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Rail gets rice exports on move

For the first time since a railway rehabilitation project was launched in 2006, Cambodian rice is now being transported from Phnom Penh to the Sihanoukville port along the country’s southern line for export, operators Toll said on Wednesday. Speaking at the Phnom Penh cargo loading station, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/rail-gets-rice-exports-move

Micro-life insurance on rise

When 46-year-old Than Thol got a $900 loan from Samic Microfinance last year, he took advantage of a little-known and  lengthily worded insurance program called Measure for Economic and Accelerated Development for All, or MEADA. MEADA provides coverage for families of mostly lower-income borrowers in the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013060466033/Business/micro-life-insurance-on-rise.html

H&M reveals suppliers

About a quarter of the garment factories in Cambodia that supply Swedish clothing giant H&M have been the scene of mass faintings or large-scale strikes since 2010, based on a suppliers list the clothing giant released late last week. Along with its 2012 sustainability report, the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013032564667/National/h-m-reveals-suppliers.html

Workers, cop injured as strike turns violent

Violence broke out twice yesterday at the Maru Chuen garment factory in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district – first, between police and strikers, and later, between strikers and employees who remained at work. In the morning, seven workers and one police officer were injured after police intervened ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013032164547/National/workers-cop-injured-as-strike-turns-violent.html

Strikers block road, burn tyres

More than 1,000 workers from the Maru Chuen garment factory in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district blocked the Veng Sreng road on the outskirts of Phnom Penh for half an hour yesterday, burning about 20 tyres and demanding a monthly minimum wage increase from $61 to ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013031962011/National/strikers-block-road-burn-tyres.html

Hundreds of strikers block road in Phnom Penh

More than 700 workers from the International Royal Fashion garment factory, in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district, blocked the Veng Sreng road yesterday for about four hours to show their dissatisfaction with their employer’s failure to respond to their demands. An International Royal Fashion official, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013012560974/National/hundreds-of-strikers-block-road-in-phnom-penh.html

Faintings continue apace

More than 50 workers from four garment factories in the capital’s Vattanac Industrial Park 2 had fainted yesterday, police said, but a union representative put the figure at more than 200 – which is the number who collapsed at the same site just a day ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012111659771/National-news/faintings-continue-apace.html

Cambodian PM opens 60 mln USD brewery plant, urges production for exports

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday inaugurated a 60 million U.S. dollar Khmer Brewery plant on the outskirts of Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district, urging the country’s beer manufacturers to produce for exports. ...

http://www.newstrackindia.com/newsdetails/2012/05/14/80-Cambodian-PM-opens-60-mln-USD-brewery-plant-urges-production-for-exports-.html

Strikers ordered back to work

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court ordered on Tuesday that workers striking at Cambo Handsome 1 return to work within 48 hours and banned them from striking in front of the garment factory, in the capital’s Dankgor district. Seang Sambath, president of the Federation of Friendship Unions, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011120153078/National-news/strikers-ordered-back-to-work.html

Residents seek market price

Representatives of 32 families living in the capital’s Chamkarmon district staged a protest yesterday in Tonle Bassac commune, pleading with Prime Minister Hun Sen to intervene on their behalf against the Thai Bun Roong company, which they say is forcing them to sell their land ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011102052253/National-news/residents-seek-market-price.html

Strikers used as ‘slave labour’

About 500 of the 600 garment makers at Meroson Cambodia Co Ltd went on strike yesterday, accusing the Taiwanese-owned firm which exports T-shirts to North America of using them as “slave labour” Chey Sovan, vice-president of the Cambodian National Confederation for Labourers’ Protection, said that the main reason ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011101352113/National-news/strikers-used-as-slave-labour.html

Danish Firm Opens Warehouse in Capital

DANISH logistic giant Damco has opened a 6,000-square-metre warehouse facility in Phnom Penh in response to the Kingdom’s growing importance as an emerging market, the company said in a statement. Damco Company (Cambodia), which is part of international conglomerate AP Moller-Maersk Group, said manufacturers have increasingly ...

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