Manufacturing

Garments and textiles

Cambodia’s industry is expected to grow by 9.2 percent in 2023

The Cambodian industry is expected to grow by 9.2 per cent in 2023 with support from improved external demand that help boost garment and non-garment manufacturing, while the garment sector is expected to grow by 8.1 per cent in that year due to demand in ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501100710/cambodias-industry-is-expected-to-grow-by-9-2-percent-in-2023/

Traditional Khmer costumes showcased in Bangkok

The Royal Embassy of Cambodia in Thailand last weekend joined the 11th Celebration of Thai Silk Road to the World in Bangkok, with the showcase of Khmer traditional clothing style of Longvek period in the 16th century. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501085134/traditional-khmer-costumes-showcased-in-bangkok/

2 MoUs to make India silk products get wider market access in Cambodia

Indian silk items will now have a wider market in Cambodia as the Indian Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia and the Cambodian Women’s Entrepreneurs Association recently signed two memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with a delegation of the Indian Silk Export Promotion Council (ISEPC) during the ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501081814/2-mous-to-make-india-silk-products-get-wider-market-access-in-cambodia/

Oxfam and Laudes Foundation launch initiative to promote inclusive social protection for apparel employees in Cambodia

Oxfam in Cambodia, with support from Laudes Foundation, has partnered with four well-established NGOs and trade unions to jointly implement an initiative called, Inclusive National Social Protection Initiatives that Respond to the Needs of Apparel Industry Employees (INSPIRE). ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501081051/oxfam-and-laudes-foundation-launch-initiative-to-promote-inclusive-social-protection-for-apparel-employees-in-cambodia/

CDC okays three textile-linked projects worth $19M

The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) on April 29 announced that it had greenlit final registration certificates for three projects in textile-linked sectors with total capital investment of nearly $19 million that are expected to create 2,005 jobs. ...

Hom Phanet
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cdc-okays-three-textile-linked-projects-worth-19m

IFC helps promote competitiveness and sustainable growth in Cambodia’s garment sector

Despite the challenges of COVID-19, local apparel and textile suppliers have cut energy and water consumption through a range of sustainable solutions under an IFC programme which aims to increase resource efficiency and reduce operating costs. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/1054211/ifc-helps-promote-competitiveness-and-sustainable-growth-in-cambodias-garment-sector/

Cambodian garments, footwear and travel goods strategic plan to entice investors

Cambodia’s strategic plan on garment, footwear and travel goods development 2021-2024 will attract more investment and contribute to sustainable development in the sector, Ith Samheng, minister for labour and vocational training, told Okhna Kong Sang, president of Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) in Phnom ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501039009/cambodian-garments-footwear-and-travel-goods-strategic-plan-to-entice-investors/

Cambodian garments, footwear and travel goods strategic plan to entice investors

Cambodia’s strategic plan on garment, footwear and travel goods development 2021-2024 will attract more investment and contribute to sustainable development in the sector, Ith Samheng, minister for labour and vocational training, told Okhna Kong Sang, president of Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) in Phnom ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501039009/cambodian-garments-footwear-and-travel-goods-strategic-plan-to-entice-investors/

Cambodia plans to launch strategy to develop garment, bag and footwear sector

The Royal Government of Cambodia will soon launch a strategy to develop the garment, bag and footwear sector as a roadmap for promoting the development of the industry towards growth and competitiveness. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501033259/cambodia-plans-to-launch-strategy-to-develop-garment-bag-and-footwear-sector/

Cambodia’s garment export nets $11.3 billion in 2021

Despite facing challenges over raw material supplies, strict crossing border measures imposed by the deadly Covid-19, Cambodia’s garment sector saw the robust growth of export last year. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501025229/cambodias-garment-export-nets-11-3-billion-in-2021/

Unions looking for place within SEZ boundaries

Since just before the pandemic started, Chhoum Phen has changed his job more than five times within Hi-Tech Apparel, the garment factory he has worked at for more than five years. ...

Danielle Keeton-Olsen and Yon Sineat
https://vodenglish.news/unions-looking-for-place-within-sez-boundaries/

Cambodia’s garment, footwear, travel goods exports up 15.2 pct in 2021

Cambodia’s garment, footwear and travel goods industry has seen a 15.2 percent rise in exports in 2021, according to a report from the General Department of Customs and Excise on Saturday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501024109/cambodias-garment-footwear-travel-goods-exports-up-15-2-pct-in-2021/

Capital, businesses find ways to move factories to suburbs

The Phnom Penh Municipal Hall has been holding discussions with the Cambodia Trucking Association (CAMTA) and major businesses to find an efficient way of relocating factories and warehouses to the outskirts of Phnom Penh. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/capital-businesses-find-ways-move-factories-suburbs

New GMAC chairman elected to develop textile industry

The Garment Manufacturers Association of Cambodia (GMAC) held its 15th Annual General Meeting on Saturday to announce the results of work done during the last term and elect a new chairman and executive committee members for the 2022-2023 term. ...

Yin Soeum
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501007947/new-gmac-chairman-elected-to-develop-textile-industry/

Fabric imports for garment industry rises to $3.5 billion in first nine months of the year

The garment sector in Cambodia has shown good performance in terms of production, exports and growth in orders, while the import of fabrics for garment production increased by more than 25%. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50988017/fabric-imports-for-garment-industry-rises-to-3-5-billion-in-first-nine-months-of-the-year/

Bilateral trade with Japan up 12% to nearly $2B in Jan-Oct

Standing as one of the largest economies in Asia, Japan is quickly becoming a prime market for Cambodian goods. Even with both economies embroiled in the Covid-19 crisis, bilateral trade managed to reach $1.96424 billion in the first 10 months of 2020, climbing by 12.2 ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/bilateral-trade-japan-12-nearly-2b-jan-oct

Gov’t rolls out 10th round of relief measures

The government has rolled out the 10th round of economic relief measures to manage the impact on key sectors from Covid-19 and the ongoing recovery process, and bolster economic growth during and after the crisis. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/govt-rolls-out-10th-round-relief-measures

CDC signs off on seven factories

The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) on October 22 announced that it has approved final registration certificates for seven new projects with capital investment of around $95 million, which could generate a reported 5,311 jobs. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cdc-signs-seven-factories

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