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Ministry of Industry and Handicraft
New factories employe nearly 28k
The Ministry of Industry, Science, Technology and Innovation (MISTI) has reported that 77 new factories opened in Cambodia in the first three months of 2020, employing a total of 27,909 workers. ...
Broken water pipes on table
The chairman of the Cambodian Water Supply Association (CWA), Leng Khieu, has asked the Ministry of Industry, Science, Technology and Innovation to take measures against companies that have disrupted and broken underground clean water pipes. ...
Upgrading Cambodia’s quality infrastructure
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Ministry of Industry and Handicraft (MIH), in partnership with the Republic of Korea, have conducted a training programme to sensitize policymakers to the requirements for upgrading the country’s quality infrastructure (QI). ...
Ministry changes its name, scope of operations
The Council of Ministers has agreed to change the name of the Ministry of Industry and Handicraft to the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation. The approval follows a request from Minister of Industry and Handicraft Cham Prasidh. Council of Ministers secretary of state Khoy Khun ...
GIZ fund of $4.5M to reinforce Kingdom’s SMEs
German international development organisation Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) will provide $4.5 million in aid to promote a small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) development project in four Asean countries, including Cambodia. In Cambodia, Ministry of Industry and Handicrafts undersecretary of state Son Seng Huot ...
Ministry floats new law for clean water management
The Ministry of Industry and Handicrafts will propose a new law to improve clean water management in Cambodia. It also warned of crackdowns on clean water supply businesses which are unlicensed or do not have a valid licence. The new law will state the obligations ...
Ministry: SMEs vital to economy, but 95% not registered
Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are key factors in the Kingdom’s industrial sector growth, but around 95 per cent of Cambodia’s SMEs have not been properly registered, the Ministry of Industry and Handicraft said on Friday. ...
Preah Sihanouk governor warns coal plant may be shut down
Preah Sihanouk provincial governor Yun Min on Monday warned that a coal plant in Stung Hav district’s Otres commune might be closed after 42 families complained against the factory. The villagers who live near the plant expressed concern that the clouds of dust resulting from ...
Salt yields hampered by labour shortages
The Ministry of Industry and Handicrafts is holdings discussions with other ministries to find solutions to some of the challenges salt production faces in the Kingdom, particularly a shortage of labour and adverse weather conditions. Ministry spokesman Um Sotha told Khmer Times yesterday that the biggest ...
Ministry rejects salt society’s dissolution
The Ministry of Industry and Handicraft on Tuesday rejected the Salt Producers Community of Kampot-Kep’s (SPCKK’s) proposal to dissolve, saying it needed more time to figure out the issues facing the industry, its spokesman Oum Sotha said. The decision was made during a meeting on ...
Ministry set to meet the salt community over challenges
The Minister of Industry and Handicraft will hold a meeting with the Kingdom’s salt community in Kep and Kampot provinces next week to discuss the industry’s challenges, ministry spokesman Oum Sotha said. The meeting comes after the Kingdom’s sole salt industry community, Salt Producers Community ...
Number of factory openings up last year
Last year saw a notable increase in the number of factory openings, with 178 new plants coming online, 28 more than in 2017, according to the Ministry of Industry and Handicrafts. ...
Sugarcane a ‘huge potential for farmers’
Cambodia’s three major sugar companies produced 120,126 tonnes of raw sugar in the first nine months of this year, said a Ministry of Industry and Handicraft report. It said Rui Feng (Cambodia) International Co Ltd produced 56,664 tonnes, Yellow Field (Cambodia) International Ltd (51,420 tonnes) ...
SMEs set to boost the Kingdom’s economy
More than 100 local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) were registered during the first three quarters of this year, and officials expect the government’s tax incentive policy for SMEs to boost growth, said a Ministry of Industry and Handicraft report. The SMEs – 105 of ...
Ministry holds workshop to train Kratie rice wine brewers
The Ministry of Industry and Handicraft organised a training workshop on Thursday in Kratie province on how to make rice wine. The workshop was conducted following the case of toxic rice wine that killed several people and hospitalised many others in the province last month. ...
Kingdom sees 69 factories open
Cambodia’s garment industry saw 69 new factories open in the first nine months of this year. But 32 others closed during the period, said a Ministry of Industry and Handicraft report. Ministry spokesman Oum Sotha who voiced no concern over the possible removal of Cambodia ...
Combating climate change through industrial efficiency
The TEST programme, which aims to fight the effects of climate change by helping corporations adopt efficient and environmentally friendly processes, was launched yesterday in Phnom Penh. ‘TEST’ stands for ‘transfer of environmentally sound technology’. ...
Over 100 factories launched so far this year
More than 100 factories have started operations in the Kingdom in the last eight months, according to a report from the Ministry of Industry and Handicraft. The latest report from the ministry shows that, from January to August, 116 new factories registered with the ministry, ...
Second industrial lab centre on the way
A new laboratory for testing local products and issue quality certificates will open in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district by the end of 2019, the Ministry of Handicraft recently announced. ...
Chamkar Mon water treatment plant to be ready by November 2019
The water treatment plant in Chamkar Mon will come online next year, with construction work to expand the facility expected to end November 2019, according to the Ministry of Industry and Handicraft. ...