Agro-industry parks set for three provinces

The government has identified three target provinces in which to develop Agri-Food Industrial Parks, with industry experts urging the elevation of the initiative to special economic zone (SEZ) equivalent status, so as to promote agricultural production in Cambodia. ...

Hom Phanet

P Sihanouk, Oz infrastructure programme talk smart-city development

A Preah Sihanouk provincial deputy governor on April 28 met with a policy adviser at Australia’s flagship infrastructure programme in Cambodia for talks on plans to transform the province into a model multi-purpose special economic zone (SEZ) by 2030, and other smart-city development initiatives. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn

Unions looking for place within SEZ boundaries

Since just before the pandemic started, Chhoum Phen has changed his job more than five times within Hi-Tech Apparel, the garment factory he has worked at for more than five years. ...

Danielle Keeton-Olsen and Yon Sineat

S’ville set to turn into ‘second Shenzhen’

The Ministry of Economy and Finance has awarded a master plan consultancy contract to top Chinese institute for the development and transformation of Preah Sihanouk province into a “Model Multi-Purpose Special Economic Zone”, Southeast Asia’s next logistics and resort hub and innovation centre. ...

May Kunmakara

75 investment projects approved in first eight months this year

The Council for the Development of Cambodia approved 75 private investment projects outside special economic zones during the first eight months of the year, a year-on-year decrease of 28 percent. ...

Chea Vanyuth

GDT strives to unfold tax intricacies: official

A senior tax official pledged to facilitate all tax issues for Japanese investors currently investing or doing business in Cambodia to ensure things go smoothly, as part of a broader effort to create productive feedback channels, and improve transparency and operational efficiency, according to the ...

Hin Pisei

Sihanoukville ranks amongst the top global holiday destinations for 2018

The New York Times has released their starter kit for escaping into the world – their renowned list of the “52 best places to go in the world”. The beaches of Sihanoukville ranked at number 13 on the list amongst other top destinations such as ...

Dry port, warehouse unveiled at Kandal SEZ

A $20 million dry port and bonded warehouse within the Sovannaphum special economic zone (SEZ) in Kandal province is slated to open by October of this year ahead of the full completion of the 214-hectare zone by 2020, a senior management official said yesterday. ...

Cheng Sokhorng

Agro-processing SEZ moves closer to reality

A Chinese firm that plans to invest $2 billion into developing the Kingdom’s first special economic zone (SEZ) dedicated solely to agricultural processing and storage has signed on a new partner to help jumpstart the stalled project, a top agriculture official said yesterday. ...

Cheng Sokhorng

Power to the provinces

People in Svay Rieng, Prey Veng and Kandal provinces are to benefit from stable electricity supplies after a $75 million project to expand the national grid went online yesterday.​ ...

Sok Chan

Plans spilt for oil refinery

A mysterious cluster of crude oil storage tanks recently constructed on the coast near Kampot are linked to a $400 million project by timber baron Try Pheap to build an industrial park and oil refinery, government officials confirmed yesterday. ...

Kali Kotoski and Cheng Sokhorng

Kolao revs up its investment

Kolao Group, a South Korean-owned automaker and distributor, plans to build factories in a proposed industrial park in Cambodia to assemble its proprietary line of automobiles and motorcycles, a company executive said yesterday. ...

Cheng Sokhorng

Chinese firm to build $2 bil agriculture SEZ

Kampong Speu province will soon be home to a Chinese-funded agricultural special economic zone (SEZ) with facilities to research plant diseases, after the Ministry of Agriculture and Tian Rui (Cambodia) Agricultural Cooperation SEZ Co., signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) yesterday. ...

Sok Chan

Thailand’s Amata eyes Cambodia

Thailand’s Amata Corporation Plc., which is the country’s largest listed conglomerate in the industrial estate sector, is keen to set up a special economic zone (SEZ) in Cambodia due to the Kingdom’s strategic geographical location in the Greater Mekong Sub-region. The plan was announced on Sunday ...

Chea Vannak

Thai SEZ eyes Cambodia

The Thai government plans to build a special economic zone (SEZ) worth about $141.6 million in Sa Kaeo, which borders the Kingdom’s Banteay Meanchey and Battambang provinces, to serve SMEs that aim to expand their business into Cambodia, according a Thai media report. ...

Sum Manet

Thailand, Cambodia agree to strengthen cooperation in trade and investment

Thailand and Cambodia have agreed to strengthen ties in trade, investment, and other forms of cooperation, aiming for double-digit annual growth in bilateral trade from now on. Foreseeing the importance of human-resources development to make the Greater Mekong Subregion countries the core of the Asian ...

Petchanet Pratruangkrai

SEZs investment potential relies in infrastructure

In 2005, after special economic zones (SEZs) were formally introduced in Cambodia through a sub-decree, Svay Reing’s Manhattan SEZ became the first to began construction the same year. The Sihanoukville SEZ remains Cambodia’s largest with over 1,000 hectares in the area. The $320 million development is ...

James Whitehead

Police Officer Charged Over Bavet shooting

The Svay Rieng Provincial Court has charged a local police official with causing “unintentional injuries” during a shooting in February that left three garment factory workers injured in Bavet City, court officials said yesterday. Former Bavet City Governor Chhouk Bundith was charged with the same crime ...

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, ...

Svay Rieng Court Questions Victims in SEZ Shooting Case

The Svay Rieng Provincial Court on Friday questioned three female factory workers who were shot, allegedly by Bavet City Governor Chhouk Bundith, during a protest inside a special economic zone (SEZ) in February, the plaintiffs said. More than 20 union leaders and labor activists also gathered ...

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