Ministries and other national bodies

Ministry of Economy and Finance

14 projects worth $213M approved in Sihanoukville

Another 14 projects worth $213 million received approval in Cambodia’s coastal city Sihanoukville recently which included 10 projects for reviving the construction of stalled buildings under the ‘Special Investment Promotion Program’ for the city, launched by Prime Minister Hun Manet earlier in January. ...

Manoj Mathew

Kingdom hosts int’l forum on climate change

The Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) in collaboration with Climate Investment Funds (CIF) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) is co-hosting a four-day international forum aimed at exchanging experiences to address climate change, sustainable forestry and nature-based solutions in the Asia-Pacific region. ...

Nhean Chamrong

Cambodia’s public debt stands at $11.24 billion

Cambodia’s public debt stood at $11.24 billion by the end of last year and the risk from the debt is at a low level, according to a report of the Cambodia Public Debt Statistical Bulletin released by the Ministry of Economy and Finance last week. ...

Chea Vanyuth

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

New ruling in place for exports of all minerals

Starting in April, exporters of mineral products will be required to deposit a portion of export royalties, with withdrawal permitted upon fulfilment of all contractual obligations. The Ministry of Economy and Finance, in conjunction with the Ministry of Mines and Energy, issued an inter-ministerial prakas on ...

Hin Pisei

Gov’t peruses documents for receiving Japanese aid

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MFAIC) held talks with a delegation from the Embassy of Japan (EoJ) aimed at exchanging views and methods to accelerate banking document procedures in receiving Japanese grant aid for development projects in the Kingdom. ...

Nhean Chamrong

Cambodia collects nearly $6 billion in taxes in 2023

Cambodia earned $5.9 billion in revenues from all kinds of taxes in 2023, a 3.9 percent decrease compared to $6.14 billion in 2022, as per an official report released on Friday. ...

Chea Vanyuth

Gov’t debt reached $10.7 billion in Q3 last year

The Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) has a total public debt stock of $10.72 billion by the third quarter (Q3) of 2023 of which 99.5 percent is public external debt and the remaining goes to the public domestic debt, said the Ministry of Economy and ...

Nhean Chamrong

Surge in industrial sector expected for ‘24

Economists and business leaders anticipate a dynamic 2024 for Cambodia’s industrial sector, with the government expecting it to outpace services and agriculture, driven by a wave of new investment projects. ...

Hin Pisei

King promulgates 2024 budget law

King Norodom Sihamoni has issued a Royal Kram promulgating the 2024 Law on Financial Management after the National Assembly (NA) approved it on November 16 and the Senate reviewed it on November 24. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn

Cambodia planning $100M in bond issue

The government plans to issue a $100 million sovereign bond in 2024. The move aims to raise additional funds through the capital market to support public investment projects, while also repaying the principal and interest of previous issuances. ...

May Kunmakara

Ministry of Economy to raise $6.8M through sovereign bond issuance

The Ministry of Economy and Finance plans to raise approximately 28 billion riel ($6.8 million) through the issuance of sovereign bonds via the National Bank of Cambodia’s (NBC) online trading platform (NBCP), aiming to garner additional funds from the capital market for public investments. ...

May Kunmakara

Construction approvals down, investment up

Cambodia approved over 2,600 construction investment projects in the first three quarters of 2023, marking a 19% decrease compared to the same period in 2022. Investment capital and construction space, however, have surged by over 100%, as per the Ministry of Economy and Finance ...

Hin Pisei

Gov’t revenue $4.9B, spending $6.3B

The government’s national revenue collection in the first 10 months of 2023 reached nearly $4.9 billion, equating to almost 78% of the target set by the 2023 Law on Financial Management, while total expenditures stood at over $6.3 billion, as reported by the Ministry of ...

Cambodian PM says vision 2050 is not a dream

Dr. Hun Manet, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, yesterday reassured that the Royal Government’s vision 2030 and 2050 is not a dream. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cambodia and Singapore align tax agreement with international guidelines

Cambodia and Singapore have recently signed the Second Protocol Amending the Bilateral Double Taxation Agreement (DTA), to bring the agreement in line with the latest international standards. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cambodia’s GDP per capita to reach $2,071 next year: report

Cambodia’s GDP per capita is forecast to hit $2,071 in 2024, up from some $1,917 in 2023, said a report from the Ministry of Economy and Finance on Saturday. ...

Khmer Times Staff

New commission to iron out knotty gov’t-private tax issues

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Finance (MEF) on Monday asked the Working Group on Law, Tax and Governance of the Government Private Sector Forum (GPS-F) to form an ad-hoc commission to solve complicated technical tax issues by the end of this year, ...

Kang Sothear

Cambodia applauds ADB’s commitment and contribution to Cambodia’s economic growth

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Finance, Dr Aun Porn Moniroth met with Winfried Vicklen, Director General of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), on his visit to Cambodia from October 9 to10, 2023. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Looking forward: Cambodia unveils FinTech policy 2023-28

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Finance Aun Pornmoniroth unveiled Cambodia’s Financial Technology (fintech) Development Policy for 2023-2028, asserting its potential to harness the advantages of digital transformation in the financial sector and invigorate the country’s socio-economic landscape. ...

Hin Pisei

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