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Dear Dear BritCham Supporter,

Navigating the weekly changes in lockdown, curfew, and travel restrictions across Cambodia has been difficult throughout April, but we are all hoping for good news in the coming weeks.

We see daily reports of the highly successful vaccination program rolling out across Phnom Penh and Kandal. As we write 6% of the population have now been fully vaccinated, 73k vaccines were administered yesterday alone. The target is to vaccinate all of Phnom Penh and Kandal by June. 

It looks like May is going to be a busy month for Britcham Cambodia and our members as the country will start to open up again. 

We wish you well, 

The Britcham Team 
In this months newsletter :
  • Members News
  • Upcoming Webinar - Investing in Cambodia
  • Doing Business in Cambodia Podcast Series
  • Webinar - Sustainable Investment Opportunities in Cambodia 
  • Exporting is Great Presentation (Khmer Language)
  • Local Updates
Upcoming Events
Members News
One of our newest members, MindCamp is inviting you to join their Facebook Group - Emotional Intelligence at the Workplace - Cambodia

The idea is to create a safe space where Cambodians and foreigners working here can share and discuss the matter with peers from different industries, backgrounds, experiences - ultimately, learning from each other. We realized there is no such group for Cambodia but there is an underlying need based on our observations and collective experience. 
Why is the IB Diploma at Northbridge the right pathway to University?

Most of our students at Northbridge International School Cambodia have ambitions for moving abroad following IB Diploma to study at university. Every year these graduates follow in the footsteps of our alumni who have attended some of the world’s best universities and whose success stories are inspiring proof of the exciting pathways which await them. We have prepared hundreds of past students for the transition from school to university, and have long perfected the recipe for ensuring them the best future international pathway. So, what’s key to setting them up for success?

Read further here

To all Cambodian Prudential customers, we are ready to serve you using the Prudential Global Phone App during this lockdown.

Follow the details on our website to find out more via this link https://bit.ly/3uUPmgO
Download the Pulse app via this link: https://onepulse.page.link/k9Yd
IDP Education and its Language School, ACE, Support Frontline Efforts against COVID-19

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began over a year ago, IDP Education (Cambodia) and its English language school, the Australian Centre for Education (ACE), have been at the forefront of efforts to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all staff, teachers, students, their families, and the wider community throughout Cambodia.

Source: Khmer Times
“Knight Frank Cambodia is proud to announce a new Exclusive Leasing partnership with Picasso City Garden. Scheduled to open in Q3 2021, Picasso City Garden is an exciting new addition to Phnom Penh’s Luxury Serviced Residences.
Knight Frank has long been affiliated with some of the world’s most exclusive residential developments and here in Cambodia, this is no exception with Picasso City Garden a welcome addition to the growing portfolio of Knight Frank properties.
Located in BKK 1 the property will house 1 – 5 bedroom units ranging from 55 – 307 Sqm Net area. Onsite facilities include Sky Garden, Landscape Pool, Gym, Swimming Pool, Banquet Hall, Sky Bar and business center to name a few.
The project is brought to life by developer Titan Stone Group. Founded in Hong Kong in 2003, Titan Stone Group is renowned as a professional finance and investment Group and has subsidiaries and office in Taipei, Shenzen, Xiamen, and Cambodia. In recent years the Group has evolved to include overseas real estate, diversified investment and wealth management services to meet the demands of their clients.
The developer Titan Stone Group, in collaboration with Picasso Group (Picasso’s family) legitimate management institute, works to promote the Picasso brand in the Asia Pacific region and is devoted to the implementation of the brand's concepts within its properties, embodying the values of “life is art and make art daily life”.
This truly is a unique property and one of a kind within Asia. We are very excited to announce this new partnership today and ask that any requests for information on the project and introductory rental rates be directed to the contact details below.”
Tel: +855 (0) 15 512 911
Upcoming Webinar
Webinar: Investing in Cambodia - Opportunities & Challenges
Business Services News
DIT & BritCham Cambodia: Doing Business in Cambodia Podcast Series Topic: What’s in Store? Trends & Opportunities in Cambodian Retail Sector
In this episode, our speakers will share in-depth insight into the developing Cambodian retail sector. 

Matthew Rendall - Senior Partner, SokSiphana&Associates
James Hodge - Managing Director, CBRE
Jamie Annand - Senior International Business Manager, Ramsden International

Listen to this Podcast Episode 
Cambodia's Big Data Sector Growth and Future
This episode discussed the development of Data Science in the UK, Cambodia and across the Southeast Asian Regions and how it is creating new opportunities.

Stewart Clayton - Director | Department for International Trade
Speakers -
Joseph Telfer and Oojal Jhutti - Managing Partners, DataU Academy and Mekong Big Data
Frank Sheehan - CEO & Founder, | HyperSphere

Listen to this Podcast Episode
Developments in the Clean Energy Sector in Cambodia
"In the last 20 years, Cambodia’s energy sector has seen rapid growth both in consumption and electrification of the country. At the end of 2019, 92.7% of households had a connection to the grid compared to only 22.9% in 2010. Despite the progress in the electrification of the country, there still remain many challenges to ensuring a consistent energy supply, keeping electricity rates affordable and increasing the amount of RE in the electricity mix." - Alex Jones

Host: Alex Jones, Climate Change Policy Officer British Embassy
Speaker: Afnan Hannan , Co-founder and CEO Okra Solar

Listen to this Podcast Episode
Young and Innovative Cambodian Entrepreneur
Our special guest in this podcast is one of the successful social entrepreneurs and start-up business promoter in Cambodia, Rithy Thul. The co-founder of the first-ever Cambodia-branded laptop, Koompi and SmallWorld venture.

Host - Nurina Anuar, former Executive Director | BritCham Cambodia

Listen to this Podcast Episode
UKABC & DIT Cambodia Forum on Sustainable Investment Opportunities in Cambodia
Watch the webinar held on February 9th on Sustainable Investment Opportunities in Cambodia

Past Business Services Event - EIG (Exporting is Great) Introduction
On January 21st, BritCham Cambodia delivered an online Khmer presentation on why buy British. This presentation explained how products and services from the UK are top quality and paramount for exporting and how the chamber connects local companies and enterprises to UK exporters

Watch the presentation on this link
Local Updates
Source: VOD English News
COVID-19 Lockdown - City Hall Puts More Communes in Red, Orange Zones

UPDATED 9:22 p.m. 27 April 2021 — Phnom Penh City Hall issued its list of red, orange and yellow lockdown zones Tuesday evening, including some communes having multiple colors depending on the village.
City Hall’s list includes nine communes with red zones, including three partially, and 41 with at least some areas in orange, 11 of them partially.

Red zones refer to geographical areas where there is a severe outbreak of Covid-19 in the community, while orange is for moderate prevalence, and yellow for mild outbreaks, the document says.

Source: Khmer Times
All of Phnom Penh – starting with Red Zones – to be vaccinated

In a voice message last night, Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen ordered that all people in Phnom Penh and Kandal province – about 3 million people according to him – must be vaccinated.

The Premier agreed to use the 1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines in stock and the 400,000 doses of China-donated Sinopharm vaccine, which will arrive in Cambodia tonight, for the inoculations.

Samdech Techo Hun Sen also advised the deployment of military forces to provide vaccines to people in the Red zones. If possible, the Prime Minister underlined, the first dose could start before May 5.

Ministry of Commerce to accept online trademark registration during Phnom Penh lockdown

The Royal Government of Cambodia has ordered a lockdown of the Phnom Penh municipal area for two weeks from 15 April 2021. As a result of the lockdown, the Ministry of Commerce, through Notice No. 0869 dated 21 April 2021, has officially announced a temporary cessation of all physical filings for trademark applications, payments, and other related works at the Ministry. Where possible, these tasks shall continue to be carried out online.

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