Upcoming Government-Private Sector Forum to tackle business and investment challenges

The Government-Private Sector Forum, scheduled to take place in November this year, will address and tackle challenges in businesses and investment and set up strategic drives to boost the economy, said Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Manet. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Private sector leaders to meet with Hun Sen

The private sector will meet with Prime Minister Hun Sen in April for the 19th Government-Private Sector Forum, which aims to address issues being faced by the business community. Lim Heng, vice-president of the Cambodia Chamber of Commerce (CCC) and director of coordination for the ...

Hin Pisei

As oknha ranks grow, honorific loses meaning

Initially a status reserved for a privileged few, the number of businesspeople bearing the honorific “oknha” has ballooned from an estimated 20 individuals in 2004 to some 200 in 2008 and more than 700 today. Traditionally a title of nobility bestowed by the king to honor ...

Sek Odom and Simon Henderson

ILO convention still debated

The government has no intention of withdrawing its signature from the International Labour Organization’s freedom of association convention, despite calls for it to reconsider its position, a Ministry of Labour spokesman said yesterday. “I don’t think we will withdraw. The prime minister [Hun Sen] has already ...

Shane Worrell

Hun Sen says wage hikes should be linked to increased productivity

Prime Minister Hun Sen has told local business leaders that increased wages should be linked to improvements in the productivity of workers. Speaking at the 17th Government-Private Sector Forum on Tuesday, he said higher wages “must be attached to the production capacity of each worker and ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

Cambodia holds gov't-private sector dialogue after 2-year hiatus

The Government-Private Sector Forum was held here on Tuesday after it has had a hiatus for two consecutive years because of Cambodia’s ASEAN chairmanship in 2012 and general election in 2013.     The Tuesday’s dialogue was presided over by Prime Minister Hun Sen with the participation of ...

Shanghai Daily News Staff

Training needed for tourist industry

Representatives of Cambodia’s booming tourism industry yesterday called on the Asian Development Bank to provide funding for workforce training in the sector. During the meeting at the Cambodia Chamber of Commerce, tour operator Ho Vandy, who also co-chairs the Tourism Working Group in the Government-Private Sector Forum, said representatives ...

Cambodian rice output grows in 2011 despite floods

Cambodia’s total paddy rice output reached 8.4 million tonnes in 2011, up from 8.25 million tonnes last year, according an initial assessment by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. Provincial MAFF officials from across the Kingdom met in Phnom Penh on Saturday, when data was ...

Hun Sen announces one-stop office for rice

Prime Minister Hun Sen Mnounced yesterday that the government would create a one-stop service office for rice millers and exporters in order to reduce red tape and help the country reach its lofty export target of a million tons of milled rice by 2015. “We cannot ...

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