Hun Sen Says that Cambodia Plans to Meet its Financial Obligations in spite of COVID-19

The country’s economic growth could directly benefit from a package for the poor and unemployed, according to the UNDP.

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Oct. 9 said that, despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, his government has not asked foreign creditors to defer interest payments, postpone loan repayments or international financial obligations.

Speaking during the Council of Ministers meeting, he said that the country’s financial situation remains good during the pandemic compared to some other countries, government spokesman Phay Siphan reported after the meeting.

Cambodia remains in a position to carry out its programs such as the road infrastructure Sihanoukville -Siem Reap City, and provide cash relief for poor and vulnerable families during the pandemic, Siphan said. Moreover, civil servants continue to receive their full salaries twice a month, he added.

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