Cambodia extends COVID-19 support for businesses and workers
The Cambodian government has extended its COVID-19 support programme for an additional three months to help businesses and workers in select industries.
The eighth tranche of financial support will cover businesses in sectors such as textile, aviation and tourism, as well as those in the lower-income group for the duration of April to June this year.
Through the extension of the support programme, the government hopes that the measures will be able to “rehabilitate businesses to boost growth and to support the poor and vulnerable people through the cash assistance support programme,” it said in a statement.
It will also continue to provide US$40 per month for workers in the footwear, travel product, garment and textile industries from April to June. Factory owners in these industries will also have to pay an additional US$30 to each worker.
Besides this, it will also continue to provide US$40 per month to workers in the tourism sector, covering restaurants, travel agencies, hotels, and guesthouses. Such businesses operating in the provinces of Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Sihanoukville, Kep, Kampot, Bavet and Poipet will continue to be exempt from all monthly taxes for an additional three months, according to the Khmer Times.
The minimum tax-exemption period will also apply for civil aviation operators until end-June.