Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Covid donations flow in from Monarchy, business community



Covid donations flow in from Monarchy, business community

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
Minister of the Royal Palace Kong Sam Ol (left) presents donations from King Norodom Sihamoni and Queen Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk to Phnom Penh municipal governor Khuong Sreng. PHNOM PENH MUNICIPAL ADMINISTRATION

Covid donations flow in from Monarchy, business community

The Monarchy and members of the country's business community have poured in financial assistance, food and other supplies to people affected by the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak.

On April 26, King Norodom Sihamoni and Queen Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk donated 105 tonnes of rice, 4,300 boxes of noodles, 4,300 boxes of canned fish, 650 cases of drinking water, and 12,000 face masks to the Phnom Penh Municipal Hall to relieve the people in red zones.

The King and Queen Mother on 26 April also donated 30 tonnes of rice, 1,000 boxes of noodles, 1,000 boxes of canned fish and 300 boxes of drinking water to Kandal Provincial Hall to give to people in red zones in adjacent Takmao town in Kandal province.

Kith Meng, chairman and CEO of The Royal Group of Companies Ltd, his wife Mao Chamnan and family have donated $50,000 for emergency aid to the people living in the capital’s lockdown-restricted areas.

The Royal Group said in an April 28 statement: “In the past two weeks the Kingdom has seen its first lockdown in order to contain the spread of the virus.

“Since the numbers are rising, lockdown is imperative in order protect our citizen’s health. While doing so, we anticipate that these changes will interrupt the livelihoods of many.”

Meng called for solidarity and a spirited societal commitment to weather the Covid-19 storm.

“This is our time to stand together and empower our community spirit to help each other. With patience and faith, we will survive this battle,” he said in the statement.

The statement added that “national solidarity is all about standing by each other during tough times as affirmed by” Prime Minister Hun Sen.

AEON Group on April 8 donated $10,000 to Prime Minister Hun Sen to prevent the spread of Covid-19, while ABA Bank on April 22 donated $1 million to support the government in curbing the spread of the virus.

“Being an active member of the Cambodian business community, we at ABA Bank support the government’s efforts to protect the wellbeing of Cambodians, especially during the Covid outbreak,” ABA Bank CEO Askhat Azhikhanov said in a press release.

“We are honoured to make this contribution to empower the ongoing fight against the spread of the disease and will continue helping communities in the future,” Askhat said.

MOST VIEWED

  • Municipal hall releases map detailing colour coded Covid risks by commune

    Phnom Penh municipal governor Khuong Sreng released an official map detailing the red, yellow and dark yellow zones within the city under the new lockdown orders for Phnom Penh announced on April 26. The designation of red, dark yellow and yellow corresponds to areas with high,

  • Phnom Penh unveils rules for post-lockdown transition

    The Phnom Penh Municipal Administration issued a set of detailed guidelines for the seven days to May 12 after the capital emerges from lockdown at the onset of May 6. In the 14-page document signed by municipal governor Khuong Sreng released on the evening of May 5, the

  • SBI LY HOUR Bank Launches Cross Border Money Transfer Service between Cambodia and Vietnam on RippleNet, utilizing DLT

    SBI LY HOUR Bank Plc and Hanoi-based Tien Phong Commercial Joint Stock Bank (TPBank) on Friday launched the first Cambodia-Vietnam money transfer service in real currency via RippleNet, provided by SBI Ripple Asia Co Ltd to provide safe, fast and convenient services. SBI LY HOUR

  • Gov’t issues guidelines as lockdown nears end

    The government has issued a five-page set of instructions to be enforced when the three-week lockdown of Phnom Penh and adjacent Takmao town in Kandal province ends on May 6. According to an announcement signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen on May 4, the instructions cover a

  • Cambodia ready to exit LDC status

    Cambodia is well-prepared to minimise economic risks when it graduates from its Least Developed Countries status, according to a senior official at the Ministry of Commerce on May 7. Four LDCs – Cambodia, Laos, Bangladesh and Nepal – met at a virtual workshop last week to explore potential

  • Tottenham Hotspur to wear ISF Cambodia logo on jerseys in match against Sheffield United

    Last year, the Indochina Starfish Foundation (ISF) – an NGO providing education to underprivileged children in Cambodia – made global headlines with its “socially distanced” football initiative. This year, a world-class football club – Tottenham Hotspur FC – will wear special edition jerseys to show their support for ISF