Textile industry seeks solutions for circular economy

Government representatives and industry leaders in Cambodia are joining forces to explore opportunities for a circular textile economy, aiming to address the pressing challenges in waste management within the textile industry. ...

Seng Mengheng

Cambodian T&A industry needs to align product mix as per global trends

Cambodia’s Industrial Transformation Map for Textile and Apparel Industry 2023-2027 (T&A ITM) sees a need for the sector to align its product mix as per global sourcing trends, integrate backwards to reduce dependence on imports and diversify its market mix. ...

Sreekanth Ravindran

AIP planning tours of ‘safe worker transport’ factories

The Asia Injury Prevention Foundation (AIP) plans to lead study tours of factories and schools that have implemented guidelines for safe transport options. ...

Long Kimmarita

Cambodia’s rubber export up 6.8 percent in Q1

Cambodia exported 65,921 tons of dry rubber in the first quarter of 2023, an increase of 6.8 percent from 61,739 tons in the same period last year, said a General Directorate of Rubber report on Thursday. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Strategy aims to strengthen garment sector

The Cambodian government has adopted a new strategy for the garment, footwear and travel goods (GFT) sector that focuses on strengthening human resources, improving working conditions, promoting investment in high-value industries, and attracting investment in supportive industries. ...

Seng Mengheng

Cambodia’s garment exports to Turkiye jump 110% to $84 million in 2022

Cambodia’s exports of garments, footwear and travel (GFT) goods declined by 22.62 percent in the first three months of the year (Q1) compared to the same period in 2022 as the slide that started in the latter half of the last year continued, raising the ...

Khmer Times Staff

Factory workers end protest after owner agrees to pay wages

Authorities in Phnom Penh’s Por Senchey district on April 11 facilitated the negotiation of a settlement between a factory owner and its workers that ended their public protests in Choam Chao II commune. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn

Cambodia’s fabric imports from Thailand at $157 million in 2022

Despite volatility due to COVID-19, Cambodia’s 2022 apparel exports to Thailand reached $57.6 million, and fabric imports were $157 million. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cambodia is regional exception to falling trend in manufacturing

Manufacturing as a share of output has peaked in most developing East Asia and Pacific economies except for Cambodia and Vietnam, the World Bank says. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Isuzu vehicle assembly plant inaugurated in K Speu

K (Cambodia) Co Ltd on March 29 officially inaugurated an Isuzu vehicle assembly plant in eastern Kampong Speu province, in response to growing demand and in a bid to expand the brand’s presence in Cambodia. ...

May Kunmakara

New sub-decree tightens regulations on garment industry sub-contractors

Cambodia will prepare a sub-decree improving existing labour mechanisms by adding detailed procedures, permanent management mechanisms, responsibilities for relevant companies, especially sub-subcontractors, as Cambodia seeks to ensure the prevention of the use of forced labour. ...

Van Socheata

Cambodia’s exports 8 percent down in first two months, commerce ministry wants to reassure

Cambodia sees a fall in exports in the first two months of 2023, down 8.6 percent compared to the same period last year. It is, however, not a worrying sign, the Commerce Ministry said. ...

Teng Yalirozy

Job loss fears as GFT exports decline by 25 percent in February

Cambodia’s exports of garments, footwear and travel (GFT) goods declined by nearly 25 percent in February 2023, compared to the same period in 2022, continuing a trend that started nearly six months ago raising fears of factory closures and job losses. ...

Manoj Mathew

PM: Factory workers on suspension get support

Prime Minister Hun Sen has officially announced that the government will provide cash assistance to over 32,000 workers in the textile-related sectors whose employment has been suspended due to a reduction in purchasing orders, or whose factories have ceased operations. ...

Neang Sokunthea

Cambodia’s apparel exports to Japan grow further in 2022 to more than $1.2 billion

Cambodia’s apparel exports to Japan have continued to grow for the second consecutive year in 2022, despite a dip in shipments in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2022, the shipment increased to $1,201.698 million after a recovery in 2021. Notably, the exports recorded ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cambodia’s manufacturing output reaches $15 billion in 2022

Cambodia’s manufacturing output hit $15.8 billion in 2022, a remarkable increase of 83 percent year on year, the Ministry of Industry, Science, Technology and Innovation (MISTI)’s report showed on Tuesday. ...

Khmer Times Staff

CDC unveils 27 projects in Jan-Feb

The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) notices issued year-to-February 28 reveal that it has greenlit 27 new private investment projects – 19 in textile-related sectors – worth a cumulative $198.2 million, which are expected to generate a total of 39,914 jobs. ...

Hin Pisei

Improve labour conditions or face fines

In a push to improve conditions for workers, the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training has issued a warning to establishments nationwide. The ministry will take legal action against any enterprise that is negligent or refuses to improve working conditions. Enterprises must ensure the safety, ...

Hang Punreay

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