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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.

Drought hits agricultural production in Cambodia

People in rural areas in the Cambodian northwestern provinces of Pursat and Battambang have been suffering from water shortage for more than four months, reported the Cambodia’s Khmer Times.

Cambodian garment factories thirsty for raw materials

The Sihanoukville Autonomous Port in southern Cambodia received more than 200 containers of raw materials from China on March 9.

Cambodia celebrates ASEM Day

Cambodia, host of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit this year, marked the ASEM Day on March 10 with a view to raising public awareness of the forum’s importance.

Cambodia asks people having contact with infected Japanese to seek tests

Cambodia’s Ministry of Health on March 5 urged those who had close contact with a Japanese man infected with the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 to urgently seek for health tests.

Cambodia, Laos continue working on border security issues

Cambodian Interior Minister Sar Kheng and Lao Minister of Public Security Vilay Lakhamfong co-chaired a meeting in Vientiane on March 5 to review bilateral cooperation in 2019 and sign a 2020 cooperation agreement, according to the Khmer Times.

Cambodia delays construction projects to focus on COVID-19 combat

The Cambodian Government will postpone all its construction projects in a bid to earmark the budget for fighting the possible COVID-19 outbreak, Prime Minister Hun Sen said on March 4.

Chinese firm successfully tests 5G network in Cambodia

Chinese company Kingtel Communications Ltd. has successfully tested its fifth generation super-fast wireless technology for digital cellular networks known as the 5G network in Cambodia.

Cambodia raises electricity output for domestic consumption

The first phase of a 380 million USD HFO power plant in Kandal province’s Lvea Em district will begin operations in April and produce 100MW of electricity, said the Cambodian Ministry of Mines and Energy.

China prioritises supplying raw garment materials to Cambodia

An official of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce has revealed that China may prioritise fulfilling Cambodia’s immediate demand for raw materials to enable local factories to continue operating, Khmer Times reported.

Cambodia earns 4.92 billion USD from tourism last year

Cambodia's tourism revenue reached 4.92 billion USD in 2019, a year-on-year increase of 13 percent, according to the Ministry of Tourism’s report released on February 26.

Cambodia expects to finalise FTA with China in November

A free trade agreement (FTA) between Cambodia and China is expected to be finalised in November in a move to boost trade between the two countries, the Phnom Penh Post reported.

Cambodia extend foreigners’ stay at Angkor park

The Cambodian government has decided to extend foreigners’ stay at Angkor Archeological Park in the northern province of Siem Reap, about 300km from the capital city of Phnom Penh.

Cambodia plans new container seaport in Preah Sihanouk

Cambodia is planning to build a new container seaport in Preah Sihanouk province with financial assistance from Japan, Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol said last week.

27th ASEAN – New Zealand Dialogue takes place in Cambodia

The 27th ASEAN – New Zealand Dialogue took place on February 20-21 in Cambodia, focusing on commitments to further deepening bilateral strategic partnership in 2020.

Language, law course opened for Vietnamese living in Cambodia

A training course to teach Khmer language and provide knowledge of culture, history and law of Cambodia for people of Vietnamese origin in Cambodia who wish to get Cambodian citizenship was opened in Takeo province of Cambodia on February 22.