RUPP plans student swap with Texas school

The Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Angelo State University (ASU) – located in the US city of San Angelo in the state of Texas – on October 25 to strengthen higher education cooperation, expand both institutions’ scope ...

Ry Sochan

Cambodia’s tourism steady

Cambodia’s tourist arrivals registered a 4.7% growth in March according to the country’s statistics and tourist Information Department. The country attracted 400,076 visits compared to 382,206 during the same month last year. Released by the Ministry of Tourism, late last week, data showed Vietnam led the field ...

Wanwisa Ngamsangchaikit

Ibis Rice exports on horizon

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) says its Ibis Rice project has recorded a production surplus for the first time in its five-year history, prompting a bid to export the boutique product overseas. Concentrated in Preah Vihear province, Ibis Rice farmers produced more than 435 tonnes of ...

Eddie Morton

Global hotel group sees profits rise 20 per cent

Intercontinental Hotels Group, one of the world’s leading hotel companies and operator of InterContinental Hotels & Resorts – one of whose hotels is located in Phnom Penh – said first-half-of-year profits rose 20 per cent on strong gains in the Americas region. According to a statement ...

Akra co-op signs first rice mill agreement

American business group Akra, led by Cambodian-born former US ambassador to the United Nations, Sichan Siv, has signed an agreement with a rice mill under a new co-operative structure it says puts ownership and profits back in to the hands of Cambodian producers. Akra’s managing director ...

Cambodia's Tourism Slows

Cambodia’s Statistics and Tourist Information Department, Ministry of Tourism, reported arrivals increased 15.7% in September, the lowest growth rate so far for this year based on 242,747 visits during the month. The percentage increase for the nine-month period was pulled down from 24.5% at ...

Did Clinton Draw Parallel With China in Discussing US Aid?

Outlining America’s position on territorial disputes between Asean members and China over the South China Sea, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday also expressed views on a matter a little closer to home: the benefits Cambodia gains from U.S. development assistance. Speaking to reporters ...

Clinton visit sparks hope

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives in Phnom Penh today for diplomatic and business talks with China and ASEAN’s 10 member states, but rights groups and opposition parties are counting on the state of human rights in Cambodia to be a top priority as ...

Cambodia, US Strengthen bilateral ties

Cambodia and the United States on Friday reconfirmed the good bilateral ties as president Barack Obama plans to visit Cambodia in November and this year, Cambodia chairs ASEAN. ... The two sides welcomed the improved ties between Cambodia and America, Koy Kuong, spokesman at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said... ...

Visitors to Kingdom outpacing last year

Cambodia has seen an increase in the number of arrivals through its land check points. They are predominately American and Russian, with the number of Thai visitors having fallen due to border disputes between the two nations. It is expected that the number of tourists ...

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