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A new garment factory project approved by CDC

The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) has granted green light to a new investment project proposed by Textstar Garment (Cambodia) Co., Ltd. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501198038/a-new-garment-factory-project-approved-by-cdc/

MGC Museum’s staff trained in silk weaving at IKTT Centre in Angkor

A key partnership was established between UNESCO and the APSARA National Authority in August 2022 for the implementation of the project “Promoting sustainable tourism and private sector engagement for inclusive community development in response to the COVID-19 crisis”, with the financial support of the German ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501195314/mgc-museums-staff-trained-in-silk-weaving-at-iktt-centre-in-angkor/

Kingdom’s garment export surges to $7.747 billion

Cambodia registered an 18.51 percent year-on-year increase in apparel export to $7.747 billion in the first ten months of this year. ...

Adur Pradeep
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501192059/kingdoms-garment-export-surges-to-7-747-billion/

Cambodia’s textile body GMAC is now officially renamed TAFTAC

Cambodia’s industry trade body Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) will now be known as the Textile, Apparel, Footwear, and Travel Goods Association in Cambodia (TAFTAC) after it was officially renamed in a recently held ceremony attended by Cambodia’s army commander Lieutenant General Hun Manet. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501190624/cambodias-textile-body-gmac-is-now-officially-renamed-taftac/

Nearly $400 million earned by Cambodia in 10 months through rubber, rubber wood exports

In the first 10 months of 2022, from January to October, Cambodia earned more than $396 million from the export of rubber and rubber wood said the report of the General Department of Rubber. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501187462/nearly-400-million-earned-by-cambodia-in-10-months-through-rubber-rubber-wood-exports/

Official: No bans on rosewood furniture, use must be reduced

A senior agriculture official has clarified that calls to reduce the use of rosewood in furniture will not mean a total ban but rather the adoption of techniques which will contribute to the conservation of the Kingdom’s forests, as the population continues to grow. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/official-no-bans-rosewood-furniture-use-must-be-reduced

Cambodia seeks more Korean funds in textiles

As part of the process to strengthen and widen the base of the economy as the country has entered the fourth quarter of 2022, the Government of Cambodia is seeking to tick all the right boxes, and it includes tourism, textiles exports as well as ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501171566/cambodia-seeks-more-korean-funds-in-textiles/

Cambodia garment exports rise 24% to $10.25 billion

Cambodia earned $10.25 billion from exports of garment products – clothes, footwear, and travel goods – during the January-September period of this year, a year-on-year increase of 24 percent, according to a report from the General Department of Customs and Excise yesterday. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501168112/cambodia-garment-exports-rise-24-to-10-25-billion/

Registered factories increase to almost 16,000 as of July

The number of registered factories and enterprises has seen an increase by 16.8 percent to 15,859 as of July this year, employing 1.54 million workers. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501167869/registered-factories-increase-to-almost-16000-as-of-july/

2027 extension for ‘Better Factories’ inspection regime

The government and the US-based International Labour Organisation (ILO) have agreed to continue their cooperation and renew their MOU that will extend the “Better Factories Cambodia” (BFC) 2023-2027 programme. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/2027-extension-better-factories-inspection-regime

Pension scheme appeals to workers

A 90-day campaign promoting the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) pension scheme for workers when they retire has successfully reached out to1.8 million people. ...

So Cheata
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501160683/pension-scheme-appeals-to-workers/

Garment sector minimum wage to Rise to $200 a month in 2023

The minimum wage for workers in Cambodia’s billion-dollar garment sector will rise to $200 a month next year, a $6 raise that unions said was insufficient while employers raised concerns about profits and regional competitiveness. ...

Khuon Narim and Matt Surrusco
https://cambojanews.com/garment-sector-minimum-wage-to-rise-to-200-a-month-in-2023/

Accredited lab to boost food safety nationwide

The Laboratory of Environment and Food Safety (LEFS) at Institut Pasteur du Cambodge (IPC), is now accredited for food microbiology testing, enabling it to further assist food processing businesses to identify potential food safety hazards and improve the safety and quality of food products. ...

Prak Chan Thul
https://kiripost.com/stories/accredited-lab-to-boost-food-safety-nationwide

Unions push for minimum wage of $215 for garment workers

Unions have put forward a proposal for the minimum wage of garment factory workers to be raised to $215 next year amid climbing costs that put financial pressure on sector workers. ...

Seng Mengheng
https://kiripost.com/stories/unions-push-for-minimum-wage-of-215-for-garment-workers

UK’s DCTS could benefit Cambodia’s travel goods export, GMAC counters

The United Kingdom recently came out with a few more details of the proposed revamp of its Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP)—to be rolled out in early 2023—which reportedly suggests the revision could benefit more Cambodian garment and textile commodities, especially travel goods. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501138634/uks-dcts-could-benefit-cambodias-travel-goods-export-gmac-counters/

Garments competitiveness ‘at risk’

Rising labour, transportation, logistics and electricity costs could potentially undermine the competitive advantage of Cambodia’s textile-linked industries, according to research conducted by a prominent local economist. ...

Hom Phanet
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/garments-competitiveness-risk

Ministry proposes solution to Canteran dispute, workers vote to keep pushing

The Labor Ministry on Wednesday proposed a compensation plan for former workers of the defunct Canteran Apparel garment factory after Prime Minister Hun Sen urged officials to find a solution for the labor dispute. ...

Khut Sokun and Keat Soriththeavy
https://vodenglish.news/ministry-proposes-solution-to-canteran-dispute-workers-vote-to-keep-pushing/

The National Minimum Wage Council has started talks to consider raising the $194 monthly salary of garment workers

Unions representing garment workers in Cambodia are seeking a monthly wage hike of between $20 and $50 for their members in talks with the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) that started yesterday. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501132343/the-national-minimum-wage-council-has-started-talks-to-consider-raising-the-194-monthly-salary-of-garment-workers/

Cambodia begins talks over 2023 wage hike for garment, footwear, travel goods sector

Cambodia’s national council on minimum wage on Monday began to discuss the annual increase of monthly minimum wage for the garment, footwear and travel goods industry for 2023, according to a statement from the council. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501132736/cambodia-begins-talks-over-2023-wage-hike-for-garment-footwear-travel-goods-sector/

Unions, gov’t gear up for talks to revise minimum wages

Trade unions are gearing up for a meeting with the Ministry of Labour, to negotiate on revising minimum wages for factory workers in the wake of skyrocketing prices. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501119201/unions-govt-gear-up-for-talks-to-revise-minimum-wages/

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