Cambodian children more vulnerable under Asean integration, report warns
Rights workers fear for the safety of Cambodia’s vulnerable children once Asean joins in an economic community next year. Children could also face more risk from economic pulls, experts warn. That includes families sending their children to work in other countries, where they will be ...
Livestock law near approval
A draft law on animal health and production is expected to be approved by the December 2015 Asean Economic Community (AEC) deadline, government officials say. Soun Sothoeun, deputy director of animal health and production at the Ministry of Agriculture, said on Friday that the new law ...
Thai capital market should cater to Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar
Thailand’s capital market should aim to be a funding base for Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar to gain the full benefit from high growth in the Greater Mekong Subregion and a more integrated region through the Asean Economic Community (AEC), panellists at a Euromoney Conferences forum ...
The Cambodia Herald News Staff
Cambodia tells university students to prepare for ASEAN community
Cambodia organized a seminar on Thursday to promote ASEAN awareness to approximately 3,300 students from 26 universities and told them to prepare themselves for an ASEAN community. “There will be both opportunities and challenges for Cambodia when ASEAN becomes a community at the end of ...
The Philippine Star News Staff
Cambodia’s tourism short of staff
Cambodia’s Ministry of Tourism says the country’s tourism sector is growing at an unsustainable rate that will cause a massive shortfall in skilled tourism-related labour. The ministry’s statistics department director, Kong Sopheareak, told local media that as tourist arrivals increase substantially every year, the challenge is ...
Giant Development in Cambodia Hinges on Chinese Buyers
There is an island in Cambodia that, unlike others in Southeast Asia, is not the object of an ownership dispute. But it is equally clear whom its current owners would like to land there: Chinese property buyers. If all goes according to plan, Koh Pich — ...
Tourism numbers give boost to Sihanoukville property prices
Property has seen a boost in Sihanoukville city in the first quarter of this year, underpinned by increased tourist numbers year-on-year. Cheng Kheng, director of CPL Real Estate Company and president of the Cambodian Valuers and Estate Agents Association, said the outlook on property in Sihanoukville ...
Thailand trains workers from Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar
Thailand has begun training workers from Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar ahead of the establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) next year, the National News Bureau of Thailand reported Wednesday. ...
The Cambodia Herald News Staff
Ministry shake-up as AEC integration looms
The Ministry of Commerce is undergoing an internal shake-up to better position itself for the opening up of trade across the region. Commerce Minister Sun Chanthol told the Post yesterday that ahead of Asean Economic Community (AEC) integration in 2015, new divisions were being established and others realigned ...
Daniel de Carteret
Cambodia leads doubts over AEC
In a rare moment of honesty a Cambodian official has admitted his doubts about his country’s ability to meet regional expectations in time for the launch of the much vaunted ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by the end of 2015. “If you talk about short-term: Yes, we ...
Official says Cambodia not ready for ASEAN Free Trade
Cambodia is not prepared to join Asean’s single regional market and production base next year, a Labor Ministry official said Friday. Next year, the 10 nations of Asean are to create the Asean Economic Community (AEC). Within this community, labor is to flow freely and import ...
Cambodia sees improvements in logistics performance: World Bank
Cambodia has seen significant improvements in logistics performance in the last four years, a World Bank’s senior official said Wednesday. “According to the World Bank Logistics Performance Index (LPI), Cambodia’s LPI ranking has risen spectacularly by 46 places, to 83rd out of 160 countries in 2014, ...
Shanghai Daily News Staff
GMAC welcomes government commitment to labor law
The Garment Manufacturers Association of Cambodia says it appreciates and supports government action to enforce the union registration provision of the Cambodian Labor Law. In a statement released Friday, GMAC noted that Article 269 of the law stipulated that administrators and managers of professional organizations had ...
The Cambodia Herald News Staff
Open skies policy examined
Promising to dramatically open up the region’s airways, the planned Asean Single Aviation Market (ASAM) will bring with it fierce competition and price wars, experts said yesterday during a seminar on the subject at the Phnom Penh Hotel. The seminar brought representatives from the majority of ...
Siam Kubota launches Cambodia, Laos units
Siam Kubota Corporation Co Ltd is set to expand its business by opening subsidiaries in Cambodia and Laos as part of its preparation for the launch of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015. Siam Kubota has invested a total of Bt68 million in the two ...
Construction on submarine cable yet to begin
Web surfers and social-media addicts will have to hold out longer in the wait for Cambodia to boost its internet speeds, as construction on the Kingdom’s first submarine internet cable is behind schedule. Paul Blanche-Horgan, CEO of Ezecom, Cambodia’s largest internet provider, confirmed yesterday that the ...
Low awareness of AEC pact
The Asean Economic Community (AEC) will cut red tape and allow freer trade between the bloc’s 10 member states. But many companies in the region aren’t even aware of the AEC blueprint, a sobering report from the Asia Development Bank has found. The bank also ...
Plans to Reform Economy for Asean Integration
Cambodia’s newly appointed minister of commerce said Thursday that he plans to reform the country’s economy ahead of Cambodia’s entrance into the Asean Economic Community (AEC) 2015, though he and other officials did not say how they plan to accomplish that goal. Speaking to reporters on ...
Hul Reaksmey and Joshua Wilwohl
Chamber wants new tax laws
The private sector has called on the government to review Cambodia’s taxation law, a statute that business leaders say is outdated and needs to change if Cambodia wants to continue to attract foreign investment. Led by Cambodia Chamber of Commerce (CCC) president Kith Meng, a delegation ...
All quiet in Siem Reap for houses and land
Although Siem Reap is known as the land of smiles, the growth of the culture, civilization and power, the real estate sector in the province for the first six months of 2013 has not increased a great deal. The buying or selling of properties in Siem ...