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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

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” ...

Cheng Sokhorng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/government-set-slash-holidays

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/

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 ...

Pav Suy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50522748/government-to-expand-clean-water-supply-to-rural-areas/

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/

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. ...

Pav Suy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50492836/water-supply-to-grow-in-sihanoukville/

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/

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
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/article_xinhua.aspx?id=331482

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. ...

Sum Manet
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/27317/romduol--chansensor-now-rice-brands/

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. ...

Tin Sokhavuth
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/26116/japan-helps-with-kampot---s-water-supply/

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 ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/25601/cambodia-to-seek-patent--membership/

‘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. ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/19586/---world---s-largest----sugarcane-factory-to-open-in-preah-vihear-next-month/

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
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/first-singapore-patent/1706144.html

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). ...

Chan Muyhong
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/inspection-guide-smes-waits-funding

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. ...

Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/businesses-reveals-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 ...

Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/sme-policy-roll-out-2015

Minister says Cambodia Chamber of Commerce lagging behind

The Minister of Industry and Handicrafts on Monday said the Cambodia Chamber of Commerce (CCC), the country’s most prominent private-sector lobbying group, should be doing more for the country’s entrepreneurs. “Honestly, even though the Cambodia Chamber of Commerce has more resources, it has not provided ...

Kang Sothear
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/minister-says-cambodia-chamber-of-commerce-lagging-behind-71129/

Factories up but new jobs on the decline

Despite a noticeable increase in the number of factory registrations during the first nine months of the year, new job creation has declined, according to the latest government data. Figures from the Ministry of Industry and Handicraft released yesterday showed that 149 factories registered during the ...

Hor Kimsay
http://phnompenhpost.com/business/factories-new-jobs-decline

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