Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Covid jabs donated by India touch down in Cambodia

Covid jabs donated by India touch down in Cambodia

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
Another batch of 125,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses donated by the Indian government touched down in Phnom Penh on the morning of April 14. FRESH NEWS

Covid jabs donated by India touch down in Cambodia

Another batch of 125,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses donated by the Indian government touched down in Phnom Penh on the morning of April 14.

They are part of the total 325,000 Covishield jabs pledged by India, with the first batch of 200,000 doses arriving on April 11.

Ministry of Health secretary of state York Sambath was on hand to receive the vaccines at Phnom Penh International Airport, though the official handover ceremony was already held on April 12 at the Peace Palace, presided over by Prime Minister Hun Sen and Indian ambassador to Cambodia Devyani Uttam Khobragade.

While receiving the first batch on April 12, Hun Sen said this donation demonstrated "real friendship and solidarity" between Cambodia and India as well as other members of the Quad Initiative such as Australia, Japan and the US.

“Cambodia appreciate and thank the Quad Initiative members as well as all countries around the world for their efforts to combat Covid-19 not only in their own countries but also the region and the world to ensure a speedy recovery of socio-economic activities,” he said.

The Indian ambassador said the donation of the 325,000 Covishield doses were a contribution to the Cambodian government’s fight against the pandemic.

She said the donation reflects the spirit of mutual support between Cambodia and India, which have had a longlasting relationship. India would provide more vaccines to Cambodia should the need arises, she added.


  • Angkor lifetime pass, special Siem Reap travel offers planned

    The Ministry of Tourism plans to introduce a convenient, single lifetime pass for foreign travellers to visit Angkor Archaeological Park and potentially other areas. The move is designed to stimulate tourism to the culturally rich province of Siem Reap as the start of the “Visit

  • Bosba: The first Khmer woman composer from UK’s Cambridge

    Bosba Panh is just 25 years old, but she’s already accomplished some impressive milestones for herself and the Kingdom. On July 24, she graduated with a Master’s degree from the University of Cambridge as the first Khmer woman composer and Khmer music graduate ever at

  • ‘Golden’ Angkor Wat likely due to natural phenomenon: ANA

    Pictures and video clips of the Angkor Wat temple, its spires seemingly coated in gold, have been shared tens of thousands of times on social media, prompting a sense of wonder among those who have seen them. Hong Sam Ath, who took the pictures and

  • Pailin longan winery tries to break through to the big time

    Longan aren’t quite as glamorous as some fruits. They don’t have the star-power of mangos or generate the excitement of a pricey seasonal niche fruit like the pungent durian. Unlike bananas or oranges, which are known and loved everywhere, longan remains a decidedly

  • Debt restructuring over, time to tackle rising NPL ratio

    The Cambodian banking system has just completed a 26-month debt restructuring exercise where scores of loan accounts were revised, classified and provisioned as the rate of non-performing loans inched up, sparking a slight credit risk unease Implemented in April 2020, the Covid-19 debt restructuring measures came

  • Koh Slaket studio resort brings culture with style

    Davitra (Cambodia) Co Ltd’s multi-million-dollar 13ha Koh Slaket studio-cum-resort just east of the capital was inaugurated in the first phase on August 6, providing national and international tourists with a new travel option and job opportunities for locals. The man-made cultural and scenic lakefront getaway