Manufacturing

Mineral processing and products

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

China steel company relocates to Cambodia

Chinese state-owned iron and steel company China Baowu Steel Group Corp Ltd has unveiled plans to relocate its blast furnaces from Xinjiang Autonomous Region in the northwest of China to Cambodia, which will be the first overseas Baowu production plant, a Reuters report on Wednesday ...

Hor Kimsay
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/china-steel-company-relocates-cambodia

Kingdom’s petrol prices up 20%

Cambodia’s retail petrol price has increased more than 20 per cent during the first four months of this year due to rising costs on the international market, the monthly oil prices set by the Ministry of Commerce reveal. According to the price lists, which have ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/kingdoms-petrol-prices-20

Ministry to probe child labour

The Ministry of Labour says it will investigate the claims of a Royal Holloway, University of London research team’s report alleging modern slavery in Cambodia’s brick kilns, said Minister of Labour Ith Sam Heng. The report entitled Blood Bricks: Untold Stories of Modern Slavery and ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-probe-child-labour

‘Trapped in debt bondage’

Cambodia’s construction boom has pushed thousands of families into modern slavery in the brick industry through debt bondage, a report by researchers from London’s Royal Holloway University say. The blood bricks report was released on Tuesday following the sharp rise in Cambodian brick prices in ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/trapped-debt-bondage

Battambang villagers have mixed feelings over new cement factory

A new cement factory in Battambang province has begun construction of a concrete road connecting it to one of Cambodia’s national roads, leaving nearby residents with mixed feelings. ...

Asian demand for cement destroys stunning cliffs in Cambodia – pulverised for their limestone

Across the continent, a construction boom is driving record demand for a core constituent of cement – limestone – resulting in the utter destruction of unique and fragile ecosystems. ...

Per Liljas
https://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/long-reads/article/2153922/asian-demand-cement-destroys-stunning-cliffs

Prime Minister to reveal new oil policy next week

With the price of oil in the international market on the rise, Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday announced he will unveil a new policy to deal with the impact of more expensive crude on the 28th of this month. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50502734/prime-minister-to-reveal-new-oil-policy-next-week/

Hun Sen calls for caution amid China-US trade war

Prime Minister Hun Sen warned on Tuesday that a developing trade war between the US and China could affect Cambodia, and said the Kingdom must act to mitigate any potential fallout. In March, US President Donald Trump’s administration slapped tariffs on global imports of steel ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hun-sen-calls-caution-amid-china-us-trade-war

Battambang cement factory set to start production

A new cement factory in Battambang province will come online on Friday with an annual production capacity of 1.7 million tonnes of cement, according to Mines and Energy Minister Suy Sem. “We will have finished four cement factories that can produce nearly 7 million tones ...

Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/battambang-cement-factory-set-start-production

Brick prices climb to towering highs on demand from Sihanoukville

Brick prices in Cambodia have risen sharply in the last year, a trend that has accelerated over the first two months of this year due to growing demand from the rapidly developing coastal town of Sihanoukville. The price of 10,000 bricks hovered around $180 early ...

Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/brick-prices-climb-towering-highs-demand-sihanoukville

Việt Nam, Cambodia’s bilateral trade surged 30% in 2017

Bilateral trade between Việt Nam and Cambodia last year surged 29.7 per cent against the previous year to nearly US$3.8 billion, the General Department of Customs reported. Of the total, Việt Nam’s export turnover to this market was $2.77 billion, rising 26.1 per cent against the ...

Viet Nam News
http://vietnamnews.vn/economy/422484/viet-nam-cambodias-bilateral-trade-surged-30-in-2017.html#q1s8ssWTMd4ceTep.97

Insiders say new concrete factories not enough to stabilise local sector

Four new Cambodian cement factories are set to come online in the near future, tripling the number of local producers, but insiders and officials this week maintained that even increased capacity will not significantly lower rates of cement imports to Cambodia due to prevailing high ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/insiders-say-new-concrete-factories-not-enough-stabilise-local-sector

New cement plants to max out production capacity

Two large cement plants are expected to begin operations by the end of the year, according to a state official, who said the Kingdom has reached its limit for domestic cement production and the government will stop issuing new licences in order to protect dwindling ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/new-cement-plants-max-out-production-capacity

No concrete solutions for cement shortage

Despite being home to several cement factories, real estate industry experts say Cambodia’s cement manufacturing sector has yet to fulfill demands of the fast developing building boom. ...

Siv Meng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/post-property/no-concrete-solutions-cement-shortage

Chinese firm eyes steel mill

One of China’s largest steelmakers is seeking partners in Cambodia to build a steel mill that will reduce the Kingdom’s dependency on imported steel for its construction sector, a company executive said. Weng Wei Min, director of the economic cooperation department at Hangzhou Iron and ...

Cam McGrath and Joey Chua Xue Ting
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/chinese-firm-eyes-steel-mill

Steel firm mulls factory in SSEZ

A Chinese steel company is in talks with Sihanoukville Special Economic Zone (SSEZ) to set up an industrial facility in the zone, a marketing executive said on Saturday. ...

Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/steel-firm-mulls-factory-ssez

New EIA rules for mining

The Ministry of Mines and Energy signed joint prakas with the Ministry of Environment to simplifying the environmental impact assessment (EIA) requirements for artisanal and small-scale mining practices.   ...

Kali Kotoski
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/new-eia-rules-mining

Kampot cements its place in construction industry

Work started yesterday on Cambodia’s largest and most modern cement plant, which will be built in Kampot province with an investment of $262 million by Chip Mong Insee Cement. ...

Sum Manet
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/23017/kampot-cements-its-place-in-construction-industry/

Chip Mong unit signs $262 deal for cement plant

A unit of domestic conglomerate Chip Mong Group, Chip Mong Insee Cement, has signed a partnership agreement with China’s CITIC Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. to build a $262 million cement plant in Kampot province, with construction slated to start next year.  ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/18395/chip-mong-unit-signs--262-deal-for-cement-plant/

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