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$540m Mekong project endorsed

Environment ministers from the six countries of the Greater Mekong subregion endorsed a five-year environment agenda that includes more than $540 million worth of projects to spur green investments and increase environmental cooperation to help the subregion achieve sustainable growth. ...

Khy Sovuthy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50106157/540m-mekong-project-endorsed/

Hun Sen issues a clarion call

As Cambodia prepares to host the World Economic Forum on Asean in May, Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday made a global call for more investment flows into the region that he said was safe and secure for investors, and fast becoming a manufacturing powerhouse in ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35505/hun-sen-issues-a-clarion-call/

Hong Kong's Pacnet expands to Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar

Hong Kong technology company Pacnet says it’s expanding its virtual private network (VPN) services to Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar. In a statement released Wednesday, the company said the expansion involved global internet protocol VPN services based on multi-protocol label switching (MPLS). ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff
http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=13&token=OTg3YWUwNmRhYWJ

ADB funds tourism development in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a 100 million USD aid package to support the development of tourism infrastructure in the three Mekong River countries of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. The decision was made at the annual meeting on tourism development of the Greater Mekong ...

Vietnamnet Bridge News Staff
http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/travel/91098/adb-funds-tourism-development-in-vietnam--laos--cambodia.html

Aeon eyes major Asean expansion

Aeon Thana Sinsap (Thailand) plans aggressive business expansion both here and in neighbouring countries. The leading Japanese non-bank company is using Thailand as a centre to expand its businesses in other Asean countries. Aeon Thana Sinsap plans to offer more financial services in Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and ...

http://www.bangkokpost.com/business/economics/323617/aeon-eyes-major-asean-expansion

Possible benefits for Cambodia in Mekong Region trade

Cambodia could benefit more from trade in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) by implementing time and cost, cutting measures and removing constraints on exports, according to a new book by the Asian Development Bank. During a media briefing yesterday, Brimble [senior country economist and author of ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012101259264/Business/cambodia-to-get-more-benefits-in-mekong-region-trade-adb.html

Trade barriers hinder growth of Cambodia's export industry

Cambodia could reap even greater benefits from trade facilitation measures in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) by removing high logistics costs, delays and other barriers that hamper the country’s connectivity and competitiveness, according to a new Asian Development Bank (ADB) book released here on Thursday. “Cambodia’s ...

http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/737669.shtml

Remittance Contributes Social And Economic Development

Cambodia, as one of the least developed countries and one of the poorest in the Greater Mekong Subregion, is an active participant in migration within the country, within the region and between the subregion and other regions. According to National Institute of Statistics in 2008, 26.52 percent of the Cambodian population ...

http://thesoutheastasiaweekly.com/

Power Grid Key to Development

According to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) the regional and national power grids are key to development, though plans for their development have come under criticism by a number of NGOs who believe that power generation should be decentralized. The ADB’s Greater Mekong Subregion program ...

Environment Minister Defends Concessions

Environment Minister Mok Mareth yesterday defended the recent surge of economic land concessions granted by his ministry inside the country’s enviornmental conservation areas, saying that they would do more to help the areas than hurt them. Mr Mareth’s comments came while responding to questions at ...

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