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Japan enters Cambodian power sector

Japanese trading house Marubeni Corp is set to acquire a 20 percent share in a Cambodia-based power generation and transmission business by Malaysia’s Leader Group. This marks the first Japanese entry in the power market in the Kingdom. Marubeni will invest in Leader Infrastructure Ltd, which controls transmission line and substations outside Phnom Penh and […]

Badminton camp wraps up in Sihanoukville

The recently concluded 2014 Sar Kheng Badminton Cup in Sihanoukville featured a smaller international field than the original plan. Only Vietnamese and Cambodian teams competed in the three-day doubles held at the Ministry of Interior Hall, as Lao and Thai players withdrew due to the military coup in Bangkok. Hanoi’s Tann and Ha Ann triumphed […]

A tour to Cambodia’s pristine coast

Asia Premium Travel has launched an exotic tour to the coastline of Cambodia as its signature package. The seven-day trip begins in Phnom Penh, emphasizing the scenery and quintessential beauty of Cambodia, “balancing authenticity with the best available accommodations and service in each destination,” says Chea Win, CEO and founder of Asia Premium Travel. The […]

Ports see volume growth in Q1

Cambodia’s two biggest ports have seen steady increases in cargo volumes in the first three months of 2014, indicating stability in the country’s economy, according to port officials. Sihanoukville Autonomous Port (SAP), the biggest shipping dock in the Kingdom, received over 860,000 20-foot-long shipping containers in the January-March period, an increase of 13 percent from […]

Tourism boosts Sihanoukville real estate prices

Sihanoukville has enjoyed a boost in property prices the first quarter of 2014, supported by the increasing number of tourists year-on-year. Property outlook in Sihanoukville was optimistic in the first three months of the year compared with the same period in 2013, said Cheng Kheng, head of the Cambodian Valuers and Estate Agents Association and […]

Luxury resort gets new blueprint

A new blueprint for the long-delayed 116-hectare Snake Island (Koh Pos) resort development off the Sihanoukville coast is set to be completed by the middle of the year. Koh Pous (Cambodia) Investment Group (KPIG) has entered into a long-term strategic development with Interstate Hotels and Resorts, with the latter as the property manager of the […]

Mango packaging plant to be built in Sihanoukville

Mong Reththy Group is planning to build a $2 million mango packaging and cleaning plant to facilitate the export of Irwin mango—one of the most luxuriously priced fruits in the world. The company has already inked a MoU with a Singaporean investor to build the $2 million packaging and cleaning plant, which will likely be […]

Malaysian company to build power transmission line

Malaysia-based Pestech International Bhd will develop an $86 million power transmission line from Sihanoukville to the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh. Its subsidiary Pestech Cambodia has embarked on a joint venture with local company Alex Corporation (ACCL) to design, engineer and construct the 198-km power line, according to a March 10 filing on the Malaysian […]

Sihanoukville half marathon a huge success

The third edition of the Sihanoukville-Angkor Beer International Half Marathon proved to be a success, drawing a record 2,070 participants with nearly 300 runners from other countries. The race started at the Occheuteal Beach, one of the well-known tourist hot spots in Sihanoukville–hailed as one of the world’s most beautiful bays. Three local runners, Hem […]

Borey Kuch Asia rises in Sihanoukville

Borey Kuch Asia, an apartment and villa complex in Sihanoukville, is on course for completion in 2017, with its first and second phase already completed. According to project manager Tous Sapheoun, the first and second phases offer 38 villas, 400 apartments and a 19-floor hotel, which is still being constructed. The first phase of the […]