Cambodia’s rice production increased to six million tons in 2006,
five percent higher than 2005.
Cambodia Hotbed of Biodiversity
Foreign ecology experts have described Cambodia as a nation
rich in biodiversity due to its wealth of unique flora and
fauna and pristine ecological site.
Cambodia is a biodiversity superpower as plant and animal
species on only a single mountain in Cambodia often outnumber
all the species found in England.
Rubber Plantations to bouble
The Cambodian Ministry of Agriculture plans to double rubber
plantations. The country’s rubber plantations will reach
150,000 hectares by 2015, 50,000 hectares of which will be
industrial and the remaining 50,000 to 100,000 hectares cultivated
on a family-scale.
Rubber, an important player in the agro-industrial sector.
Cambodia ranks 16th out of the world’s 23 natural rubber
In 2006 Cambodia earned more than US$38 million by exporting
20,688 tons of dry rubber.
France To Study Business
A French delegation representing 15 large companies arrived
in Cambodia to study the Cambodian economy, business opportunities
and investment climate. The visit is important for Cambodia
because the delegation will report to other companies in France
the real condition of the Cambodian market and investment.
The 15 French companies are identified as Group Accor, Citelum,
Coface, S.A, Cie Fives Lille, Eads International, Fressinet,
Ge-malto Pte Ltd, Lafarge Cement, Orange Groupe France Telecom,
SCP Salans et Asso-Cies, Societe Generale, Solaris International,
Systra, Total Exploration et Production, Vinci Construction
During the visit, Mr. Frederic Sanchee, head of France’s
investment delegation was received by Cambodian Prime Minister
Samdech Hun Sen, who has assured the guest of the political
stability in Cambodia, which is a basic factor for investment
Sihanoukville to Develop Ties With
Sihanoukville has signed an agreement with the Estonian city
of Maardu seeking mutual investment and cooperation opportunities.
This agreement will help improve the investment and development
cooperation between the two cities.
Tourist Arrivals Went Up 20 Percent In 2006
Cambodia’s tourist arrivals went up 20 percent in 2006
from 2005. In 2005, 1.4 million tourists visited Cambodia.
During 2006, over 1.7 million tourists visited Cambodia, pumping
1.4 billion U.S. dollars into the country's economy, equivalent
to 12 percent of the Kingdom's GDP. This has been a good year
because there were no obstacles to tourism such as SARS or
The main Cambodian attraction has remained Angkor archaeological
complex in Siem Reap province, with Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville
as well as Ratanakkiri and Stung Treng provinces getting some