Government to Dole Out $25 Million to Identified Poor, Hun Sen Says

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday said the government would distribute about $25 million per month to assist families registered in the IDPoor social benefits system as the country struggles through the pandemic-driven economic downturn.

Speaking at the construction site of a $1.5 billion airport planned for Kandal province, Hun Sen said he would formally announce a social aid package of about $25 million per month on Wednesday, which is intended to aid more than 600,000 families designated as poor by the social registry system created by the Planning Ministry and foreign development agencies.

When asked when families will receive payments and how long the monthly aid would last, spokesmen for the ministries of Planning and Finance told VOD to wait for the official announcement on Wednesday.

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