Phnom Penh SEZ Enhances Human Resources Development

The Kingdom’s leading international economic zone signs a Memorandum of Understanding with Japanese and Thai organizations to develop dedicated training programs for Cambodian worker.

Bangkok, 14th  November 2017 – On the 14th of November, Phnom Penh SEZ Plc. was signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Technology Promotion Association (Thailand - Japan)-(TPA) and the Japan Thailand Economic Cooperation Society (JTECS) in the head quarter of Technology Promotion Association (Thailand-Japan) -(TPA) in Bangkok.

The Technology Promotion Association (Thailand-Japan) - (TPA) is an organization based in Bangkok, has more than 40 years’ experience in providing services related to education, training, consulting and corporate communication while the Japan-Thailand Economic Cooperation Society (JTECS) was established in the year of 1972 in  Tokyo, Japan aims to foster the economic and technological development of Thailand and its neighboring countries, as well as to contribute to the promotion of friendship among these countries.

The goal of this collaboration is to build a tailor-made training program for Cambodian workers. The three organizations will be working hand in hand to develop a general vocational training plan as well as basic training of soft and hard skills.

Initially, the “New Workers Development Program” will be launched this upcoming January 2018. The course is mainly designed to provide workers with basic knowledge of work organization and skills including teamwork, basic safety, basic 5S, grooming and personal hygiene, positive attitude and work ethics. The training will also include various workshops, case studies, role-plays as well as practical exercises.

“This partnership is a fabulous opportunity for Phnom Penh SEZ to further professionalize the workforce within our sites. We are sure it will contribute to boost workers’ productivity and motivation, improve safety in our factories. As we continue to grow, we hope that our continued efforts to improve the skills and knowledge of workers within Phnom Penh SEZ will pave the way for more foreign direct investments in Cambodia as a whole,” says Hiroshi Uematsu, Phnom Penh SEZ CEO.

3rd Quarterly HR/Admin Meeting with Tenants Placed at PPSEZ

Phnom Penh SEZ Plc. conducted the 3rd quarterly HR and Admin meeting on October 13th, 2017 with 44 participants from various tenants inside the zone. This meeting agenda included presentation on Non-Formal Pathway for Skills Upgrading from Policy Analyst, UNDP; PPSEZ’s CSR Project Introduction, Drug Testing and Rules and Regulation in the zone, Process of Quota Request, Road Work Update and Route Line Update for City Bus and General Security in PPSEZ. The meeting was conducted effectively. All participants enjoyed asking questions and sharing their thoughts on the solutions.

Voluntary Drug Testing at Phnom Penh SEZ Office

On 7th October 2017, Phnom Penh SEZ Plc., with the collaboration of Khan Posenchey and Police Commiserate from Drug Department, conducted drug testing on Phnom Penh SEZ Plc.’s staffs. This activity aim to be role model for tenants in PPSEZ on combating drug problem and encourage drug-free workplaces. In addition, it aimed to build awareness of drug law and health consequence of drug addiction. It was received great support from Management team. 95 Phnom Penh SEZ Plc.’s staffs participate in the test and all are drug-free.

New Land Lease Agreement with Histar International Limited from China

Phnom Penh SEZ Plc. has had another great honor to welcome Histar International Limited to invest in our zone. The company signed agreement with us on 26th September, 2017 for the long term lease of land of 0.4Ha.

Histar International Limited from China is specialized in stationary manufacturing, such as pencils, crayon and extra for exportation to the USA and European market. The company will bring long-year experience from China plant to make good quality products in Cambodia. They are targeting to start production by June 2018.

We will keep trying our best to support Histar International Limited to successfully launch and conduct their manufacturing and business in the zone. And we wish the company success and prosperity, which in turn will help creating more and more jobs for Cambodian people and developing Cambodian economy.

Phnom Penh SEZ participated in the meetings by UNDP in New York City.

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) invited Phnom Penh SEZ Plc.’s Chairwoman Lok Chumteav Oknha Lim Chhiv Ho and CEO Hiroshi Uematsu to ‘SPECIAL HIGH-LEVEL MINISTERIAL EVENT, Creating a Policy Vision for SDG Finance, Facilitating Private Sector Investment in the SDGs’ held on 20 September 2017 at United Nations (UN) Headquarters, New York City.  This event was organized during the General Assembly of UN as a sub-event focusing on private sector investment in the Social Development Goals (SDGs).

The SDGs consist of 17 Goals to Transform Our World including 1: No Poverty, 2: Zero Hunger, 3: Good Health and Well-being, 4: Quality Education, 5: Gender Equality, 6: Clean Water and Sanitation, 7: Affordable and Clean Energy, 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth, 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, 10: Reduced Inequalities, 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities, 12: Responsible Consumption and Production, 13: Climate Action, 14: Life Below Water, 15: Life on Land, 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, and 17 Partnerships for the Goals

On 21 September, Chairwoman and CEO paid a courtesy visit to Mr. Haoliang Xu, UN Assistant Secretary-General, UNDP Assistant Administrator and the Pacific Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific.  Mr. Xu assured to fully support Phnom Penh SEZ to realize the spirit of the Memorandum of Understanding signed between UNDP and Phnom Penh SEZ in 29 June, 2017.  The MOU between UNDP and Phnom Penh SEZ has served as the very first agreement under the new United Nations Social Impact Fund (UNSIF) on the establishment of partnerships between UNDP and social impact investors to ensure the achievement of the SDGs by 2030.

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