Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Gov’t to provide Covid-19 equipment to East Timor



Gov’t to provide Covid-19 equipment to East Timor

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
Health minister Mam Bun Heng recently delivered two million masks and other supplies to Myanmar. SPM

Gov’t to provide Covid-19 equipment to East Timor

Cambodia will donate more than one million masks and pieces of medical equipment to East Timor to help the country fight Covid-19, similar to the Kingdom’s earlier donations to Laos and Myanmar.

Prime Minister Hun Sen said on November 25: “Cambodia not only provides medical assistance to our friends in Laos and Myanmar, but I am also ready to prepare a donation for East Timor.

“Some people scoff at me and say: ‘You can’t solve your own problems but are thinking of helping others?’ Yes, you can say whatever you want. But as a contributor in the international community, I have an obligation to contribute to other states and to provide as much assistance as possible,” he said.

Minister of Health Mam Bun Heng recently delivered more than two million masks and other medical equipment to Myanmar.

“Masks and medical materials are so important for people to prevent from transmission of Covid-19,” Bun Heng said.

He added that although Cambodia provides donations to friendly countries, there is no domestic shortage because Hun Sen had ordered the health ministry to purchase more masks and equipment to refill the government stockpile.

Cambodia’s donation to Myanmar included two million regular masks, 20,000 N95 masks, 20,000 safety goggles, 20,000 sets of safety clothing and 10 thermometers.

The Kingdom on November 16 also donated two million masks of Cambodian-made fabrics and other medical equipment worth $2,224,000 to Laos.

MOST VIEWED

  • ‘Kingdom one of safest to visit in Covid-19 era’

    The Ministry of Tourism on January 12 proclaimed Cambodia as one of the safest countries to visit in light of the Kingdom having been ranked number one in the world by the Senegalese Economic Prospective Bureau for its success in handling the Covid-19 pandemic. In rankings

  • Ministry mulls ASEAN+3 travel bubble

    The Ministry of Tourism plans to launch a travel bubble allowing transit between Cambodia and 12 other regional countries in a bid to resuscitate the tourism sector amid crushing impact of the ongoing spread of Covid-19, Ministry of Tourism spokesman Top Sopheak told The Post on

  • Reeling in Cambodia’s real estate sector

    A new norm sets the scene but risks continue to play out in the background A cold wind sweeps through the streets of Boeung Trabek on an early January morning as buyers and traders engage in commerce under bright blue skies. From a distance, the

  • Kingdom accepts Chinese vaccine, PM first to get jab

    Prime Minister Hun Sen said China would offer Cambodia an immediate donation of one million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine produced by the Sinopharm company. In an audio message addressing the public on the night of January 15, he said Cambodia has accepted the offer and

  • Quarantine site in north Phnom Penh inaugurated

    A four-building quarantine centre in Phnom Penh’s Prek Pnov district was formally inaugurated on January 6. The centre can house up to 500 people, according to Phnom Penh municipal governor Khuong Sreng. At the inauguration ceremony, Sreng said the municipal hall had cooperated with the Ministry

  • More than 5K workers rush from Thailand amid outbreak

    Following the recent outbreak of Covid-19 in Thailand’s Samut Sakhon province, Cambodian migrants working in Thailand were gripped by worry over the situation and many rushed to return to their homeland. Over the past 10 days, more than 5,000 migrant workers have returned from Thailand through