More Cambodian university students are doing degrees in computer science and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), data shows, but the country still remains underprepared to compete in the 4th industrial revolution and digital economy.
With the main opposition CNRP banned and one of its former leaders, Kem Sokha, facing trial on treason charges in January, observers say next year’s commune elections will likely be dominated by Prime Minister Hun Sen’s long-ruling CPP.
As workers began heading out for lunch in central Phnom Penh last week, a grey-haired cyclo driver smiled and waved, hoping to entice a fare. As had been the case nearly every other day that week, Choy Pech, 78, had failed to find a single passenger though he had been out since early morning.
As they repair their homes after about a week of inundation late last month, residents of Phnom Penh’s southern Dangkor district are urging the government to address the area’s increasingly severe flooding.
The World Bank downgraded Cambodia’s forecasted economic growth for 2021 to 2.2 percent from a previous projection of 4 percent, and urged the country to strengthen its external competitiveness to accelerate economic recovery and boost job creation.