The Council for Development of Cambodia (CDC) is the sole and One-Stop Service organization responsible for the rehabilitation, development and oversight of investment activities. The CDC is responsible for the evaluation and the decision-making on all rehabilitation, development and investment project activities (Article 3, “Amended Law on Investment”).
However, the CDC shall submit for the approval of the Council of Ministers any of the following investment projects (Article 11, “Sub-Decree No.147 on the Organization and Functioning of the Council for the Development of Cambodia”).
・ Capital investment of US$ 50 million and above
・ Politically sensitive issues
・ Exploration and the exploitation of mineral and natural resources
・ Possible negative impact on the environment
・ Long-term development strategy
・ Infrastructure projects such as projects on the basis of Build-Own-Transfer (BOT), Build-Own-Operate-Transfer (BOOT), Build-Own-Operate (BOO) or Build-Lease-Transfer (BLT)
Under the Council for Development of Cambodia, there are two boards related to investment, the Cambodian Investment Board (CIB) and Cambodian Special Economic Zones Board (CSEZB).
1) Cambodian Investment Board (CIB)
The roles and responsibilities of CIB are stipulated in the Article 17 of the Sub-decree No. 149. They can be summarized as follows:
Coordination and implementation of the “One-stop Service mechanism” for evaluating and approving application for QIPs;
i) Strategic planning and coordination for the promotion of overall private investment;
ii) Marketing and promotion for potential investors;
iii) Policy advocacy for the improvement of the legal framework for investment promotion; and
iv) Coordination and reporting for relevant people both inside and outside the government.
Government Palace, Sisowath Quay, Wat Phnom, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Tel: 023 981 154
Fax: 023 427 597
2) Cambodian Special Economic Zones Board (CSEZB)
The CSEZB is responsible for the “One-stop Service” of the development, management, and supervision of the operations of special economic zones according to Sub-decree No. 148 on the Establishment and Management of the Special Economic Zone.
Room 8 C, Government Palace, Sisowath Quay, Wat Phnom, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Tel: 023 992 355
Fax: 023 992 931
The Japan Desk is located within the Council for Development of Cambodia. The Japan Desk, where a Japaneses expert stays,
provides a various investment support to Japanese investors.
– Consultation service to Japanese investors
– Support to QIP application by Japanese investors
– Support to Japanese companies in esatblishing a company in Cambodia
– Support to Japanese companies after investment
– Support to investment seminars targeting Japanese companies
– Support to a site tour in Cambodia by Japanese companies
– Support to the Japan-Cambodia Public and Private Sector Joint Meeting
Investemnt Environment Advisor
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (Japanese, English)
Adress: Council for the Development of Cambodia
Government Palace, Sisowath Quay,
Wat Phnom, Phnom Penh,
Kingdom of Cambodia
Tel: 855-23-981 154
FAX: 855-23-875 511