Manufacturing

Garments and textiles

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

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/

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/

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

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

Gov’t rolls out 10th round of relief measures

The government has rolled out the 10th round of economic relief measures to manage the impact on key sectors from Covid-19 and the ongoing recovery process, and bolster economic growth during and after the crisis. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/govt-rolls-out-10th-round-relief-measures

CDC signs off on seven factories

The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) on October 22 announced that it has approved final registration certificates for seven new projects with capital investment of around $95 million, which could generate a reported 5,311 jobs. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cdc-signs-seven-factories

Ministry of Labor sets $194 minimum wage for workers in 2022

Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training sets US $194 minimum wage for textile, garment, footwear, travel accessories and bags workers for 2022. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.postkhmer.com/national/2021-09-28-1150-224325.html

Garment sector wage negotiations resume today, workers may strike

The tripartite meetings to decide the 2022 garment factory minimum wage will resume today amid stalemated negotiations. Unions have warned of demonstrations if the talks do not result in a resolution. ...

Yin Soeum
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50942956/garment-sector-wage-negotiations-resume-today-workers-may-strike/

Tripartite talks over minimum wage start

Tripartite discussions on the 2022 minimum wage for workers in the garment, textile and footwear sectors were set to begin on September 14. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/tripartite-talks-over-minimum-wage-start

Trade unions brainstorm minimum wage

The trade union leaders and representatives yesterday met to brainstorm and finalise the garment and footwear workers’ minimum wage adjustment for next year, taking into consideration the social and economic situation following the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. ...

Yin Soeum
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50930399/trade-unions-brainstorm-minimum-wage/

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