High price of gasoline hits low-income informal workers hard

Gasoline prices displayed at a gas station in Phnom Penh, November 4, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

Sitting on his motorcycle on the side of the road in Phnom Penh, 57-year-old moto taxi driver Moul Yi doesn’t dare to drive around in search of customers as he used to do. The price of gasoline, he says, is too high.

World Bank approves $200 million for Cambodia’s fight against COVID-19

Laborers work at a construction site in Phnom Penh, picture taken on June 8, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

The World Bank has approved $200 million worth of International Development Association (IDA) credit for Cambodia’s fight against the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and broader economic recovery.