Industries

Nearly 13,000 suspended workers to receive cash allowance payments

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training has so far provided 30 cash handouts to workers in the garment and tourism sectors, with this week’s number totalling to almost 13,000 workers. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/nearly-13000-suspended-workers-receive-cash-allowance-payments

Higher budgets and more skills ‘needed to embrace digital transformation’

Cambodia is at risk of “getting left behind” if it doesn’t invest more in a digitally skilled workforce as local companies look to improve their business process and customer experience through “digital transformation”, according to a panel discussion on an industrywide survey. ...

Harrison White
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50765233/higher-budgets-and-more-skills-needed-to-embrace-digital-transformation/

New manufacturing firms provide much-needed jobs

More foreign investment is being injected into Cambodia after a manufacturing company announced a new production line and an opening of more than 1,000 new jobs in Kampong Speu province. ...

Jason Boken
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50764902/new-manufacturing-firms-provide-much-needed-jobs/

Pchum Ben provides boost in tourism across Kingdom

According to a Ministry of Tourism report released today, over 450,000 people were reported to have visited tourist destinations across Cambodia yesterday, in a massive boost for the Kingdom’s hard-hit sector. ...

Dina Huon
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50764441/pchum-ben-provides-boost-in-tourism-across-kingdom/

High oil tax ‘a burden’ on development

The high-rate of special tax of 10-25 percent on oil for production is one of the burdens facing the advancement of manufacturing industries in Cambodia that have a target to increase added-value by using machinery in the production chain, according to the Japanese Business Association ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50764153/high-oil-tax-a-burden-on-development/

$2.7 million of investment welcome in times of need

Logwood Apparel Co Ltd has been given the go-ahead from the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) to build a factory in Kandal Stung district, Kandal province. The newly-approved project with a total investment of $2.7 million covers the production of clothes and medical ...

Jason Boken
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50764132/2-7-million-of-investment-welcome-in-times-of-need/

Next year’s minimum wage set at $190

The National Council on Minimum Wage has set the 2021 minimum wage at $190 per month for workers in the textile, garment, and footwear industries, according to the Ministry of Labour. ...

Dina Huon
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50762874/next-years-minimum-wage-set-at-190/

Minimum wage to be decided

The National Council on Minimum Wage will decide on a wage increase for workers in the garment, footwear, textile and travel product sectors at a meeting on Thursday after a figure could not be reached at a tripartite meeting on Wednesday. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/minimum-wage-be-decided

Construction inspectors appointed

The Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction has appointed 362 inspectors to monitor, observe, research, inspect, collect evidence, and promote the implementation of construction laws throughout the Kingdom.​ Civil society organisations have voiced support for the action, but emphasise enforcement must be carried ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/construction-inspectors-appointed

Factory workers seek help as ministry says owner did not file notice

While hundreds of workers from the shuttered Violet Apparel factory submitted a petition to the European Union’s Delegation to Cambodia seeking help securing unpaid benefits, a ministry official has said that the factory’s owner has not filed the necessary paperwork exempting him from paying workers. ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://cambojanews.com/factory-workers-seek-help-as-ministry-says-owner-did-not-file-notice/

Kingdom set to diversify economy as Covid bites

Cambodia is moving towards developing non-textile industries with a policy calling for sustainable growth and economic diversification. To ensure progress, the government will continue implementation of the Cambodia Industrial Development Policy 2015-2025, said a press release on the results of a Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/kingdom-set-diversify-economy-covid-bites

Unions propose $12.35 minimum wage increase

Unions’ workers will propose a new minimum wage for 2021 of $203.35 per month in the next National Council on Minimum Wage’s (NCMW) meeting. ...

Huon DIna
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50761572/unions-propose-12-35-minimum-wage-increase/

PM releases $150 million for road infrastructure in Siem Reap

Prime Minister Hun Sen has announced a $150 million budget to build 38 roads in Siem Reap province that will improve people’s livelihoods and boost national economic growth after the COVID-19 ends. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50760761/pm-releases-150-million-for-road-infrastructure-in-siem-reap/

Unions call for minimum wage to be raised by over $11

Unions are set to demand that workers minimum wage is raised by $11.59 at the National Council on Minimum Wage due to be held at the Ministry of Labour today. ...

Huon Dina
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50760085/unions-call-for-minimum-wage-to-be-raised-by-over-11/

Silk initiative reels in extra income for students

Representatives from six universities in Cambodia and the Ministry of Education, together with a member of the World Bank discussed ways to help students to make some money related to the agriculture sector, processing and related work. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50757496/silk-initiative-reels-in-extra-income-for-students/

Tourist number reach over 1.4 million during holiday

Cambodia recorded more than 1.4 million tourists within the five days of Khmer New Year Holiday, according to the report of the Ministry of Tourism. ...

Va Sonyka
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50755916/tourist-number-reach-over-1-4-million-during-holiday/

Over 1.1 million Internal Tourists went on holiday during the four-days Khmer New Year

More than 1.16 million internal tourists went on holidays in various provinces during the four-days Khmer New Year from August 17-20, according to the data from the Ministry of Tourism. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50755809/over-1-1-million-internal-tourists-went-on-holiday-during-the-four-days-khmer-new-year/

$10-million garment factory to open in Kampong Speu province

On the day the EU enforced tariffs on some of Cambodia’s exports, the Council for Development of Cambodia announced yet another new investment in the garment sector. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50754548/10-million-garment-factory-to-open-in-kampong-speu-province/

The EU’s tax free status partially withdrawn

THE Kingdom’s annual $7 billion garment and textile sector will see the partial loss of a preferential zero-tax trade deal provided by the European Union (EU) from today as the Cambodia-China free-trade agreement (FTA) is on its way for final signing. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50753939/the-eus-tax-free-status-partially-withdrawn/

Gov’t continues out-of-work aid

The government has announced it will continue to provide out-of-work allowances to garment, footwear and hospitality workers for the next two months, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50750933/govt-continues-out-of-work-aid/

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