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Web Report:  Revisiting Cambodia: Opportunity, Stability, and Accessibility

Executive Summary

The Cambodia Investment Mission to Japan, led by H.E. Mr. Sun Chantol, Deputy Prime Minister and organized by the ASEAN-Japan Centre (AJC) in collaboration with the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) and the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), aimed to strengthen bilateral economic ties. Through targeted meetings, company visits, and investment consultations, the mission emphasized Cambodia’s stability, accessibility, and innovative solutions, showcasing Cambodia as a destination ripe with opportunities.
Key outcomes included effectively promoting Cambodia’s competitive advantages to numerous business strategic partners and communities in Japan, and fostering collaborations across pivotal sectors in Cambodia. AJC remains committed to supporting Cambodia’s economic growth and invites businesses to explore investment opportunities in the country.

Spotlight on the Japan-Cambodia Investment Forum: Digital Economy and Green Supply Chain

The highlight of the endeavor was the “Japan-Cambodia Investment Forum: Digital Economy and Green Supply Chain,” held on May 8th, 2024, at the United Nations University in Tokyo, Japan. H.E. Mr. Sun Chantol, Deputy Prime Minister, alongside esteemed speakers from Cambodia, emphasized Cambodia’s progress in fostering a pro-business environment, highlighting the transformative impacts of Stability, Accessibility, and Innovative Solutions on investment dynamics.

H.E. Mr. SUN CHANTHOL, Deputy Prime Minister, delivering a Keynote Speech.

Peace and Stability: Foundations of Progress

DPM Sun Chanthol’s message showcased Cambodia’s image, leveraging its political and macroeconomic stability to attract potential investors. Paired with robust economic growth, investments in healthcare and education have nurtured a skilled workforce ready to drive productivity for decades, with a burgeoning population poised to sustain a productive workforce for generations.

Accessibility: Gateway to Opportunities

Situated at the heart of the Greater Mekong sub-region, Cambodia’s strategic location offers seamless connectivity to ASEAN, China, and Europe, providing access to over 250 million consumers across neighboring countries. Cambodia’s emphasis on strategic infrastructure developments, including logistics corridors and special economic zones, enhances its position as a prime investment hub, offering lucrative opportunities for collaboration.

The National Logistics Master Plan details several priority projects that have garnered substantial support from both government and local businesses, offering Japanese firms with expertise in infrastructure development and logistics services a lucrative opportunity to participate in these initiatives.(National Master Plan

Innovative Solutions: Empowering Investors, Driving Growth

Through groundbreaking tax reforms, investment law liberalization, and digital governance, Cambodia has resolved existing challenges while facilitating efficient, transparent business transactions. Comprehensive facilitation and aftercare services, coupled with tailored incentives, underscore Cambodia’s commitment to attracting diverse investments.

Mr. Suon Sophal, Deputy Secretary General of Cambodia Investment Board,
discussed the New Investment Law during the “Information about Cambodia” session.
Mr. Marisa Haruta, Chief Representative of JETRO Phnom Penh,
moderating the Panel Discussion with start-up companies for “Cambodia’s New Potential in New Fields.”

Conclusion and Future Directions

AJC remains dedicated to supporting Cambodia’s economic resurgence, leveraging Japan’s expertise in logistics, digital innovation, and high-technology sectors. As a committed partner, we are poised to promote Cambodia’s strides towards national development and enhance the well-being of its citizens.

Call to Action

In his closing, H.E. Chanthol expressed “We want your investment to be successful because Your success is Our success.”
“We invite businesses and investors to explore the myriad opportunities Cambodia offers, guided by our dedicated support and the promising prospects highlighted during this mission. Join us in shaping a prosperous future that harnesses Cambodia’s strategic assets and innovative policies. Let’s unlock Cambodia’s potential together. ” he added.

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