Cambodia approved domestic and foreign investment projects involving a total investment of 2.3 billion USD in the first six months of 2013, up 234 percent from the same period last year, new agencies quoted figures by the Ministry of Finance.

During the January-June period, the country granted licenses to 68 projects, including 36 in the garment sector and 32 in other industries, the ministry said, adding that these new investment projects would create about 95,100 jobs.

Foreign investors in the country are mostly from China , the Republic of Korea , Vietnam , Malaysia , and Japan, with their interest in various sectors, particularly garment and shoe manufacturing, agriculture processing plants, tourism resort development, and real estate.

In 2012, the Southeast Asian nation granted licenses to 157 domestic and foreign investment projects with a total investment of 2.28 billion USD, according to a report from the Cambodian Investment Board.-VNA