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Cambodia steps up stockpiling of necessities

Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered more measures to be implemented to ensure that citizens and medical staff have enough food and daily necessities amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Cambodian-Thai trade trending up, despite nationwide virus lockdown

Cross-border trade between Cambodia and Thailand continues to rise despite a nationwide lockdown in the latter from last week.

Committee tracks influx of migrants

A newly-established inter-ministerial committee is discussing ways to contain the Covid-19 pandemic ahead of the Khmer New Year and in anticipation of the return of more migrant workers from Thailand.

Tourists can now prolong their stay

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said tourists holding Visa T and arriving in the Kingdom after January 1 will be allowed to prolong their stay until they are able to return home.

Support for Kingdom in Russia FTA

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday said Russian Ambassador to Cambodia Dmitry Tsvetkov has pledged to support Cambodia as it moves towards a free trade agreement (FTA) with the federation.

Cambodian economy will be ‘worst hit in Asean’ ADB

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) said the Kingdom will see losses amount to more than $390 million due to the economic impact of the Covid-19 outbreak this year.

NBC calls for cashless payments

The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) has urged government ministries, financial institutions and the public to conduct cashless payments via electronic systems where possible to combat the spread of Covid-19.
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Cambodia confirms 12 new Covid-19 cases, bringing total to 24 (video)

The Ministry of Health confirmed today that 12 new Covid-19 positive cases have been identified.

Sino-Cambodian military drill begins

A total of 3,136 soldiers from Cambodia and China have embarked on the fourth Golden Dragon military drill.

Manufacturers capitalize on trade war, COVID-19

As Cambodia continues reaping the benefits of a production shift out of China amid the Sino-U.S. trade war and COVID-19, Taiwan’s TST Group Holding Ltd. based in Hong Kong has announced it will expand into the Kingdom with a planned investment of $20 million.

Cambodia seeks Unesco status for five more sites

UNESCO has recommended that Cambodia prepare more comprehensive documentation before submitting a proposal for up to five areas of significance in the Kingdom to be given world heritage status.

Cambodia to assign 13,000 soldiers at Asem meeting

Cambodia has formed a committee to oversee security matters during the Asia-Europe Meeting (Asem), which will be held in Phnom Penh in November.

Cambodia hails pact on border issues with Laos

Cambodian Minister of Interior Sar Kheng and Lao Minister of Public Security Vilay Lakhamfong signed the minutes of cooperation for 2020 in Laos and agreed to continue to work together on border issues including taking action to crack down on drug trafficking and illegal crossings.

Government grants approvals in principle for copper exploration

The Ministry of Mines and Energy on Sunday announced that two companies have been granted initial approval to carry out copper exploration in the Kingdom.

Rice exports up despite global fears surrounding Covid-19

Cambodian rice exports to international markets grew sharply by more than 21 per cent in the first two months of this year despite fears of the Covid-19 pandemic causing global concern.

Factories file for suspension, 3,000 workers to be affected

At least 10 factories have filed for temporary suspension as the supply of raw materials from China dries up, the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training said on Thursday.

Pulling the rug from under the Kingdom’s economy

For nearly two decades, the Kingdom's gross domestic product recorded exceptional performance, buoyed by foreign investment, grant and robust exports. But Covid-19 and the partial loss of EBA could put an end to the good times.

Cambodia requests Thais to fully open border checkpoint

Cambodia has called on Thailand to fully open the temporary Stung Bot-Ban Nong Ian International Checkpoint in Banteay Meanchey province, Ministry of Public Works and Transport spokesman Vasim Sorya told The Post on Tuesday.

CRF head: Cambodia becoming leading regional rice exporter

Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) president Song Saran said on Sunday that the combination of farmer cooperatives, government financial loans, support from financial institutions and government policy is turning Cambodia into a leading rice exporter in the regional and global supply chain.

Cambodia’s tax, fiscal evasion agreement with Hong Kong comes into force

The proclamation signed by Minister of Economy and Finance Aun Pornmoniroth on Feb 7 and released on Monday, said the double tax agreement (DTA) with Hong Kong became effective on Jan 1.