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Cambodia suggested spending more on poverty reduction

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has called on Cambodia to set aside a budget for its poverty reduction goal.

Cambodia, RoK hold second round of FTA talks

Cambodia and the Republic of Korea (RoK) launched the second round of negotiations for a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) on August 31 as the RoK works to expand its export portfolio to cushion the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Activities held in Cambodia, Cuba to mark 75th National Day

The Vietnamese Embassy in Cambodia on August 31 held a ceremony to lay a wreath at the Vietnam – Cambodia Friendship Monument on the occasion of the 75th National Day (September 2).

Cambodia backs use of digital technology

Cambodian Minister of Commerce Pan Sorasak called for the use of digital technology to restore trust between businesses and customers, during the 52nd Meeting of ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM-52) on August 29.

PetroVietnam subsidiary to drill in Cambodia from October

The PetroVietnam Drilling & Well Service Corporation (PV Drilling)’s rig PV Drilling III will implement its contract to drill five new wells for Kris Energy in Cambodia for three months, starting October.

Travel between Malaysia and Cambodia to resume via Singapore

Singapore Airlines has secured approval for passengers to travel between Kuala Lumpur of Malaysia, and Phnom Penh of Cambodia, transiting via Singapore, the Khmer Times reported.

Cambodia’s Royal Order posthumously presented to former Ambassador

Cambodia’s Royal Order of Sahametrei-Mahasena (Grand Officer) was posthumously presented to former Vietnamese Ambassador to Cambodia Ngo Dien during a ceremony held at the Cambodian Embassy in Hanoi on August 28.

Vietnam-Cambodia border topographic maps to be sent to UN

Cambodian border affairs committee chairman Var Kimhong said the government will send newly-drawn Vietnam-Cambodia border topographic maps to the UN for international recognition.

Cambodia friendly football tournament to boost relations

A friendly football tournament between Vietnamese and Cambodian authorities kicked off in Phnom Penh on August 26.

Cambodia’s kindergartens, primary schools to reopen in September

The Cambodian Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport recently gave green light to the reopening of kindergartens and primary schools next month, after an over-3-month closure as the COVID-19 situation improves in the country.

Cambodia hands over copies of Cambodia-Vietnam topographic map to relevant agencies

The Government of Cambodia on August 27 handed over copies of a 1:25,000-scale Cambodia-Vietnam topographic map to 35 relevant Cambodian ministries and institutions.

Cambodia sets up COVID-19 Health Insurance Coalition

The Cambodian Government has formed a COVID-19 Health Insurance Coalition charged with covering treatment costs for all foreign travellers who enter Cambodia amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Khmer Times.

Cambodian PM shares vision for future Mekong-Lancang Cooperation

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen emphasised the importance of the regional cooperation among the Mekong-Lancang Cooperation (MLC) member nations.

Cambodia-Thailand trade still growing despite pandemic

Trade between Cambodia and Thailand hit 82.02 billion THB (2.6 billion USD) in the first half of this year, up 2.27 percent year on year, the Phnom Penh Post reported.

Cambodia considers allowing more foreign workers

The Cambodian Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training will now allow foreign workers to make up more than 10 percent of certain enterprises’ staff if companies cannot find local workers to fill positions.

Japanese foreign minister visits Papua New Guinea, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar

Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Motegi Toshimitsu is visiting Papua New Guinea and three countries in the Greater Mekong Subregion, namely Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar from August 20 to 25.

Cambodia honours late Vietnamese Ambassador

The Vietnamese Embassy in Cambodia held a ceremony on August 14 to receive the Cambodian government’s Royal Order of Mahasena – Grand Officer to late Vietnamese Ambassador to Cambodia Ngo Dien (1921-2004).

EU partially withdraws tariff preferences to Cambodia under EBA

Cambodia’s annual 7-billion-USD garment and textile sector is expected to suffer losses from the European Union (EU)’s partial withdrawal of the tariff preferences granted to the Southeast Asian country under the Everything But Arms (EBA) trade agreement from August 12.

Cambodia moves to boost domestic tourism

Travel companies in Cambodia’s Siem Reap province have changed their operations to target more domestic tourists.

Cambodia’s exports to US up 23 percent in H1

Cambodia exported 2.75 billion USD worth of goods to the US in the first half of 2020, up 23 percent year-on-year, according to the US Statistics Bureau.