• Penetration rate: 25% (global penetration rate: 42%) (Source)
  • Internet use growth in 2014: 414% (Source)
  • 24.2 million mobile connections in 2015 (Source)


  • National electrification rate: 22.5% 2013 (Source)
  • Rural electrification rate 2015 (home to 80% of the population): 18.8% (Source)
  • Phnom Penh consumes 90% of Cambodia’s electricity
  • Plans to increase access: electricity access for all villages by 2020, access for 70% of all households by 2030 (Source)


  • Total length: 47,263 km, of which 74% are rural, provincial roads
  • 26% of roads were paved in 2013
  • Government plans to upgrade and repair 5,150 km of rural roads by 2018



  • Two existing railway lines: Northern track connecting Phnom Penh and Poipet via Pursat and Battambang, Southern track connecting Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville (Source)
  • Railway use ended during conflict and due to neglect in the 1970s. Services began again in the 1980s. No regular passenger services since 2008. (Source)
  • Rehabilitation project by government and external funders: Southern line opened for freight operations in 2013. Northern line delayed due to resettlement problems, cost overruns, flooding and construction quality issues. ADB and AusAID declined further funding, but the government plans to use own funds to complete repairs by 2017. (Source, Source, Source)


  • Three international airports: Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Sihanoukville (Source)
  • Managed by Cambodia Airports, owned by French company Vinci (70%) and Malaysian-Cambodian joint venture Muhibbah Masteron Cambodia (30%) (Source)


  • Total length: 1,750 km, of which 850 km are navigable in dry season (Source)
  • Sihanoukville Autonomous Port (SAP) is Cambodia’s only commercial and international deep seaport. In 2015 3.8 million tons of cargo moved through here (increase of 10% since 2014), ship numbers increasing 17% annually. (Source)


  • 9 million people do not have access to adequate sanitation. More than 1,000 children in Cambodia die every year from diarrhea caused by poor sanitation and unclean water. (Source)
  • NSDP targets to increase access for rural population from 37.5% in 2013 to 60% in 2018 (Source)

Water distribution

  • Water distribution exists in Phnom Penh and other cities (Source)
  • 4 million Cambodians don’t have access to safe drinking water (Source)
  • Arsenic contamination is a risk in around 1,600 villages and parts of the capital (Source)
  • Government targets for better access for rural population: from 44.2% in 2013 to 60% in 2018 (Source)

Waste management

  • With rapid urbanization comes to problem of waste management and Cambodia is trying to cope with the ever growing amounts of garbage (Source).
  • Phnom Penh is one of the few places in Cambodia to have a waste management system. It is run by private company Cintri, which has a 47-year contract with the government. (Source)
  • Small towns and villages lack waste collection and disposal facilities. Waste is usually disposed into open dumps and burned, producing the greenhouse gas methane. Lacking legal ways of waste disposal, illegal dumping into forests, rivers, and lakes also occurs. (Source)
  • The informal sector is part of the solution, recycling large parts of urban waste. Most of waste produced in rural areas is organic, which would enable compost production solutions. (Source)