US Army weighing cache in Cambodia

The US Army is currently considering Cambodia as a possible host for some of its extensive stockpiles of equipment kept overseas, known as “prepositioned stocks”. ...

Charles Parkinson

Hasty hydropower critiqued

Less than a week after Laos declared its “sovereign right” to develop hydropower regardless of neighbouring countries’ objections, the Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) gathered an “extraordinary meeting” to stress the importance of sustainable waterways. During the two-day discussions in Pakse, Laos which concluded yesterday, the US ...

Laignee Barron

GE signs deal with Cambodia to improve power grid

The U.S.-based conglomerate General Electric (GE) signed an agreement with Cambodia’s state- owned Electricite du Cambodge (EdC) on Thursday to help improve the country’s power grid. The contract was inked by GE energy consulting managing director Ravi Segal and EdC director-general Keo Rattanak. ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

U.S. General Electric to provide electricity grid maintenance services to EDC

US-based multinational conglomerate General Electric (GE) will sign a contract with Cambodia’s state-owned Electricité du Cambodge (EdC) on Thursday, according to a press release issued Monday by the US embassy in Phnom Penh. ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

Tally of goods linked to child labour grows

Four more goods made in Cambodia have been linked to exploitative child labour, adding to a mounting list of items the United States considers to be produced in violation of international rights laws. The mounting number of Cambodian goods found to use child labour runs ...

Laignee Barron

Cambodia imports vehicles worth 554 mln USD in 9 months

Cambodia spent 554 million U.S. dollars to purchase automobiles and motorcycles from foreign countries in the first nine months of this year, up 85 percent from 299 million U.S. dollars a year earlier, according to the Commerce Ministry Friday. ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

CNRP youth: we’ll fight ISIS

At least 50 opposition party youth members and supporters are asking for permission to join the US-led fight against Islamic State militants, a leading activist said yesterday. In return, they hope the US will help them fight Vietnamese encroachment in Cambodia and take back the island ...

Meas Sokchea

Cambodia's garment, footwear exports up 12.6 pct in 7 months

Garment and footwear industry, Cambodia’s largest income earner, reported a 12.6 percent rise in exports in the first seven months of 2014, according to the data of the Ministry of Commerce on Thursday. The country exported apparel and footwear products worth 3.47 billion U.S. dollars during ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

US seeking stronger ties with Cambodia

A senior U.S. diplomat says the country is looking to strengthen ties with Cambodia following an end to the nation’s yearlong political stalemate. Scot Marciel, the State Department’s leading diplomat for Southeast Asia, told VOA Khmer in an interview Wednesday that Washington wants to have a ...

Kong Sothanarith

Cambodia's garment industry seen approaching crossroads

Cambodia’s $5.5 billion garment industry is nearing a crossroads amid uncertain prospects for outsourcing, an industry source says, citing participants at a recent trade show in Phnom Penh. “Many industry suppliers believe that while Cambodia remains a growing market for their textile and garment products, there ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

U.S. renewable energy developer eyes investment opportunity in Cambodia

The Willowbrook Company, a New York-based renewable energy development company, is seeking support from Cambodia to build a 250-megawatt solar power plant, the Cambodian Ministry of Commerce said in a statement Friday. Edward J.Sappin, visiting chief executive officer of the Willowbrook Company, urged the support from ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Despite police blockade, KDC villagers reach Phnom Penh

A day after three of their community members were arrested following a violent encounter with police, about 50 villagers from Kompong Chhnang province forged ahead with a peaceful march toward Phnom Penh on Wednesday, but were temporarily blocked by police officials in Russei Keo district. The ...

Kuch Naren and Lauren Crothers

Cambodia, US trade up in first half of year

Trade data from the US shows Cambodian exports to the world’s largest economy increased 6 per cent during the first six months of the year. As of June 30, Cambodian exports to the US totalled $1.4 billion, up from $1.32 billion recorded during the same six-month ...

Hor Kimsay

Cambodian insurance industry has 'Substantial potential for growth'

Nascent insurance markets in Cambodia, Cuba and Myanmar offer “significant opportunities” to foreign insurers, according to a US market research company. In a statement released Wednesday, Dallas-based Market Reports Store praised Cambodia’s “bold economic reforms and economic liberalisation” since 2000. ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

US-listed education provider moves in

US-listed firm Nord Anglia Education has taken over the management of Northbridge International School, the education provider announced earlier this month. Nord Anglia, which currently operates 29 schools stretching from the US to the Middle East, to China, on July 10 took over the day-to-day operations ...

Daniel de Carteret

Cambodia sees 16 pct rise in garment, footwear exports in 6 months

Garment and footwear industry, Cambodia’s largest income earner, saw a 16 percent increase in exports in the first six months of 2014, according to a commerce ministry’s report on Sunday. The country exported apparel and footwear products worth 2.92 billion U.S. dollars during the January-June period ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

US criticises SE Asia on rights

Lawmakers reviewed the “troubling” state of human rights in Southeast Asia Wednesday and criticised Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia. But they reserved some of their toughest words for Myanmar, demanding an end to United States concessions to its quasi-civilian government. While no lawmakers mentioned Wednesday’s presidential ...

Bangkok Post News Staff

FBI to assist ‘Crackdown’ on dissident, police say

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has agreed to Cambodia’s request for greater assistance as it attempts to “crack down” on U.S.-based dissidents, according to the National Police Commissariat website. A delegation led by National Police Chief Neth Savoeun returned Saturday from a three-day visit ...

Simon Henderson and Saing Soenthrith

Commerce minister, US Ambassador swap praise after trade trip

U.S. Ambassador William Todd and Commerce Minister Sun Chanthol praised each other for their dedication to the development of the Cambodian economy at a press conference in Phnom Penh on Monday, following a joint trade mission last month to the U.S. Mr. Todd and Mr. Chanthol, ...

Alex Willemyns

Will AEON mall succeed in one of the poorest countries in the world?

The presence of AEON Mall in Cambodia has stirred a lot of questions revolving around the future success of this Japanese giant mall. Since the official opening of the mall, thousands of people have flocked to visit this new mall. Not only people in general ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

Villagers find chemicals dropped by us in 1970s

Villagers in Mondolkiri province have found a pair of rusty barrels believed to date back to the early 1970s and which officials suspect hold chemicals the U.S. used in its war against the Viet Cong to defoliate trees and eliminate cover. The officials said they did ...

Saing Soenthrith and Zsombor Peter

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