Cambodia morning news for July 17

Cambodia morning news for July 17
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School Owners Agree with School Reopening in Three Stages: The Sooner, The Better
The Minister of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS), Hang Chuon Naron, said in May that the Ministry will consider reopening schools in early November, 2020 – only if the Covid-19 situation has improved. He added students at the examination years, grades 9th and 12th, will begin classes first.
— Focus Cambodia

Savagely battered Cambodia’s garment industry seeks urgent help to stay alive
Cambodia’s garment industry had issued a renewed plea for help amidst new statistics revealing that more than 150,000 workers have now lost their jobs during the coronavirus pandemic.
— Khmer Times

The new normal – Taking stock of Cambodia’s real estate sector
The real estate sector is in the doldrums. Low foreign investments and pending projects are expected to slow growth by five to six per cent this year compared to 10 to 15 per cent a year ago, said Cambodia Valuers and Estate Agents Association president Chrek Soknim.
— The Phnom Penh Post

An International-Flight Passenger Becomes Cambodia’s Latest COVID-19 Case
Cambodia Thursday (July 16) reported one new case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
— Cambodianess

Private establishments told to hold high school exams
Minister of Education, Youth and Sport Hang Chuon Naron on Tuesday ordered private educational establishments to hold their high school diploma examinations for the 2019-2020 school year on August 17 and 18.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Dengue Fever Down by 88 Percent, Yet Hard Work Maintained
From January to June this year, Cambodia recorded about 3,339 cases of dengue fever – a downturn of about 88 percent compared to the same period last year.

Cambodia collects 2.95 bln USD taxes in H1, down 1.6 pct
Cambodia collected 2.95 billion U.S. dollars from all sources of taxes in the first half of 2020, down 1.6 percent from 3 billion dollars over the same period last year, according to official statements on Thursday.
— Cambodianess

UNDP provides 1,700 tablets for poor household registration process
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has to provide 1,700 more tablets to the Ministry of Planning to support the identification process of poor and vulnerable households adversely affected by COVID-19.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia’s digital startups help blunt economic impact of COVID-19
Business is booming for Cambodian online startup Grocerdel, which delivers fresh farm produce and locally made products in the capital Phnom Penh.
— Trade for Development News

The Ministry of Education Launches a Digital App for Distance Learning
Cambodia on July 15 officially unveiled a new digital application to support students’ distance learning.
— Cambodianess

600 Hectare Site ‘Ready’ For Mondulkiri Airport Plans
Mr. Svay Sam Eang, Governor of Mondulkiri Province, presented the development project of the new airport in this Northeastern Province, with 600-hectares of land ready when needed. The proposed site is about 20 kilometers from Sen Monorom city.

Shared ministry database to speed up online business registration
Interior Minister Sar Kheng has recommended the creation of a sub-decree to formally connect the interior ministry’s General Department of Identification (GDI) and the Ministry of Economy’s Cambodia Data Exchange Platform (CamDX) databases after a successful pilot of the scheme.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Earns Near $1.3B Customs Revenue
Within the first six months of 2020, Cambodia had collected approximately USD 1.3 billion of customs and excise revenue, down 16.2 percent compared to the same period in 2019, according to the General Department of Customs and Excise’s report obtained by Fresh News on Thursday.
— Fresh News

Passenger arrivals abysmal
Cambodia welcomed just around 20,000 airline passengers in May and June as the State Secretariat of Civil Aviation expects more arrivals for this month.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Condo Market to Recover in Q1 2021 Despite Short-term Stagnation
The condominium market in Cambodia has been not severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and is likely to recover in Q1 or Q2 of 2021 onward, according to CBRE Cambodia Managing Director Ann Sothida during an interview with Fresh News on 13 July.
— Construction Property

Online education stirs concerns over child sexual abuse
National Cambodian Council for Children (NCCC) secretary-general Nhep Sopheap has expressed concern over child sexual abuse on the internet as children have been studying online.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Water Supply Capacity to Be Extended as Demand on the Rise
Demand for clean water in Phnom Penh capital is on the rise due to the growing population and constructions in the city.

Koh Kong warns against unlawful land transactions
Koh Kong provincial authorities said they would not approve the sale and purchase of land in protected areas without proper paperwork.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Malaria Cases Dropped by 70 Percent in First Six Months
Cambodia has noticed a significant drop of about 70 percent of Malaria cases for the first six months of 2020, according to the Ministry of Health’s notification issued yesterday.

Financial Institutions, Civil Society Spar Over Indebtedness Reports
Civil society groups have rejected the demands of two financial institution industry bodies to “correct” their reports on indebtedness linked to bank and microfinance debt, instead reiterating their demand that these institutions change their business practices to benefit Cambodian borrowers.
— VOA Khmer

OECD-FAO Outlook Sees Growing Importance of Cambodia to Global Rice Market
A medium-term outlook for agriculture released Thursday forecast that Cambodia would play an increasingly important role in the global market for rice exports.

Korea to Help Producing Potato Seeds
South Korea has planned to help Cambodia produce potato seeds for planting in Mondulkiri province, where the soil is potential for potato growing.

CMAC Takes Away a Bomb Casing Used as a Bell at a School in Prey Veng Province
A giant bomb casing, which has been used as a bell at the Chea Sim Reak Chey High School in Prey Veng Province, was removed by the Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC).
— Cambodianess

Authorities to conduct quality checks on seized nets for repurposing
The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries advised fisheries officials to thoroughly check the quality of seized fishing nets before deciding which should be burnt and repurposed for agriculture.
— Khmer Times

New Shoe Factory to Open in Kampong Cham Province
Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) has approved an investment project to establish a shoe factory in Kampong Cham province.

Start-ups to the fore in Cambodia’s battle to help blunt economic impact of COVID-19
An uptick in business, especially in the delivery of food and essential items, is enhancing resilience in the wake of the crisis.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian PM Keeps Calling on the Public to Remain Vigilant of COVID-19 Pandemic
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has continued to appeal to his compatriots to keep their vigilance of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bid to import 1M pigs rejected
The ministries of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, and Commerce on Thursday rejected a request from a local business to import one million pigs a year from Thailand.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Japan to assist Cambodia in developing vegetable production chains
The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and Yamato Green Co., Ltd have entered a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Safe Vegetable Development for Domestic Market and Export.
— Khmer Times

National Assembly President Meets Chinese Steel Company Executive
National Assembly President Samdech Akka Moha Ponhea Chakrei Heng Samrin met Thursday with Mr. Lin Xiangrong, a board member of Hong De Sheng Steel (Cambodia) Co., Ltd.

India offers scholarships to Cambodian students in health sector
The Government of India, through the Indian Council for Indian Cultural Relations (ICCR), has announced to offer scholarships to Cambodian students to pursue their medical studies in Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha, Homeopathy (AYUSH) in India.
— Khmer Times

Youth told to sharpen skills
National Bank of Cambodia director-general Chea Serey on Wednesday warned the Kingdom’s youths of wasted opportunities and job losses in the future if they fail to constantly upgrade their skills.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Khmer Version of UNESCO’s Handbook on Fake News and Disinformation to Be Launched Next Week
UNESCO in collaboration with the Ministry of Information will launch the Khmer version of UNESCO’s handbook titled “Journalism, ‘Fake News and Disinformation: A Handbook for Journalism Education and Training” next week.

Plan brewing to bring hit Thai coffee brand
Thailand’s argest convenience-store operator CP All Plc plans to bring the Bellinee’s coffee brand to the Cambodian market early next year, the Cambodian Embassy in Bangkok said via Facebook.
— The Phnom Penh Post

SmartLuy, Pi Pay complete merger after gov’t approval
Smartluy Plc, a subsidiary of a Malaysian-owned Smart Axiata Co Ltd, a leading telecommunications service provider in Cambodia, and cashless payment platform Pi Pay Plc on Monday have completed their merger after receiving approval from the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) and the Ministry of Commerce.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Woman Slashes 5 Year Old Girl After Neighborhood Kids Fight
A woman took a knife to cut the face of a 5-year-old girl after a quarrel between a group of children. The girl was seriously injured and taken to a hospital for treatment.

Secret Chinese ‘Special Massage’ Parlor Facebook Promotion
According to the Facebook page of a Chinese massage parlor, the business offers sex services. The Chinese-language Facebook page states that they have beautiful young women under the age of 20 who will provide “warm and honest customer service”.



Feature photo WorldSkills Asean Bangkok 2018
This week’s Cambodia morning news feature photo focuses on focuses on World Youth Skills Day, July 15, with an emphasis on World Skills Asean Singapore 2020.


Find our previous morning news feature photos in the AEC News Today Morning News Feature Photos gallery where you will find a pictorial display of daily life throughout the Asean Economic Community (AEC).



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