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Connectivity key to ASEAN growth

Southeast Asian business and political leaders meeting in Phnom Penh on May 11 said multilateral connectivity, both physical and digital, was needed to ensure that ASEAN’s development and growth was not restricted by national borders. Delegates attending the second day of the World Economic Forum on ...

Good infrastructure vital for ASEAN

The availability of good infrastructure at the national level of ASEAN countries is a prerequisite if they are to benefit from regional economic integration, delegates told a panel at the World Economic Forum on ASEAN on May 11. “Better physical infrastructure development in the country ...

Japan agrees aid for port expansion

The Japanese government has agreed to help Sihanoukville Autonomous Port (SAP) introduce an electronic system for handling import and export procedures. The Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) system will allow companies to send one another electronic information, replacing the manual method currently in use. The agreement ...

Youth, tech and growth in focus at WEF meet on ASEAN

For the first time, Cambodia will host the World Economic Forum on ASEAN. The meeting, in its 26th year, will focus on how the region can harness the potential of a young demographic, as well as the transformative impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, to ...

Japan provides $200m loan to Cambodia for new port

The Japanese government has approved a US$200 million loan to Cambodia to build a second deep-sea port in the southwestern coastal city of Sihanoukville, a Cambodian minister said on Saturday. The offer was confirmed when Japanese Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Minister Keiichi Ishii met ...

JICA support for logistics

The Japan International Cooperation Agency will continue to support the development of Cambodia’s logistics sector in its partnership with the government to reduce transport costs and strengthen the country’s logistics infrastructure. This pledge was made by Kume Hidetoshi, the JICA representative in Cambodia, when he ...

Customs urged to move online

Customs authorities should work quickly to adopt an envisioned online registration system for cross-border cargo shipments that would expedite delivery and cut out pesky middlemen who tack on unofficial fees, Transport Minister Sun Chanthol said on December 5. “Online registration is important because right now ...

ADB offers Cambodia new $1B loan package

The Asian Development Bank has committed more than $1 billion in new loans to Cambodia over the next three years to help the country invest in infrastructure, education and other priorities, government officials announced on October 5. Finance Minister Aun Porn Moniroth announced the $1.09 ...

Chinese outfit moots two new railway lines

A Chinese engineering firm has proposed adding a pair of new railway lines to Cambodia’s fledgling rail infrastructure, with the Ministry of Transportation saying they’re interested – if the company can pay for it. Representatives from Jiangxi International (Cambodia) Ltd met with Transportation Minister Sun Chanthol ...

Light railway raised yet again at JICA meet

Plans for a light railway system in Phnom Penh were discussed at a meeting between Public Works and Transportation Minister Sun Chanthol and Japanese International Cooperation Agency regional director-general Yasushi Tanaka on September 2. Chanthol confirmed the meeting on September 4 but declined to comment further ...

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