While Cambodia Airports, of which France-based Vinci Group is major stakeholder, sees tourist numbers taking off, eviction issues are gnawing at the company’s image. Emmanuel Menanteau, chief executive of Cambodia Airports, talked to the Post’s Sarah Thust about the expansion plans.
by Sarah Thust
The French Development Agency (AFD) said yesterday it is discussing an approximately 50 million euro ($65 million) loan to extend electricity transmission lines, and said it plans to provide more loans for vocational training in the Kingdom.
While many French companies still hesitate to invest in Cambodia, the French Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia (CCFC) is no stranger to the Kingdom’s economic landscape.
Offering a platform for professional exchange, office space and services for companies since 2000, the institution now has more than 140 members and saw
demand for its services triple last year compared to 2011. General manager Daniel Zarba talked to the Post’s Sarah Thust about France’s future role in Cambodia’s economy.
During recent weeks, the French-owned Sanofi Group, which has been active in Cambodia for 20 years, took a big step forward. Though the pharmaceutical company’s profits in the Kingdom are relatively small, Sanofi is now planning to expand to all 24 provinces, having stepped up its presence in Southeast Asia with a Cambodian subsidiary in March 2011.
The Post’s Sarah Thust spoke with Benoit Martineau, head of Sanofi’s Cambodia and Laos operations.
I traveled continents to discover the world. What I found was a second home. After my Journalism Studies I moved from Leipzig to Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh. Having reported about the country's development for two years, I returned to Germany with a different point of view.