Kampong Speu governor courts investors in Hong Kong
Kampong Speu provincial governor Vei Samnang has pledged to attract more investment to his province. Samnang announced that he would lead a provincial delegation to Hong Kong later this month to discuss business opportunities in the Kampong Speu. ...
$230M hydropower dam to start construction in Pursat province
The construction of $230 million Stung Pursat hydropower I dam with a capacity of 80 megawatt is set to break ground soon, after the ground preparation at the construction site has been made since last year. ...
CDC pitches ‘Plus One’ to Japan investors
A senior investment official has reiterated a request for Japanese investors to ramp up their commitments to the Cambodian market, recommending a Thailand or Vietnam “Plus One” business approach, amid a government-spearheaded push towards deeper integration into regional and global supply chains. ...
Minister of interior urges continued crackdown on crime in Sihanoukville
The Minister of Interior said the government has plowed billions of dollars into transforming Sihanoukville into an attractive tourism destination while attracting foreign investment as authorities continue to carry out raids for suspected kidnapping and trafficking. ...
CDC okays $2.38B of projects in Jan-Feb
The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) has in the first two months of this year announced its approval of final registration certificates for 37 investment projects worth about $2.38 billion, an indication of significant progress in economic recovery as Covid-19 wanes. ...
Kingdom, Oman set to scale up trade, investment bonds
Cambodia and Oman have agreed to upgrade cooperation in trade and investment, identify priority areas, and explore the grounds to draw up agreements that resonate with both countries’ unique resources and abilities, according to the Ministry of Commerce. ...
Russians mull Preah Sihanouk projects
A prominent Russian lawmaker has expressed his commitment to lure more enterprises from his country to invest in and do business in Preah Sihanouk province, especially in fields such as technology and heavy industry, according to a senior provincial official. ...
$2.3B of projects greenlit in January
The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) approved final registration certificates for 25 projects in the first month of 2022, with total registered capital of nearly $2.3 billion and expected to create 23,175 jobs. ...
Korea FTA planned to be signed in October
Minister of Commerce Pan Sorasak plans to lead a delegation to South Korea next month to sign the Cambodia-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA), if the Covid-19 situation permits, according to a senior official. ...
Cambodia new investments totaling $900 million spread over nine provinces
Cambodia registered 40 new investment projects worth more than US$900 million in the first three months of this year, according to the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC). ...
Khmer Times Staff
Approved investment triples
In the first six months of 2013, the total amount of government-approved investment in Cambodia jumped more than 200 per cent year-on-year, according to the most recent statistics from the Ministry of Economy and Finance. Released on Friday, the numbers show that $2.3 billion was earmarked ...
US investors cite corruption as major issue
Though U.S.-owned businesses in Cambodia are optimistic of the country’s economy, its appeal as an investment destination lags behind most of its neighbors due to the perception of endemic corruption, a new survey of 475 senior U.S. business executives in Asean shows. The 2013-14 ASEAN Business ...
The scramble to Siem Reap
As Cambodia’s busy tourism season approaches, domestic and regional airlines are scrambling to offer Siem Reap routes in a bid to capitalise on the growing number of visitors to the Angkor Wat gateway. In the past several months, players have entered the fray at a ...
Cambodia to return to former glory
Kuala Lumpur (The star /ANN) — A country once torn apart by war is emerging as a key investment destination for small and medium enterprises. It was once home to a great civilization. In the 12th century, the Khmer empire was South-East Asia’s largest. Angkor was ...
Malaysia's Dataprep considers presence in Cambodia
Malaysian information technology service provider Dataprep Holdings Bhd is considering establishing a presence in Cambodia, the Malaysian Reserve reported Monday. “We are currently looking at increasing our presence in Indochina, ASEAN and China,” chief executive Ahmad Rizan Ibrahim was quoted as telling reporters Friday. ...
Car Maker Mazda Opens in Cambodia
Japanese automaker Mazda opened its first showroom in Cambodia on Wednesday, making it the third foreign car company to move into the country since the beginning of the year. “Mazda starts selling in Cambodia from today,” said Chanthan Ngon, general manager of HGB Auto, the company’s ...
PAL sets new closing date for investment in Cambodia Airlines
The deal between national flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) and Royal Group of Cambodia (RCG) to form Cambodia Airlines Co. Ltd. is set to be completed within the next two months. This was according to Ma. Cecilia Pesayco, assistant corporate secretary of PAL’s parent firm PAL ...
Gaming outfit reports loss
Entertainment Gaming Asia Inc (EGA), a NASDAQ-listed company that supplies NagaWorld Casino with slot machines and operates casinos in Poipet town and Pailin province, reported a net loss of $385,000 from continuing operations in the second quarter of 2013, according to a statement from the ...
Hyundai’s Cambodia plans
After two years of assembling Hyundai vehicles in Cambodia for the domestic market, South Korea-based Hyundai Motor Company is increasing its production to meet rising demand, aiming to reach 800 units in 2013, a company’s representative said. Located in the Koh Kong Special Economic Zone, ...
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 ...