Cambodia morning news for March 19

Cambodia morning news for March 19

Cambodia morning news

COVID-19 infection increases to 37
The Health Ministry has detected two more cases of COVID-19 in Tboung Khmum province, bringing the number of infection to 37.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Forms National Commission for Combatting Covid-19 Headed by PM Hun Sen
Cambodia formed a National Commission for Combatting Covid-19, according to the decision dated 18 March 2020.
— Fresh News

Cambodian participants facing increased risk of COVID-19 after Tabligh congregation as cases surge
The leaders of the Tabligh at a mosque in Sri Petaling, Kuala Lumpur, Markas Dakwah Tabligh Malaysia Sri Petaling, have ordered for all activities that can cause worry and the spread of Covid-19 to be suspended with immediate effect.
— Khmer Times

Cruise ships dock, 34 depart
Passengers of five cruise ships which were allowed to enter Cambodia after being rejected by Vietnamese authorities for fear they may have contracted the new coronavirus have either left the Kingdom on Wednesday or will do so on Thursday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Some ministries inform staff to work from home in wake of COVID-19
The National Assembly and five Ministries yesterday instructed officials and staff to work online from home to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

Germany pledges further $3.8M for mine clearance
Germany has committed to providing another €3.5 million ($3,841,000) over the next two years to the Halo Trust for landmine clearance in Cambodia in a bid to help the Kingdom reach its landmine-free goal in 2025.
— The Phnom Penh Post

COVID-19: China medical supplies for Cambodia arrive
China has provided medical supplies to Cambodia in an effort to support the Kingdom in preventing and containing the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
— Khmer Times

COVID-19 forces art event cancellations
Many artists have expressed concern regarding their income after art events were cancelled over COVID-19 fears.
— Khmer Times

Apsara Authority allows 1,799 residents to renovate homes
Last year the Apsara Authority granted permission to 1,799 among the 2,867 families living in the Angkor Archeological Park to renovate houses and build small extensions.
— Khmer Times

NBC to reduce reserve requirement interest rates
The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) today has decided to reduce the interest rate of reserve requirement to seven percent for both local and foreign currencies.
— Khmer Times

PPWMA: You must register in order to receive waste services
The Phnom Penh municipal administration has reiterated that any citizen or business that has not applied for the identification (ID) code facilitating payment for waste collection services must register at the Phnom Penh Waste Management Authority (PPWMA) in the Phnom Penh municipal hall.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Three investment projects to create 2,000 jobs
The Council for the Development of Cambodia has approved three investment projects with a total capital of US$7 million.
— Khmer Times

Canal renovation to rescue farmers fields in Cholkiri
The Kampong Chhnang provincial Department of Water Resources and Meteorology is speeding up dredging of a 3km canal channelling water from the Tonle Sap Lake to supply 4,000ha of rice fields in Koh Thkov commune, in Cholkiri district.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Wildlife Alliance and rangers seize wild meat, snares
Thanks to support from Wildlife Alliance, forest rangers who have been patrolling Pursat province’s Rovieng area have seized wildlife meat and illegal hunting, trapping and snaring equipment.
— The Phnom Penh Post

MGN Emperor holds large Covid-19 blessing ceremony
Three hundred monks, including patriarchs, from across the Kingdom were in attendance as MGN Emperor Bank held its second biggest Buddhist blessing ceremony at its headquarters in Phnom Penh last Saturday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

China, Cambodia Hold Joint Military Drills to Shrug Off Coronavirus Fears
China and Cambodia bucked the global trend of event cancellations this week by starting joint military exercises as a way to show the world they’re over the coronavirus outbreak and getting friendlier despite apprehension in other countries.
— VOA Khmer

Lake area allocated for garden, national park
The government has decided to allocate 83ha surrounding Tamok Lake (Kob Srov lake) to the Phnom Penh municipal administration and the National Police to establish a garden and national park and construct the Central Security Department buildings and infrastructures.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian Official: No New Dams Planned for Mekong Mainstream Before 2030
A Ministry of Energy official said Tuesday that Cambodia will not develop new mainstream hydropower projects on the Mekong River for the next 10 years.
— VOA Khmer

Fuel prices in Cambodia forecast to continue falling, KrisEnergy committed to first production
Petrol and diesel prices in Cambodia will continue to fall this year due to global tensions, Ministry of Commerce spokesman Seang Thay has said.
— Khmer Times

$4.5 million given for Cambodia heritage work: Culture Minister
A total of $4.5 million has been given to Cambodia by the United States government over the past 19 years for cultural heritage protection, said Phoeurng Sackona, Minister of Culture and Fine Art.
— Khmer Times

Check all drug allegations, Sar Kheng tells officials
At the closing ceremony yesterday for the National Authority for Combatting Drugs annual meeting, Interior Minister Sar Kheng said some police officers disregarded drug complaints and reports filed by citizens.
— Khmer Times

Migrant workers in Thailand told not to leave amid global COVID-19 fears
The Cambodian Embassy in Thailand has asked its migrant workers and students in the country not to leave for home during the upcoming Khmer New Year as COVID-19 fears mount.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia vs COVID-19: Psychological impact on people
The Kingdom has so far recorded 33 cases, with most recorded this week alone. Fears surrounding the global COVID-19 outbreak is becoming more apparent in Cambodia. Many citizens are talking about worst-case scenarios, including a possible nationwide lockdown.
— Khmer Times

Nearly 50 Facebook pages ‘spreading misinformation’
The Ministry of Information on Wednesday accused 47 Facebook pages and users of spreading misinformation regarding the novel coronavirus outbreak.
— The Phnom Penh Post

NGO to sue ‘land grab’ officer
National Resource and Wildlife Preservation Organisation (NRWPO) director Chea Hean plans to sue Trapaing Chor commune council officer Sorn Sim for allegedly inciting some 100 people to occupy and protest on 120ha owned by 16 families in the province’s Trapaing Chor commune in Oral district.
— The Phnom Penh Post

K Thom boy kills mom in accident
A 12-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his mother while playing with a homemade rifle on Monday at their house in Tuol Kroeul village, Tuol Kroeul commune, Prasat Balang district, in Kampong Thom province.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Thunderstorms and extreme temperatures expected
The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology has called on residents, especially in six northwestern provinces to be cautious of thunderstorms. Reports indicate in the last two months this year, one person has been killed and more than 60 houses have been damaged.
— Khmer Times



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