Cambodia morning news for April 24

Cambodia morning news for April 24
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Covid-19: A global approach to protecting garment workers in supply chains as Cambodia faces up to 500,000 job losses
The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) has stated approximately 60 percent of its factories have been severely affected by cancelled orders of ready-made garment exports, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Khmer Times

Education Ministry Pushes for Online Classes, as School Closures Extended
The Education Ministry last week released more detailed guidance asking higher education institutions to start conducting classes online, as the government extended indefinitely the closure of schools and universities.
— VOA Khmer

Cambodian Migrant Workers Are Prohibited from Returning to their Jobs Abroad
The Ministry of Interior Wednesday (April 22) said that the 85,000 or so Cambodian migrant workers who have returned to Cambodia due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic must not attempt to go back to the countries where they used to work.
— Cambodianess

COVID-19 in Asean: update for April 23 — Cambodia leads region in race to the bottom
As of 00:58 GMT April 23 there was 23,289 22,367 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 922 or 4.12 per cent, on the day prior. Of this 143, or 0.61 per cent, are classified as serious or critical.
— AEC News Today

Cambodia opens 77 new factories in Q1 amid Covid-19 outbreak
Some 77 new factories, including 34 garment, footwear, and travel goods factories, had opened in Cambodia in the first quarter of 2020 despite the Covid-19 pandemic, a spokesman said here on Thursday (April 23).
— The Star

Sar Kheng: All Migrant Workers Cleared of COVID-19, But no Incomes
Interior Minister Sar Kheng on Wednesday suggested that there were no positive cases of the novel coronavirus among the nearly 86,000 migrant workers who had returned from Thailand in the last month.
— VOA Khmer

Emergency law criticism slammed
As the Constitutional Council of Cambodia prepares to review the “State of Emergency” draft law’s adherence to the Constitution, the Justice Ministry yesterday dismissed the criticisms made by UN Special Rapporteur, Rhona Smith saying her remarks showed “double standards” and were politically motivated.
— Khmer Times

CMAC collects and destroys UXOs
Cambodian Mine Action Centre experts and eight provincial authorities have destroyed a cluster munition weighing more than 300 kilograms and more than 60 UXOs.
— Khmer Times

Speculations centre on Cambodia as first customer of Chinese jet
Speculation is swirling around the global aviation industry that points to Cambodia as the first buyer of the Chinese-made FTC-2000G multi-role aircraft.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian Government Allocates $50M Low-interest Loans for Agriculture (Video inside)
The Royal Government of Cambodia has allocated USD 50 million package through the Bank for Rural Development and Agriculture to provide low-interest loans to support agricultural sector such as animal rearing, fisheries, and vegetable plantation.
— Fresh News

Dovetailing disasters: how COVID-19 is compounding risk for Cambodian communities
COVID-19. It’s a health crisis on the scale never before seen by our generation – a crisis with far-reaching and profound consequences for the economy, society and the poor.
— Cambodianess

About 3,000 garment workers screened for COVID-19
The Labour Ministry said that nearly 3,000 workers who had returned from their home provinces after Khmer New Year were screened for coronavirus over the past four days.
— Khmer Times

Temporary closure of Star Vegas Resort extended
Star Vegas Resort, Donaco International’s casino in Poipet, will be closed for a little longer with Cambodia continuing to grapple with the Coronavirus pandemic.
— Khmer Times

Protest over smelly canal
A group of 53 families in Anlong Pring village, Chhean Loeung commune, Samaki Meanchey district, Kampong Chhnang province, have accused Seu Mao, the owner of a fish farm, of discharging wastewater into a public canal.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Farmer ploughs into shells
Fifty-eight 105mm artillery shells were removed from a cornfield by the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) in Battambang province on Wednesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Gov’t disburses $50 million through Agricultural and Rural Development Bank
The government has disbursed $50 million through the Rural Development and Agriculture Bank (RDAB) to provide low-interest loan to small farmers and small and medium enterprises.
— Khmer Times

Information Minister Shares Cambodia’s Preventive Measures to AIBD’s Online COVID-19 Response Session
Although the situation of the deadly COVID-19 in Cambodia has been considered better as no infection case has been found for ten consecutive days, the Royal Government of Cambodia called on the people to prevent themselves by following the health ministry’s instructions.

Preservation fight in Prey Lang forges on
A campaign by environmental and human rights groups calling on the government to shut down sawmills across the country to stop Cambodia’s latest deforestation has reached the second stage.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Calls to stop cutting malva nut trees
The Ministry of Environment has urged the people to stop cutting down malva nut trees to harvest their fruit because it is illegal to do so during the rainy season.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Over 300 workers protest to demand reinstatement
More than 300 workers at Hulu Garment factory today protested in Por Senchey district’s Choam Chao commune after they accused the company of firing them.
— Khmer Times

$3.34M aid inked to support Cambodia’s climate change initiatives
The Swedish government and UNDP today co-signed $3.34 million agreement to support Cambodia’s climate change alliance for three years.
— Khmer Times

Education Ministry, JICA Launch Think! Think! Free Online Classes
Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MoEYS) in cooperation with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have officially launched Think! Think! to provide free online classes to young pupils.

Dovetailing disasters: how COVID-19 is compounding risk for Cambodian communities
The impacts of COVID19 are being felt by all, but especially the rural and urban poor and elderly.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Releases Outcomes of Special ASEAN-US Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on COVID-19
Cambodian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn participated in the Special ASEAN-US Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on COVID-19 via videoconference on 23 April 2020 at the ministry.
— Fresh News

Cambodia Reports No Case of Covid-19 Today; Total Case 122; Total Recovery 110
Cambodia reported no new case of Covid-19 on Thursday, according to the Ministry of Health’s press release dated 23 April 2020 (updated as of 8:00 a.m).
— Fresh News

ARDB loans: More SMEs apply
Seven small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have applied for $200,000 loans from the state-owned Agricultural and Rural Development Bank (ARDB), after it announced the launch of a $50 million fund for SMEs last month.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Securities regulator gives go-ahead to four more fund managers
The Security and Exchange Commission of Cambodia (SECC) will soon issue licences to four new fund management companies.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Sweden and UNDP Provide Support for Climate Change Program in Cambodia
The Government of Sweden and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) on Thursday (April 23) announced a contribution of $3.34 million to support the Cambodia Climate Change Alliance for three more years, that is, through 2022.
— Cambodianess

Cambodian PM Extends Best Wishes to Muslim Community on Ramadan
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia this afternoon extended his best wishes to the Muslim community members in the country and around the world on Ramadan.

Cambodian Remittances Came to 5.9 Percent of GDP Last Year
Cambodia received US$1.6 billion in worker remittances from abroad last year, according to the Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development (KNOMAD).

Kingdom prepared for digital economy
The government plans to establish a national digital television platform and will release the 700MHz band to the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications to help it develop the 5G network.​ The move pushes the Kingdom closer to a digital economy, which could be a new engine of growth.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Forestry crimes rise in Sorng Rukhavoan Wildlife Sanctuary
A group led by Sorng Rukhavoan committee members claim that forestry offences in the Sorng Rukhavoan Wildlife Sanctuary continue to occur and called on local authorities to help protect and prevent crimes in the area.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Sweden-UNDP Programme Supports Climate Change Actions in Cambodia
The Government of Sweden and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) today co-signed a new contribution agreement of US$3.34 million to support the Cambodia Climate Change Alliance (CCCA) from 2020 to 2022 which will provide crucial support for charting a growth path that is sustainable, resilient, and benefits the most vulnerable in society.

77 New Factories Opened in Q1
Scores of 77 new factories have been opened in the first quarter of this year, bringing the total operational factories in the Kingdom to 1,801.

Domestically Produced Cement Covers Local Demand
Cambodia can now produce about 8 million tonnes of cement per year – the amount that can cover almost completely domestic demand for the booming construction sector.

Wild Elephant Steals Domesticated Mate In Mondulkiri
Villagers in Pou Trum village were shocked after a wild elephant stormed the village to chase a domesticated female elephant tied up near the village.

Cambodia expects rainfalls from today until early next week
From April 23 until early next week, Cambodia expects rainfalls almost countrywide, according to the new forecast shared by the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology.
— Khmer Times



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