Cambodia morning news for July 22

Cambodia morning news for July 22
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Cambodia Reports 26 New Cases of Covid-19
Cambodia reported 26 new cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, while four patients recovered, according to the Ministry of Health’s press release dated 21 July 2020 (updated as of 9:00 a.m).
— Fresh News

Feeding Cambodia’s hungry children amid COVID-19 and saving the environment too ( video & gallery)
Although Cambodia has escaped largely unscathed from the medical effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic the effects of lost jobs on household incomes is something else.
— AEC News Today

Cambodia identifies 50,000 more poor families affected by COVID-19: PM
Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said Tuesday that the kingdom has identified another 50,000 new poor households, raising the total number of poor families affected by the COVID-19 to over 610,000 so far.
— The Pakistan Post

China, Cambodia reach free trade agreement after 6 months of talks
Chinese Commerce Minister Zhong Shan and his Cambodian counterpart Pan Sorasak jointly announced on Monday the completion of China-Cambodia Free Trade Agreement (FTA) talks, half a year after the two sides launched the negotiations.
— Global Times

Fishermen without fish as Cambodia’s river reversal runs late
Crucial water flows to the Tonle Sap, Southeast Asia’s largest lake, have been delayed for a second consecutive year according to river experts, severely disrupting fishing and threatening the food supply of more than a million people.
— Channel News Asia

Cash relief programme for poor households reaches 94 percent in first phase
The historic Cash Transfer Programme for Poor and Vulnerable Households during COVID-19 is 94 percent complete in the first round, according to Minister of Social Affairs, Veterans, and Youth Rehabilitation Vong Sauth.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia’s rubber export up 18 pct in H1
Cambodia exported 123,151 tons of dry rubber in the first half of 2020, up 18 percent compared to the same period last year, said a General Directorate of Rubber report on Monday.
— Cambodianess

45 more Cambodian illegal immigrants caught in Sa Kaeo province
Following the arrest of 14 Cambodian traders working without a permit at Rong Kluea market and other illegal immigrants apprehended at borders around Thailand, the Burapha Taskforce has announced the arrest of 45 Cambodian nationals in Sa Kaeo province.
— SawadeeSiam

PM: Cambodia to Achieve Set Target of 1 Million Tonnes of Milled Rice Export Soon
Head of the Royal Government of Cambodia, Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, said the country’s target of exporting at least 1 million tonnes of milled rice may be achieved next year or in 2022.

Tuberculosis infects 13,000 Cambodians within first half of 2020
Thirteen thousand tuberculosis cases have been recorded during the first half of this year, the National Center for Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control (CENAT) said yesterday.
— Khmer Times

New IT System Recorded Over 160,000 Foreigners Living in Cambodia
Some 160,000 foreigners living in Cambodia have registered through the information technology system introduced recently by the Ministry of Interior.

Government to Conduct Survey on Living Conditions for Garment Workers
The Labor Ministry announced on July 19 that it will conduct a survey across the garment sector to understand how the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has affected the living conditions of Cambodian garment workers.
— Cambodianess

IDPoor cards revoked from 6,000 families over discovery of fraud
Over 6,000 families from the first two rounds of IDPoor registration were found to have manipulated their socio-economic status to benefit from the government-funded cash aid scheme, the Ministry of Planning said yesterday.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia, UNDP Sign Cooperation MoU on Inclusive Public Service Innovation
The Ministry of Civil Service (MoCS) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) signed here today a Memorandum of Understanding to open a new chapter of cooperation between the two institutions on public administration reform and inclusive public service innovation.

Mystery illness outbreak strikes Poipet: 10 people hospitalised with similar symptoms
Ten people have fallen ill, with all of them exhibiting similar symptoms in a mysterious outbreak in Banteay Meanchey province’s Poipet city.
— Khmer Times

Industrial Waste Management Facility to Be Built in SSEZ
An industrial waste management facility will be built inside the Sihanoukville Special Economic Zone (SSEZ) providing industrial waste recycling service to enterprises located inside the zone.

Identifying the truth: GDI vets ‘immigrant’ complaints over document seizures
The Interior Ministry’s General Department of Immigration has rejected many complaints lodged by people claiming to be “immigrants” whose documents were seized during an ongoing crackdown on foreigners staying illegally in the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

Passenger Traffic Slides Down 67 Percent
Cambodia’s three international airports handled 1.9 million air passengers in the first six months of this year, a 67.5 percent decrease from 6 million air passengers last year.

CDC approves $31.7M animal farm
As part of the government’s effort to secure private investments for food production, the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) earlier this week approved a $31.7 million investment project by Kang Hwa E&C (Cambodia) Co Ltd to build a commercial animal farm in Kampong Cham province.
— The Phnom Penh Post

GDI approves guidelines for residence registration
The Ministry of Interior’s General Department of Identification (GDI) has approved a guideline to pave the way for easier and faster residence registration and management.
— Khmer Times

Sokha gets subtle warning over travel
Former CNRP president Kem Sokha was issued a reminder by a trial court judge on Sunday not to violate the terms of his bail as he has been traveling the country.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Lawyers Argue Kem Sokha has Always Respected the Law
Kem Sokha’s lawyers have on Tuesday (July 21) responded to the letter issued by the court warning Sokha against making further public appearances.
— Cambodianess

Microfinance sector requests four CSOs to alter reports
The Cambodia Microfinance Association (CMA) has requested that four civil society groups change their reports from May 2019 to March 2020 that accuse their members of predatory lending techniques.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia’s laid-off workers still have farming in their blood
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday said the factory or hotel workers in Cambodia who have lost jobs due to the virus pandemic can still take up farming because they still have parents or family members working in the agriculture sector.
— Khmer Times

‘Change to labour law could hurt workers’
The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training met with employer and union representatives on Monday to continue discussions on draft amendments to the Labour Law.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM Orders 2,000 Rice Sowing Machines for Farmers
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, said that this morning he ordered 2,000 rice sowing machines from local processing firms to boost paddy rice production in the country.

DC-Cam’s library named the Queen Mother’s Library
The Documentation Centre of Cambodia (DC-Cam) has named its library the Queen Mother’s Library in honour of Her Majesty the Queen Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk.
— Khmer Times

PM Hun Sen Highlights Australia’s Support for Cambodia’s Agricultural Development
Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has laid stress on Australia’s assistance to the agricultural development in Cambodia.

Mondulkiri land-use committee established
A new land-use committee will register State and indigenous land, and tackle land disputes in Mondulkiri, Minister of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction Chea Sophara said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Khnong Phsar to spruce up area to increase tourism
Kampong Speu provincal authorities are beautifying its tourist attraction, Khnong Phsar, by ridding the area of rubbish.
— Khmer Times

R’kiri neighbours expand macadamia cultivation
Ratanakkiri province’s two eastern neighbours, Gia Lai and Kon Tum in Vietnam’s Central Highlands region, have unveiled plans to expand macadamia cultivation.
— The Phnom Penh Post

BKK1 43 Floor Building Will Go Ahead, Despite Crisis
Wang Fu Guo Ji Property Development Company has started to open a construction site in Phnom Penh’s Boeung Keng Kang district, despite the current global economic crisis.

Capital’s bustling Veng Sreng to welcome new mall
Long known as an industrial zone that generates tens of thousands of jobs, the capital’s Veng Sreng area will welcome a new entrance of an attractive mix of much-loved homegrown brands and international retailers, and a variety of dining options.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Remains of soldiers repatriated from Cambodia reburied in An Giang
The remains of 99 local soldiers who sacrificed their lives during previous conflicts in Cambodia and Vietnam were laid to rest on July 20 at the Doc Ba Dac Martyrs’ Cemetery in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang.
— Khmer Times

B’bang timber-hunting trader implicated in illegal mining
The Battambang provincial Department of Environment has dug up nearly 100 cubic metres of high-grade koki timber from the Stung Sangke riverbed in the Samlaut Multiple Use Area, said department director Kort Boran.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Exploring controversy over dog meat
On July 6, Siem Reap Provincial Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries ordered all dog meat traders and sellers to cease business activities in the province, effective immediately.
— Khmer Times

Activist ban ‘spurs forest crimes’
While Ministry of Environment officials claim they and relevant departments implement forest protection and conservation measures responsibly, forest protection activists have expressed frustration over their inability to participate in patrols where illegal logging took place.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Internet Users on the Rise
Fixed internet subscribers in Cambodia increased by 33 percent in the first five months of this year to 249,132 due to increasing demand for home internet use during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Officials plant 2,000 tree saplings at Angkor area
More than 200 officials from the Apsara Authority and the Royal Academy of Cambodia have planted 2,000 tree saplings at the Prasat Prei temple in Siem Reap province’s Angkor Archaeological Park to further restore forest cover, as trees play an important role in the preservation of ancient temples in the Angkor area.
— Khmer Times

22 Year Old Kampong Cham Factory Worker Killed By Lightning
Two young women factory workers left work and rode a motorbike to go home when it suddenly rained. Unfortunately, when halfway home, lightning struck, killing the woman behind and lightly injuring the woman riding the motorcycle.

Man charged for stabbing guard over ban on pets
Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday charged and detained a Chinese national following a violent attack on a Cambodian hotel security guard who prohibited him from bringing his dog into the premises.
— Khmer Times



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