Cambodia to see more expressways, thanks to China’s BRI contributions

China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has contributed enormously to Cambodia’s economic growth, the Cambodian government’s senior advisor Sok Siphana said on Wednesday. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Final day for EU to get EBA withdrawal views

Today (Tuesday) marks the final day for the EU Commission for Trade to receive the opinions of the EU bloc’s 28 member-states before deciding whether to suspend the Everything But Arms (EBA) tariff preferences for Cambodia. However a unanimous decision will be required to withdraw ...

Niem Chheng

Indian investors see Cambodia as gateway to Asean

Indian businesses are looking at Cambodia as a convenient hub in the lower Mekong area, as access to trade with neighboring Vietnam and Thailand improves, a government advisor said yesterday. Speaking at a seminar titled “Asean Integration and the Role of India,” Sok Siphana, a lawyer ...

Chea Vannak

Construction law being built

A draft construction law has been completed and will soon be submitted to the Council of Ministers and may be enacted by the end of the year, but there needs to be a discussion and more feedback before sending it to the government to be ...

Sum Manet

Cambodian diaspora urged to invest back home

Cambodians who live abroad should be taking advantage of opportunities to invest in the Kingdom, despite the fact that skilled labor remains a problem, an advisor to the government said Friday. ...

Chea Vannak

Gov’t urged to bridge gaps and support private sector

The government should throw its weight behind Cambodia’s young and dynamic private sector, which has the talent and skills to capitalise on the opportunities presented by ASEAN regional economic integration, a government adviser said during a forum on Friday.     ...

Ayanna Runcie

Construction law may be enacted by mid-year: Gov’t advisor

A draft construction law has been completed, will soon be submitted to the Council of Ministers and may be enacted by the middle of the year, Sok Siphana, a senior advisor to the government, told Khmer Times yesterday.   ...

Sum Manet

The Sihanoukville MAKEOVER?

Aiming to attract investors to broaden the Kingdom’s manufacturing base and to boost the country’s industrial development, the government is alledgedly preparing a master plan to turn Sihanoukville province into a new special economic zone, said an official.The advisor to the Cambodian government, Dr Sok ...

Siv Meng

Gov’t criticizes media coverage of strike violence

The high-ranking government officials and global clothing brand representatives who took part in a meeting in Phnom Penh on Wednesday both raised concern​s​ about the media coverage of last month’s lethal repression of a nationwide strike by garment workers and its aftermath. The meeting was called ...

Alex Willemyns And Aun Pheap

Multiple Skills Needed To Compete in a Future Asean, Economist Says

Young Cambodians must develop diverse workplace skills if they are to compete in an integrated Asean, a leading economist and adviser to the government says. “We have to make sure we are able to do multiple things if others are able to do just one,” the ...

Sok Siphana’s law firm joins ZICOlaw

Lawyer and government advisor Sok Siphana has made his law firm, Sok Siphana & Associates, a member of ZICOlaw, a leading regional law firm based in Kuala Lumpur and focused on the ASEAN region. ...

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