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Government Organizations and Agencies

The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC)


The Council for the Development of Cambodia was established in 1994 and is comprised of the Cambodian Investment Board (CIB) and the Cambodian Rehabilitation and Development Board (CRDB). One of its core responsibilities is to promote and facilitate foreign and domestic investment. CDC is the highest authority on investment and is chaired by the Prime Minister. Other senior ministers also sit on the Council.
CIB is designed to be a one-stop private investment service centre, while CRDB deals with infrastructure planning and all public sector projects. CRDB is also responsible for liaison with aid organizations and non-government organizations (NGOs).

Contact address:
Government Palace, Sisowath Quay
Wat Phnom, Phnom Penh
Tel: (855-23) 981-154, 981-156
Fax: (855-23) 428-426, 428-953-4
Email: CDC.CIB@bigpond.com.kh 
 
Contact information for other key government agencies is as follows:

Ministry of Economy and Finance
Street 92, Sangkat Wat Phnom
Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh
Tel/fax: (855-23) 277-798
Ministry of Commerce
No 20 A-B, Preah Norodom Blvd
Phnom Penh
Tel: (855-23) 427-358
Fax: (855-23) 426-396
Ministry of Industry, Mines, and Energy
45 Preah Norodom Blvd
Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh
Tel/fax: (855-23) 428-263
Ministry of Tourism
No.3, Preah Monivong Blvd
Phnom Penh
Tel: 855 426107/427130

Chambers of Commerce and Other Business Associations

 

Phnom Penh Chamber of Commerce

The Phnom Penh Chamber of Commerce was established in July 1995 as a public institution under the provisions of the Law on Chamber of Commerce.
The mission of the Phnom Penh Chamber of Commerce is to protect the rights and interests of its members and develop the business environment through three specific actions:
·  Support the business community: assistance in establishing new ventures, legal and fiscal advice, information on external markets and partnership opportunities, arbitration of commercial disputes
·  Advise the government and local authorities in the area of economic and commercial legislation and regulation
·  Promote capacity building for the corporate management and training of business staff 

Contact address:
Phnom Penh Chamber of Commerce
Villa No. 22, Kramuonsar St.
Sangkat Phsar Thmei II
Daun Penh District, Phnom Penh
Tel: (855-23) 212-265
Fax: (855-23) 212-270

 
International Business Club


The International Business Club (IBC) is the largest business association in Cambodia. IBC was founded in 1993 in recognition of the need for discussion among international investors. Its main objective is to foster a closer relationship among the Cambodian Government, the business community, and international organizations to ensure that sound economic policies and laws encouraging foreign investment are implemented.
Its members invest an estimated US$400 million in the economy and employ nearly 4,000 people. Its membership currently consists of 33 international companies.

Contact address:
P.O. Box 2323
Phnom Penh
Tel: (855-12) 800-422
Fax: (855-23) 430-171
E-mail: 012800422@mobitel.com.kh 
      www.bigpond.com/kh/ibc
 

Law, Accounting and Consulting Firms

 

Law firms

 
Tilleke & Gibbins & Associates Ltd
No 56 Samdech Sothearos Boulevard
Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh
Tel: (855-23) 362-670, 725-153
Fax: (855-23) 362-671
TGA@bigpond.com.kh
Dirksen, Flipse, Doran & Le
45 Suramit Boulevard
Phnom Penh
Tel: (855-23) 428-726
Fax: (855-23) 428-227
Cambodia International Law Firm
21 BEO, Street 178
Phnom Penh
Tel: (855-23) 212-966
Fax: (855-23) 219-077
cilf@bigpond.com.kh
Phnom Penh International Law Group
No. 142, Street 51, 
Street Corner 302
Phnom Penh
Tel: (855-23) 219-128
Fax: (855-23) 219-228

Accounting firms

 
PriceWaterhouseCoopers
No. 41 Norodom St.
Phnom Penh
Tel: (855-23) 218-086
Fax: (855-23) 211-594
KPMG
No. 312E, Monivong (St. 93)
Phnom Penh
Tel: (855-23) 216-899
Fax: (855-23) 428-279
kpmg@bigpond.com.kh
KAK and Associes
No. 74B, Street 360
Phnom Penh
Tel: (855-23) 218-994
Fax: (855-23) 218-993
kakcpa@worldmail.com.kh
Kimari Nitha
No. 12 Senei Vanna Vaut Oum (St. 254)
Phnom Penh
Tel: (855-23) 211-438
Fax: (855-23) 362-580
kimari@bigpond.com.kh

Consulting firms

 
IMIC
216 Norodom Blvd.
Phnom Penh
PO Box 629 PHN1
Tel: (855-23) 721-755, 362-392
Fax: (855-23) 721-756
imic@bigpond.com.kh
PriceWaterhouseCoopers
No. 41 Norodom St.
Phnom Penh
Tel: (855-23) 218-086
Fax: (855-23) 211-594
Kimari Nitha
No. 12 Senei Vanna Vaut Oum (St. 254)
Phnom Penh
Tel: (855-23) 211-438
Fax: (855-23) 362-580
kimari@bigpond.com.kh
KPMG
No. 312E, Monivong (St. 93)
Phnom Penh
Tel: (855-23) 216-899
Fax: (855-23) 428-279
kpmg@bigpond.com.kh
Seng Business Consultant
Phnom Penh
Tel: (855-12) 853-754
Fax: (855-23) 216-654
Tilleke and Gibbins and Associates
No. 56 Sothearos (St. 3)
Phnom Penh
Tel: (855-23) 362-670, 210-225
Fax: (855-23) 362-671
TGA@bigpond.com.kh

Financial Institutions

The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) is Cambodia’s central bank. It is responsible for supervising and regulating all the financial institutions in Cambodia. It is also responsible for managing money transactions, credit, domestic, international settlements and foreign exchange.
The commercial banking sector is undergoing major changes. In 1999 the National Assembly passed strict new laws boosting the minimum capital requirements for commercial banks in an effort to strengthen the country's financial sector. The minimum capital requirements were raised from US$5 million to US$13 million. Although the new laws intended to shore up the financial sector, one result is that several commercial banks have shut down because of their inability or unwillingness to meet the higher capital requirements.
Eleven banks have already been closed down since the new legislation took effect. Fifteen additional banks have until the end of 2001 to increase their capital to US$13 million, and because of the high requirements, further consolidation of the sector is likely to occur.
Of the 30 previous commercial banks, only four have had their licenses renewed as of December 2000: May Bank, Cambodia Public Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, and First Commercial Bank. Before the reform of the financial sector, Cambodia's banking industry had a mix of state-owned banks, joint ventures, private domestic banks, and wholly foreignowned banks.
Below is the contact information of 30 commercial banks in operation before the capital requirement was raised. However, because of the ongoing consolidation of the financial sector, some of the information in this chart will not be valid.

Agriculture & Commercial Bank of Cambodia
No. 49, 214 Samdach Pann St.
Bangkok Bank Ltd
(Phnom Penh Branch)
No. 26, Norodom
Boulevard
Tel: (855-23) 725-398
Fax: 426-593
The Bank of National Wealth
Cambodia Ltd.
No. 15, Street 214
Cambodia Asia Bank Ltd.
No. 252, Monivong Boulevard
Tel: (855-23) 363-111
Fax: 426-628
Cambodia Commercial
Bank
No. 6, Monivong
Boulevard
Cambodia Development
Bank
No. 26, Monivong Boulevard
Cambodia Farmers Bank Ltd.
No. 4, Kampuchea Vietnam Rd
CambodiaInternational
Bank Ltd.
No. 21, Road 12 107
Cambodia Mekong Bank
No.1, Kramuon Sar
Tel: (855-23) 217-112
Fax: 217-122
Cambodia Public Bank
No. 23, Street 114
Tel: (855-23) 723-664
Fax: 426-068
Canadia Bank Ltd.
No. 265, Ang Duong
Tel: (855-23) 215-284
Fax: 427-064
Chansavanwonk Bank Ltd.
No. 145a, Street 154
Tel: (855-23) 982-456
Fax: 427-464
Credit Agricole Indosuez
(Phnom Penh Branch)
No. 70, Nordom Boulevard
Tel: (855-23) 428-112
Fax: 214-481
Emperor International
Bank
No. 230-232 Monivong
Tel: (855-23) 428-585
Fax: 426-417
First Commercial Bank
No. 263, Ang Duong
Tel: (855-23) 210-026
Fax: 210-029
First Overseas Bank Ltd. 
No.20FE-Eo, 
Kramoun Sar
Tel:(855-23) 213-023
Fax: 427-439
Foreign Trade Bank
No. 24, Norodom
Boulevard
Tel: (855-23) 723-866
Fax: 426-108
Global Commercial Bank Ltd.
No. 337, Monivong Street
Tel: (855-23) 364-258
Fax: 426-612
Great International Bank Ltd.
No. 320 A-B, Monivong
Tel: (855-23) 427-282
Fax: 427-878
Krung Thai Branch Ltd
No 149, Street 215
Tel/Fax:(855-23) 366-005
Maybank Phnom Penh Branch
No. 2, Norodom Boulevard
Tel: (855-23) 217-590
Fax: 217-594
Municipal Bank
No. 18, Ang Eng Street
Pacific Commercial Bank Ltd.
No. 175, Mao Tse Toung
Tel/Fax: (855-23) 982-909
Phnom Penh City Bank Ltd
No. 101, Norodom
Tel/Fax: (855-23) 362-885
Royal Cambodia Bank
No. 94, Norodom Blvd
Siam City Bank 
(Phnom Penh Branch)
No 79, Kamupuchea
Vietnam Street
Singapore Banking
Corporation
No 68, Street 214
Tel: (855-23) 427-555
Fax: 427-277
Standard Chartered Bank
No. 95A, Norodom Blvd
Tel: (855-23) 212-726
Fax: 216-687
Thai Farmers Bank
(Phnom Penh Branch)
No. 335, Monivong
Tel: (855-23) 426-536
Fax: 426-548
Union Commercial Bank
Ltd.
No. 61, Street 130
Tel: (855-23) 427-995
Fax: 427-997

Transportation

 

Road network

There are over 3,200 kilometres of national roads, 31,000 kilometres of provincial roads and about 28,000 kilometres of tertiary roads in Cambodia. Only 7.5 percent of the roads were paved as of 1998. The main road network links Phnom Penh, the capital, with the provincial capitals.

Air transport

Cambodia has eleven airports throughout the country, including two international airports in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. The domestic airports are located in Siem Reap, Krong Preah Sihanouk, Kampong Chhnang, Koh Kong, Battambang, Rattana Kiri, Stung Treng, Mondol Kiri, Preah Vihear, and Kratie.

Railways

Cambodia has two main railway lines at present. The first line runs from Phnom Penh to Battambang to Sisophon. The second line runs from Phnom Penh to Kampot to the port at Sihanoukville.

Communications

The capital, Phnom Penh, has most of the telecommunication network facilities. The telecommunications system is comprised of a mixture of wireless systems, cellular mobile systems, old local networks and a few (1,500) newly installed IDD lines.
In 1997-98, there were an estimated 23,000 telephone subscribers, of whom 6,500 were cable landlines and the rest made up largely of mobile telephone subscribers.

Other Infrastructure

 

International ports

Sihanoukville port on the southwest coast is the principal and only deep-water maritime port in Cambodia. It can accommodate ships of 10,000-15,000 tons deadweight. There are two other important ports in Phnom Penh and Koh Kong. Phnom Penh port, a traditional river port, is accessible to vessels from South China through Viet Nam. Koh Kong port is made up of three smaller ports and acts as a docking bay for vessels from Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand entering Cambodia.
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