25 investment projects worth over $246 million approved by CDC in May

In May 2024, the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) approved 24 new projects and one production expansion project with a total investment of more than $246 million, creating about 15,000 jobs. ...

Khmer Times Staff

China considering additional SEZs in Kingdom

China has agreed to study the possibility of creating more special economic zones (SEZ) in Cambodia, while pledging to encourage Chinese companies to invest in the Kingdom, as well as expanding agricultural imports from Cambodia. ...

Ry Sochan

STT report: urban poor communities fear forced evictions, no land titles

Sahmakum Teang Tnaut Organization (STT) has published a report, titled Land Security of Urban Poor Communities, detailing land insecurity issues plaguing urban poor communities in Phnom Penh, who have expressed fear of eviction and inadequate compensation. ...

Pou Soreachny and Khuon Narim

Ministry streamlines construction, land title registration mechanism

Representatives from the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction (MLMUPC) have confirmed the overall progress of national land registry records at a recent construction sector forum and said that all Cambodian land titles nationwide will be recorded and digitized within the official land ...

James Whitehead

Cambodia to have five more vehicle assembly factories

According to the Ministry of Commerce, five automobile manufacturers are reportedly building production facilities in Cambodia. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Environment Minister: Stealing state land cannot be hidden; stop immediately

Eang Sophalleth, Minister of Environment, ordered the illegal encroachment on state forest land to stop immediately because this violation cannot be hidden. The Royal Government of Cambodia is paying close attention to and strictly implementing transparent legal measures and efficiency. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Ly Thuch thanks UN-ESCAP for helping Cambodia draft a national policy on mine action

Senior Minister Ly Thuch, Chairman of National Committee for ESCAP and First Vice President of the Cambodian Mine Action Authority, thanked UN-ESCAP for assisting Cambodia in drafting a National Mine Action Policy which is the first time that UN-ESCAP has participated in mine action. ...

Khmer Times Staff

RGPPSEZ reports strong growth in revenues for 2023

The Royal Group Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone (RGPPSEZ) recorded a total revenue of almost $64 million throughout the 2023 year, marking an increase of 137 percent compared to 2022 annual revenues, says the Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX). ...

James Whitehead

Cambodia’s ambitious Funan Techo canal project sparks concerns near and far

Heang Nang Eng, 60, had a bad feeling when she first heard rumors about a canal project that would impact the Prek Ta Hing stream near where she lives. ...

Seoung Nimol and Ly Rosslan

Sunwah Group sees investment potential in Cambodia

Hong Kong-based Sunwah Group, along with a group of leading investors, have evinced interest to invest in a range of areas including financial technology to smart city development and property and energy to tourism in Cambodia. ...

Chea Vanyuth

US offers 12 million more in aid for demining mission

The United States, as part of its ongoing commitment to help Cambodia achieve its objective of becoming a country free of landmines by 2025, has increased its financial assistance for the Kingdom’s mine clearance activities. ...

Som Sotheary

Royal Group developing new SEZ in Kandal

Local conglomerate Royal Group is developing a new special economic zone (SEZ) in Kandal province to fulfill the increased demand for quality manufacturing facilities around Phnom Penh. ...

Chea Vanyuth

Thai court fixes May 9 hearing for Oddar Meanchey villagers versus global sugar producer case

Three villagers from Cambodia traveled to Thailand to file documents against one of the world’s largest sugar manufacturers, Thai-owned Mitr Phol Sugar Co Ltd, at a Thai court on Wednesday. ...

Eung Sea

Over 600,000 ha of encroached land reclaimed in Pursat, four arrested

In a week-long crackdown on natural resource crimes in Cardamom mountain areas, the Ministry of Environment managed to reclaim 626,662 hectares of land encroached in Veal Veng and Phnom Kravanh districts of Pursat province and arrested four suspects. ...

Tith Kongnov

Cambodia launches pioneering mine action management information system ahead of global summit

In a groundbreaking move towards achieving a mine-free future for Cambodia, the Cambodia Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) is proud to announce the launch of the Cambodia Mine Action Management Information System, a cutting-edge initiative designed to revolutionize the coordination, efficiency, and effectiveness ...

Khmer Times Staff

Six factories from Special Economic Zone interviewed workers at Y&W factory

Six factories from Special Economic Zone of Royal Group along national road 4 in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district immediately recruited 340 workers of Y &W factory to work in the factories. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cambodia, UK discuss ways to boost bilateral investment and trade cooperation

Dr. Aun Pornmoniroth, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Finance, received here on Monday the United Kingdom (UK) Minister for the Indo-Pacific, Rt Hon. Anne-Marie Trevelyan, discussing the bilateral cooperation on investment and trade, and UK backed-Green special economic zone project in Cambodia. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Forest Administration team conduct wildlife survey

NatureLife Cambodia and O Rey Community Protected Area (CPA) collaborated with the national and provincial forest administration team and Hong Anh Lumphat economic land concession to study the presentation of wildlife in Hong Anh Lumphat economic land concession on 10 February 2024. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Ly Thuch receives Martin Vavra, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Cambodia

Dr. Ly Thuch, Senior Minister and First Vice President of the Mines Authority, on February 26, 2024, at the Office of the Mine Authority, received Martin Vavra, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Cambodia, for a courtesy call and an inquiry on mine action in ...

Khmer Times Staff

Chanthol takes stock of Stung Bot int’l gate, SEZs in B Meanchey

Deputy Prime Minister and First Vice-Chairman of the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) Sun Chanthol on Saturday led a delegation to inspect the progress made at the Stung Bot international gate – connecting Thailand – as well as the companies currently operating in ...

Nhean Chamrong

China mulls more investments in Cambodia

Wuxi Capital Group Co., Ltd. of China is interested in investing in Cambodia, especially in the Preah Sihanouk province’s Special Economic Zone (SEZ). ...

Khmer Times Staff

Plans moving forward for Japanese SEZ

Cambodia is actively working to establish the Cambodia-Japan Special Economic Zone (SEZ) to attract more Japanese investment, given its current status as a key trade and investment partner, according to a press release from the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC). CDC first vice-president ...

Hin Pisei

Britain allots additional $3.8 million for mine clearance

The United Kingdom has pledged a further $3.8 million in funding to support mine clearance efforts in Cambodia, as part of a broader commitment to aid eight countries across Africa and Asia. ...

Taing Rinith

Japan provides nearly $14 million in grants for mine action training

The Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC) and SATO KOGYO Co. Ltd signed a contract agreement for the project “construction of training facilities at the Technical Institute of Mine Action in Kampong Chhang Province and the Outreach Facilities (Techo Peace Museum) in Siem Reap province”. ...

Khmer Times Staff

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