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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

P Sihanouk, Oz infrastructure programme talk smart-city development

A Preah Sihanouk provincial deputy governor on April 28 met with a policy adviser at Australia’s flagship infrastructure programme in Cambodia for talks on plans to transform the province into a model multi-purpose special economic zone (SEZ) by 2030, and other smart-city development initiatives. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/p-sihanouk-oz-infrastructure-programme-talk-smart-city-development

$15 million Kampong Speu animal feed plant launched

International animal feed joint venture De Heus TMH Cambodia has launched a $15 million factory in Kampong Speu province that is able to produce 180,000 tonnes of animal feed annually, the agriculture ministry reported on April 24. ...

Hom Phanet
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/15-million-kampong-speu-animal-feed-plant-launched

Siem Reap fire ravages Japan electric wire warehouse

A fire blazed through an electric wire warehouse located in a Japanese electricity plant in Khnar village of Siem Reap town’s Chriev commune on April 15. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/siem-reap-fire-ravages-japan-electric-wire-warehouse

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/

2022-27 development strategy for garments to launch Mar 21

The Ministry of Economy and Finance has said it will launch the Cambodia Garment, Footwear and Bags Sector Development Strategy 2022-2027 on March 21 to strengthen and support the sector in “the new context”. ...

Hom Phanet
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/2022-27-development-strategy-garments-launch-mar-21

CDC okays $2.38B of projects in Jan-Feb

The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) has in the first two months of this year announced its approval of final registration certificates for 37 investment projects worth about $2.38 billion, an indication of significant progress in economic recovery as Covid-19 wanes. ...

Hom Phanet
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cdc-okays-238b-projects-jan-feb

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/

Banteay Meanchey unveils first steelworks

Pang Nakry Real Estate Co Ltd, a Cambodian-Chinese-Thai joint venture, on March 8 opened Banteay Meanchey province’s first steelworks, in the southwestern district of Malai, according to the provincial administration. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/banteay-meanchey-unveils-first-steelworks

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

Number of factories ticks up

Although economic hangovers persisted from 2020 – widely regarded as the worst year for Cambodia’s economic growth in more than two decades – the number of large-scale factories in operation managed to avoid slipping into a downtrend throughout 2021, according to Minister of Industry, Science, ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/number-factories-ticks

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

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