Cambodia morning news for July 2

Cambodia morning news for July 2
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New C-19 patient ‘viral shedding’
One of the two Cambodians who tested positive for COVID-19 after returning from Malaysia on June 26 was found to have been a former patient in the country and had been successfully treated and discharged from a Malaysian hospital before flying to Cambodia.
— Khmer Times

400 factories in Cambodia suspend operations, affecting over 150,000 workers due to COVID-19
About 400 garments, footwear and travel goods factories in Cambodia have suspended their operations, leaving over 150,000 workers jobless due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a joint statement on Wednesday.
— Xinhua

Cambodia and Other Two Nations Call on Laos to Provide Effective Mitigation Measures
Laos have been urged by the government of three nations to better assess impacts, provide effective mitigation measures, as Luang Prabang dam moves forwards.

Quarantine being reviewed for investors and experts
The government will adjust quarantine measures and prepare special arrangements for potential investors, technical experts and consultants who come to the Kingdom, said senior officers of the State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (SSCA).
— Khmer Times

Several Cambodians Shot in Thailand by Construction Foreman
One Cambodian construction worker was killed, another seriously injured and more may have suffered minor injuries following a fight with a Thai construction foreman who was also killed in Rayong Province, Thailand, according to Koy Kuong, spokesman of Foreign Affairs Ministry.
— Cambodianess

Unpaid factory workers seek PM’s intervention
More than 100 factory workers were intercepted by the authorities on Wednesday in the capital’s Por Sen Chey district as they marched to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s house to request him to intervene in negotiations with their employer, who has not paid them.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia and Laos happy as Thailand reopens 37 border checkpoints
Thailand will reopen checkpoints on the border with all neighboring states to resume cross-border cargo transport and trading from Wednesday, according to the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha.
— The Jakarta Post

Kingdom, UN discuss rights
A year after Cambodia received 198 recommendations from UN member countries, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR-Cambodia) met with the Cambodia Human Rights Committee (CHRC) to discuss following-up on the Kingdom’s third cycle of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) and the establishment of the National Human Rights Institution.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia’s Top Diplomat Chairs Policy Dialogue Forum
Cambodian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn presided over and delivered opening remarks at the Policy Dialogue Forum on “Cambodia’s Lessons Learnt and Shared Experiences in Response to COVID-19”.
— Fresh News

Rice exports surge by 42 percent in the first six months of 2020
Cambodia’s rice exports increased by 42 percent in the first six months of the year, according to the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.
— Khmer Times

PM demands transparency in cash aid distribution
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday said harsh action will be taken against authorities found committing any irregularities in the disbursement of cash aid for poor and vulnerable families hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Reports Zero Case of Covid-19 Today; One Recovered
Cambodia reported zero new case of Covid-19 on Wednesday, while one patient has recovered, according to the Ministry of Health’s press release dated 1 July 2020 (updated as of 9 a.m).
— Fresh News

PM Calls for Participation in Ensuring Fisheries Resources’ Sustainability
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has urged the public and competent authorities to take part in the fish and other biodiversity conservation in order to ensure the sustainability of fisheries resources.

Vietnam’s NA Chairwoman welcomes new Cambodian Ambassador
Vietnam’s National Assembly Chairwoman, Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan has expressed her belief that the new Cambodian Ambassador to Vietnam Chay Navuth, will contribute more to ties between Vietnam and Cambodia, as well as between the two legislatures.
— Khmer Times

DPM Prak Sokhonn: Cambodia, a Model of Success in COVID-19 Control
Cambodia clearly offers a model of success in terms of controlling the COVID-19 pandemic and the ability to prevent its spread, said Deputy Prime Minister H.E. Prak Sokhonn in his opening remarks at the Policy Dialogue on « Cambodia’s Lessons Learnt and Shared Experiences in response to COVID-19 », held here at the National Institute of Diplomacy and International Relations this morning.

Cambodia’s Energy Strategy Condemned as Short-Sighted
As Cambodia is expected to finalize the construction of a 400-megawatt heavy fuel oil (HFO) power plant in Kandal province by the of this year, concern is growing over the sustainability of the country’s long-term energy plan.
— Cambodianess

Kratie urges for increase in agricultural production
The Kratie Provincial Department of Agriculture has urged people to increase their agricultural production and set up ‘safe vegetable stalls’ which sell produce that has less chemicals and are certified to be safe for consumption.
— Khmer Times

lomat Chairs Policy Dialogue Forum on Cambodia’s Lessons Learnt
Cambodian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn presided over and delivered opening remarks at the Policy Dialogue Forum on “Cambodia’s Lessons Learnt and Shared Experiences in Response to COVID-19”.
— Fresh News

Government’s Efforts to Protect Children Appreciated
International organisations have expressed their appreciation of the Royal Government of Cambodia as well as the Ministry of Health for pivotal actions to keep children safe, including from the emerging COVID-19 threat.

Six online gaming sites blocked by Cambodian authorities
Cambodian police have successfully blocked six online gaming sites over the past weekend. This was conducted in collaboration with the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications.
— Khmer Times

Road accidents down sharply since January
Traffic accidents declined by 552 cases in the first six months of the year, Minister of Interior Sar Kheng posted on Facebook on Wednesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Kingdom, Oz vow to promote bilateral trade and investment
The Cambodia Chamber of Commerce (CCC) and the Australian Embassy in Phnom Penh on Wednesday pledged to promote trade and investment between the two countries, with emphasis on increasing the Kingdom’s exports and attracting an influx of new investors.
— The Phnom Penh Post

U.S. expresses support for DC-Cam’s documentation process
The United States of America has confirmed its support for Documentation Centre of Cambodia (DC-Cam) in archiving what had happened to broaden the people’s understanding.
— Khmer Times

Angkor Resort Earns Over US$18 Million in First Semester
Angkor Archaeological Park in Siem Reap province earned US$18.092.550 from the entrance ticket sales in the first semester of this year.

Cambodia Seeks More Tourism Investments with U.S.-ASEAN Business Council
Cambodia has asked U.S.-ASEAN Business Council to help encourage more investors to invest in tourism, especially in the tourism community and eco-tourism in the country.

PM-Sokha call reposted, trial delayed
The Phnom Penh Municipal Court has delayed the treason trial of Kem Sokha, the former president of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP).
— The Phnom Penh Post

Ministry seeking to create nat’l brain trust
Minister of Industry, Science, Technology and Innovation Cham Prasidh wants to create a national brain trust by forming a team of scholars dedicated to sharing knowledge.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Royal pine plantation now protected
The roughly 40ha of land in Mondulkiri province’s Sen Monorom town where the late King Father Norodom Sihanouk historically presided over the royal “Vegetation” ceremonies to plant pine trees will soon be transferred to state property and protected.
— The Phnom Penh Post

China firm seeks site for modern heavy vehicle terminal
Chinese investment Company China Good Cars Holding Ltd is looking for a strategic location for its proposed $160 million modern heavy vehicle parking terminal on the outskirts of Phnom Penh to serve as a major gateway into the capital.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Minister warns of drought, land degradation
At a conference entitled Sustainable production and use of food, animal feed and fibre, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon said deforestation, unhealthy environmental practices and climate change has led to a decrease in land quality.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Sam Al urges officials to stop rampant land stealing in Ratanakkiri
At a Tuesday meeting with officials, the Ratanakkiri governor, and commune and district authorities, Minister of Environment Say Sam Al said land stealing is rampant and has not slowed down in the province.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Two tonnes of spoiled meat products seized
Nearly 2,500 kilogrammes of spoiled meatballs and sausages were confiscated Sunday in Battambang province following a crackdown on smuggled meat products.
— Khmer Times



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