A group of water experts from the Chiangsaen water monitoring station set out by boat on the Mekong River.
Cambodia has not benefited as much as it could have from its entry into the Greater Mekong Subregion six years ago, a report has found.
Mineral extraction and development experts opened three days of meetings with government officials Tuesday.
In the past five years China and Cambodia have drawn ever closer, with Beijing investing billions of dollars in the country.
The zones, first created in 2005, are designed to cluster investment in factories for garments, electronics and foods, all for export.
A multi-million-dollar World Bank land project failed to help residents in an impoverished community in Phnom Penh.
Cambodia and China on Thursday signed agreements to boost investment from China and increase agricultural exports from Cambodia.
About a third of 20 licensed companies are expected to begin mineral extraction in around 2015.
Women have less education, less capital resources and difficulty with money management.
Costs for Cambodian consumers is now $0.05 to $0.06 per minute, a jump from some of the promotional offers of newer phone companies.
The projects are designed to “bridge the gap” between emergency food aid and longer-term development.
Cambodian officials and independent analysts found themselves at odds last week on whether the country’s economy grew or shrank last ye