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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

Government’s study aims to expand rubber revenue

The General Directorate of Rubber announced a joint study on family-owned rubber plantations in three provinces to better understand how growers have responded to the sharp drop in rubber prices over the past nine years. The average cost of rubber has fallen from around $4,600 ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/governments-study-aims-expand-rubber-revenue

Kingdom’s fuel prices fixed despite US-Iran row

Increase tensions between the US and Iran, one of the world’s largest oil producers, could cause prices to fluctuate, the Ministry of Commerce warned on Thursday. However, the ministry said fuel prices in the Kingdom will stick to those announced every 15 days, which are ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/kingdoms-fuel-prices-fixed-despite-us-iran-row

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

Rubber exports grow nearly 24% last year

The Kingdom’s rubber exports saw a 24 per cent increase over the first 11 months of last year compared to the same period in 2018, data from the General Directorate of Rubber obtained by The Post on Tuesday showed. Pol Sopha, the director-general of the ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/rubber-exports-grow-nearly-24-last-year

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

UAE firm sets sight on oil in Kingdom

Mubadala Petroleum, one of the UAE’s largest oil and gas companies, is looking for investment opportunities in the Cambodian oil sector, said a senior official at the Ministry of Mines and Energy. Mubadala Petroleum CEO Mazin al-Lamki expressed interest in investing in Cambodia’s oil sector ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/uae-firm-sets-sight-oil-kingdom

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

Mango exporters urged to set up hi-tech packaging plants

Ngin Chhay, the director-general of the General Directorate of Agriculture at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, on Thursday urged the private sector to set up more mango packaging plants that comply with South Korea and China’s hygiene and quality standards. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/mango-exporters-urged-set-hi-tech-packaging-plants

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/

Coal-fired power plant to come online in S’ville this month

A 135-megawatt coal-fired power plant will start producing energy this month in the coastal province of Preah Sihanouk, according to a high-ranking energy official. The plant is seen as an important element in the government’s strategy to deal with the current energy shortage. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50666710/coal-fired-power-plant-to-come-online-in-sville-this-month/

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

Chinese firms set to invest in car assembly, fertiliser plants

Two Chinese companies plan to invest in a car assembly plant and an organic fertiliser processing plant in Cambodia, following a visit by a delegation of 20 company representatives from Shandong province last week. The delegation was led by Shandong provincial vice-governor Wang Shujian, who met ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/chinese-firms-set-invest-car-assembly-fertiliser-plants

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

SOA to build palm sugar factory with Korean firm

Local exporter Signatures of Asia and Korea-based B&G is Life are investing in a palm sugar processing factory in Kampong Speu province.​ In addition to the plant, the collaboration includes a warehouse, a solar dryer, and a blockchain-based traceability system, Pich Chan, SOA general manager, ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50661040/soa-to-build-palm-sugar-factory-with-korean-firm/

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

Kingdom’s fifth cement factory launched in Kampot province

A cement factory with a production capacity of one million tonnes per year went online on Thursday in Kampot province. The factory is Cambodia’s fifth cement plant and comes in response to the rapid development of the construction sector. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/kingdoms-fifth-cement-factory-launched-kampot-province

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