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
Clean water access hits 80%
The Industry Ministry announced that the Kingdom’s water supply rose significantly last year, with more than 1,091,869 households receiving clean water. ...
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 ...
Government set to slash holidays
The private sector has welcomed the government’s move to reduce the number of public holidays in the in the Kingdom – known for having the most public holidays in the world – by seven days. However, the government had just added the “Day of Remembrance” ...
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. ...
Government to expand clean water supply to rural areas
The Industry Minister on Monday said that he is committed to expanding the coverage of clean water supply across the country. During a visit to a water processing plant in Pursat province, Industry Minister Cham Prasidh said that providing clean water to rural areas is ...
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. ...
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. ...
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 ...
Water supply to grow in Sihanoukville
Industry Minister Cham Prasidh said yesterday that residents in Preah Sihanouk province can expect a steady supply of water in the province within the next week. The statement came after years of water supply problems in the province where residents faced water shortages. ...
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 ...
Over 83 pct of Cambodia's urban dwellers have access to clean water: minister
More than 83 percent of Cambodia’s urban residents have currently access to clean water, up from only 60.5 percent in 2012, Minister of Industry and Handicraft Cham Prasidh said on Thursday. ...
Shanghai Daily Team
Romduol, Chansensor now rice brands
The National Standards Council (NSC) has endorsed the Phka Romduol and Phka Chansensor varieties to be the Kingdom’s own umbrella brands for fragrant and premium rice, rejecting the Cambodian Rice Federation’s “Angkor Malis” brand name. ...
Japan helps with Kampot’s water supply
A groundbreaking ceremony for a Kampot water treatment plant was held yesterday in the presence of Japan’s Ambassador to Cambodia Yuji Kumamaru as well as Cham Prasidh, the Minister of Industry and Handicrafts. ...
Cambodia to seek patent membership
Cambodia is planning to be a member of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) to protect the intellectual property rights of foreign products coming into the Kingdom. This, a high ranking government official said, will shore up investor confidence and attract more foreign investment to the ...
‘World’s largest’ sugarcane factory to open in Preah Vihear next month
A $300 million sugarcane processing factory will begin producing sugar in Preah Vihear province next month and it is being described as the world’s largest such factory, according to reports in local media. ...
First Singapore patent recognised in Cambodia: IPOS
The first Singapore patent has been granted protection and recognised in Cambodia, less than two months after the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) and Cambodia’s Ministry of Industry and Handicrafts (MIH). ...
Channel News Asia News Staff
Inspection guide for SMEs waits for funding
Due to a lack of funding, the Ministry of Industry and Handicrafts has delayed publishing guidelines that are meant to increase clarity on inspection procedures for small and medium enterprises (SMEs). ...
Businesses up, reveals survey
Cambodia increased the number of business enterprises it had to 513,759 companies at the end of March last year, up from the 463,363 enterprises accounted for in 2011, according to the final results of the 2014 Cambodia Inter-Censal Economic Survey. ...
SME policy to roll out in 2015
The Cambodian government is nearing completion of a policy aimed at strengthening the Kingdom’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), a senior official said yesterday. Minister for Industry and Handicraft Cham Prasidh yesterday told reporters his ministry was preparing a comprehensive SME policy with the purpose of ...