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Cambodia passes draft bills to curb money laundering, weapon financing

The National Assembly of Cambodia on June 4 adopted two draft laws on anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorist financing (CFT) and on combating the financing of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) proliferation.

Cambodia to monitor all social media posts

Cambodian National Police Chief General Neth Savoeun on June 5 asked all officers to monitor social media platforms such as Facebook for posts by ill-intentioned groups who attack the government.

Cambodia’s budget revenue reaches 2 billion USD in four months

Cambodia collected 8,42 billion riel (about 2 billion USD) in national revenue in the first four months of 2020, up 10 percent against the same period last year.

Thailand allows migrant workers to work in Thailand until July 31

The Thai Cabinet has decided to allow migrant workers from Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar to work in Thailand until July 31, 2020, to help reduce the potential spread of the coronavirus disease 2019, and to maintain a workforce as the situation gradually improves.

Cambodia’s garment, footwear sectors propose EU postpone EBA withdrawal

The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC), the Cambodia Footwear Association (CFA) and the European Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia (EuroCham) on June 2 requested the European Commission to postpone its withdrawal of the ‘Everything But Arms’ (EBA) preferential trade scheme for 12 months so that the apparel, footwear and travel goods sectors recover.

Cambodia promotes domestic tourism

Tourist destinations across Cambodia welcomed nearly 400,000 visitors during the first three weeks of May, said the country’s Minister of Tourism Thong Khon.

Cambodia builds giant reservoir in hope of boosting agro-production

Cambodia’s Preah Vihear province is building a reservoir at a cost of over 100 million USD to supply water for agricultural rice crops during the dry season, the Khmer Times reported.

Cambodia eases ban on sports activities

The Cambodian Government on May 26 decided to relax the ban on sports activities after the COVID-19 situation in the country had shown improvement.

Cambodia considers more measures to support firms affected by COVID-19

The Cambodian government has introduced the fourth round of measures to help the private sector, businesses, and workers who are severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cambodia’s GDP to fall 0.3 percent in 2020: Moody’s

Cambodia’s GDP growth is projected to drop 0.3 percent due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and economic slowdowns in China, the EU and the US, Moody’s Investors Service has said.

Cambodia: air passengers must undergo quarantine

Cambodian Health Minister Mam Bun Heng announced on May 25 that his country will be enforcing a mandatory 14-day quarantine for all passengers flying to the nation.

Cambodian workers affected by COVID-19 to receive support

About 55,000 garment-textile workers and 4,300 others working in the tourism sector in Cambodia, who have become jobless by the COVID-19 pandemic, each will receive monthly financial support worth 40 USD through their Wing Specialised Bank accounts next week.

Cambodia approves five projects to create jobs for locals

The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) has recently approved five investment projects worth 174.8 million USD that are expected to generate 2,458 jobs for locals.

Cambodia to organise ASEM 13 as scheduled

Cambodia will go ahead with plans to host the 13th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM 13) from November 16-17, said Luy David, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Head of the ASEM 13 National Secretariat.

Cambodia’s bicycle export surges despite pandemic

Cambodia’s export of locally-assembled bicycles has increased in the context that bicycle industries around the world rust during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Cambodia plans electricity price cut to revive economy

The Cambodian government has issued a plan on reducing electricity tariffs for firms in four key sectors – manufacturing, agriculture, commercial and service – for five months to beef up the economy plagued by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cambodia lifts ban on entry of visitors from six countries

Cambodia has lifted a ban on entry of visitors from Iran, Italy, Germany, Spain, France and the US that had been put in place to curb the spread of the COVID-19, the Health Ministry said on May 20.

Cambodia wants direct flight to US

Cambodia welcomes any US airline that wishes to operate direct flights to the country and promotes trade, tourism and investment with the world’s largest economy, said Minister in charge of the State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (SSCA) Mao Havannall.

Cambodia inks deal with IRRI to improve rice sector

Cambodian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on May 20 signed an agreement with the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) aiming at improving the country’s rice sector through promoting research and enhancing productivity and resiliency.

Cambodia grateful for Vietnamese NA’s support in fighting COVID-19

General Secretary of the Cambodian National Assembly Leng Peng Long on May 20 expressed his gratitude for 30,000 face masks the Vietnamese National Assembly (NA) granted to its Cambodian counterpart and the Cambodian Senate.