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Cambodia’s border demarcation with Laos, Vietnam nears completion

The Kingdom has reached 75 percent border demarcation with Laos and 80 percent with Vietnam. Cambodia shares a 540-km border with Laos to the north and northeast, 1,270-km border with Vietnam to the east, and more than 800-km border with Thailand to the north and west. Creating a border of peace, development and cooperation was […]

A slowdown in smartphone sales

The smartphone market has seen only a 10 percent growth in sales in the first quarter of 2014 compared with the same period last year. Cambodians spent over $300 million on smartphones in 2013, up 38 percent from $220 million in the previous year, according to figures from Singapore-based research company GfK, which gathers data […]

New flights to boost Cambodian tourism

Cambodia’s tourism sector is expected to benefit from Asia Atlantic Airlines’ upcoming flights that will link Thailand, Cambodia and Japan, says Cambodian Premier Hun Sen. Starting September 2, the charter airline will fly three times a week from Thailand’s Suvarnabhumi Airport and stop in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh before heading to Tokyo’s Narita […]

Rice export slightly up in H1

Cambodia’s rice export volume has reached 178,000 tons in the first six months of the year, just slightly up from 176,000 tons in the same period last year. This slow pace suggests that it will be hard for the industry to meet the government’s target of 1 million tons by 2015. Sok Puthyvuth, head of […]

Garment factories up 8 pct in H1

Cambodia has registered 1,200 garment factories at the end of June, up 8 percent from six months ago, figures from the Ministry of Industry and Handicraft show. The garment industry employed 733,300 workers at end-June, an increase from 677,600 at end-2013. “It is a good sign for the industry,” said Mean Sophea, undersecretary of state […]