Manufacturing

Garments and textiles

GMAC: Indian software to up GTF efficiency

The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) announced it will introduce smart technology solutions to bolster efficiency in the textile industry as it works to embrace the forthcoming Fourth Industrial Revolution. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/gmac-indian-software-gtf-efficiency

Council approves four investment projects worth $17.2 million

The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) on Monday announced the approval of four investment projects worth some $17.2 million. These are set to create 1,490 jobs. Sun Awesome Garment Co Ltd is to establish a garment and laundry facility in Kampong Cham’s Prey ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/council-approves-four-investment-projects-worth-172-million

Kampong Speu shoe factory construction suspended: Governor

The construction of a shoe factory in Kampong Speu province’s Kong Pisei district has been suspended after local authorities ruled it has not been following technical standards. Officials in the Kingdom are scrambling to inspect completed and under-construction buildings to avoid collapses similar to what ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50677531/kampong-speu-shoe-factory-construction-suspended-governor

Workers faint in Svay Rieng shoe factory: Officials

Dozens of workers at the Kingmaker Footwear factory in Svay Rieng province fainted yesterday evening, and the authorities are baffled at what caused it, said government and union officials. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50673467/workers-faint-in-svay-rieng-shoe-factory-officials

Ith Samheng mulls pension scheme delay

Labour Minister Ith Samheng yesterday said he will look into a request by employers to delay implementing a pension scheme for garment and footwear workers slated for next year.​ ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50672920/ith-samheng-mulls-pension-scheme-delay

Labour ministry to check provision of seniority payments

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training is preparing to send officials to check on whether the second phase of seniority payments will be provided to garment factory workers at the end of the year, said ministry spokesman Heng Sour. Last year, the ministry announced ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/labour-ministry-check-provision-seniority-payments

Garment factories opening despite potential loss of EBA deal: report

Garment factories continue to open in the Kingdom despite the looming threat Cambodia faces of losing its Everything-but-arms (EBA) status with the European Union, a report published recently notes.​ ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50666883/garment-factories-opening-despite-potential-loss-of-eba-deal-report/

World Bank: Growth at 7% for this year

Cambodia’s economy remained robust, underpinned by solid export performance and strong domestic demand, even as real growth is expected to decelerate to 7.0 per cent this year from 7.5 per cent last year, the latest World Bank Cambodia Economic Update said on Wednesday. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/world-bank-growth-7-year

Garment, travel goods exports will stay strong, says minister

Minister of Commerce Pan Sorasak on Thursday expressed his optimism that garment, textile, footwear and travel goods exports will continue to enjoy strong growth over the next few years. He cited better working conditions and labour compliance as the main drivers of the Kingdom’s industrial ...

Garment, textile, footwear exports nearly $8B in Q1-Q3

Cambodia exported more than $7.97 billion worth of garment, textile and footwear (GTF) products in the first nine months of this year, up 13.18 per cent year-on-year from $7.044 billion, a report from the Ministry of Economy and Finance’s General Department of Customs and Excise ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/garment-textile-footwear-exports-nearly-8b-q1-q3

Exports of footwear and travel goods buoyed by tariff privileges

Cambodia’s footwear and travel goods exports dramatically increased in the first nine months of this year, thanks to tariff privileges they received from the US under its Generalised System of Preferences (GSP). ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/exports-footwear-and-travel-goods-buoyed-tariff-privileges

GMAC: Automate and digitise to grow, thrive

The garment sector should digitise and automate to improve productivity and boost production, while reskilling and upskilling its workforce, said Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) executive committee member John Cha on Sunday. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/gmac-automate-and-digitise-grow-thrive

Sexual harassment at work costs garment industry $89 million a year

Sexual harassment in the workplace could have an indirect cost to the garment industry of up to $89 million per year, said Care Cambodia’s acting country director Jan Noorlander. Speaking at a Business of Women at Work forum yesterday, Mr Noorlander said the organisation was very ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50652048/sexual-harassment-at-work-costs-garment-industry-89-million-a-year/

Government delivers $5 million in childbirth bonuses

The government has spent more than $5 million to support female garment workers who delivered babies during the first nine months of the year. The National Social Security Fund yesterday said that from January to September, 55,180 workers who delivered 55,543 babies received money through the ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50647861/government-delivers-5-million-in-childbirth-bonuses/

Hun Sen defends lower minimum wage hike

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday called on garment factory workers to understand why the hike in the minimum wage next year is not as high as previous raises. The government has increased the wage for next year by $8, a decrease of $4 when compared to ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50647373/hun-sen-defends-lower-minimum-wage-hike/

Gap in proposed minimum wage

Unions and employers have proposed starkly differing figures of what the minimum wage for garment and textile factory workers should be next year. Minimum wage negotiations between employers, the government and unions began on August 29 and are expected to end before September 25. After their ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50641382/gap-in-proposed-minimum-wage/

GMAC urges government to reduce financial burden on employers

As minimum wage negotiations continue, GMAC has asked the government to refrain from increasing the agreed-upon pay bump for garment workers by $5 because it reduces the industry’s competitiveness due to the added financial burden on employers. Minimum wage negotiations between employers, the government and unions ...

May Kunmakara & Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50640403/gmac-urges-government-to-reduce-financial-burden-on-employers/

Cambodia’s rice farmers in serious danger

Half a million Cambodian farmers could possibly be looking at empty rice bowls if the European Union (EU) pushes through with the withdrawal of its Everything But Arms (EBA) trade preference. While the garment and footwear sectors stand to lose the most if the EBA trade ...

Jason Thomas
https://theaseanpost.com/article/cambodias-rice-farmers-serious-danger

Cambodia's garment manufacturers group urges EU to maintain EBA for Cambodia

The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) has urged the European Union (EU) to maintain the Everything But Arms (EBA) trade preferences for Cambodia, according to its statement released to the media on Thursday. The EU started in February the 18-month process that could lead ...

Xiaoxia
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-08/16/c_138313126.htm

ILO: Cambodia’s footwear sector ripe for investment

Cambodia’s footwear sector will provide more opportunities for investment and production than the garment sector due to significant growth over the last five years, said an International Labour Organisation (ILO) research bulletin on Cambodia’s garment, textile, and footwear (GTF) industry. The bulletin said the footwear ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/ilo-cambodias-footwear-sector-ripe-investment

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