The Southeast Asia Weekly

Forestry officials summoned for meeting over extortion case

Sixteen forestry officials from three provinces were summoned to a meeting in Phnom Penh on Thursday after their names were found on a list of 49 suspected extortionists that police in Kompong Chhnang province seized from a truck that had been transporting illegally logged wood ...

Aun Pheap
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/forestry-officials-summoned-for-meeting-over-extortion-case-77405/

Cambodia plans to distribute 100,000 condoms on Valentine Day

Cambodia plans to distribute 100,000 condoms on Valentine Day in cooperation with partners, health ministry of Cambodia on Monday announced that it planned to distribute 100,000 condoms on Feb 14, Valentine day. ...

The Southeast Asia Weekly News Staff
http://www.thesoutheastasiaweekly.com/cambodia-plans-to-distribute-100000-condoms-on-valentine-day/

Cambodia attracts over 879,000 tourists from ASEAN region

For the first semester of 2013, Cambodia attracted 879, 782 tourist arrivals from ASEAN region, plus 23.5 per cent if compared in the same period of last year, a report from tourism ministry obtained on Tuesday said.  The figure of tourist arrivals from ASEAN for the ...

The Southeast Asia Weekly Staff
http://www.thesoutheastasiaweekly.com/cambodia-attracts-over-879000-tourists-from-asean-region/

Japan provides emergency aid to Cambodia’s flood victims

in response to the flood disaster in Cambodia, the Government of Japan on Monday decided to provide emergency relief goods such as generator, water purifiers etc worth 32 million yen (approximately 320,000 US dollars) to the Kingdom of Cambodia through the Japan International Cooperation Agency ...

The Southeast Asia Weekly News Staff
http://www.thesoutheastasiaweekly.com/?p=7988

Cambodia to host Asia-pacific region on tourism development in cultural and natural heritage in November

In cooperation with UN world tourism organization, Cambodia will host the tourism conference of Asia- Pacific region on tourism development in cultural and natural heritage in November in Siem Reap province. “There will be 40 countries from Asia- pacific region and 200 delegates will participant in ...

The Southeast Asia Weekly News Staff
http://www.thesoutheastasiaweekly.com/?p=7750

Cambodian Garment Exports likely to Grow in 2013: GMAC

Cambodian garment exports are expected to grow in 2013 with the increasing foreign investments along with focus on new market including Japan and China, according to the Garment Manufactures Association of Cambodia (GMAC). In 2012, apparel exports of Cambodia grew nine percent to US$ 4.61 ...

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French government injects $74 million loan to support social and economic development projects in Cambodia

French government through French development agency will give $74million loan to Cambodia to support social and economic development in the kingdom, according to a senior official said today. Director General of French Agency for Development (Agence Française de Développement -AFD) Mr Dov Zera will travel to ...

http://thesoutheastasiaweekly.com/?p=5679

Cambodia, UK trade volume reaches $750 million in 2012

The United Kingdom embassy in Phnom Penh said today that bilateral trade volume between the two kingdom had reached to $750 million, an increase of 27 per cent if compared  to 2011. British Ambassador Mark Gooding welcomed the increasing trade between the UK and Cambodia.  “bilateral ...

http://thesoutheastasiaweekly.com/?p=5656

Siem Reap International Airport records 340,000 passengers in January, South Korea stands first row

PHNOM PENH: the Siem reap international airport announced today that it gained 340,000 passengers for January and the South Korean passengers stand first class. “This is first time in its history, [sic] the statement said. It adds: barely a month after crossing the 2-millionth passenger milestone, ...

http://thesoutheastasiaweekly.com/?p=5355

Cambodia gains 3.5 million tourist arrivals in 2012

Cambodia in 2012 received 3.5 million foreign visitors, an increase of 25 per cent if comparing to 2011 and earned 2 billion US dollars for national income this year, tourism minister said on January 10. He also said:  for 2011, there were 8 million of ...

http://thesoutheastasiaweekly.com/?p=5285

Ha Tien Vegas Casino closes due to bankruptcy

Ha Tieng casino in Kampot province, Bordering with Vietnam was closed due to bankruptcy after there were no gamblers. According to the source, there were about 2 000 staffs laid off. Gamblers are Vietnamese but when Vietnamese government banned its people from going to gamble ...

http://thesoutheastasiaweekly.com/?p=5267

Cambodia opens first largest sugar cane factory with $150 million investment from local company

Cambodia today opened first largest sugar factory in Kampong Speu province, western part of city of Phnom Penh with $ 150 million investment  from a local company which employs 2 554 workers. Ly Yong Phat, owner of Sugar factory ( Phnom Penh sugar company) said:  his ...

http://thesoutheastasiaweekly.com/?p=5249

China plans to invest $5 billion to develop sea port, eco-tourism, and airport in Cambodia

PHNOM PENH: Chinese Union Group and the government of Cambodia plan to ink MoU of construction of mega-development projects in Koh Kong province, southern part of Cambodia. Environment minister Mok Mareth made the announcement upon arrival from China, where he attended APEC meeting in Tainjin on ...

http://thesoutheastasiaweekly.com/?p=5119

Belarus plans to open tractor factory in Cambodia

visiting Prima Vitlay, vice minister of industry of Belarus today met with deputy prime minister and finance minister of Cambodia, Keat Chhon, here to expand cooperation and trade ties between two countries. Prima told finance minister: “his country schedules to open a tractor factory in Cambodia ...

http://thesoutheastasiaweekly.com/?p=4835

Malaysian company buys Cambodian advertisement agency

Go communication Group of Malaysia bought all shares of Active Event Management, advisement agency in Cambodia but it keeps all staff and management team for the agency. The announcement was made in the meeting under witness of information minister H.E Khieu Kanharith, he is also spokesman ...

http://thesoutheastasiaweekly.com/?p=4534

U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk to Visit Cambodia, Meet with Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Ministers

United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk will be in Siem Reap, Cambodia, August 30-31, to participate in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Economic Ministers’ meeting and the ASEAN-U.S. Business Summit. The ten ASEAN countries are key economic and strategic partners for the United States, ...

Cambodia Hosts 44th ASEAN Economic Minister Meeting

The 44th economic ministers (AEM) meeting and related meetings will be held from 25 August-1 September, 2012 in Siem Reap province. The ministers will focus on the economic community in 2015 and boost economic council to move forward  because this community is going smoother than other two ...

Vietnamese Goods Fair Opens In Phnom Penh

The 10th High Quality Vietnamese Products and Exports trade fair opened yesterday in the Cambodian capital city of Phnom Penh. It has attracted around 150 firms who have  set up 250 booths to display more than 2,000 products, including electronics, consumer goods, stationary, books, construction materials, ...

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