BRI brings a profound impact on Cambodia

The Belt and Road Initiative, the most ambitious and expansive infrastructure connectivity and development project ever conceived, was proposed a decade ago. The initiative connects about 150 countries in Asia, Europe, Africa and Latin America through a network of infrastructure investments, trade agreements and cultural ...

Khmer Times Staff

Nine investment projects to generate 14,000 jobs approved

The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) has announced the approval of nine new investment projects creating a total of 13,849 job opportunities for the locals. ...

Khmer Times Staff

CEOs: cut the business slack

Top executives from foreign firms have spoken out about the constraints of doing business in Cambodia, citing high electricity and infrastructure costs, unskilled local workers, limited transparency, a lack of local manufacturing suppliers and limited sources of raw materials as impediments to progress. ...

Sok Chan

Inside the corporate utopias where capitalism rules and Labor Laws don’t apply

Under Cambodian law, the right to organize is supposed to be ironclad. No employer, government agent or citizen may impede union activity. Inside the walls of Cambodia’s largest special economic zones (SEZs), however, In These Times’ reporters saw a system designed to tightly control the workforce by ...

Matt Kennard and Claire Provost

Despite a slow start, SEZ profits booming

Special economic zones (SEZs), billed as a one-stop shop for potential investors, have had a slow start in the Kingdom – only 13 out of 30 registered zones are operational – with many failing to get off the ground given the difficulty in providing the ...

Sor Chandara

Five more arrested over SEZs’s riot in Bavet city

At least five men were respectively arrested by police on Wednesday and Thursday for involvement in violence protest in two special economic zones (SEZs) in Svay Rieng province, Bavet city. ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

Authorities block observers as Svay Rieng factory protests continue

Observers and trade union representatives said they were blocked from monitoring protests in Svay Rieng province, where striking workers clashed with security forces once again on Tuesday morning. ...

Neou Vannarin

Major labor protest underway in industrial zone near Vietnam

Thousands of protesters in Svay Rieng province clashed with police Monday, as they continued a prolonged demonstration over the minimum wage in a special economic zone near the Vietnam border.Riot police dispersed protesters with water canons. Protesters threw stones at police. At least a 50 ...

Neou Vannarin

Workers sent to court over strikes in Bavet economic zones

Four workers were questioned at the Svay Rieng Provincial Court on Sunday for allegedly participating in violent protests that effectively shut down factory operations in two special economic zones (SEZs) in Bavet City last week, according to officials. ...

Kang Sothear

Cambodia's SEZ exports expected to hit 1.2 bln USD in 2015

Exports from Special Economic Zones (SEZs) in Cambodia are projected to reach about 1.2 billion U.S. dollars this year, up 87 percent year-on-year, a local English newspaper reported Tuesday, citing figures from the Commerce Ministry.Exports from SEZs totalled 672 million U.S. dollars last year. ...

Global Post News Staff

Move to increase cross-border trade with Cambodia

THAILAND and Cambodia will work on strategies next month in a bid to boost bilateral trade by 30 per cent a year over the next five years, while also stimulating more investment in planned special economic zones (SEZs). ...

Petchanet Pratruangkrai

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