The Royal Government has extended support measures to aid the garment and textile industry, tourism and aviation sectors until the end of the year, according to a press release made public yesterday.
This is the sixth round of its kind that the Royal Government has supported the private sector, workers in the garment and textile, tourism sectors, which have been severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The new round of measures was made as the Royal Government noted the unpredictable ending of the deadly coronavirus while efforts for the vaccine development have shown good progress, the release stated.
The Royal Government issued the sixth round of measures to support and restore businesses so that they can contribute to pushing growth in the aftermath of COVID-19 crisis and continue supporting poor families and vulnerable people through a social fund programme, it added.
The Royal Government will pay US$40 per month for each worker who has been laid off from work in the garment and textile, footwear, travel bag and tourism industries for another three months until the end of 2020, along with other support measures.
Relief cash support programme for poor and vulnerable families hit hard by COVID-19 will also be extended for three more months till year end.
As of Sept. 10, the Royal Government has spent US$78 million to assist poor and vulnerable families suffering from the pandemic.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press