Tourism Revenues Rise; Firms Urged to Buy Locally

Revenues from the tourism sector increased 7 percent to $1.91 billion in 2011, though more could be made if hotels sourced more goods from local producers instead of importing from abroad, Tourism Minister Thong Khon said yesterday. Speaking at a conference in Phnom Penh, Mr. Khon ...

Iran invites Cambodian PM to attend Non-Aligned Movement Conference in Tehran

The Islamic Republic of Iran on Wednesday invited Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen to attend the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Conference to be held in Tehran in late September, according to officials. Meanwhile, [Hun Sen], on the bilateral ties, asked Iran to expand relations and cooperation with ...

Migrant Worker Complaints Rise as Families Lose Touch

Rights group Adhoc yesterday said it had seen a spike in complaints from families of migrant workers since last year’s government-ordered freeze on recruitment agencies sending maids to Malaysia. At a press conference in Phnom Penh, Adhoc said it had received 141 complaints from the relatives ...

Koreans aim for medical tourists from Kingdom

The 24,000 Cambodians who visited South Korea during 2011 included about 100 people going for medical services, most of them high-ranking Cambodian government officials, according to Charm Lee, President of the Korea Tourism Organization. At a Korean Medical Tourism conference on Saturday at Sofitel in Phnom ...

Boosting of resin production a way to increase rural incomes

Environmental groups that gathered at the Himawari Hotel in Phnom Penh on Friday said that tens of thousands of rural Cambodians could benefit from the development of the country’s resin industry. At a conference held by the Non-Timber Forest Products Exchange Program for South and Southeast ...

Thaksin gives government some friendly economic advice

Hours after arriving for his latest visit to the country, former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra on Saturday urged Cambodia to increase state spending in infrastructure and education and to modernize the country’s financial system, according to media reports. Local reporters were quickly ushered out of ...

Looming oil funds put Cambodia at crossroads

On Sunday, CPP lawmaker Cheam Yeap will attend a forum on the evolving oil and gas sector with about 400 university students. If all goes according to plan, Chevron Corporation will begin to extract oil from Cambodian waters in little over a year. Though the amount ...

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