Projects worth $16 million to create over 4.6K jobs
Investment projects worth $16 million are expected to create more than 4,600 jobs in Cambodia as the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) last week gave the project registration certificate to three companies. ...
More Cambodians turning to fish for livelihood
Cambodia has a fisherman population of about 1.5 million, of which 1,395,000 are freshwater fishermen and 105,000 sea fishermen. ...
Demand for engineers, architects ‘outstripping’ supply
Industry analysts have highlighted a shortage of architects and engineers as a potential issue for the Kingdom’s construction sector, as the number of projects underway begins a steady return to pre-Covid-19 levels. ...
Gov’t plans to improve STEM skills of students by 2030
The Government has vowed to improve student’s proficiency in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) skills as many students lack these key learning skills. ...
Rice farmers turn to new jobs amid tumbling prices
Some Battambang farmers are being forced to find new jobs as rice prices fall, while others are forced to continue rice farming despite the struggle. ...
Kiripost staff writers
PM Hun Sen calls for more Japanese investment
Prime Minister Hun Sen said Cambodia needs a stable investment from Japan to produce more items in the country and then export back to the Japanese market to scale up the level of existing relations between the two countries. He emphasised more infrastructure development and ...
$25.4M projects to create 6500 jobs
In continuance with the policy to strengthen the Covid pandemic-scarred economy and push for growth, the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) has recently approved projects worth $25.4 million. They are expected to generate around 6,500 job opportunities. ...
Khmer Times Staff
Covid boom in staff seen at capital’s SEZ
Public-listed industrial-park operator Phnom Penh SEZ Plc (PPSP) revealed that employment among the 120 tenants of its Royal Group Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone (RGPPSEZ) southwest of the capital’s airport has increased by over 85 percent since 2019, despite the Covid-19 crisis and resulting job ...
Impact of Covid-19 on Cambodia’s informal sector
A new book by the Asian Development Bank reveals one in five informal workers in Cambodia lost employment due to the pandemic, with women workers hit harder than men. ...
Unions push for minimum wage of $215 for garment workers
Unions have put forward a proposal for the minimum wage of garment factory workers to be raised to $215 next year amid climbing costs that put financial pressure on sector workers. ...
Garments competitiveness ‘at risk’
Rising labour, transportation, logistics and electricity costs could potentially undermine the competitive advantage of Cambodia’s textile-linked industries, according to research conducted by a prominent local economist. ...
$17M investment projects in Kandal, P Sihanouk provinces
Aiding the job prospects and investment potential in two provinces in the country, the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) gave approval for four new investment projects worth $17 million. ...
Cambodia begins talks over 2023 wage hike for garment, footwear, travel goods sector
Cambodia’s national council on minimum wage on Monday began to discuss the annual increase of monthly minimum wage for the garment, footwear and travel goods industry for 2023, according to a statement from the council. ...
Khmer Times Staff
Almost 2,000 factories registered in Cambodia in first seven months
The number of factories, ranging from producing clothes to electronic devices reached 1,947 as of July this year, employing more than 1 million people, of them some 76 percent are women. ...
Khmer Times Staff
Minimum wages for garment and textile sector workers to rise to at least $200
Negotiations for the wages of workers in the garment and textile industry is set to start next month and workers are expecting to see their minimum wages rise to at least $200 per month. ...
Khmer Times Staff
Vietnam says more effort needed to prevent people being trafficked to Cambodia for work
Việt Nam and Cambodia have a labour cooperation agreement to ensure legal protection for each other’s workers, however, it seems many Vietnamese workers are being swindled to work in Cambodia in terrible conditions. ...
Investments in Kingdom rise by 7 percent in Q1
In the first quarter of 2022, the number of projects approved by the Council for the Development of Cambodia reached 47, an increase of 6.8 percent and the total investment touched $2,520.6 million, an increase of 14.2 percent over the same period in 2021, according ...
More new industries register as economic activities pick up in Cambodia
A number of new industrial factories registered in the first period of 2022 increased remarkably, reflecting the confidence of investors in Cambodia after the country allowed the resumption of its socio-economic activities, said a senior official. ...
Kingdom’s new investments rise on Covid-19 handling law
A high percentage of the Covid-19 vaccinated population, and the new investment law put into force last year have helped increase the number of new investment projects in Cambodia. ...
Education institutions to churn out skilled workforce to meet demand
Cambodia needs a skilled workforce to meet the market demands of today and tomorrow and this is seriously lacking and becoming a major concern, especially when it is much needed to keep pace with the national growth and developments. ...