“The Courageous Turtle” is an educational play funded by the German government which has been performed 64 times since November, and which has proven so successful that the initiative is set to expand to classrooms and community centres nationwide this year. Nicolaus Mesterharm, founder of the Meta House German Cambodian Cultural Center, says about the project: “Young Cambodians don’t know much about the Khmer Rouge, surveys underline that too few students are genuinely interested in the topic.
The ADW as a founding member of Eurocham is proud to present the 2016 Eurocham White Book, a 120-page resource for potential international investors to Cambodia - and in its depth not only a highly useful tool for European investors alone. A compilation of various Eurocham industry committee's work and findings, the white book recommends policy improvements to the Royal Cambodian Government. Well structured and highly informative, reading the important resource will give international companies keen on joining this exciting market a comprehensive overview on some of the most pressing matters - and the Royal Cambodian government a useful tool on its way to improving the Kingdom's ranking in various country indexes and rankings.
A delegation from the GTCC (German Thai Chamber of Commerce) has last Friday concluded a three day visit to Cambodia. On the agenda were an extensive briefing by Eurocham Cambodia on the investment climate in the Kingdom, on Eurocham committees and their activities, a networking event hosted by the ADW, a briefing at the CDC (Council for the Development of Cambodia) and a a site visit at Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone.
The OAV (German Asia-Pacific Business Association) is opening an exhibition on March 11th featuring the works of Cambodian artist Son Non, as well as photographs from a solar power project in Chbar Chros village supported by the Stiftung Asienbruecke, a non-profit organization helping with infrastructure projects in a range of developing countries.
In January 2016, a development partnership was launched between the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and ‘The Pepper Hill’, an organic farm in the Southern Cambodian region of Kampot that cultivates the region’s traditional spice, pepper. The promotion of the organic cultivation of pepper is intended to boost development in Kampot.
On March 11th, the Porsche Center Phnom Penh celebrates its one year anniversary with a lavish event, during which the car maker's latest 911 model will be unveiled for the first time in the Kingdom. The iconic brand has officially opened its doors in February 2015, completing the range of German premium car brands now available from official dealerships in Cambodia.
The Porsche Centre Phnom Penh has also been certified for reaching 100% of the Global Porsche Service Dealer Standards during a review in November 2015 – full compliance to international Porsche processes and standards has been achieved only 9 months after the official opening of the Porsche center in Phnom Penh in February 2015.