February 9, 2012

Cambodia receives 24.68 bln USD foreign investment in 17 years


PHNOM PENH, Feb. 8 -- Cambodia attracted foreign investment of about 24.68 billion U.S. dollars in the last 17 years, according to the Council of Development of Cambodia (CDC) on Wednesday.

The report showed that from 1994 to 2011, China was the largest investor with 8.91 billion U.S. dollars, followed by South Korea ( 4.04 billion U.S. dollars) and Malaysia (2.61 billion U.S. dollars) .

The United Kingdom and the United States stood fourth and fifth with 2.39 billion U.S. dollars and 1.28 billion U.S. dollars respectively.

In addition, Vietnam and Thailand ranked sixth and eighth with 1.2 billion U.S. dollars and 746 million U.S. dollars respectively.

Japan, one of Cambodia's key donors, stood at number 14 in terms of investment with the capital injection of 154 million U.S. dollars into Cambodia in the last 17 years.

The sectors foreign investment were attracted are garment, manufacturing, agriculture, tourism, energy, mining, real estate, transport and telecommunication.

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