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Development Partners Say 5-Year Plan Needs Consultation

Donors, aid agencies and government officials said Thursday the country’s new five-year development plan needs more input from the government and the public, but...

Gov’t Plan Targets 5 Percent Poverty Reduction by 2005

Failing to meet targets set in its last five-year socio-economic development plan, the government has drafted a new plan to reduce Cambodia’s poverty by...

Council for Labor Issues To Be Set Up

In the first step to establish a labor court, a labor arbitration council will be created to deal with collective work issues between the...

Applicants Flock To 8 Slots for Labor Monitoring Project

Nearly 400 candidates have applied for the eight labor monitoring positions available at the International Labor Organization, according to Lejo Sibbel, ILO chief technical...

Phone Charges Slashed, But Not Enough, Businesses Say

The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications has revised phone tariffs, reducing international phone charges by 12 percent and cutting prices for land-line installation and...

Foreign Trade Bank Takes First Step Toward Privatization

The state-owned Foreign Trade Bank will move to a new location Monday, making the physical split from its parent entity, the National Bank of...

Officials Refuse To Repeal Incentives Despite Revenue Loss Need Revenue

Government and business officials Monday resisted a donor-driven proposal to repeal most of the tax incentives offered to investors, despite Cambodia’s need to increase...

Mobitel Starts Controversial Internet Link

Mobitel, Cambodia’s leading telecommunications company, has launched a wireless Internet access service, joining the market dominated by Telstra’s BigPond and the state-run CamNet. TeleSurf,...

Tax Proposal A Bad Idea, Investors Say

The government is planning to eliminate most of the tax exemptions now granted to private investors, a move that critics say will take away...

Acleda Installs New Banking Software for Better Services

Acleda Bank, which specializes in small loans to Cambodians, will soon get a new computer system that will allow the institution to expand to...

Lack of Funds Tops Business Complaints

Many small- to medium-sized Cambodian manufacturers consider corruption normal, and instead blame a lack of available operating funds and market information for hindering business,...

New Legislation Allows Better Power Regulation

Legislation signed earlier this month by King Norodom Sihan­ouk opens the way for the creation of a national regulatory body aimed at bringing Cambo­dia’s...

Provincial Electrification Required To Cut Energy Prices

Poor Cambodians living in the provinces are now paying about three times the rate charged city-dwellers for electricity, an Asian Development Bank-commissioned survey found....

Bank Names Auditors for Liquidations Closed Banks

By Yuko Maeda The National Bank of Cambo­dia has appointed independent auditors to administer and liquidate 11 recently closed banks, moving ahead the long-awaited liquidation...

Thai Group Quits Venture Running TV5

Bangkok-based Kantana Group has withdrawn from a joint venture running TV5 with the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces and another Thai company, a government official...

Official Says Samart Air-Traffic Control Contract Favorable

Cambodia has inked a deal with the Thai corporation Samart that puts the company in charge of the country’s air traffic control system for...

Gov’t Sees Potential in Export-Oriented Development Plan

A government delegation left on Tuesday for Tokyo and Gen­eva hoping to mobilize foreign donor assistance for Cambodia’s fledgling export sector and push the...

Most S’ville Squatters Can Stay, Hun Sen Says

Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered most of the families squatting on state land reserved for a free-trade zone in Siha­noukville to stay put...

S’ville Port Officials Form Relocation Plan

sihanoukville - The Port Author­ity of Sihanoukville is planning to build a brand new town in a seashore forest for thousands of squatter families...

Renovated Oil Port Opens in Sihanoukville

A new wing of Sihanoukville’s oil port will open today after a two-year, $10-million renovation and expansion of the port’s capacity to accommodate Cambodia’s...

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