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An employee gathers salt crystals at a salt farm in Kep province in 2014.

Heavy rains washing out local salt industry in Kep, Kampot

Publication date 19 March 2018 | 07:08 | ICT

Cambodia’s salt producers are suffering from a catastrophic harvest season that is likely to deplete their reserves and threaten the industry’s future prospects, according to leaders of the country’s largest salt federation.



  • Medical students learn to operate at the University of Health Science in Phnom Penh last year.

    Hun Sen promises more money for science research

    Publication date 15 March 2018 | 11:53 | ICT

    While mentions of robots, nuclear reactors and artificial intelligence appeared in presentations during a technology conference in Phnom Penh on Thursday, speakers agreed that the Kingdom has been slow to adopt these technologies du

  • A woman collects cassava in Kratie’s Snuol district in 2012.

    Plans take root for cassava processor

    Publication date 15 March 2018 | 07:19 | ICT

    A Chinese-based investment firm has announced plans to begin construction on the first of 10 cassava processing plants next month, with a total planned investment of $150 million, according to Agriculture Minister Veng Sokhon.

  • The future of cashless systems in a cash-based economy

    Publication date 15 March 2018 | 06:47 | ICT

    In a country where most people are paid in cash and the majority of businesses are cash-only, cashless payment platforms can appear out of place.

  • Models stand beside Grab cars in Phnom Penh during the ride-hailing firm’s launch in December. AFP

    Grab setting wheels in motion for victory in ride-hailing fight

    Publication date 14 March 2018 | 10:03 | ICT

    Following reports that Uber plans to sell some of its Southeast Asia assets to Grab, the strategies and experiences of the two ride-hailing applications in Cambodia reveal differences in the pairs’ approaches to new markets.

  • Workers construct a section of the road on the southern outskirts of Phnom Penh in 2014.

    Green funding will be first for Kingdom: ADB

    Publication date 14 March 2018 | 10:14 | ICT

    The Asian Development Bank’s recent announcement of $40 million in funding for Cambodia marks the first funds from the Green Climate Fund that were earmarked for the Kingdom, according to ADB officials.

  • A worker irons clothing at a factory in Phnom Penh in June 2013.

    Discrepancy among ministries over garment data

    Publication date 14 March 2018 | 10:48 | ICT

    Annual reports from two ministries released on Monday appear to show significantly different numbers of factories, enterprises and garment factory workers in Cambodia last year, and officials at the two ministries contacted yesterda

  • Marriot collaborating on five-star hotel in Sihanoukville

    Publication date 14 March 2018 | 10:16 | ICT

    Hotel giant Marriot International will partner with local firm Grand Lion Group to build a 388-room, five-star hotel in the coastal town of Sihanoukville, according to a press release from the company.

  • Workers at SC Wado factory assemble electronic products in the border town of Poipet in 2013. Photo supplied

    Kingdom’s list of certifications grows to 868

    Publication date 13 March 2018 | 07:39 | ICT

    The Institute of Standards of Cambodia developed 63 new standards last year, bringing the total number of certifications available from the government to 868, though one industry representative said the system still needed improveme

  • The offices of the Cambodian Stock Exchange (CSX) in Phnom Penh.

    CSX aims to boost awareness with deal

    Publication date 13 March 2018 | 07:37 | ICT

    The Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX) signed a partnership agreement with a business development company on Monday in an attempt to increase awareness about the country’s stock market among entrepreneurs.

  • Garment workers sew items of apparel at a factory in Phnom Penh in 2014.

    Early data show decline in garment sector growth

    Publication date 13 March 2018 | 06:56 | ICT

    The labour minister said on Monday that Cambodia’s garment sector grew by 4 percent last year to reach $7.6 billion, which would mark a slowdown in the growth rate compared to previous years.