Sen. Don Benton, from Washington state, told VOA Khmer that Cambodia has many business opportunities, compared to other Asean countries.
Forestry activists say at least 55,000 tons of luxury wood has been sent from Cambodia to China this year alone.
Major brands who source from Cambodia have meanwhile begun to push for fair conditions and wages for factory labor.
John Kerry speech marked the 30th anniversary of the US-Asean Business Council and comes as Asean is moving toward economic integration in 2015.
More than 1,000 people marched on the National Assembly on Monday, many of them displaced from land disputes, to mark World Habitat Day.
Workers have begun midday strikes in support of a wage increase to $177 per month, an amount factories have said they cannot afford.
Cambodian Foreign Minister Hor Namhong is slated to deliver a speech to the UN’s General Assembly on Monday in New York.
A general view of daily activities of residents at Phnom Penh's White Building on Friday, September 5, 2014. (Nov Povleakhena/VOA Khmer)
The unions want a raise for workers to $177 per month, to keep up with the higher costs of living in Cambodia.
A general view of Phnom Penh's White Building, known locally as the "Building" and its residents on Friday, September 5, 2014. (Nov Povleakhena/VOA Khmer)
Protesting workers say they need around $177 a month as a minimum wage to keep up with the increased cost of living in Cambodia.
With more than 7,000 affiliated offices in 75 countries, Century 21 offers training on real estate to more than 38,000 real estate agents worldwide, according to the company.
A new program by Conservation International has given people new methods for fishing—and saving money. VOA Khmer's Men Kimseng interviews John Martin, producer of the CI's visual story telling unit, who filmed Ros Sophy and her family on his recent visit to Cambodia.
A senior US diplomat says the US will continue to have discussions with claimants in the South China Sea dispute.
Representatives from the government, civil society, private sector and other stakeholders gathered in the forum about sustainable development in Cambodia, organized by the Enrich Institute. The forum was held at the Cambodia-Japan Cooperation Center with the financial support from the the Asia Foundation, the Voice of America and others. (Photo: Nov Povleakhena/VOA Khmer )
Representatives from the government, civil society, private sector and other stakeholders gathered in the forum to discuss issues facing Cambodian development.
The country’s GDP could rise by 19.9 percent by 2025, according to the report, published by the International Labor Organization and the Asian Development Bank.
Chevron has had those shares for 12 years, but failed to reach a deal with the government over extraction.
The National Human Rights Commission of Thailand recently investigated allegations that villagers were forced from their homes to make way for three plantations companies.
All nine were arrested Saturday and accused of trafficking organs from the Preah Ket Mealea Military Hospital.
Before the Cambodian Rice Federation was created, 84 companies and three associations were in operation for the collection, production and export of rice.
សិប្បកម្មជាងទងប្រពៃណីខ្មែរស្ទើរតែសាបសូន្យក្នុងរបបខ្មែរក្រហមនៅចុងទសវត្សរ៍១៩៧០ តែសព្វថ្ងៃនេះ សិប្បកម្មនេះមានជីវិតរស់រវើកឡើងវិញ។
លោក John Kerry រដ្ឋមន្ត្រីការបរទេសស.រ.អា.និងរដ្ឋមន្ត្រីក្រសួងការពារជាតិ Chuck Hagel បានធ្វើដំណើរទៅក្រុងប៉េកាំង។
The ban, instituted in early 2013, has hurt potential fish exports to a potentially lucrative trade partner.
Cambodian Commerce Minister Sun Chanthol has concluded a trade mission to the United States during which he emphasized his government's willingness to make "deep" reforms to improve its investment climate. VOA's Sophat Soeung spoke with the minister and has this report.
Cambodian Commerce Minister Sun Chanthol last week concluded a trade mission in the United States, by emphasizing his government’s willingness to make “deep” reforms, including serious anti-corruption efforts, to improve its investment climate.
Fish are the main source of protein for many Cambodians, who consume about 63 kilograms of fish per year.
Cambodian Commerce Minister Sun Chanthol has concluded a trade mission to the United States during which he emphasized his government’s willingness to make “deep” reforms to improve its investment climate. VOA's Sophat Soeung spoke with the minister and has this report.
Cambodian Commerce Minister Sun Chanthol concluded a trade mission in the United States this week, emphasizing his government’s willingness to make “deep” reforms to improve its investment climate.
Minister Sun Chanthol admitted that the new-found political will is due to last year’s general election.
Conservation International has given people new methods for fishing—and saving money.
The number of Cambodians fleeing Thailand has soared to more than 200,000 and while Phnom Penh accuses Thailand's new military rulers of sparking the flight of migrant workers the junta says it is not cracking down on illegal immigrants. (AFP)
The regional bloc wants to integrate into a economic unit, where workers and goods can move freely within the borders of its 10 nation states.
Conservation International, an environmental organization, has recently finished a film titled “Field Chronicles Tonle Sap: Securing Food for Millions.”
A new World Bank report says Cambodia’s labor force lacks the skills to advance the country’s economy, even as an increasing number of young people enter the labor market.
Cambodians working in Thailand continued to flee the country on Wednesday in a chaotic exodus that appears to be driven by fears of a crackdown on illegal foreign laborers by the military junta that seized power in Thailand last month. (Reuters)
Officials said Tuesday that nearly 200,000 Cambodians have fled Thailand or been forcibly removed by Thai security forces in the wake of a May 22 coup there.
An estimated 440,000 Cambodians were working in Thailand, many of them illegally, according to government statistics.
Real estate investment in the first quarter of this year was $1.4 billion, according to Land Management figures.
Villagers in Cambodia's Prey Lang forest say illegal logging has been on the rise on their area, but they are powerless to prevent the deforestation that threatens their way of life.