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Extractive industry to become new economic driver – Ministry

The government last week said the extractive industry is on course to become a main economic pillar. Cambodia’s economic development is mostly driven by the construction, real estate, tourism, garments and agricultural sectors, but the government is working to diversify, with the extractive industry set ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50663802/extractive-industry-to-become-new-economic-driver-ministry/

Kingdom’s development discussed

The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) and the International Monetary Fund on Thursday held a conference to discuss the next steps in Cambodia’s economic development. ...

Hor Kimsay
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/kingdoms-development-discussed

World Bank commits $540 million to Cambodia

The World Bank will disburse some $540 million from 2018 to 2021 to finance economic development in Cambodia with a focus on supporting the implementation of the government’s Industrial Development Policy as well as other socio-economic projects. ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5073984/world-bank-commits-540-million-cambodia/

Despite Land Loss, Minorities Back Status Quo

Romam Gvin could be described as a counterintuitive voter. Intuition might lead you to believe that Mr. Gvin blames the government for the loss of his land to the Vietnamese rubber company that now owns everything for as far as the eye can see here in ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/elections/despite-land-loss-minorities-back-status-quo-34786/

Cambodia’s Small Businesses Serve as Backbone of Sustainable Economy

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen announced in late March that the nation was on target to move from the status of a low-income to a lower-middle-income nation by the end of 2013, ranking it the 15th country that obtained high economic growth in the world in the ...

http://asiafoundation.org/in-asia/2013/05/15/cambodias-small-businesses-serve-as-backbone-of-sustainable-economy/

1,000 days to go on Millennium Development Goals

April 5th marks the starting date for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and its partners in Cambodia in observing the milestone of 1,000 days to the end of 2015 which is the target date for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). “The MDGs ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=15&token=MzVkZTcwZWRkNjY

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

ADB announces 3-year pipeline to boost develpment in Cambodia

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Tuesday unveiled its new three-year assistance plan of 525 million U.S. dollars to Cambodia in order to help the country reduce poverty, promote growth and mitigate climate change, the bank said. The plan for 2013-2015 marked the bank’s strategic focus ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2012-12/18/c_132048224.htm

Corridor towns to see $37 million in ADB loans

Battambang, Bavet, Neak Loeung and Poipet are among several towns that will benefit from a $37 million loan from the the first quarter of next year after funding was approved at the 18th Greater Mekong Sub Region (GMS) meeting in Nanning, China. The loan comes from ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com

US Ambassador Seeks to Clarify Need for Debt Repayment

The U.S. ambassador to Cambodia has sought to clear up supposed misinformation about Cambodia’s debt to the U.S., which was racked up during the early 1970s by the U.S.-backed military government of Lon Nol and has become a contentious issue between the country. Cambodia has refused ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Siam City Cement to enter Cambodia with local partner

Siam City Cement and the Chip Mong Group will co-build a new cement plant in the Toukmeas district of Kampot by 2015 in order to take advantage of the “huge” demand in Cambodia. The plant will cater specifically to the Cambodian market, although they will also ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/Business/siam-city-cement-to-enter-kingdom-with-local-partner.html

Cambodia Least Competitive in Region on Global Index

Cambodia is the one of the least competitive countries in the region, hampered by corruption, a poorly educated workforce and inefficient government, according to a recent study. The annual Global Competitive Index, conducted by the World Economic Forum, showed a large uptick in reported corruption for ...

http://www.voacambodia.com/content/cambodia-least-competitive-in-region-on-global-index/1559776.html

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