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Sihanoukville Port

The Cambodia's main internationl sea port of Sihanoukville, situated in the Bay of Kompong Som, is the principal and only deep-water maritime port of the Kingdom of Cambodia. Kompong Som's natural advantages include deep water inshore and a degree of natural protection from storms provided by a string of islands across the mouth of the bay. The port was built in 1959 with a total capacity of 1.2 million encompassing the old french-built wharf and adjacent new facilities. The capacity of Sihanoukville port, in its present condition, is estimated at about 950,000 tonnes per year, excluding POL which has separate facilities. This is about twice its present traffic. The port can accommodate ships of 10,000 - 15,000 tons deadweight.

Cambodia International Ports

Cambodia's official imports and exports in 1993 probably amounted to some 1.4 million tonnes. Of this volume, about 1.1 million tonnes used one of the three international ports: Sihanoukville on the Gulf of Siam (43% of the total port tonnage in 1993), Phnom Penh on the Mekong river (46%), or the provincial port of Koh Kong (11%).

Sihanoukville is the main international deep sea port. It was constructed in the 1950s and 1960s. Phnom Penh depends on access via the Mekong through the delta area of Vietnam. Koh Kong is situated near the Thai border and is used by small boats, below 500 dwt. The characteristics of each port are discussed briefly below.

The Reasons to Invest in Cambodia

The Royal Government of Cambodia (RFC) has solved many problems related to the business and investment climate in Cambodia such as the reimbursement of value-added tax for exported goods, extension of tax holidays for garment factories, requirements for bank licensing, and the extension of accommodation tax exemption for the tourism industry. It is the policy of the Royal Government to increase access to international markets by integrating the Cambodian economy into the regional and world economy; rehabilitate and develop roads, airports, ports and other infrastructure including water supply, electricity distribution and telecommunication networks; and strengthen the legal framework, institutional capacity, investment and business facilitation.

Cambodia Special Economic Zones

The Royal Government of Cambodia (RFC) recognises that Special Economic Zones (SEZs) in Cambodia are an important part of the country's economic development because they bring infrastructure, jobs, skills, enhanced productivity and not least the prospect of poverty reduction in rural areas.

Location of the SEZs are vitally important so that the benefits in terms of increased employment and poverty reduction can be shared throughout Cambodia.

It is the policy of the Royal Government to lay production foundations in regions other than Phnom Penh in order to build economic linkages between urban and rural areas.

Funan Currency


The Khmer currency in Funan period has not been defined the exact date yet. From some of researches, we we know that the ancient Khmer coins can be divided into two different eras: first era started from 1st century to 4th century and second era from 4th century to 7th century.

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