tourism hit hard by C-19
More than 100 hotels and guesthouses in Siem Reap province permanently ceased operations while 230 others announced indefinite suspensions amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the provincial hall revealed yesterday.
— Khmer Times

Fines await late tax filing
Accountants, auditors, enterprises and NGOs that delay the submission of their tax return forms or commit accounting fraud are liable to a fine of more than 30 million riel ($7,300), according to a new sub-decree on Transactional Penalties for Violations in Accounting and Auditing Laws.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Workers Decry Labor Ministry’s Move to Postpone Indemnity Payments
The Cambodian Ministry of Labor on Tuesday said it was postponing the biannual indemnity payments to workers in the garment and footwear sector, in order to provide some relief to employers and factory owners affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
— VOA Khmer

High school health centre to host incoming travellers
The Ministry of Health designated Hun Sen Champuvorn High School on Wednesday as a health check facility for all travellers entering Cambodia.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Campaign seeks road safety measures for garment workers
Asia Injury Prevention Foundation, The Solidarity Centre and US Agency for International Development is set to launch a three-year campaign to facilitate road safety of garment workers from 30 factories in select provinces.
— Khmer Times

Long-term master plan for P Sihanouk int’l airport unveilved
Cambodia Airports, the long-standing owner and manager of Cambodia’s three international airports, presented a final long-term master plan on Tuesday for the development of Sihanouk International Airport to the State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (SSCA).
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia’s Garment Sector Asks EU to Postpone Scheduled Trade Preference Withdrawal
Representatives from apparel, footwear, and travel goods and European Union business communities in Cambodia have asked the EU Commission to postpone scheduled withdrawal of ‘Everything But Arms’ trade preference for 12 months.
— AKP

Kingdom’s healthcare revamped
More than 20,000 medical staff and some $166 million will be transferred to each capital and provincial administrations to implement healthcare services for residents, Minister of Interior Sar Kheng said on Wednesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Belt and Road construction forges ahead despite COVID-19 challenges in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Indonesia
Although the COVID-19 pandemic has severely disrupted life and production all around the world, the construction of the Belt and Road projects continues with protective measures in Laos, Cambodia and Indonesia.
— Khmer Times

Siem Reap Governor: Organic products are way forward
Speaking in a press conference yesterday at the Council of Ministers Office, deputy governor of Siem Reap province Ly Samrith said they will continue promoting local organic products in the province in line with the provincial development plan 2020.
— Khmer Times

Pepper prices up on Vietnam demand
Pepper prices in Cambodia have soared since 2018 due to rising demand from Vietnam, insiders have said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Another Historic Bridge of Cambodia Expected Early 2021
Another historic bridge of Cambodia linking Stung Trang district with Kroch Chmar district of Kampong Cham province will be completed in March next year.
— AKP

City Hall unveils mechanical system to clear blocked drains
Phnom Penh’s public works and transport department, in cooperation with the Embassy of Japan in Cambodia, and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), yesterday unveiled a mechanical screen which traps and removes garbage flowing in drainage pipes as part of the Project for Flood Protection and Drainage Improvement in Phnom Penh Capital City Phase IV.
— Khmer Times

Food deliveries sustain business during Covid
As the Covid-19 crisis prompts a new normal, food delivery companies continue to sustain their business momentum and performance fuelled by fear of the disease and increasing customer migration online.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Allegation of naval presence ‘base-less’: PM
Amid rising concerns over allegations about a Chinese naval base in Preah Sihanouk province, Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday reiterated the government welcomes any country to conduct joint land or sea military drills with the Kingdom, but insists that it would not allow any foreign military base on its territory.
— Khmer Times

Vietnamese Ambassador Invited for a Meeting over Vietnam’s Makeshift Camps at Border
Cambodia’s Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation H.E. Ms. Eat Sophea early this week had a meeting with Vietnamese Ambassador H.E. Vu Quang Minh over the erection of camps by the Vietnamese side at the disagreed border area between the Cambodian province of Kandal and the Vietnamese province of An Giang.
— AKP

Agriculture unlikely to absorb many laid-off workers
Cambodia’s agriculture sector is unlikely to be able to substantially absorb laid-off workers from the garment and tourism industries, according to a World Bank report. In a report titled, “Economic Update for Cambodia in a time of COVID-19,” it notes the weak performance of the farming sector.
— Khmer Times

Donations pour in for Wing’s Covid-19 campaign
WING (Cambodia) Limited Specialised Bank has collected donations amounting to $21,016.70 since the launch of its “Initiative to Support Communities in Need Amid Covid-19” campaign to benefit cash-strapped tour guides and tuk-tuk drivers.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia Boasts Biodiversity Richness
Ministry of Environment has proudly presented Cambodia’s richness of biodiversity resources in its recent update.
— AKP

Steung Trang-Krouch Chhmar Bridge completed 87 percent
The construction of a bridge connecting Kampong Cham’s Steung Trang and Tbong Khmum’s Krouch Chhmar District has been completed 87.5 percent by May and is scheduled for completion by March 2021, according to the Ministry of Public Works and Transport.
— Khmer Times

Koh Kong Authorities Detain Environmental Activists on Bike Ride
Authorities in Koh Kong on Wednesday (June 3) detained a group of youth activists as they embarked on a bike ride from Koh Kong to Phnom Penh in order to submit a petition to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s cabinet.
— Cambodianess

Chinese And Khmer Arrested For Shop Robbery And Kidnap Attempt
Lt. Gen. Chuon Narin, Preah Sihanouk provincial police chief, said the police have arrested suspects wanted for robbery since the night of March 10. Jia Hong’s boutique, located in Village 6, Sangkat 4, Sihanoukville was robbed by six suspects, who then escaped.
— CNE

Two foreigners on trial over drug trafficking
Phnom Penh Municipal Court today began the trial of a Nigerian man and a Vietnamese lady accused of possessing and trafficking in more than three kilogrammes of methamphetamine, cocaine and ecstasy from Cambodia to Taiwan using the Cambodian postal system.
— Khmer Times

Foreigner Caught With Drugs In Kampot
According to the Kampot Provincial Police, at 9:30 pm on June 2, 2020, forces cracked down on trafficking and drug use cases in Sovann Sakor village, Kampong Kandal district, Kampot town.
— CNE

Drilling firm condemned after death of two workers
The Building and Wood Workers’ Trade Union Federation of Cambodia (BWTUC) and the Centre for Alliance of Labour and Human Rights (Central) on Tuesday urged the government to suspend the operations of a company conducting drilling operations at a mountain in Kampot after two employees were killed by falling rocks on Friday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Man Needs 10 Stitches After Glassing In Shiny, Street 172
A violent incident broke out at “Shiny Food & Pub”, Street 172, Village 11, Sangkat Phsar Thmey 3, Khan Daun Penh at 3:30 am, on 3 June 2020.
— CNE

Two gay men arrested over alleged sexual assault of underage boys
The capital’s Meanchey district police yesterday arrested two gay men accused of sexually abusing two underage boys in public.
— Khmer Times

 

 

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