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Cambodia reports 107 COVID-19 infection cases

The Cambodian Ministry of Health on March 30 morning confirmed four more COVID-19 infection cases, raising the total number in the country to 107.

Prime Minister receives new Cambodian Ambassador

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on March 27 hosted a reception for Cambodian Ambassador Chay Navuth, who has just begun his tenure in Vietnam.

Trade across Vietnam-Cambodia border remains stable amid COVID-19 outbreak

Trade activities across the Vietnam- Cambodia border have been maintained despite the halt of entry and exit of citizens and tourists as a measure to curb the spread of the acute respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19).

Metfone, MB Cambodia ink five-year cooperation deal

Metfone, the Cambodian affiliate of the military-run telecom group Viettel, and the branch in Cambodia of the Military Bank (MB Cambodia), on March 26 signed an MoU on their five-year strategic cooperation.

Cambodia: garment workers hit by COVID-19

Spokesperson of the Cambodian Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training Heng Sour said over 50 factories have filed for work suspension, affecting nearly 30,000 workers, the Phnom Penh Post reported.

Cambodia strives to cope with COVID-19

Ministries and sectors of Cambodia are ramping up efforts against the COVID-19 pandemic as the number of infection cases in the country had reached 87 as of March 23 evening.

Cambodia raises fines for traffic violations five times

The Cambodian government has decided to raise fines for traffic violations five times in order to ease road traffic congestion.

Cambodia: no new hydropower dams along Mekong River in next 10 years

The Cambodian Ministry of Mines and Energy affirmed on March 19 that the country’s newly-approved Master Plan for 2020-2030 will not include the construction of new hydropower dams along the Mekong River.

Cambodia temporarily shuts border with Vietnam for COVID-19 concerns

The Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has announced the suspension of activities at the country’s border gates with Vietnam following complex developments of the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 unlikely to cause further garment factory closure

The outbreak of COVID-19 is not likely to cause further closure of garment factories, said Cambodian Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training on March 18.

Rice supply, prices remain stable despite COVID-19 outbreak

An increase in the supply of milled rice in the Cambodian market has helped stabilise prices, in the context that the country faces the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) and the Green Trade Company.

Vietnam, Cambodia work to ensure smooth cross-border goods transport

Cambodia has asked for Vietnam’s coordination to ensure uninterrupted cross-border transport of goods amid the COVID-19 epidemic.

Cambodia uncovers 75 money laundering cases

Cambodia’s Interior Ministry has so far cracked down on 75 money laundering cases, seized about 8 million USD and confiscated nearly 3,000 vehicles, since the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) placed the country on its grey list a year ago.

Cambodia records two more COVID-19 cases

Cambodia has recorded two more cases positive for the SARS-CoV-2, raising the total to 35, spokesperson of the country’s Ministry of Health Or Vandine said on March 18.

Cambodia, Indonesia offer financial support to SMEs, people

Cambodia’s State-run Rural Development Bank has approved a 50 million USD credit package for local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that are operating in agriculture.

Cambodia’s construction sector remains stable

The Cambodian Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction said the construction industry in the country remains stable despite a serious downturn facing many sectors globally due to impact of COVID-19.

Cambodia closes schools nationwide over COVID-19 concerns

All schools across Cambodia are ordered to close in an effort to counter the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic in the latest announcement of the country’s Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport.

Cambodia, China kick off Golden Dragon exercise despite coronavirus

The Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) and the China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) kicked off the annual joint military exercise dubbed Golden Dragon in Cambodia’s Kampot province despite the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) outbreak.

Petrol prices in Cambodia forecast to continue falling

Petrol and diesel prices in Cambodia will continue to fall this year due to global tensions, Ministry of Commerce spokesman Seang Thay has said.

Cambodia reserves 2 billion USD to fight COVID-19

Cambodia has earmarked 2 billion USD to save the economy in case of the outbreak of the acute respiratory disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said on March 10.