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Cambodia’s land concessions yield few benefits, sow social and environmental devastation

Cambodia’s government has strenuously promoted long-term leasing of unused land as Economic Land Concessions (ELCs) to attract investors and encourage development in the impoverished nation, but observers say the policy has resulted in few benefits at the cost of huge social and environmental impacts. ...

RFA staff
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/concessions-08262020174829.html

After massive growth, special economic zone will face hurdles

Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone Plc (PPSEZ) will suffer severely from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic this year after reporting healthy results in 2019, according to the company’s senior officials. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50739183/after-massive-growth-special-economic-zone-will-face-hurdles/

Koh Rong land ‘belongs to firm’

Preah Sihanouk Provincial Administration spokesperson Kheang Phearum told The Post on Sunday that the 35ha being bulldozed by Royal Group Co Ltd in Koh Rong belongs to it after it was leased to it for 99 years by the government in 2008. ...

Voun Dara
https://opendevelopmentcambodia.net/news/former-undersecretary-of-state-charged-over-1000-hectare-grab/

New committee created to protect Koh Kong Krao

Prime Minister Hun Sen has created a committee tasked with monitoring Koh Kong SEZ Co Ltd’s development of Koh Kong Krao island in Koh Kong province’s Koh Kapi commune. The Council of Ministers first announced the development project on June 14, 2019, according to Hun ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-committee-created-protect-koh-kong-krao

Masterplan for Preah Sihanouk province

Preah Sihanouk province will soon become a multi-purpose special economic zone and potentially the industrial hub of Cambodia, according to a senior official from the Ministry of Economy and Finance. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50688097/masterplan-for-preah-sihanouk-province

Preah Sihanouk to be turned into ‘second Shenzhen’

The government aims to transform Sihanoukville into Cambodia’s industrial hub – a “second Shenzhen city”, Ministry of Economy and Finance secretary of state Vongsey Vissoth said. Located along the coast, Preah Sihanouk province boasts an international airport, a railway line connected to Phnom Penh and ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/preah-sihanouk-be-turned-second-shenzhen

Cambodia has 54 special economic zones, more to come

As of 2019, Cambodia has in total 54 Special Economic Zones, according to the Council for the Development of Cambodia. In 2019, the exports from Cambodia’s Special Economic Zones were US$2,688 million, up 27 percent compared to 2018, continued the source. ...

Khmer Times Team
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50686294/cambodia-has-54-special-economic-zones-more-to-come

Exports from SEZs soar 27% year-on-year

Cambodia’s exports through the special economic zones (SEZs) last year increased by about 27 per cent compared to 2018, Minister of Economy and Finance Aun Pornmoniroth said on Thursday. Speaking during a visit to the Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone (PPSEZ), Pornmoniroth said the total ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/exports-sezs-soar-27-year-year

PM: ‘Border ravaged by war must enrich people’

Prime Minister Hun Sen has called for further investment in establishing special economic zones (SEZs) along the border with neighbouring Vietnam. Hun Sen was speaking at the inauguration of the Da Market in Tbong Khmum province on Tuesday as the government works to attract further foreign ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/pm-border-ravaged-war-must-enrich-people

Japan firm opens logistics centre in PPSEZ

Nippon Express (NPEXY), a Japanese firm specialising in lorry, rail, and air transport services, launched its new logistics centre at the Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone (PPSEZ) on Monday. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/japan-firm-opens-logistics-centre-ppsez

Cambodia-VN forum hears plans for cross-border SEZ

The Cambodia Chamber of Commerce (CCC) and more than 60 companies from Vietnam’s southern provinces held a business forum on Friday to discuss the establishment of a special economic zone (SEZ) along the border of the two countries. CCC vice-president Lim Heng, who presided over ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodia-vn-forum-hears-plans-cross-border-sez

Gov’t denies CCIM land concessions report

A government official has denied information recently released by the Cambodian Centre for Independent Media (CCIM) about the impact of investment in land concessions in several provinces.​He considered the information to be dated and the problem already solved, but welcomed the investigation of complaints, if ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-denies-ccim-land-concessions-report

Kampong Chhnang governor denies Vietnamese land rumours

Kampong Chhnang provincial Governor Chhour Chandoeun yesterday dismissed rumours that the government is giving land concessions to Vietnamese people from a floating village on Tonle Sap lake. He said that the provincial authorities are in the process of resettling Cambodians and Vietnamese from the floating ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50664367/kampong-chhnang-governor-denies-vietnamese-land-rumours/

Sihanoukville to welcome four new industrial parks

The coastal province of Preah Sihanouk will soon be home to four more special economic zones, bringing the total number of industrial parks there to nine, the prime minister said Saturday. ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50661037/sihanoukville-to-welcome-four-new-industrial-parks/

Investment skyrockets this year

The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) yesterday announced that it approved 831 investment projects, with a total investment capital of $22.5 billion, from 2016 to August 2019, according to its latest report. The report added that in the first eight months of the year, ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50650679/cdc-approves-6bln-in-investment-projects-in-first-eight-months-of-the-year/

Cambodia, Japan bilateral trade reaches $1B in first half

Bilateral trade between Cambodia and Japan reached more than $1 billion in the first half of this year, up 16 per cent year-on-year, according to data from the Japan External Trade Organisation (Jetro). Cambodia’s exports to Japan in the first half of this year grew ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodia-japan-bilateral-trade-reaches-1b-first-half

CDC: Improve infrastructure to draw investment to border

The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) has urged relevant parties to increase efforts to attract more foreign investors to border areas. CDC secretary-general Sok Chenda Sophea said to achieve this, it is necessary to develop infrastructure there such as special economic zones (SEZ), ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cdc-improve-infrastructure-draw-investment-border

Warehouse space shortage brought to light

The Cambodia Chamber of Commerce (CCC) recently noted that investors are facing difficulties finding warehouse space to rent at special economic zones in the country. CCC’s vice president Lim Heng told Khmer Times that the rapid rise of investment going into the country has left little warehouse space ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50621941/warehouse-space-shortage-brought-to-light/

SSEZ to be investigated again

The Ministry of Commerce said it has found no sign of duty evasion among Chinese companies operating out of Sihanoukville Special Economic Zone (SSEZ), but said it will conduct one more investigation to satisfy US demands. The US embassy in Phnom Penh recently called on the ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50619461/ssez-to-be-investigated-again/

Gov’t: No Chinese goods skirting US tariffs at SSEZ

No Chinese goods have been found to be exported from Cambodia to the US to avoid US-imposed tariffs on China, a Ministry of Commerce statement said on Sunday. US embassy spokesman Arend Zwartjes previously told The Post on Thursday that the US Department of Homeland ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/gov%E2%80%99t-no-chinese-goods-skirting-us-tariffs-ssez

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