Cambodia morning news for March 6

Cambodia morning news for March 6
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Cambodia morning newsFour Quarantined in Siem Reap, 40 More Told to Isolate and Monitor Symptoms
Following a lengthy press conference, the Ministry of Health announced Thursday that they have identified 44 individuals that came into contact with the Japanese businessman who tested positive for the coronavirus when arriving in Nagoya, Japan from Siem Reap on March 3.
— Cambodianess

Finance Ministry Allocates $30 million For COVID-19 Fight
The Ministry of Economy and Finance announced on Thursday that it was working with the Health Ministry to allocate $30 million to finance Cambodia’s screening and monitoring efforts, as the novel coronavirus outbreak reached more than 70 countries.
— VOA Khmer

COVID-19 scuppers Kingdom’s taxman
The General Department of Taxation (GDT) has cautioned that the COVID-19 outbreak will drive down the revenues they are able to collect in the coming months. It potentially scuppers their target of collecting $2,886 million in tax revenues this year, a 20 percent increase on 2019.
— Khmer Times

Textile manufacturer invests $20 million on expansion programme
TST Group Holding, the Taipei-listed major textile producer, has announced plans to expand its business operations in Cambodia to assist in the current lack of textiles imports because of the Novel Coronavirus.
— Khmer Times

Cabinet reshuffle list sent to National Assembly for approval
The government has sent a list of names for a proposed Cabinet reshuffle for the National Assembly to approve during a special plenary session next week.
— Khmer Times

COVID-19: Gov’t to set up new economic measures
Despite no new cases of COVID-19 reported in Cambodia since January, the government is planning new measures to tackle the financial effect the virus continues to have on the country.
— Khmer Times

Siem Reap officials look for locations where Japanese national, who allegedly tested positive for Coronavirus, stayed
Siem Reap Provincial Governor Tea Seyha said today that he has ordered his officials to search for locations where the Japanese national had stayed after Vietnamese media reported that he tested positive for COVID-19.
— Khmer Times

Ministry urges education over Khmer royal dance
The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts has instructed the Royal Ballet and Khmer classical dance form organisers that perform nationally or internationally to work closely with it and provide concise reports on the concept, purpose, place and environment before any event to prevent performances that undermine Khmer values and national honour.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Six ministries to hire 222 new employees
The Ministry of Civil Service on Thursday issued a notice that 222 new staff members are needed in six ministries and institutions.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia and Laos renew border cooperation
Cambodia and Laos yesterday renewed their commitment to cooperate on border security issues, including drug trafficking.
— Khmer Times

NGO calls for climate budget transparency
NGO Forum on Cambodia issued a report on Wednesday which said that from 2000 to 2017, some one million houses were seriously affected by climate change disasters. Yet, government spending on the issue remained relatively limited.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Countermeasures to reduce road deaths, injuries
Officials from the Ministry of Public Works and Transport yesterday urged the public and relevant authorities to jointly cooperate in the reduction of road traffic fatalities and injuries in the Kingdom in a bid to meet the 2030 global road safety agenda.
— Khmer Times

Telco regulators and operators address decline in services
Telecom regulators and operators have said the recent drop in the quality of service for mobile networks is because of the increased number of users consuming data and the rise in commercial buildings, housing and construction generally in the country.
— Khmer Times

Editorial: Cambodia’s Peace is the Key Factor in Promoting Gender Equality
“Having peace in place allows gender equality to develop,” H.E. Kiti Nite Koasal Bandit; Standing Deputy Prime Minister Bin Chhin, Minister in Charge of the Office of the Council of Ministers, told a meeting, attended mainly by women, on Mar. 4, 2020, marking the celebration of the 109th International Women’s Day.

Cambodia Invited to Attend Ministerial Meeting on Peacekeeping in Morocco
Cambodia has been invited to attend the ministerial meeting on peacekeeping in the region and Francophone countries in April in Morocco.

Clean Water Supplies on the Rise
Clean water supplies nationwide saw a year-on-year increase by 7 percent to 331 million cubic metres as of 2019.

JICA’s irrigation rehabilitation project in three provinces is about 90 percent complete
JICA’s irrigation rehabilitation project in the provinces of Kampong Chhnang, Pursat and Battambang is about 90 percent as it is set to conclude in the middle of this year.
— Khmer Times

State-run SME Bank to Be Operational soon
State-run SME (Small and Medium Enterprise) Bank has been confirmed to be operational soon this year, according to a senior official.

National Assembly to discuss Vietnam prisoner exchange treaty
The draft law on transfer of convicted inmate treaty between Cambodia and Vietnam will be debated at the National Assembly’s special sitting next week, the first-ever treaty the Kingdom has with a foreign country.
— Khmer Times

Singaporean feng shui master told to apologise over insult to Royal Ballet
Culture Minister Phoeurng Sackona has sent a letter to a Singaporean feng shui master, through the Singapore Embassy, asking him to publicly apologise for being disrespectful to Royal Ballet of Cambodia dancers during an event in the republic.
— Khmer Times

More than 800 workers in Kandal demand severance pay
More than 800 garment workers in Kandal’s Khsach Kandal district protested on Wednesday to demand their last wages and severance pay after the company suspended its operation due to the shortage of raw material.
— Khmer Times

K’Speu shoe factory sees 69 workers in mass fainting
Sixty-nine footwear workers who fainted at the Wing Star Shoes II Factory in Kampong Speu province’s Kong Pisei district were sent to health centres on Thursday, with many citing the strong smell of glue as the cause.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Former land director in pre-trial detention following ACU arrest
Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday placed a former director of the Preah Sihanouk provincial land management department in pre-trial detention after he was charged with abuse of power and committing forestry crimes during his two-year stint in office.
— Khmer Times

Nine held over forest clearing
The Mondulkiri provincial Department of Environment on Thursday continued questioning nine suspects detained by forest rangers for clearing protected land in Pech Chreada district’s Krang Tes commune.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Man appeals against jail and fine meted out by court over embezzlement
A former loan officer, jailed six years and fined for embezzling more than $90,000 from a microfinance company using forged douments in 2018, yesterday admittted committing the offence during his hearing in the Appeal Court.
— Khmer Times



Feature photo John Le Fevre

This week’s Cambodia morning news feature photo focuses on International Women’s Day, March 8.


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