Official: No bans on rosewood furniture, use must be reduced

A senior agriculture official has clarified that calls to reduce the use of rosewood in furniture will not mean a total ban but rather the adoption of techniques which will contribute to the conservation of the Kingdom’s forests, as the population continues to grow. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn

More than 110,000 tonnes of wood strips exported from Koh Kong

Greenrich Group Co., Ltd. investing in Koh Kong province has exported over 110,000 tonnes of wood strips. The update was provided by the company’s representative Mr. Rattana to Veng Sakhon, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, and Mrs. Mithona Phouthorng, Governor of Koh Kong province ...

Khmer Times Staff

CDC okays investments worth over $83 million

Ten investment projects worth $83.7 million were approved by the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) this week, it said in a press release said on Tuesday. The projects are anticipated to create some 4,744 jobs. ...

Thou Vireak

Mondolkiri drivers say officials extort bribes

A group of minivan drivers blocked a highway in Mondolkiri province Tuesday in protest of what they claim is ongoing extortion by government officials of vehicles transporting ready-made furniture. “There are four to five checkpoints and we have to pay between 10,000 to 20,000 riel ...

Khuon Narim

Handicraft handicap

While Cambodian handicrafts such as silk clothing, stone and wood carvings and rattan furniture are popular with tourists, who snap up the articles at gift shops and airports, the size of the sector is nowhere near what it might be, according to industry insiders. They ...

Furniture Business On The Rise

More people are buying furniture thanks to a growing construction sector and solid economic growth. Cambodia’s economy grew by 6.9 percent in 2011 and is expected to grow by 6.5 percent for the next two years, according to the Ministry of Economy and Finance. Meanwhile, the ...

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