Cambodia's economy expected to grow by 6 pct this year: finance minister-Xinhua

Cambodia's economy expected to grow by 6 pct this year: finance minister

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2024-06-12 13:40:45

PHNOM PENH, June 12 (Xinhua) -- Cambodian Minister of Economy and Finance Aun Pornmoniroth said here on Wednesday that the country's economy is predicted to achieve a rate of 6 percent in 2024, up from 5 percent in 2023.

The Southeast Asian country's economy mainly relies on garment, footwear and travel goods exports, tourism, agriculture, and real estate and construction.

"The growth is driven by the resurgence of the global economy, especially those of Cambodia's trading partners," he said in a speech during the inauguration ceremony of the Asian Development Bank's new resident mission in Phnom Penh.

"At the same time, domestic economic activity continues to maintain stability and positive trends, coupled with the royal government's resolute efforts to promote the implementation of its policies and strategies," he added.

Pornmoniroth, who is also a deputy prime minister, said Cambodia has achieved significant outcomes in ensuring national sovereignty, social order, security, safety and political stability, as well as maintaining macroeconomic and public financial stability over the past two decades.

"Cambodia has renewed its image, built a strong foundation of the national economy for development and improved the living standards of the people throughout the nation through continuous development of international trade based on the principles of multilateralism," he said.

He added that the kingdom has attracted more and more foreign direct investment thanks to its improvement of business and investment environment, development of physical infrastructure such as roads, bridges, canals and power lines, as well as continuous human capital development.

Pornmoniroth said the kingdom is on track to achieve the goals of becoming an upper-middle-income country by 2030 and a high-income country by 2050.