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MTZ to supply $5.3m worth of tractor knock-down kits to Cambodia

Minsk Tractor Works (MTZ trademark) has signed a contract on the delivery of tractor knock-down kits worth $5,359.4 billion to Cambodia in 2014, BelTA learnt from the company. The construction of the assembly plant, Belarus Mekong, has been completed. The opening ceremony is slated for 26-28 ...

BelTA News Staff
http://news.belta.by/en/news/econom?id=742143

Registration of SMEs given to new Handicrafts Ministry

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday provided an indication of the role that will be played by the new Ministry of Industry and Handicrafts, which was created late last year, announcing it will hold the sole responsibility for registering small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The government ...

Hul Reaksmey and Alex​​ Devine
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/registration-of-smes-given-to-new-handicrafts-ministry-53683/

Drop-off in beverage imports questioned

Despite the fact that beverage consumption in Cambodia is on the rise, government statistics show that imports of alcohol and non-alcoholic products in the first half of 2013 have declined by 51 per cent year-on-year. The seemingly conflicting figures left some scratching their heads. Meng Saktheara, ...

Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/drop-beverage-imports-questioned

Thai generator looking at Kingdom

Thailand-based Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding Pcl (RATCH) has “seriously assessed” investment possibility in neighbouring countries including Cambodia, a company statement said last Thursday. It said it had geared up for business expansion in domestic and international markets in the potential existing investment bases Laos and Australia, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013052065705/Business/thai-generator-looking-at-kingdom.html

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/

Charcoal prices rise in urban areas

Deforestation and Cambodia’s strong economic growth have resulted in an increase in the price of charcoal, an energy source the poor are dependent on, charcoal vendors say. The price of charcoal in Phnom Penh had increased at least 200 riel ($0.05) a kilogram compared to 2012, charcoal ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013022661597/Business/charcoal-prices-rise-in-urban-areas.html

MoU to strengthen co-operation between Cambodia and India

The Federation of Associations of Small and Medium Enterprises of Cambodia (FASMEC) is expected to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) today to strengthen the co-operation on human resource training and quality control, an insider said. The Sokha, deputy director ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012120760146/Business/mou-to-strengthen-co-operation-between-cambodia-and-india.html

One Safe, Three Missing in Hydrodam Accident

PHNOM PENH – Authorities are searching for three missing construction workers at a Chinese hydroelectric dam in Pursat province, after pipes burst there on Saturday, causing a flash flood. One man, who had been fishing nearby and was thought missing, has been found “safe and alive” ...

http://www.voacambodia.com/content/one-safe-three-missing-in-hydrodam-accident/1557685.html

Fair facilitates economic ties with Cambodia

A trade fair to boost ties between Viet Nam and Cambodia opened in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh yesterday.. Themed ‘Friendship, Cooperation and Development’, the 2012 Viet Nam-Cambodia International Trade Fair is co-organised by the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Industry and Trade. The six-day ...

http://vietnamnews.vnagency.com.vn/Economy/230445/fair-facilitates-economic-ties-with-cambodia.html

Factory Suspends Operations After Complaints Over Fumes

British American Tobacco (Cambodia) Co. (BAT), which produces the cigarette brand ARA, suspended operations at its re-drying plant in Kandal province’s Takhmao commune yesterday, in order to allow time to redesign its air filtration system following repeated complaints about fumes that were allegedly spewing from ...

Cambodia Needs $100 Million Annual Investment to Develop Energy Projects

Phnom Penh: “Cambodia is needing $ 1 billion over the years or at least 100 million annual investment to develop renewable energy projects for rural electrification in order to reduce its dependence on diesel consumption,” said Mr. Toch Sovanna, Director of Departmemnt of Energy Technique, ...

SMEs seek own SEZ

The Federation of Associations of Small and Medium Enterprises of Cambodia (FASMEC) is now pushing for the establishment of a special economic zone (SEZ) for small and medium sized enterprises and is currently discussing such a move with the Ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012071857474/Business/smes-seek-own-sez.html

Cambodian goods to be certified

The Ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy (MIME) will begin promoting the Institute of Standards of Cambodia (ISC) certifications by the end of 2012 in an effort to educate people about certified goods, according to ministry officials. The program is in order to boost consumer confidence ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012070657245/Business/cambodian-goods-to-be-certified.html

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