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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

GMAC: Automate and digitise to grow, thrive

The garment sector should digitise and automate to improve productivity and boost production, while reskilling and upskilling its workforce, said Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) executive committee member John Cha on Sunday. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/gmac-automate-and-digitise-grow-thrive

One More Manufacturing opens door to local noodle production

One More Manufacturing Co Ltd on Saturday officially inaugurated “Mee Chiet” an instant-noodle processing factory with a production capacity of 150 million packages per year. The factory, which is located in Kouk Roka commune’s Trapaing Por village in the capital’s Prek Pnov district, will produce noodles ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/one-more-manufacturing-opens-door-local-noodle-production

Sexual harassment at work costs garment industry $89 million a year

Sexual harassment in the workplace could have an indirect cost to the garment industry of up to $89 million per year, said Care Cambodia’s acting country director Jan Noorlander. Speaking at a Business of Women at Work forum yesterday, Mr Noorlander said the organisation was very ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50652048/sexual-harassment-at-work-costs-garment-industry-89-million-a-year/

Government delivers $5 million in childbirth bonuses

The government has spent more than $5 million to support female garment workers who delivered babies during the first nine months of the year. The National Social Security Fund yesterday said that from January to September, 55,180 workers who delivered 55,543 babies received money through the ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50647861/government-delivers-5-million-in-childbirth-bonuses/

Hun Sen defends lower minimum wage hike

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday called on garment factory workers to understand why the hike in the minimum wage next year is not as high as previous raises. The government has increased the wage for next year by $8, a decrease of $4 when compared to ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50647373/hun-sen-defends-lower-minimum-wage-hike/

Gap in proposed minimum wage

Unions and employers have proposed starkly differing figures of what the minimum wage for garment and textile factory workers should be next year. Minimum wage negotiations between employers, the government and unions began on August 29 and are expected to end before September 25. After their ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50641382/gap-in-proposed-minimum-wage/

GMAC urges government to reduce financial burden on employers

As minimum wage negotiations continue, GMAC has asked the government to refrain from increasing the agreed-upon pay bump for garment workers by $5 because it reduces the industry’s competitiveness due to the added financial burden on employers. Minimum wage negotiations between employers, the government and unions ...

May Kunmakara & Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50640403/gmac-urges-government-to-reduce-financial-burden-on-employers/

Cambodia’s rice farmers in serious danger

Half a million Cambodian farmers could possibly be looking at empty rice bowls if the European Union (EU) pushes through with the withdrawal of its Everything But Arms (EBA) trade preference. While the garment and footwear sectors stand to lose the most if the EBA trade ...

Jason Thomas
https://theaseanpost.com/article/cambodias-rice-farmers-serious-danger

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