Woven packaging an economic, environmental win in Siem Reap
Run Ta Ek is known throughout the Kingdom for the beauty of its eco-village. The commune has implemented several principles of the Ministry of Environment. Among them is a commitment to reducing the use of plastic by using palm leave boxes to package their famous ...
Ministries to shake up salt sector with new strategy
The Ministry of Industry, Science, Technology and Innovation is preparing the 2022-2026 salt development strategy to develop, manage and conserve fields in the Kingdom – almost exclusively in Kampot and Kep provinces – and improve the economic efficiency of salt production. ...
Cambodia launches campaign to end child labor in brick industry
Cambodia has launched a campaign to end child labor in the brick industry by 2020, a move industry observers cautiously welcome while expressing doubts the goal will be achieved, and calling for more structural changes. ...
Ministry says factory was operating illegally
Soeun Phal, a 27-year-old security guard, and Kong Phanny, a 61-year-old cleaner, died when a wood-fired steam generator exploded. The guard, who did not know how to operate the machine, had been seen adding more wood to the generator’s fire before the explosion, authorities and ...
Buth Kimsay and Hannah Hawkins
Cambodian silk market troubles
Despite steady sales of silk products in the Kingdom, the combination of a lack of skilled labor and cheap imports are adding extra stress to Cambodia’s already beleaguered domestic production, say officials and industry experts. ...
Police in clean up operation
Provincial police seized a large quantity of liquid detergent from an unauthorized chemical manufacturer in Sihanoukville’s capital yesterday. ...
Cambodia to seek patent membership
Cambodia is planning to be a member of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) to protect the intellectual property rights of foreign products coming into the Kingdom. This, a high ranking government official said, will shore up investor confidence and attract more foreign investment to the ...
Japan to help with patent law
The Ministry of Industry and Handicraft and the Japan Patent Office (JPO) yesterday signed an agreement for facilitating patent grants to obtain protection in Cambodia. ...
Industrial policy to be released next week
The government will next week release its Industrial Development Policy (IDP) that aims to keep the economy on its high-growth trajectory, a senior official confirmed yesterday. ...
Gov’t urges sauce makers to increase iron content
Manufacturers of soy and fish sauces should fortify the products with iron in order to improve Cambodians’ health, government officials said yesterday. During a workshop on iron fortification, Sat Samy, secretary of state at the Ministry of Industry and Handicrafts, called on producers to help combat ...
Registration of garment factories up in first half
The number of garment factories registered in Cambodia reached 1,200 at the end of June, an 8 per cent increase over six months ago, according to data released by the Ministry of Industry and Handicraft. The report also showed that the garment sector employed 733,300 workers ...
Daniel de Carteret
Ten commandments: Gov’t lays out food standards
Makers of food- and beverage-related products are for the first time facing mandatory health regulations, with the unveiling of 10 national standards by the Ministry of Industry and Handicraft. The announcement comes after the National Standard Council, a government-run committee, finally approved the standards in May ...
Cambodia calls for green industry development
Cambodia is encouraging green industry development in order to minimize impact on environment and reduce emission of greenhouse gas, Minister of Industry and Handicraft Cham Prasidh said Monday. Speaking at the Green Industry Seminar, Prasidh said currently industry has seen rapid growth but contributed to increasing ...
ASEAN China Centre News Staff
Industry urged to go green
Small and medium-size enterprises (SME) have been urged by the Cambodian government to employ more environmentally friendly practices at a green industry workshop in Phnom Penh yesterday. Cham Prasidh, minister for the Ministry of Industry and Handicrafts, said SMEs and handicraft producers’ reliance on fossil fuels ...
CPP Parliament Approves Ministry Split, Ministers Unclear
The CPP-dominated National Assembly on Wednesday approved a law that will see the Ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy split into two separate ministries, but has yet to decide who will head the new bodies. The CPP’s 68 lawmakers unanimously passed a measure that will see ...