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Battambang Province

Published: 2012 Feb 08

 1. Provincial Government Policies for Investment Promotion

1)     Special features or strong points of the Province in terms of the investment

  1. An advantage of geographical location which can be a center of trade with Thailand supported by national road #5 and #57 connecting boarders of Thailand (1 International border check point and 4 regional bordered check points).
  2. Well developed transportation networks by roads, railways and river boats linking to Thailand, Phnom Penh and other provincial cities.
  3. Most fertile soil which suitable to produce various agricultural products and well developed irrigation system including three major dams.
  4. Abundant supply of young and educated labors with cheaper costs

2)     Investment opportunities or potential sector

  1. Agriculture (Rice, Tapioca, corn, bean, and mixed vegetation ), Animal raising (Cattle, Fish and Crocodile)
  2. Industry ( Rice milling, Food processing and Mining)
  3. Tourism (The number of tourist flowing into Battambang has been increased)

2. Overview of the Province

Category

Sub Category-1

Sub Category-2

Numbers

Land

Total area of the Province  (*1)

11,702 km2

Rainfall (*2)

(2010)

1,553.0mm/year

Population

Projected population in 2011 (*1)

1,126,345 persons

Projected Population density in 2011 (*1)

96. persons/km2

Growth rate (*1)

1998-2008

2.28% p.a.

Sex in percentage (*1)

Total: 1,025,174

Males: 506,351

Females: 518,823

Male: 49.3 %

Female: 50.7 %

Labor force (*1)

Number of work force

613,138

Workforce by age (*1)

15-19: 134,657

20-29: 196,041

30-39: 104,958

40-49: 108,342

50-59: 69,140

Workforce by sex

Male: 300,253

Female: 312,885

Education

Number of schools(*2)

Elementary schools

551

Junior high schools

83

Senior high schools

23

University & Colleges

1

Academic schools

8

Number of yearly graduate students

Senior high schools

N/A

University & Colleges

N/A

Establishment

Number of establishments (*3)

Total number (*3)

33,982

Numbers by size (*3)

–       1-10 (persons)

–       11- 50

–       51-100

–       101 or more

33,424

489

46

23

Per 1,000 persons (*3)

30.2 estab/ 1000

persons

Per km2 (*3)

2.9 estab./km2

Number of population per establishment(*3)

33.1 persons/ estab.

Household per establishment(*3)

6.9 h.h./ estab.

3.Investment Environment

Category

Sub Category-1

Sub Category-2

Numbers/Description

Electricity(*2)

Supply amount and their tariffs

–       EDC

–       IPP

 

Production amount

–       EDC

–       IPP from Thailand

–       Import (Thailand)

Tariffs

– Import (the price set by EDC)

– Private generator

800MW/year

63,144.26MW/year

20MW

Riel 600-1,000/ KWH

Riel 2,000-2,500 /KWH

Water(*2)

Supply amount tariffs

Production capacity:

Tariffs

6,500 m3 per day

Riel 1,500/ m3

* Same rate is used regardless Govmnt & Business

Transportation (*2)

Type of Transportation available:

Car/ Truck, Bus, Train, River boat

Waterways:

(between Battambang and Siem Reap by small motor boat for tourists)

150 km, 4-5 hours

3 branches of water transportation companies

In-land transportation

(fare, traveling passenger on average per day)

8 companies’ branches

18,000 Riel

1,170 Passengers /day

Others

4 travel agents

Road (*2)

1-digit national roads: No 5 (BTB-P Penh)

291km (144km)

2-digit national roads

No 57 (BTB-P Penh)

No 59

No 57B (Tmokol, Bovel, Sampov Lon, Bovel, Phnom Break, Sam Sep, Kam Reang)

63 km

74 km

176 km

Provincial roads:

-Battambang Town-Banon

– Battambang Town- Ek Phnom

25km

8 km

Rural roads

3,927.99km

Total length

N/A km

Rail road(*7) (*8) (*5)

Total length

Northern line: 385km (*8)

Battambang-Phnom Penh: 274km (*7)

(Under upgrading work) (*5)

Airport

Destination and frequency of scheduled services

1 Domestic airport (No operation)

-Type of aircraft to be landed: ATR72-AN24-DC3-C130

-Receiving passenger capacity: 250,000/ year

Dry port/Sea port/River port

(*12)

Destination and frequency of scheduled services, port charges

One River port

SRP- BTB: USD20, 8hours Departure time 7:00am

International Check-point

Name and location (*2)

Doung in Kamreang District

(Border with Thailand)

Telecommunication:

(*2)

Number of subscribers

(Fixed and Mobile)

454,013 subscribers

Telecommunication Companies

Fixed phone : 1, Camintel (fiber optic)

Mobile phone: more than 10

Mobitel, Casacom, CAM GSM, Camshin, Mfone, Hello, Star-Cell, CADCOMMS, Metfone, Smart Mobile, etc.

Internet access

Service providers 20:

City Link, PPCTV, Ezecom, Angkornet, COGETEl (online) etc.

Tariffs

More than USD2 /month

Real Estate

Defined zone for factory and housing development (Including SEZ) (*2)

Name, space, progress of development, equipped infrastructure of SEZ or industrial zone, etc.

No specific defined zone for factory, housing and SEZ. There is only city’s master plan

Land price (*2)

Commercial Land

Residential land

Development Land

USD150-350 /m2 (1st zone)

USD20-80/m2 (2nd zone)

USD2-10 /m2  (3rd zone)

Rents of factories (*2) (*5)

 

1.5-2.5USD/m2/ month)

Rents of warehouses (*2) (*5)

 

1.-2.5USD/m2/month)

Rents of offices (*2)  (*5)

Prime:

Secondary:

USD9-11 /m2 /month

USD6-8 /m2 /month

Financial Institutions (*14)

Number of branches of financial institutions

Commercial bank (13)

–   Advanced Bank

–   May Bank

–   Canadia Bank

–   Acleda Bank

–   Cambodia Commercial Bank

–   Union Commercial Bank

–   Cambodia Asia Bank

–   Cambodia Public Bank

–   Singapore Banking Cooperation

–   Advanced Bank of Asia Limited

–   ANZ Royal Bank Cambodia

–   Bank for Investment & Development of Cambodia

–   O.S.K. Indochina Bank

Specialized bank (1)

First Investment Specialized Bank

Microfinance Institutions (11)

– Amret Microfinance Institutions

– Hattha Kaksekar Microfinance Institutions

– Thaneakea Phum Cambodia

-Sathapana Microfinance Institutions

-Seilanithih Microfinance institutions

-Angkor Microheranhvatho Kampuchea

-Vision Fund

– Credit Microfinance Institutions

– Prasac Microfinance Institution

– Cambodian Business Intergrate in Rural Development

– Intean Poalroath Rongroeurng

Other institutions (0) None

Availability of international monetary remittance

Yes, (13 commercial banks)

Living Environment

Availability of houses/apartment on international standard and their rents (*2)

 

Yes

350-1500USD/month

Availability of international cuisine (*10)

Type of cuisine available

-Chinese Restaurant (2)

-French Restaurant (1)

-Thai Restaurant (3)

– Asian Restaurant (5)

-Western & International Restaurant (6)

-Seafood Restaurant (1)

-BBQ Restaurant (1)

-Pizzerias (2)

-Café & Coffee shop (1)

-Bars & Pubs (2)

Number of restaurants which serve international cuisine

Medical facilities (*2)

Number of hospital and health care center (clinic)

Hospital:

– Referral hospitals: 4

– Healthcare centers:76

– Emergency hospitals:1

– Private hospital (clinic): 7

Standard of medical service or Treatment capability

N/A

International school (*2)

Names & Addresses of the schools

2

4. Approved QIP by Provinces-Municipalities Investment Sub-committees (PMIS) under Sub-Decree No. 17 ANK/BK on the Establishment of the Sub-Committee on Investment of the Provinces-Municipalities

No.

Name/Business Line

Share

 

Registered Capital

(USD)

Investment Capital

(USD)

Number of Employee

Date of Application

Date of Approval

1

Stung Sangke Co., Ltd

(3 Stars Hotel, construction & operation)

Khmer 100%

 

1,000,000

1998,000

150

N/A

23.08.05

2

Golden Century Import-Export Co., Ltd

(Construction & Operation of commercial building)

Malaysia

10%

Khmer 90%

 

500,000

1,755,000

124

N/A

27.06.06

3

CamEnergy Investment Group co., Ltd

(investment agro-industry plantation, tapioca)

USA

49%

Khmer 51%

 

1,000,000

1,837,000

530

N/A

26.09.06

4

Chea Kao Investment Co., Ltd

(Agro-processing factory, corn, beans, sesame)

Khmer 100%

 

600,000

1,159,400

50

N/A

28.08.07

5

Seladamex Co., Ltd

(investment plantation and processing curton)

Khmer 100%

 

1,080,000

1,892,000

110

N/A

30.06.08

5. Industries (*2)

  • Current Major Industries and Promoted Industries

(1)     Current Major Industries

Rice milling, long distance transportation, hotel, hospital

(2) Priority Industries to be Promoted

– Agro-processing industry (rice, corn, fruit, tapioca starch and ethanol, sugar cane, animal feed and dried grain)

– Fish processing industry

– Construction of road & railway

– Rehabilitation and improvement of irrigation system

Promotion and study of mining

(3) Reasons or Promotional Measures for (2)

Surplus of rice production

6. Agriculture

  • Agricultural land and cultivated area: Total & by crop (*4)

Name of Crop

Cultivated area (Ha)

Yield

(Ton/Ha)

Total Production (Ton)

Rice (Dry + Wet)

279,527

2.864

799,605

Subsidiary and industrial crops

329,572

N/A

1,707,187

Fruit and permanent crops

8,980

N/A

N/A

Total

618,079

  • Irrigation area: (*2)

Water supply capacity (ha)

Storage capacity (m3)

Water reservoir

Kam Pin Poy Reservoir

13,500

110,000,000

Bovel Reservoir

(rainy season) 44,000

N/A

Basak Reservoir

(rainy season) 20,000

(dry season) 3,000

40,000,000

Water pump station

In-land water pump station 9

Floating water pump station 2

  • Production amount of crops: Rice, fruits, vegetable, etc. (*4)

Type of Crop

Cultivated Area (ha)

Production Amount (Ton)

Subsidiary and industrial crops

329,572

1,707,187

– Maize

106,789

398,845

– Yellow Maize

105,488

394,021

– Cassava

33,952

799,710

– Sweet Potato

376

3,348

– Vegetables

2,150

16,292

– Mung Bean

21,055

16,458

– Peanut

1,384

1,781

– Soya Bean

41,080

56,165

– Sesame

16,931

6,523

– Sugar Cane

327

13,988

– Jute

32

48

Fruits and permanent crops

8,980

N/A

– Banana

1,559

N/A

– Cashew

294

N/A

– Oil palm

0

N/A

– Coconut

1,135

N/A

– Longan

535

N/A

– Mango

1,448

N/A

– Milk fruit

165

N/A

– Sapodilla

408

N/A

– Durian

97

N/A

– Jackfruit

977

N/A

– Custard apple

368

N/A

– Orange

1,546

N/A

– Rambutan

5

N/A

– Guava

349

N/A

– Pineapple

79

N/A

– Black pepper

15

N/A

– Palm tree (trees)

41,282 (trees)

N/A

  • Provincial specialized fruit and product (e.g.: one village one product): (*2)

Pineapple, Orange and grape fruit

  • Number of concession and concession land area: (*13)

No.

Company

Use

Size (ha)

1

Leang Hour Hong Import and Export, Agro-industry Development and Processing Sugar cane and tapioca

Officianoum

8,000

2

Rath Sambath Rubber plantation

5,200

  • Types of soil in the Province: (*5)

Lacustrine alluvial soils in regions closer to Tonle Sap lake, mostly brown hydro orphic elsewhere, but also basic litho sols, plinthite podzols and grey hydro orphic. Fertility level is very high

7. Forestry & Mining (*2)

  • Protected forestry area:

There is no protected forestry area in the province, while 1/3 of total province’s land area covered by forest (Sampovlone, Phnom Phrek, Kamreang, Bovel, Samlot, Koskrolo, Rukhakiri, Mongresey, Ek Phnom, Sangke and Tmorkol districts).

  • Wildlife sanctuary and protected area:

Protected wildlife sanctuary: Phnomsamkos(59,700ha), Roneam Daunsam (143,800ha)

Other protected area: Samlote(21,000ha) and Tonle Sap (114,300ha)

  • Main minerals production and mining area

Name of Mineral

Production Amount

Mining Area

Phosphate

N/A

Samlot, banon, Phnom Sampov and Phnom Phrek

Gold

N/A

N/A

Aluminum

N/A

N/A

Precious stone

N/A

N/A

Limestone

N/A

N/A

Iron ore

N/A

N/A

8. Fishery

  • Fishery production amount: Saltwater fish, Freshwater fish (*4)

Type of Fish

Name of Fish

Production Amount

Saltwater fish(*4)

N/A

None

Freshwater fish(*4)

N/A

33,900 tons

Middle scale fisheries: 13,000 tons, Family fisheries:11,400 tons, Rice field fisheries: 9,500 tons

  • Aquaculture Productions(*4):

 (Unit: Fish: Ton, Fingerling Thousand Heads, Crocodile: Heads)

Type of Product

Production Amount (ton)

Inland fish

2,349

Eel

150

Frog

1

Total

2,500

Fingerling

506

Crocodile

212,833

9. Rubber (*2)

  • Rubber plantation area:

Location

Rubber plantation area (ha)

Banon

10

Ratanak Modul

1,227

Samlot

300

Phnom Phrek

22

Kamreang

67

Kos Kralou

300

Rokhakiri

18

Total

1, 944

  • Production amount of rubber: N/A

10. Tourism: (*2)

  • Historical/cultural area:

Banon Temple

Ek Phnom Temple

Brasat Steng

Brasat Basat

Phnom Sampov

  • Eco-tourism area: 12

Sek Sok

Pich Chenda

Laang Badak

Chrolong Pobpata

Koh Sne

Popous Tmor

Laang Phnom Teak Treng

Chomlong Koy

Tmor Domrot

Kom Pong Trangmeanchey

Steng Kronghong

Banteay Sat

  • Others: 2 museums
  • New found area which potential for tourist: N/A
  • Hotel/guest house: Number of rooms and room charge: (*2) (*9)

Type of Hotel

Number of Rooms

Room Charges (per night)

5 stars

26 hotels: 1,333 rooms

USD15-450

4 stars

3 stars:

2 stars

No star

Guest House

32 guest houses: 655 rooms

USD10-25

 

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