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E-Business Workshop in Cambodia

Are you young startups or entrepreneurs who are interested in doing digital business in Cambodia?

Cambodia is still a beginning in term of online content - which is the global trend now - it means that there are many opportunities for young startups and entrepreneurs. Come and listen to the first-ever event “E-Business Workshop”, an English-speaking conference in Cambodia, which will be held on March 26, 2016, at 2.00pm at Emerald Hub, to meet a few key online Cambodian players who will share their experiences.
Electronic business, or e-business, is the application of information and communication technologies (ICT) in support of all the activities of business. ~ Wikipedia

SEE ALSO: The First Annual Innovation & Technology Festival

Meet the Speakers:
The speakers are major players of the Cambodian economy, and will share with you their business magic recipes:

  • Mr. Chy Sila, CEO of Sabay Digital Corporation: “How to build a 2M fans Facebook page and monetize it”
  • Mr. Niek Van Veen, CMO Cellcard: “How the telco industry is booming through online marketing”
  • Mr. Chum Borey, Founder of LM Hospitality: “How to turn online the Cambodian successful tourism and hospitality sector”
  • Mr. Valentin Vermersch, Country Manager of Kaymu: “The key pillars the #1 online shopping mall in 25 emerging countries”
  • Mr. Sopheakmonkol Sok, Co-founder & CEO of Codingate: “How the design and developing agencies are boosting e-business in Phnom Penh”

Interested in the workshop? Get your free ticket here.

The First E-Business Workshop in Cambodia

1st Annual Innovation & Technology Festival in Cambodia 2016

Are you interested in something that is innovative or technology related, and you want to make a change in society using technology? If you say 'yes', here is a chance where you can learn from Inno-Tech Festival Cambodia 2016.

What is Inno-Tech Festival?
Inno-Tech Festival Cambodia 2016 is the 1st annual event to celebrate and showcase social innovations and technology made in Cambodia.

This festival is open for all and will be held over two days from March 18 to 19, 2016 at the Institute of Technology of Cambodia. There will be 50 exhibition booths from  organizations showcase recent and ongoing innovative solutions from Cambodian NGOs, businesses, and government agencies representing the best of innovations for Cambodia.

What the Event Benefits You?
#1 Watch people building innovation: Young professionals, students, and experts participate in INNO TECH-a-THON, collaborating in teams to develop practical solutions for real problems in Cambodia.

#2 Learn about issues, challenges and cutting edge innovations: Open workshop & roundtable discussions on a wide range of topics including lessons learned, reports from innovations tried in the field, using open data, internet security, the technology uses on specific topics, etc.

#3 Meet new people: Connection Cafe is a space for meeting people from different backgrounds and interests, but with the same passion for change and innovations.

You Need to Know the Programs (in Brief)?

Day 1: Friday, 18th March 2016
#Opening Ceremony (8:30 AM  - 9:30 AM @ITC Conference Room) remarks by:

  • Official Opening Speech by H.E Minister Prak Sokhonn Minister of Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications
  • Mr. SOEUNG Saroeun, Executive Director, CCC-Cooperation Committee for Cambodia
  • Mr. Laszlo Barta, Chief Commercial Officer, CellCard
  • Mr. Pring Sina, Representative of Managing Director of ONLINE
  • Mr. Sok Puthyvuth, Chairman of ICT Federation
  • Ms. Julie Chung, Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. at the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh

SEE ALSO: Startup Weekend Phnom Penh 2016

#Keynotes (9:25 am – 12:05 pm):

  • “The iLab: Users and Technology Tools in Action” by Ms. Channe Suy Lan, Regional Lead for InSTEDD iLab Southeast Asia
  • “Social Innovation in Cambodia” by Mr. Alberto Cremonesi, Founder of ImpactHub Phnom Penh and Social Enterprise Cambodia
  • “UNICEF Innovation” by Mr. Nelson Rodrigues, Consultant at UNICEF Cambodia
  • A short Skype conversation with Ms. Kounila Keo, a leading Cambodian citizen journalist and blogger, in Singapore
  • “Mekong Business Initiative for Innovation and Entrepreneurship” by Mr. Sak Sambath, Cambodia Country Manager of Mekong Business Initiative (MBI) Funded by Asian Development Bank and Government of Australia
  • “Digital Content and Media Trend in Cambodia” by Mr. Chy Sila, CEO, Sabay Digital Corporation
  • “E-Business in Cambodia to Empower Young Entrepreneurs” by Mr. Valentin Vermesch, Country Director of Kaymu and French Tech Ambassador
  • “Crowdfunding in Cambodia” by Mr. Cedric Jancloes, TosFund

#Exhibition (8:00AM – 5:00PM)
#Open Workshop (12:00PM - 4:15PM)

  • 9:45 AM – 10:00 AM: Competition Opening, going over the rules & judging criteria
  • 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM: Teams start discussing ideas and work on the solutions to create prototypes.
  • 1:30 PM: Updates from the teams.

Day 2: Saturday, 19th March 2016
#Exhibition (8:00AM – 5:00PM)
#Open Workshop (9:00AM - 3:15PM)

  • 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM: Teams Working on their prototypes
  • 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Coaches help teams one-on-one
  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Final presentation
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Judging and Awards, Closing Remark by Judge

For more information about this event, please check out the Facebook page and website of InnoTech Festival Cambodia.

The First Annual Innovation & Technology Festival [Cambodia]

Online Business Registration in Cambodia

Starting on January 4, 2016, every businessman and trade companies that have established their headquarters, branches, representative offices, affiliates or agents based in the Kingdom of Cambodia are obligated to register their businesses through the Ministry of Commerce’s automated business registration system from anywhere via this website:

The Commerce Ministry also announced to all 42,000 companies that currently registered to do business in Cambodia would be required to re-register online before March 31 or pay a fine.

What is the ease of doing business rank in Cambodia?
The World Bank currently ranks Cambodia 180 out of 189 countries on the ease of starting a business, and estimated in its most recent Doing Business 2016 report that it takes an average of three to four weeks to register a company with the government.
The new system as a way to make Cambodia more attractive to investors, eliminating face-to-face interactions between government officials and businesspeople and reducing the role of the brokers who previously guided applicants through the complex registration process. I am confident that Cambodia would be able to significantly improve on that score with its revamped registration process, which now takes only about an hour. It can allow a company to be created at any place with Internet, and the registrants can print the documents themselves, Commerce Minister Sun Chanthol said on The Cambodia Daily.
Fee via this online registraion?
It costs 1,720,000 riel (about $430) which companies can pay via ACLEDA bank's online payment or the online payment couldn’t function properly, customers are still able to pay the public service fee at ACELEDA BANK, CANADIA BANK, and FOREIGN TRADE BANK. Find more about the Business Registration Fee here.

SEE ALSO: Inflation rate in Cambodia 2020

How to use the system?
You can follow this video instruction below for online registration (Khmer language):

Watch the instruction in English version below:

Are you still unclear about this new system?  For more information, please contact Business Registration Department of Ministry of Commerce located at Lot 19-61, MOC Road (113B Road), turn in from Russian Blvd, Phum Teuk Thla, Sangkat Teuk Thla, Khan Sen Sok, Phnom Penh, Kingdom of Cambodia (see on Google Maps) or call to 023 866 050.

SEE ALSO: Intellectual Property in Cambodia

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How to Register Your Business Online in Cambodia

GoGoCambodia Campaign
Phnom Penh: A new campaign called GoGoCambodia was announced to start implementing on the afternoon of 02 January 2016 at AEON Mall with the presence of a group of youth, successful entrepreneurs, national championships, popular football players and celebrities, and hundreds of others.
GoGoCambodia is a national campaign, initiated by a group of youth members of You & I, aiming to mobilize Cambodian pride in various sectors from education to national defense, and translate the will to a platform whereby every single Cambodian can show his/her individual pride as a Cambodian and a Cambodia’s pride at large to the international community.

SEE ALSO: Cambodia Book Fair 2015

GoGoCambodia adopts the perspective that if anyone could accomplish a task which is useful for developing and promoting national pride, others may also do well. The campaign urges all Cambodian next generations believe that the country is the best choice for their future.

Check out this video below!

ដល់ពេលដែលយើងម្នាក់ៗ ប្រាប់ទៅកាន់ពិភពលោកទាំងមូលថា "យើងមានមោទនភាពជាខ្មែរ"#GoGoCambodiaអរគុណចំពោះម្ចាស់រូបទាំងអស់ និងភ្លេង។
Posted by GoGoCambodia on Saturday, January 2, 2016

Keep in touch with the campaign on its official Facebook page.

Cambodia to the World via GoGoCambodia

4th Cambodia Book Fair
Main entrance of 4th Cambodia Book Fair (Hun Yuthkun / AKP).
In an effort to participate in promoting book publishing and reading in Cambodia, the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts through the National Library of Cambodia are partnering with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, and the Cambodian Librarians and Documentalists Association, and the support from many other stakeholders including Sipar, Room to Read, SVA, IBBY, French Institute of Cambodia, HSL RUPP and PUC Library has annually organized the Cambodia Book Fair.

The 4th Cambodia Book Fair will take place on 11-13 December 2015 at the National Library of Cambodia with the theme of this year is “Read me today, succeed tomorrow”.

Purposes of the Fair
To raise awareness about availability of books in Khmer or other foreign languages, particularly books about Cambodia and children books.
  • To support Cambodian authors/writers and illustrators
  • To promote the publishing industry in Cambodia
  • To foster a passion for writing among the young generation
  • To nurture a love and a habit of reading among the Cambodian population across ages

SEE ALSO: Public Holidays in Cambodia 2016

Who should attend?
The book fair brings together the following groups of stakeholders in Cambodia:
  • Publishers/Book stores;
  • Organizations promoting literacy and education overall
  • Authors/writers/illustrators
  • Librarians/archivists/information specialists
  • Scholars/researchers/teachers
  • Students/parents/children
  • Government officials
  • General public
Will you join next year? Keep in touch with them on the official Facebook page!

Cambodia Book Fair 2015

Have you felt hot for few days during daytime and nighttime in our country, Cambodia?
Love the Earth by Saving Energy
Personally I do not notice it seriously because I have known about Global Warming not only Cambodia but in the world increasing presently; but last week when I drove out for doing my personal issue on break time, I noticed that it was so hot for me during the day and night times.

This is the reason reminds me on one-year-ago social event "Project Cooling Cambodia - Love the Earth by Saving Energy" I had joined which invited and organized by Mrs. Lay Sotheany with her friend named Ms. James who both of them had attended the Leadership Training Program in Japan of IATSS FORUM and brought back along with this fruitful project. At the event that was celebrated in Chaktomuk Primary School last year, I really enjoyed with her team, some volunteers from ANZ Royal bank, working together to explain the younger students on how to save energy and got them draw a nice green-environment house in group then competed each other to find the best photo; the winner group grained nice gifts (books, pens...).

What I learned from this social event?
I was so pleased to see the younger generations knowing this issue and brought back this information to tell their parents. 
What the project would recommend them to know and I got from as following:
1. Turn off the lights when you leave the room
2. Play outside instead of watching TV
3. Turn off water when you brush your teeth
4. Use the "U shape" light bulb
5. Don't leave the refrigerator door open
6. Open the windows for light & cool air
7. Tell mom & dad, Tell sister & brother, Tell friends
Group Photo
These are not only their issue or me or you but our all because you and I also are a member of a family, community, society, country and a globe.

For me, I have some idea similarly to the above tips but all I practice it everyday, and I think all what I would share here, you my beloved readers do it as well.
They are as the following:
1. Turn off the lights when leave the rooms (office, house, rest room etc.)
2. Take out chargers when finish charging the electronic devices (mobile phone, laptop ...)
3. Switch motorbike's engine off when the traffic light-stop ranges greater that 30s and less that 60s then start it at 10s
4. Tell family members (wife, kids, nephew, niece, friends ...) on Global Warming issue

It Saves You Money, Safe Your Security, Save Your Family's Expense, Save the Earth!!

The Global Warming issue is considering by over the world but it starts from you!!!

If you have any more personal idea, kindly share it for me too, and kindly share this if you love the GREEN like me as well.

I Love the GREEN!

Mr. Thet Chan Sothea
On Monday 24th of December 2012, NTV aired its final round of "Nodojiman Za! World 2012". It features amateur singers from across Japan who sing their hearts out before a nationwide audience, specifically for foreign residents who love singing J-Pop songs in Japanese.

Proudly, there's a Cambodian student who has a chance to be there along with getting back with the win!

Today around 2:00 pm, I met Cambodia representative and asked for short interview with related his presence during this event in Japan that I watched his performance on a video shared by a friend on Facebook, so it makes me feel proud to see him on the stage - that's a reason why I decide to share it here.
Do you know who is he, where he's from, why he has a chance to sing J-Pop song in Japan?
His name's Thet Chan Sothea who is pursuing his bachelor degree in The Japanese Language for Education in 4th year at Institute of Foreign Language (IFL), Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

What makes you be on NTV in Japan?
I was the first-prize winner of nationwide Nodojiman 2011 in Cambodia, that event organized by Embassy of Japan in Cambodia and CJCC, and then a local network of NTV in Cambodia found and contact me to sing in Japan. So the NTV network gave me three times to test my voice with other local winners, the number 2 & 3, and finally, I was selected to go to Japan. I have never thought I will be invited to sing in Japan such a chance!

How many do participants join?
There are 16 singers, from 12 nations (USA, France, Argentina, Norway, Australia, Italy, Romania, United Kingdom, Brazil, Turkey, Philippines  and Cambodia), who loves Japan and Japanese Music, and divided into four groups (A, B, C and D) with four participants each. The participant who gets the highest score in each group advances to the final round to compete against the other group winners. I am the first participant from Cambodia.

What do you feel when you are on the stage in Japan?
Yeah, before going up to the stage I met other participants from the 12 nations, I first feel not so compatible because it's my first time but other more times than me. What I am happy is to be warmly welcomed from all of them.
What I feel doubt is when the TV staffs asked me where I come from, and I told them I came from Cambodia; unfortunately, they seem they don't know our country unless I explain about the country where has Angkor Wat.

By the way, which country and who wins the prize?
Yes, there are only two countries, United Kingdom, Mr. Paul Ballard, and Cambodia, me. I got the Special Award/prize. To be easy to understand, he got the 1st prize, and I got the 2nd prize.

Check out the video below of Mr. Chan Sothea's performance:

Please keep in touch with him on Facebook.

You can check it out all participants profile here!

The First Cambodian Student Sings J-Pop during Nodojiman Za! World 2012 in Japan

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS) offers the Scholarships Program (Human Resource Development Scholarship: JDS) under the Grant Aid of Official Development Assistance (ODA) of the Government of Japan. The objective of JDS Program is to support human resource development of Cambodia, targeting highly capable, young government officials and others who are expected to engage in formulating and implementing social and economic development plans and become leaders after earning Master’s degree (English course) in Japan.

Introduction Seminar Information
Introduction Seminars on this Scholarship program will be held and to instruct how to fill the application forms and to provide other detailed information on the following dates and venues.
Sept 08 (Sat)
Phnom Penh
Cambodia-Japan Cooperation Center (CJCC)
Sept 15 (Sat)
University of Battambang (Room: LH2)
Sept 16 (Sun)
Siem Reap
Prince d’ Angkor Hotel
Sept 22 (Sat)
Phnom Penh
Cambodia-Japan Cooperation Center (CJCC)

Study Component (Study Course)
Master Course in English:
1. Legal and Judicial Development
2. Improving Local and Central Administrative Functions
3. Developing Closer International Relationship between Asian Countries
4. Improving of Social and Economic Infrastructure
5. Promotion of Industry and Mining Development
6. Promotion of Economic Development
7. Agriculture and Rural Development
8. Support for the Education Sector
* Duration: 1 - 2 years course (depends on the accepting Universities) from August 2013

1.      Academic Background: University Graduate (Bachelor Holder)
2.      Age: Between the ages of 22 and 39 as of April 1, 2013
3.      Working Experience: At least 2 years of working experience as a full-time staff at the respective target organizations (Except Contract Staff)
4.      English Level: Advanced English language skills. TOEFL 500/ IELTS 5.5 is preferable. (Official score is NOT required upon the application)
5.      Health: Be in good mental and physical condition
Framework of JDS Program in the Kingdom of Cambodia
Applicaion Documents
Available at JICE JDS project office & JDS website:
For further information, please contact JICE JDS Project Office
Office address: Ground Floor of Hong Kong Center, Preah Sothearos, Phnom Penh
Tel: 023-217 944 / 012-681 611 (Available from Mon. to Fri., 8:30 to 12:00, 14:00 to 16:30)

Closing date of Application: October 24, 2012

Japanese Grant Aid for Human Resource Development Scholarship (JDS) Program 2013

Job Fair banner @CJCC
As Cambodia becomes more stable, many foreign investors are interested in investing to this country. For instance, Japanese investors are increasing rapidly (according to Japanese Business Association in Cambodia). Therefore the chances of employment in Japanese companies in Cambodia are also high. Taking this opportunity, Japanese Business Association in Cambodia (JBAC), Japanese Department at Royal University of Phnom Penh and Cambodia-Japan Cooperation Center (CJCC) had co-organized an event “Japanese Companies Job Fair”.

Participants wait for registration
The event was held on Wednesday, 18 July in the morning from 9:00-12:00 at Angkor-Kizuna Hall, Cambodia-Japan Cooperation Center in RUPP campus, Russian Confederation Blvd, Tuol Kork, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.


Participants asking for information
There are 33 Japanese companies’ booths were placed on the day of the event. At the same time, there were interviews between Japanese companies and Cambodian participants who wish to apply to companies they were interested in as well.

Moreover, there were 11 presentations from Japanese companies in CJCC seminar rooms to introduce their companies and recruitment process to all participants.

During the special event for Cambodian job seekers, there were more than 600 participants came to visit both Cambodian and foreigners.

All 33 Japanese companies name lists:
1. I-Glocal 17. IIM Human Solution Inc
2. As One Language Co., Ltd 18. H.I.S Travel Co., Ltd
3. AEON, AEON Mall, AEON Microfinance (3 booths) 19. FST PP Co., Ltd
4. IZUMI Electronic Co., Ltd 20. Caring for Young Khmer (CYK)
5. Cambodia Joho Service Inc/NyoNyum Magazine 21. Kakehashi Skysolutions Co., Ltd
7. KURATA Pepper Co., Ltd 23. T.A.G Service & Trading Co., Ltd
8. Clean Circle Co., Ltd 24. Beauty Salon Thida
9. Sumi (Cambodia) Wiring Systems Co., Ltd 25. Digital Works Khmer
11. Tiner Fashion Co., Ltd 27. Nikko-Kinzoku Co., Ltd
12. Haru Phnom Penh Co., Ltd 28. Japan Business Career Center
13. FORVAL Co., Ltd 29. YAZAKI PRODUCTs Co., Ltd
14. Marubeni Corporation Phnom Penh Liaison Office 30. RIKUYO Co., Ltd
15. Minebea Co., Ltd 31. YAMATO KONPO International Co., Ltd
16. MOROFUJI Co., Ltd

Credit of photo: CJCC

Japanese Companies Job Fair 2012 in Cambodia

The application period for the 2013 ASEAN Scholarships for Cambodia is extended to 9 July 2012 (10.00 pm) Cambodia Time.
Please submit your application via our online application system.
Please refer to FAQs if you encounter difficulties during application.
The ASEAN Scholarships for Cambodia is tenable for 4 years leading to the award of the Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (GCE A-Level) (or equivalent) certificate.
The Scholarship is for studies in selected Singapore schools from Secondary Three to Pre-University Two and is renewed annually, subject to the satisfactory performance of the scholar.
Students from Cambodia are welcome to apply for the ASEAN Scholarships for Cambodia to enter Singapore schools at the Secondary Three level. Candidates who are not short-listed for the scholarships will be considered for the Merit Awards.


Students who meet the following criteria are invited to apply for the scholarship:
  • Nationals of Cambodia
  • Born between 1996 to 1998
  • Have completed at least Grade 10 of Senior High School / Upper Secondary
  • Performed consistently well in their examinations, in particular Mathematics and the Sciences
  • Offered English as a subject in Grade 10
  • Proficiency in English and a good record of participation in co-curricular activities would be an advantage

Important Dates

Any dates given below are tentative and are subject to changes.
Application Period23 April to 9 July 2012
Selection Test and InterviewSeptember 2012
Award of ScholarshipEnd September 2012
Arrival of Scholar in SingaporeEnd October 2012
Candidates short-listed for the selection test/interview will be notified at least 1 week before the selection test/interview dates. We regret that only short-listed candidates will be notified.

Application Procedure

There are 2 modes of application – online or hardcopy application. Each applicant should submit only ONE application. Please do not submit a hard copy application if you have chosen to apply online and vice versa.
Online application system
Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online. For online scholarship applications, please use the online application system.
If you encounter difficulties in the online application system, you may contact our customer service centre at             +65 6872 2220      .
Hardcopy application
Applicants who do not have internet access may obtain the hardcopy forms from the Cambodia Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport.
Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport
#80, Preah Norodom Boulevard,
Phnom Penh
Please note that all hardcopy application forms must be verified and endorsed by the Cambodia Ministry of Education, Youth & Sports.
Alternatively, applicants may also print out a copy of the application form (669kb .pdf).

Important Note

All applicants are required to submit certified copies of the following items directly to the Singapore Ministry of Education:
  • Birth Certificate;
  • Identity Card / Passport (if any); and
  • Final Year Examination Result Slips for the last two years
ASEAN Scholarships (Cambodia) /
Ministry of Education
School Placement and Scholarships Branch
1 North Buona Vista Drive
Level 3, Podium Block
Singapore 138675
Original documents that are not in English must be translated; the translations must be accompanied by a photocopy of the original documents. Please do not send any original documents.
All applications and supporting documents should reach the Singapore Ministry of Education before the closing date, 9 July 2012.

Test and Interview City

The selection tests and interviews will be conducted in Phnom Penh.

Terms and Conditions

  1. Allowance of S$2,200 (Secondary) / S$2,400 (Pre-University) per annum with hostel accommodation
  2. Settling-in allowance of S$400 (once only)
  3. Economy class air passage to Singapore and back to home country upon completion of scholarship term
  4. Waiver of school fees (excluding miscellaneous fees)
  5. Waiver of GCE O-Level and A-Level examination fees (once only, if applicable)
  6. Subsidised medical benefits and accident insurance cover
  7. Bridging courses in Singapore (if applicable)
  8. There is no bond attached to the scholarship


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