Cambodia morning news for March 17

Cambodia morning news for March 17

Cambodia morning news

Cambodia’s Ministry of Health Seeks Passengers on Flight PG933 as Cambodian Man Infected
Cambodian Ministry of Health on Monday urged individuals who sit next to a Cambodian man infected with Covid-19 on flight PG933 to get a health test or contact 115.
— Fresh News

Cambodia Announces Nationwide School Closures as COVID Response Ramps Up
The Education Ministry announced on Monday the closure of all public and private educational institutions across the country, as the Cambodian government ramped up its response to the global pandemic, almost two months after the first reported case in the country.
— VOA Khmer

Cambodia Issues Regulations for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 and EBA
On February 25, 2020, Cambodia issued regulations to support businesses recently impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak as well as from the partial withdrawal of ‘Everything but Arms’ (EBA) status by the European Union (EU).
— ASEAN Briefing

Cambodia sticks by China as it shuts out West over coronavirus
Cambodia will on Tuesday close its borders to foreign nationals traveling from five Western nations and Iran, after recording its 12th case of COVID-19, but at the same time it has proceeded with military drills involving hundreds of Chinese soldiers.
— Nikkei Asian Review

Three Phnom Penh hospitals, 25 provincial referral centres identified for COVID-19 treatment
The Cambodian Ministry of Health has designated three hospitals in Phnom Penh (Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital, National Pediatric Hospital, and Kunthabopha Hospital), and 25 Provincial Referral Hospitals as medical facilities that can order a test for, and treat, suspected cases of COVID-19.
— Khmer Times

PM Hun Sen Intervenes to Assist Four Cambodian River Cruise Ships Stranded in Vietnam
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, on 15 March, ordered Minister for Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol to assist four Cambodia’s river cruise ships refused dockings by Vietnam due to a fear of Covid-19.
— Fresh News

Landmark Settlement in Cambodian Land-grab Falls Short for Many Villagers
It has been more than a decade since 64-year old Khorn Khorn lost three hectares of land to a close ally of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen. The controversial senator Ly Yong Phat wanted the holding to expand a sugarcane plantation in Kampong Speu province.
— VOA Khmer

All schools across the country ordered to be shuttered
All schools in the country has been ordered to be closed until further notice via an emergency notice issued by the Minister of Education, Youth and Sport.
— Khmer Times

Some 300,000 Visitors Join Three-Day River Festival in Battambang
The three-day River Festival, which ended yesterday, attracted about 300,000 national and foreign visitors.

Airlines may suffer $100b loss, Cambodia’s airlines hit hard by drop in tourist numbers
Cambodia’s handful of locally incorporated airlines are facing the global impact on travel curbs and the rapid spread of COVID-19.
— Khmer Times

Gov’t outlines measures to contain coronavirus
Schools and kindergartens throughout the Kingdom were ordered shut with immediate effect, Cambodians were told to avoid non-essential travel to Europe, the US and Iran, and national and provincial officials have been banned from joining events there as well.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Japan Invites Cambodia to Attend the 4th Asia-Pacific Water Summit
The Japanese Government invited the Royal Government of Cambodia to attend the fourth Asia-Pacific Water Summit (APWS) to be held in Japan in October 2020.
— Fresh News

PM speaks on development of old airport in Battambang
Government plans to rebuild the abandoned domestic airport in Battambang province will happen soon, said Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia, in a speech at the 6th River Festival in Battambang province on Saturday.
— Khmer Times

Call to restrict overseas imports
Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have called for increased restrictions over allowing imported products from abroad access to their domestic markets.
— Khmer Times

G-PSF event postponed over Covid-19
Sue to concerns over Covid-19, Prime Minister Hun Sen has decided to postpone the 19th edition of the Government-Private Sector Forum (G-PSF), which was scheduled for April 1.
— The Phnom Penh Post

UK commits $4.3 million to demining
The UK Department for International Development (DFID) has committed a further $4.3 million to aid demining activities in Cambodia as part of an extension on the Second Global Mine Action Programme (GMAP2).
— The Phnom Penh Post

Land Title Registration to Complete in 2021
Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction sets new deadline of completing land title registration and resolution of remaining land disputes nationwide as of 2021.

GMAC: Cambodia’s Export of Travel Goods Exceeded $1.2B in 2019
The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) said Cambodia’s export of Travel Goods to the world exceeded USD 1.2 billion in 2019, starting from a very low base of about USD 50 million in 2016, according to the press statement dated Monday.
— Fresh News

Issued Construction Permissions on the Rise
Number of construction permissions has seen a remarkable increase in the first two months of this year, reflecting the country’s healthy construction sector despite COVID-19 outbreak.

US$50 Million Approved to Help SMEs
State-run Agricultural and Rural Development Bank has approved US$50 million for disbursement to local agriculture-related small and medium enterprises (SMEs), a move to help financing new startup SMEs and existing SMEs in expanding their businesses and create jobs.

Temple renovation workers hold protest
More than 50 people on Monday gathered in front of the Ecole Francais d’Extreme Orient (EFEO) in Siem Reap province to demand a solution for workers renovating the West Mebon Temple after the project was transferred to the Apsara National Authority (ANA).
— The Phnom Penh Post

WAF celebrates with art performance first
The fourth Women’s Art Forum (WAF) event on Monday, that was organised by six artist groups under the theme Home, is the first collective groundbreaking art performance held to mark the 109th International Women’s Day in the Kingdom, a joint WAF press release said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Kingdom sees more fires but less damage this year
FIres have killed four people and injured 13 so far this year, a significant increase compared to last year, the Fire Prevention Department of the National Police said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Local backlash over illegal gaming causes village mob
Russey Keo district authorities have closed down premises that had illegal “shooting fish” arcade games in Svay Pak commune’s Svay Pak village, following a backlash from locals which eventually saw around 100 villagers descend on the premises to damage the machines.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Court releases forest activists accused of trespassing
The Kratie provincial court on Monday released four forest activists after protesters outside the court demanded their release.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Man in court for attempted murder
Ratanakkiri provincial military police sent a 26-year-old man to court after he was held on Sunday for allegedly attempting to kill a military policeman who was intervening in a forest crime at Pak Touch village, in O’Yadav district’s Som Thom commune, in the province.
— The Phnom Penh Post



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