Cambodia’s ranking in World Bank index drops once again

The latest release of the World Bank’s ease of doing business index puts Cambodia in the 144th spot out of 190 countries, a drop of six places from a year ago. The 2019 ease of doing business index ranked the Kingdom 138th out of 190 ...

Cambodia’s construction sector remains strong

Cambodia’s construction sector continues to grow given the gradual increase of investments in the sector and large imports of construction materials into the country, according to the latest report released on Thursday by the World Bank. The World Bank’s East Asia and Pacific Economic Update predicted ... staff

Governor seeks World Bank’s help to tackle waste woes

Due to the rapid growth of the Kingdom’s coastal city of Sihanoukville, the amount of rubbish being produced daily has skyrocketed from just 100 to 200 tonnes per day in 2015 to a staggering 1,000 tonnes today, prompting Preah Sihanouk’s governor to request World Bank ...

Ben Sokhean

Fishing communities given 100 motorboats

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has provided 50 communities in Kratie and Stung Treng provinces with 100 motorboats from the World Bank to strengthen preservation and combat fisheries crimes. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Government to spend $4 million on Lased II

The government will spend some $4 million on the Land Allocation for Social and Economic Development Project Phase II (Lased II) to benefit almost 600 families in Prasat Balang district’s Doung commune in Kampong Thom province. The land allocation is aimed at alleviating poverty in ...

Voun Dara

Bidding on major artery renovation to begin next month

The Ministry of Public Works and Transport yesterday announced that the renovation of National Road 4, which connects the capital with Sihanoukville in the south, will begin early next year. The ministry said bidding for the project will start in September. National Road 4 is one ...

Chea Vannak

World Bank to provide $1 billion in assistance, Ministry says

The World Bank will approve the disbursement of $1 billion to Cambodia to develop priority sectors in the next five years, according to the Ministry of Economy and Finance. The announcement was made by a World Bank delegation during a recent meeting with Acting Minister of ...

Chea Vannak

World Bank: EU exports may decline up to $654M

The value of Cambodian exports to the EU is expected to decline between $513-$654 million per annum if the country’s tariff-free access is withdrawn, according to a World Bank report released on Monday. The World Bank’s assessment – made in a report named Cambodia Economic ...

Hor Kimsay

Economic growth set to slow this year: WB report

Cambodia’s economy remains in a “robust” condition but economic growth is projected to slow slightly this year compared to last, mainly due to weaker than expected external demand, according to a World Bank report released on Wednesday. The bank forecast the Cambodian economy to grow ...

Hor Kimsay

Rapid economic growth props up Cambodia’s strongman

Between 1995 and 2017 Cambodia grew at an average rate of 7.7%; gdp per person rose from $321 in 1994 to $1,137 in 2017, after accounting for inflation. Foreign money has flooded in and Cambodia’s economy, which war and the Khmers Rouges had destroyed, has ...

The Economist

Open spaces ‘fail capital’s residents’

Research from Cambodian urban NGO Sahmakum Teang Tnaut (STT) has found that Phnom Penh is failing a large number of its inhabitants by falling far below minimum UN standards for open public spaces. SST warns that the situation “will have negative consequences” unless planners begin ...

Niem Chheng

Local logistics sector is well despite ranking slip: Official

Cambodia’s global logistics performance ranking dropped 25 spots to 98th this year after achieving a commendable 73rd in 2016, the World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index (LPI) said, but local experts questioned the lack of clarity on the ranking slip. ...

Sok Chan

Cambodia, World Bank ink accords

The Cambodian government and the World Bank yesterday signed two agreements in Phnom Penh to implement two key investment projects worth a total of $200 million. The Higher Education Institutions Capacity Improvement Project (HEICP) and Second Road Asset Management Project (RAMP II) were approved by ...

Post Staff

World Bank backs $110 million national road upgrade

The World Bank is to lend Cambodia $110 million interest-free to restore the key national highway linking Phnom Penh to the country’s only deep-sea port. The loan was approved last week by the bank’s board of executive directors under the Road Asset Management Project II. ...

Chea Vannak

World Bank: more skilled worker training needed to sustain Cambodia growth

Cambodia’s economic health remains strong at about 6 or 7 percent annual growth, but the country needs to harness its young population and invest in training and skills to ensure this trend continues, the World Bank said. ...

Hul Reaksmey

WB puts GDP growth at 6.9 percent

The economy will grow at a rate of 6.9 percent in 2018, according to the latest report from the World Bank. Other international financial institutions have issued similar forecasts this month, with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) putting national ...

Sok Chan

Ministry sees strong growth for Kingdom

Cambodia should continue to see steady economic growth at about 7 percent this year despite potential investor caution that could arise ahead of July’s national election, officials from the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) said on Wednesday. ...

Hor Kimsay

Government seeking loan to repair national road

The Transport Ministry said yesterday it has asked the World Bank for a $110 million loan to upgrade National Road 4. Speaking after a signing ceremony with a Chinese company to repair two other national roads, Transport Minister Sun Chanthol said the ministry and the World ...

Sen David

Economy to grow at 6.9 percent in 2018, NBC

The economy will grow by 6.9 percent this year, according to projections from the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC), spurred by the robust performance of the tourism, construction and garment sectors. ...

May Kunmakara

Urbanisation brings opportunities, challenges

Rapid urbanisation in Phnom Penh in the past decade has created jobs and reduced poverty, but better urban planning, management and infrastructure are needed to avoid further sprawl, congestion and pollution, according to a new World Bank report released yesterday. ...

Sum Manet

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