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Cambodia encourages unemployed people to take up farming

Cambodia’s Agriculture Ministry has ordered its officials across the country to hold campaigns to encourage people made jobless during the COVID-19 pandemic to take up farming, Khmer Times reported July 4.

Chinese firm to carry out 160-mln-USD logistics project in Cambodian capital

China Good Cars Holding Ltd is looking for a strategic location for its proposed 160-million-USD modern heavy vehicle parking terminal on the outskirts of Phnom Penh to serve as a major gateway into the capital, the Phnom Penh Post reported on July 2.

COVID-19 wreaks havoc on Cambodia’s tourism industry

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on Cambodia’s tourism industry, with nearly 3,000 tourism and tourism-related businesses closing and more than 45,000 workers losing jobs as of May.

Cambodia, Thailand discuss border reopening to recover economy

Cambodia and Thailand have discussed the possibility to reopen international border gates to lift the economic deadlock caused by travel restriction measures to curb the COVID-19 spread.

Vietnam, Cambodia resolve to prevent community spread of COVID-19: spokesperson

Vietnam appreciates Cambodia’s decision to annul diplomatic note 698 MFA.IC/API on restricting cross-border travel between the two countries, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang said at the ministry’s regular press briefing on July 2.

Cambodia’s rice exports rise in first half

Cambodia earned over 264 million USD from exporting 397,660 tonnes of rice in the first half of 2020, up 41 percent against the same period in 2019, according to the Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF).

Cambodia-Japan trade grows in first four months

Trade between Cambodia and Japan reached 778 million USD in the first four months of 2020, up 4 percent year on year, the AKP news agency reported, citing recent statistics from the Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO).

Metfone supplies teleconferencing system to Cambodia’s gendarmerie

The Viettel Cambodia company (Metfone), a subsidiary of Vietnam’s military-run industry and telecoms group Viettel, handed over a video conferencing system to the Royal Gendarmerie of Cambodia (RGC) in Phnom Penh on June 30.

Metfone selected to digitise Cambodia’s health sector

Metfone, the Cambodian affiliate of Vietnam’s telecom group Viettel, signed a memorandum of understanding on June 29 with the Cambodian Ministry of Health on launching a series of digital healthcare services.

WB okays 93-mln-USD credit for Cambodia to improve land tenure security for poor farmers

The World Bank approved a 93-million-USD credit for the Cambodia Land Allocation for Social and Economic Development Project III (LASED III), it said in a press statement last week.

Japanese airline asked to resume flights to Cambodia

To encourage Japanese investors, the Cambodian Chamber of Commerce (CCC) and the Japanese Business Association of Cambodia (JBAC) are planning to request the All Nippon Airways (ANA) - Japan’s largest airline - to resume direct flights to Cambodia ahead of a scheduled September return, according to the Phnom Penh Post.

Cambodian logistics providers predicted to face bankruptcy amid COVID-19

The on-going COVID-19 pandemic is seriously damaging Cambodian logistic providers, with about 10-15 percent heading for bankruptcy in the upcoming months, according to the Cambodia Freight Forwarders Association (CFFA).

Cambodia: bicycles’ exports near 200 million USD in first five months

Cambodia earned 197 million USD from exports of 876,612 locally-assembled bicycles in the first five months this year, up 26 percent and 19 percent, respectively, compared to the same period of last year, according to the General Department of Customs and Excises.

Congratulations to Cambodian People’s Party’s founding anniversary

The Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) has sent a message of congratulations to the Central Committee of the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) on its 69th founding anniversary (June 28, 1951-2020).

US provides nearly 56 million USD to support Cambodia’s social-economic growth

The US Government has signed an agreement to offer Cambodia about 56 million USD to support its social and economy development programmes across four sectors in 2020.

Cambodia announces pandemic relief programme for the poor

Cambodia has launched a programme to give cash handouts to the country’s poorest households to alleviate the financial burden caused by the coronavirus.

Cambodia’s electricity demand down 20 pct this year

The Electricity Authority of Cambodia (EAC) has said Cambodia will not face the shortage of electricity during this dry season due to falling demand caused by COVID-19.

Cambodia: school opening to be delayed till year’s end

Cambodia’s Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport will delay school openings and high school graduation examinations until the end of the year to prevent a second wave of COVID-19.

Cambodia lifts restriction on cross-border travel with Vietnam

Cambodia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation notified the Vietnamese Embassy on June 22 of the termination of the validity of a March diplomatic note on restricting cross-border travel between the two countries.

Master plan for Cambodia’s largest airport revealed

The State Secretariat of the Civil Aviation (SSCA) Mao Havannal has presented its master plan for the new Siem Reap Angkor International Airport, which is set to be the largest airport in Cambodia.