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Local bars and restaurants have balked at a government directive that bans the sale or consumption of alcohol

An exterior view of the construction site of Makro’s wholesale retail warehouse in Phnom Penh. Photo supplied
Tue, 30 May 2017

Makro breaks ground on capital’s first wholesale retail warehouse

Makro Cambodia, the local arm of international cash-and-carry wholesaler Makro, held a groundbreaking ceremony yesterday for construction of its first outlet in the Kingdom, which is expected to launch operations in December. The 10,000-square-metre wholesale retail warehouse will be built on a 5-hectare plot in Pong Peay City, a residential and retail project under development in the capital’s Sen Sok district.
Makro Cambodia is a joint venture between Thailand-listed company Siam Makro and LYP Group.

Garment workers make clothing at a factory in Kandal province in 2013.
Mon, 29 May 2017

Training centre to help locals climb ladder at garment firms

The Garment Manufacturer Association of Cambodia (GMAC) will launch its new vocational training centre next month, providing courses aimed at upgrading the skills of Cambodian workers in a bid to replace the middle-management positions currently occupied predominantly by foreigners. The Cambodian Garment Training Institution (CGTI) was built with a $3 million loan from French development body Agence Française de Développement (AFD). Construction broke ground last September inside the Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone.

IFAD Country Programme Officer Meng Sakphouseth photographed last week at his office in Phnom Penh.
Mon, 29 May 2017

Agriculture fund aims to sow seeds of growth

The government recently launched a programme in partnership with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to help thousands of Cambodian smallholder farmers commercialise their operations.

Mon, 29 May 2017

JC Airlines pens deal for aircraft maintenace

AJW Group, an aircraft maintenance firm headquartered in Britain, has signed a multimillion-dollar five-year deal to support JC International Airlines’ fleet of Airbus aircraft.

Mon, 29 May 2017

Smart posts Q1 growth despite stiff competition

Cambodian telecom Smart Axiata retained healthy growth in the first quarter, with revenue rising 17 percent year-on-year to 318,000,000 ringgit ($74.5 million), fuelled by data monetisation and effective cost management despite aggr

Mon, 29 May 2017

Young ICT innovators awarded funds, help

Winners of the SmartStart Young Innovator Program were announced yesterday with five teams awarded funding and support to bring their technology-related business ideas to market.

A customer checks the Pi Pay application on her phone last week in Phnom Penh’s City Mall.
Mon, 29 May 2017

Pi Pay goes cashless with app

Cash may be king in Cambodia, but Pi Pay Asia is banking on rising smartphone penetration and an arsenal of digital payment solutions to help dethrone it.

Fri, 26 May 2017

Trade fair fees reduced for local garment firms

Germany-based apparel industry trade fair organiser Messe Frankfurt France signed a memorandum of understanding with the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia yesterday to offer discounted exhibitor fees to Cambodian manufac

Fri, 26 May 2017

Brains-Kite merger to meet growing demand for marketing services

Cambodian marketing companies Brains Communications and Kite Digital Solutions announced plans yesterday to merge to create a formidable local agency that caters to the Kingdom’s growing appetite for advertising and digital solution

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Opposition leader Kem Sokha speaks at a CNRP campaign rally today in Kratie province. Facebook

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