Siem Reap (FN), Oct. 1 – Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen said that the implementation of social protection policies to help the poor and vulnerable citizens affected by COVID19, costed more than USD 800 million.

The premier spoke during a meeting with residents who voluntarily relocated from the Angkor area, held on Saturday morning (Oct 1) in Siem Reap province.

"We have already implemented at least 10 rounds of social protection policies during the COVID19 outbreak, which the Royal Government spent more than USD 800 million. Therefore, it is not a problem for the government to spend an addition of USD 800 million to help the poor," the premier underscored.