Here we review the state of Cambodia’s infrastructure and utilities: transport, power, and natural resources.
Due consideration should be given to the availability of services when planning the location for business activities in the Kingdom of Cambodia.
As a developing country the Cambodian government is investing heavily in infrastructure, often partnering with other countries (China, Japan, South Korea, and the European Union) and international aid to fund major projects.
The China-backed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has also contributed to the development of transport infrastructure, hydropower plants, airports, and ports in Cambodia.
With electrical power lines resembling airborne spaghetti and road intersections that have in the past resembled a demolition derby, it’s a reasonable assessment to say that Cambodia still has a bit of work to do on improving its infrastructure and utility setup but the rate of development is fast.
Staying abreast of the ongoing developments in this sector can be critical for people doing business in Cambodia, particularly when any shortcomings have the potential to affect your bottom line.
In 2019, the Council of Ministers approved a public investment programme that will see the government and its development partners spend $14.4 billion in more than 600 projects until 2022.
These business-critical services are key and we provide a snapshot of the Kingdom’s infrastructure and utilities.
Updated April 2020