Industries

Manufacturing

Over half of all garment factories in Kandal shuttered due to COVID-19

Seventy-eight garment factories have been closed and 64,942 workers left jobless in Kandal province due to the COVID-19 crisis, provincial authorities have announced. ...

Buth Sela
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50816843/over-half-of-all-garment-factories-in-kandal-shuttered-due-to-covid-19/

Cambodia requests for export of more Cambodian agricultural products to EU market

Cambodia has urged the European Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia (EuroCham) to help boost the export of Cambodian agricultural products to the EU market. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50815349/cambodia-requests-for-export-of-more-cambodian-agricultural-products-to-eu-market/

Steel imports drop, exports up

Cambodia imported iron and steel worth $281.06 million last year, down 41.11 per cent from 2019’s $477.26 million and exported $6.20 million, rocketing 351 per cent from $1.37 million, according to the Ministry of Commerce. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/steel-imports-drop-exports

Agrifirm bags MoU for Siem Reap produce

Agro-industrial firm LY LY Food Industry Co Ltd on January 22 signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Siem Reap-based wholesaler Food and Agriculture Market (FAM) to supply it with fruits and vegetables. The signing ceremony was presided over by Minister of Commerce Pan Sorasak ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/agrifirm-bags-mou-siem-reap-produce

ADB: Adapting to 4IR will boost garments, tourism

A study conducted by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) recommended that Cambodia develop industry transformation maps in key sectors to enable transitions under the fourth industrial revolution (4IR). This should be accompanied by adequate investment in skills development for new and repositioned jobs. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/adb-adapting-4ir-will-boost-garments-tourism

112 garment factories open in 2020

In a tumultuous period for the garment industry, the year 2020 brought the closure of 129 factories in the Kingdom, affecting over 70,000 workers while 112 new factory openings created more than 20,000 jobs. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/112-garment-factories-open-2020

Tariffs anew for exports to US as GSP lapses

Cambodian importers and buyers of the Kingdom’s travel goods to the US are now required to pay import duties as the latter’s Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) preferential tariff system expired on December 31 and is awaiting renewal by Congress. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/tariffs-anew-exports-us-gsp-lapses

Gov’t gives $23mil to workers who lost jobs over pandemic

A total of $23 million has been given out to those affected by the closure of businesses in the tourism industry and garment factories due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50800806/govt-gives-23mil-to-workers-who-lost-jobs-over-pandemic/

Cambodia’s rubber export reach $459 million in 2020

Cambodia exported some 340,000 tonnes of rubber in 2020 generating $459 million for the national income. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50800901/cambodias-rubber-export-reach-459-million-in-2020/

Over 110 garment factories close

A government official said on November 22 that at least 110 garment factories had closed in the first nine months of the year and left more than 55,000 workers without jobs – but union leaders worry those numbers could be much higher. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/over-110-garment-factories-close

News Analysis: GMAC lawsuit opens old wounds for unknown benefits

The decision by the Garment Manufacturers Association of Cambodia (GMAC) to file a lawsuit against the European Commission (EC) has reignited the ongoing struggle between Cambodia and the European Union (EU) to promote bilateral trade and uphold a political agenda. ...

Harrison White and Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50769181/news-analysis-gmac-lawsuit-opens-old-wounds-for-unknown-benefits/

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

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/

$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

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/

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/

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/

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