Khmer Times

PM: harness the Mekong region's economic power

The Greater Mekong Sub-region has the potential to become a major global production center due to its favorable geographical location and its proximity to economic powerhouses in both Southeast and South Asia,  Prime Minister Hun Sen said on October 25. Speaking in Hanoi at the opening ...

Japan grant for electricity access

The Japanese government announced on August 31 that it would provide almost $9 million to improve electricity access in the Kingdom that would enable Cambodians to enjoy better quality electricity services. Speaking at the signing ceremony at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Phnom Penh, Foreign Minister ...

India approves CLMV fund

The government of India yesterday approved the creation of a project development fund of about $75 million to help Indian firms invest in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam ‒ the so-called CLMV countries. “The project development fund will benefit India’s industrial community in terms of business ...

PM tries again on deforestation

In recent months Prime Minister Hun Sen has made an effort to show that the government has a handle on the voracious deforestation that has ravaged the country’s forests over the years. Yet his speeches and decrees have done little to slow down, much less ...

Cambodia supporting Timor-Leste for ASEAN

Cambodia once again renewed its support of Timor-Leste becoming the 11th member of ASEAN and a member of the World Trade Organization, according to a statement on August 21. During his visit to Timor-Leste on August 19-20, Prime Minister Hun Sen also said Cambodia would provide ...

First joint meeting for nuclear plant

Cambodia and Russia on August 17 started discussing plans for the construction of a nuclear power plant in the Kingdom as the country’s energy demand soars due to its economic growth, said a statement issued by the Ministry of Environment. A joint working group between Cambodia and ...

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