Ministries and other national bodies

Ministry of Industry and Handicraft

GIZ fund of $4.5M to reinforce Kingdom’s SMEs

German international development organisation Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) will provide $4.5 million in aid to promote a small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) development project in four Asean countries, including Cambodia. In Cambodia, Ministry of Industry and Handicrafts undersecretary of state Son Seng Huot ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/giz-fund-45m-reinforce-kingdoms-smes

Ministry floats new law for clean water management

The Ministry of Industry and Handicrafts will propose a new law to improve clean water management in Cambodia. It also warned of crackdowns on clean water supply businesses which are unlicensed or do not have a valid licence. The new law will state the obligations ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-floats-new-law-clean-water-management

Ministry: SMEs vital to economy, but 95% not registered

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are key factors in the Kingdom’s industrial sector growth, but around 95 per cent of Cambodia’s SMEs have not been properly registered, the Ministry of Industry and Handicraft said on Friday. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/ministry-smes-vital-economy-95-not-registered

Preah Sihanouk governor warns coal plant may be shut down

Preah Sihanouk provincial governor Yun Min on Monday warned that a coal plant in Stung Hav district’s Otres commune might be closed after 42 families complained against the factory. The villagers who live near the plant expressed concern that the clouds of dust resulting from ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/preah-sihanouk-governor-warns-coal-plant-may-be-shut-down

Salt yields hampered by labour shortages

The Ministry of Industry and Handicrafts is holdings discussions with other ministries to find solutions to some of the challenges salt production faces in the Kingdom, particularly a shortage of labour and adverse weather conditions.​ Ministry spokesman Um Sotha told Khmer Times yesterday that the biggest ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50608530/salt-yields-hampered-by-labour-shortages/

Ministry rejects salt society’s dissolution

The Ministry of Industry and Handicraft on Tuesday rejected the Salt Producers Community of Kampot-Kep’s (SPCKK’s) proposal to dissolve, saying it needed more time to figure out the issues facing the industry, its spokesman Oum Sotha said. The decision was made during a meeting on ...

Cheng Sokhorng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/ministry-rejects-salt-societys-dissolution

Ministry set to meet the salt community over challenges

The Minister of Industry and Handicraft will hold a meeting with the Kingdom’s salt community in Kep and Kampot provinces next week to discuss the industry’s challenges, ministry spokesman Oum Sotha said. The meeting comes after the Kingdom’s sole salt industry community, Salt Producers Community ...

Cheng Sokhorng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/ministry-set-meet-salt-community-over-challenges

Number of factory openings up last year

Last year saw a notable increase in the number of factory openings, with 178 new plants coming online, 28 more than in 2017, according to the Ministry of Industry and Handicrafts. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50569629/number-of-factory-openings-up-last-year/

Sugarcane a ‘huge potential for farmers’

Cambodia’s three major sugar companies produced 120,126 tonnes of raw sugar in the first nine months of this year, said a Ministry of Industry and Handicraft report. It said Rui Feng (Cambodia) International Co Ltd produced 56,664 tonnes, Yellow Field (Cambodia) International Ltd (51,420 tonnes) ...

Cheng Sokhorng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/sugarcane-huge-potential-farmers

SMEs set to boost the Kingdom’s economy

More than 100 local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) were registered during the first three quarters of this year, and officials expect the government’s tax incentive policy for SMEs to boost growth, said a Ministry of Industry and Handicraft report. The SMEs – 105 of ...

Cheng Sokhorng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/smes-set-boost-kingdoms-economy

Ministry holds workshop to train Kratie rice wine brewers

The Ministry of Industry and Handicraft organised a training workshop on Thursday in Kratie province on how to make rice wine. The workshop was conducted following the case of toxic rice wine that killed several people and hospitalised many others in the province last month. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-holds-workshop-train-kratie-rice-wine-brewers

Kingdom sees 69 factories open

Cambodia’s garment industry saw 69 new factories open in the first nine months of this year. But 32 others closed during the period, said a Ministry of Industry and Handicraft report. Ministry spokesman Oum Sotha who voiced no concern over the possible removal of Cambodia ...

Cheng Sokhorng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/kingdom-sees-69-factories-open

Combating climate change through industrial efficiency

The TEST programme, which aims to fight the effects of climate change by helping corporations adopt efficient and environmentally friendly processes, was launched yesterday in Phnom Penh. ‘TEST’ stands for ‘transfer of environmentally sound technology’. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50545686/combating-climate-change-through-industrial-efficiency/

Over 100 factories launched so far this year

More than 100 factories have started operations in the Kingdom in the last eight months, according to a report from the Ministry of Industry and Handicraft. The latest report from the ministry shows that, from January to August, 116 new factories registered with the ministry, ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50536507/over-100-factories-launched-so-far-this-year/

Second industrial lab centre on the way

A new laboratory for testing local products and issue quality certificates will open in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district by the end of 2019, the Ministry of Handicraft recently announced. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50509878/second-industrial-lab-centre-on-the-way/

Chamkar Mon water treatment plant to be ready by November 2019

The water treatment plant in Chamkar Mon will come online next year, with construction work to expand the facility expected to end November 2019, according to the Ministry of Industry and Handicraft. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50505494/chamkar-mon-water-treatment-plant-to-be-ready-by-november-2019/

Worldbridge to open first SME industrial park

The first industrial park for small and medium enterprises in the Kingdom will open this October in Kandal province, just 12 kilometres from the centre of Phnom Penh. The SME Eco Park, referred to also as SME Cluster Zone by the developer, is located on ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50505212/worldbridge-to-open-first-sme-industrial-park/

Koh Kong urged to solve land dispute

An official with Koh Kong’s provincial land department said yesterday that the department will cooperate with the Industry Ministry to resolve a land dispute case between a group of civil servants and their superior. ...

Ven Rathavong
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50502316/koh-kong-urged-to-solve-land-dispute/

Civil servants file complaint over land dispute

The Industry Ministry is investigating a corruption case in Koh Kong province following a complaint filed by civil servants against their superior. According to the complaint sent to Industry Minister Cham Prasidh last week by five civil servants with the provincial industry department, 18 families ...

Ven Rathavong
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50500647/civil-servants-file-complaint-over-land-dispute/

Salt producers told to add iodine or risk losing licence

Salt producers must now add iodine to their product or face losing their business licence after the government passed a Prakas banning sales of non-iodised salt. The move aims to tackle iodine deficiency, which is considered the leading preventable cause of intellectual and developmental disabilities ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50490141/salt-producers-told-to-add-iodine-or-risk-losing-licence/

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