Weekly News Roundup, Sept 20th, 2021
Property News Roundup September 20th, 2021
We’re delighted to share the weekly news highlights below.
- Tesco Lotus Supermarket mulls entering KH market
Thailand’s Tesco Lotus has expressed interest in opening its first store in Cambodia, while the company is currently looking for a plot of land in Phnom Penh to build the mall, according to the Cambodian Business Council in Thailand.
Sept 13th, 2021 | Construction Property | Link: https://bit.ly/3C4dpxt
- Cambodia requests WB to initiate EV project in Siem Reap
Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT) has requested the World Bank (WB) to help encourage the usage of electric vehicles in Siem Reap, while also asking this international body to implement three other projects to help enhance the transport infrastructure system in Cambodia.
Sept 13th, 2021 | Construction Property | Link: https://bit.ly/3z7XOLg
- China handed over Morodok Techo Stadium and signed 6 new agreements
China has officially handed over the $150 million Morodok Techo Stadium to Cambodia and signed six new agreements providing Cambodia with over $270 million more in financial assistance.
Sept 14th, 2021 | Construction Property | Link: https://bit.ly/3k3G0wF
- $1.37bn worth of imports and exports pass through SSEZ
The value of imports and exports passing through the Sihanoukville Special Economic Zone (SSEZ) reached $1.373 billion in the first eight months of 2021, an increase of 44.37 per cent year-on-year, the operator reported.
Sept 14th, 2021 | Phnom Penh Post | Link: https://bit.ly/2Xf4WsI
- Ford Motor assembly plant set for Pursat
A new US$21 million Ford Motor Cambodia assembly plant is set to open in Pursat province soon, as the relevant government bodies and the investment firm have already reached an agreement.
Sept 15th, 2021 | Construction Property | https://bit.ly/3EmhrDw
- Huawei Cloud becomes KH’s first authorized cloud service provider
Huawei Cambodia obtained the “Consulting and Technical Service Certification License” officially authorized by the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications of Cambodia, becoming the first and only authorized cloud service provider in Cambodia.
Sept 15th, 2021 | Khmer Times | https://bit.ly/398AhiY
- Koh Norea 48% complete
Construction of the main infrastructure for the US$2.5-billion Koh Norea development project remains on track despite the pandemic, as of September 2021, reaching an average of 48% competition.
Sept 16th, 2021 | Construction Property | https://bit.ly/2Xy7r9n
- Two major bridges connecting to Koh Norea 14% complete
Construction of two major bridge projects, one of which connects Koh Pich city to Koh Norea and another connecting Koh Norea to NR1, on average are over 14.7% complete as of September, according to Koh Norea Project Manager Men Poly.
Sept 16th, 2021 | Construction Property | https://bit.ly/3kc674H
- Nearly 2,000 schools reopen nationwide
After more than seven months, nearly 2,000 schools across the Kingdom opened their gates again for students after having been shuttered to stem the spread of COVID-19.
Sept 16th, 2021 | Khmer Times | https://bit.ly/3CeD1I2
- New Phnom Penh Airport 25% complete
The new Phnom Penh Airport is about 25 percent complete, while the team has been speeding up the construction without any obstacles, despite the context of COVID-19 and flooding.
Sept 17th, 2021 | Khmer Times | https://bit.ly/3AhV3sn