“Pub Street” area in the Cambodian tourist town of Siem Reap on Thursday, March 19, 2015. First Lady Michelle Obama is expected to make a landmark visit to the town on Friday, to become the first sitting US First Lady to visit Cambodia. (Nov Povleakhena/VOA Khmer)
The growth is due to government policies to promote local products and an effort to match neighboring Vietnam’s success with coffee.
Cambodia has a young population: about 60 percent are under the age of 30. Each year, an estimated 250,000 people are in need of a job.
Spanish outspoken environmentalist Alex Gonzalez has expressed his hope that some of those who visit Areng Valley will become activists to protect Cambodia’s remaining natural resources.
The three-day event ran last week, from Tuesday to Thursday, and included a concert, traditional Cambodian games, art shows, product fairs and dances.
More than 4,000 families across four provinces and in Phnom Penh are now dealing with the loss of land, housing or businesses, since the government began to fix its railways, in 2006.
Asean’s 10 member countries are working toward creating a regional bloc that would open up a free flow of goods and services across the region, much of it by the end of this year.
For years, Min Mink Chan never stopped dreaming of home. As he arrived in Jakarta to board a flight back to Myanmar, that dream was just hours away from becoming a reality.
Public finance reform requires four “platforms,” Heng Dyna said: budget credibility, internal control, prioritizing with budget planning and proper review of finances and performance.
Cambodian officials and business leaders will be looking for markets to export more products to Asean members.
Cambodian migrant workers working legally or illegally in neighboring Thailand and other countries in the region have remitted more than $1 billion dollars annually.
Asean countries, including Cambodia, are reforming their development and tax policies to conform with a regional norm.
Mondulkiri province, bordering Vietnam in northeastern Cambodia, is known these days as a good place to trek.
Cambodia's Foreign Minister Hor Namhong held talks with his Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi and Myanmar's Vice President U Nyan Tun.
Cambodian political officials should begin thinking about the legacy they are leaving future generations, with a new political environment following gains by the opposition in 2013, an analyst says.
Asean integration at the end of 2015 will gibe Cambodia opportunities, but it will also mean economic competition that the country must be ready for, an analyst says.
Mondulkiri province, in northeastern Cambodia, is known these days as a good place to trek, where wildlife and waterfalls make for good scenery, amid forested mountains of red clay, and where indigenous hill tribes still live a traditional way of life.
Mondulkiri province is known as a good place to trek, where wildlife and waterfalls make for good scenery, amid forested mountains of red clay, and where indigenous hill tribes still live a traditional way of life.
An estimated 800,000 Cambodian workers migrated to Thailand in search of jobs this year alone.
Sok Vanseka said Cambodia’s effective use of any future funding from the new bank would largely depend on its own political will.
Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam, meanwhile, will have until 2018 to enjoy preferred statuses, as they race to catch up to the rest of the region.
Cambodian officials said over the weekend they hope her visit will also shine a positive light on the country and encourage more visitors to come.
Cambodians say they are hopeful the visit of US First Lady Michelle Obama will make a positive difference in the educational future of their girls.
Following First Lady Michelle Obama’s three-day visit to Cambodia to promote her “Let Girl Learn” initiative, Cambodian officials say they hope for positive changes in girls’ education.
First Lady Michelle Obama is on her three-day visit in Cambodia to promote girls’ education.
Indigenous communities in Ratanakiri province say the government’s economic land concession policy is taking away their land and traditional way of life.
Cambodia’s economy is likely to continue to grow at a fast pace, but an economist says that will widen the gap between rich and poor.
Many residents in Phnom Penh interviewed this week said they were not sure what was happening with the reform.
Billionaire philanthropist keep his spot as world's richest man, a rank he has held for 16 of the past 21 years, Forbes magazine said Monday.
It has been nearly one year since Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 disappeared, becoming one of the world's biggest airline mysteries.
In June and July last year, some 200,000 Cambodian migrant workers were either expelled from Thailand or left in the wake of political unrest and a crackdown on foreign workers.
The book, Transitioning Cambodia, is ‘a historical documentation’ of contemporary change in Cambodia. Photographer Nicholas Axelrod is a founding member of Ruom, a visual journalist collective in Cambodia.
A Lao dam project on a section of the Mekong River is drawing opposition from local fishermen, international environmental groups and neighboring countries. VOA's Say Mony visited the region to investigate the concerns.
Axelrod says the building boom during the past seven years has not benefited all segments of society, especially those from poor communities often evicted from desired real estate.
Representatives from Coca-Cola and Pepsi both said in emails to VOA Khmer that they are not aware of sugar in their supply chain supplied by rights violators.
U.S. companies beat expectation in the government's latest jobs report - hiring 257 thousand workers in January. The Labor Department also raised job gains in the previous two months by an additional 150 thousand jobs. VOA Khmer's Ker Yann narrates.
The poverty line is defined as an intake of 2,200 calories of food per day, or an income of $1 per day in rural areas and $1.50 per day in urban areas.
With Prime Minister Hun Sen holding on to power for 30 years, the region will have a new leader where those who want to stay long in power can turn to for a lesson, analyst says.
Phnom Penh is one of the fastest-growing cities in Southeast Asia.
Cambodia tilts towards China and its acceptance of more and more Chinese aid helps the impoverished nation to reduce influence of international donors who had sought to push Cambodia towards more democratic form of governance.