Except perhaps for the frantic moment when heavy winds whipped one leader’s red carpet into the air, the arrival of all the other top Asian leaders went smoothly, as regional heads arrived over the weekend for three days of summit talks.
Canadian Ambassador Stephanie Beck met Thursday with Prime Minister Hun Sen to brief him on a new Canadian economic initiative to drop tariffs and quotas to all goods—including garments—in 2003. The Canadian initiative will be offered to all of the world’s lesser-developed countries—with the exception of Burma—starting Jan 1, 2003, a Canadian Embassy official said.
Cambodia’s economy fared relatively well in 2001, set against a global economic downturn, natural disasters and a continued slide in foreign investment, a leading independent economist said Wednesday.
Government, NGO and private sector officials on Tuesday completed two days of meetings on the first draft of Cambodia’s Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper, a protocol required by the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank under their loan conditions.
Cambodian workers will have to strive to increase their productivity if the country is to compete with regional and international producers in the face of increased globalization, the finance minister said Thursday.
When Mentha Buth received an e-mail message from a job recruitment Web site in the US, he was a little excited, but also a little skeptical.
The Japanese woman who was brutally beaten in her Phnom Penh home and sent to Singapore in a comatose state for treatment has recovered slightly and returned to Japan, a senior embassy official said Thursday.
siem reap – The construction of a trans-Asean railroad should be a top priority for Asean countries, but organization and funding for it are still lacking, officials meeting in Siem Reap said Saturday.
Cambodia has enjoyed a garment sector boom that is still being discussed from here to Geneva, building from scratch a $1.2 billion industry in just five years. Nearly 200 companies have moved in, employing 180,000 people and creating an average monthly income of $12 million, according to Commerce Ministry figures.
Khun Thol is no economist. She’s a 21-year-old farm girl from Takeo who now works as an embroiderer’s assistant in a Phnom Penh garment factory. But even she knows the importance of Cambodia’s garment industry.