PHNOM PENH, Aug. 2 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia had received the fixed asset investment of 3.5 billion U.S. dollars in the first six months of 2018, a 14-percent rise compared with the same period last year, the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) said in a statement on Thursday.
The Southeast Asian nation had approved a total of 106 foreign and domestic investment projects in the first half of this year, up from 87 projects in the same period last year, the statement said, adding that the new projects could create nearly 100,000 jobs.
During the January-June period this year, the investment in agriculture and agro-industry rose 77 percent and the investment in manufacturing industries increased 44 percent, said the statement.
According to the statement, the CDC approved 23 investment projects in garment factories in the first half of this year, up from 15 projects in the same period last year.
"In conclusion, the figures have reflected the trend of investment in the first semester of 2018, showing that there is no any sign of hesitation or postponement in investing in Cambodia," the statement.