Insight Cambodia

Power Supply: Currently, the total power supply capacity in Phnom Penh including that of the Kirirom Hydroelectricity plant currently is around 150 megawatts. Approximately 90% of the electricity supply comes from diesel power plants. However, demand in Phnom Penh and throughout the country is growing rapidly and the current power supply cannot meet the growing demand. Power blackouts in Phnom Penh continue to occur. Currently, Cambodia is currently importing electricity from Vietnam.and Thailand to serve the provinces along the borders. According to the Cambodia Power Sector Strategy (1999-2016) developed by the Ministry of Industry, Mines, and Energy (MIME), annual electricity demand in Cambodia is projected to rise from 522GWh in 1998 to 2,634 GWh in 2016. To meet this demand, the government plans to develop $1 billion worth of hydro, gas turbine, thermal, and combined cycle base load thermal generating plants in Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville, Battambang, and other cities between 2000 and 2010.

Article: Cambodia is Building Transmission Lines

In Phnom Penh, fixed lines are mostly provided by the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MPTC). Cellular phone companies such as Cambodia Samart Communication, Mobitel, and Cambodia Shinawatra provide international roaming services.

There are currently four ISPs providing Internet services in Cambodia; Camnet, Online, TeleSurf and Camintel. In Cambodia, accessing the Internet can be done through dialup, wireless broadband, DSL and satellite broadband, or a leased line.

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Some of the internet websites in Cambodian language offer a rich information sources to those who speak the language.  To utilize these websites you will need Cambodian language text viewer software although some sites also offer English language text as well.  If you wish to view these sites fully, you will need a Cambodian language package which allows Cambodian character input.
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Phnom Penh Post (English language)  Website:

- Cambodia Daily (English language) 

- Koh Santepheap Daily (Khmer language)  

- - Cambodian News and Information


- Washington Post News on Cambodia

> Radio and Audio Broadcasts

- Voice of America - offers Khmer language audio broadcasts 

-  Voice Of Cambodia Radio International - news and music

- - Khmer language radio

> Television Stations:

- National TV (TVK) of Cambodia 

- IBC TV Cambodia (Royal Military TV Station)

- TV9 (Khmer Television 9)

- Apsara Television 11

- Phnom Penh Municipality TV-3 Station

Bayon TV 27 

- CTN (Cambodian TV Network) 

> Land:

Investors Interested in Agriculture Projects in Cambodia  Cambodia has quietly started to turn up on the agendas of major agriculture, ethanol, bio-diesel, sugar and other producers and forest plantation growers as an attractive and interesting site to locate projects.

Cambodia's Thriving Real Estate Market Enriches the Elite and Sidelines the Poor Source: International Herald Tribune, 3/2008.

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