Cambodia or the Kingdom of Cambodia is the country in Southeast Asia. The employment and GDP of any country is mainly based on the businesses and companies of that country. If we talk about Cambodia, it is one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. The manufacturing sector and businesses are growing in Cambodia.
The majority of Cambodia’s economy is based on tourism and garment. exports. The country has sustained an average GDP growth rate of 8% between the years 1998 and 2018. The GDP growth remains stable. In 2019, it is estimated to have reached 7.1%. It also includes the years of recession. Between this period, there were three major recession.
Countries around the world not doing good due to recession, while Cambodia was the country that was doing great even during the recession. In fact, the GDP of Cambodia was booming during the global economic downturn.
Last year, Cambodia had an investment deal with China. The deal was about brining Phnom Penh closer to Beijing. Cambodia has signed at least nine deals with China.
The Chinese investment in Cambodia continues to rise. According to the Council for the Development of Cambodia, China invested $3.6 billion in the year 2016. And, this figure is nearly doubled to $6.3 billion a year later. The increase in tourists and visitors also increased the demand for Cambodia property for sale & rent. Also, with the increase in Chinese investment in various sectors, Cambodia real estate prices started to rise.
Some major cities of Cambodia are Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville, and Krong Siem Reap. If we talk about Sihanoukville, it used to be a silent coastal city, a few years back. Then, Chinese tourists and investors flocked Sihanoukville. With the more number of investors coming and investing in the city, Sihanoukville property prices started to rise, businesses started to grow, and unemployment started to decline.
Sihanoukville is the city transformed by Chinese money and government. A few years back, the scenario was different. Over time, Chinese investors and Chinese investment started to increase in Sihanoukville. Currently, Chinese nationals own more than 90% of businesses in Sihanoukville. It includes hotels, casinos, restaurants, massage parlors, etc.
According to provincial police chief Chuon Narin, there are currently 156 and guesthouses in Preah Sihanouk Province. Out of these 156, 150 are Chinese-owned. And, there are around 62 casinos, out of which 48 are invested in by the Chinese nationals. Talking about restaurants, there are a total of 436 restaurants in the province. From those 436 restaurants, 95% are managed by Chinese nationals.
Should you invest in Sihanoukville?
From the above explanation, we can see that from the past few years, the foreign investment in Sihanoukville has been increased amazingly. The majority of restaurants, businesses, casinos, etc. of Sihanoukville are Chinese-run. Between 2016 to 2018, about $1 billion was invested in the province by the Chinese nationals.
From the above figures, we can see that more and more foreign investors (especially Chinese) are interested in Sihanoukville. So, if you are planning to invest your money in Cambodia, you can consider Sihanoukville.
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