Prime Minister Hun Sen visits Phnom Penh SEZ

Prime Minister Hun Sen visited Phnom Penh SEZ to discuss issues important to workers and gain a better understanding of their concerns.

Phnom Penh, 24th August 2017 - On Wednesday 23rd August 2017, Cambodia’s Prime Minister Samdech Akeak Moha Sena Padey Techo Hun Sencame to Phnom Penh SEZ to meet up with employees in person and announce some key measures in favor of factory workers, decided earlier this month.

Phnom Penh SEZ Chairwoman Lok Chumteav Oknha Lim Chhiv Ho said of the visit:“It was a great honor for me and my team to welcome Samdech Hun Sen at our site. We are delighted to hear he is being closely involved in trying to understand our workers’ concerns and in ensuring their wellbeing in future.”  

The event took place within the Phnom Penh SEZ and gathered 16.000 employees. The attendees started arriving from 6AM. The ceremony was opened with the Cambodian National Anthem and the speech from H.E. Ith Sam Heng, Minister of Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training. H.E. explained some of the key milestones in Phnom Penh SEZ’s development of the past 11 years.

Cambodia’s Prime Minister Samdech, during his talk, highlighted some key measures to be enforced shortly, including free 2 years access to public transportation, free healthcare from January 2018 and 120% pay during maternity leaves. He also mentioned he would meet with workers two times on a weekly basis, in order to gain a better understanding of both employers’ and workers’ concerns.

On a more macroeconomic perspective, Samdech Hun Sen draw the attention on his recent incentives to encourage foreign investments in Cambodia, and plan to increase exportation of Cambodia made goods even beyond the currently impressive figures.

Following the event, Samdech Hun Sen went for a visit of a garment factory named Evergreen and a vocational training center CGIT. We deeply appreciate the Prime Minister’s visiting, and will continuously try our best effort to contribute to Cambodia’s Industrialization.

New MoU’s signed between Phnom Penh SEZ tenants and Cambodia’s Anti Corruption Unit

Phnom Penh SEZ strengthens its position as leading, international standard industrial park at the forefront of Cambodia’s clean-business efforts.

Phnom Penh, 04th August 2017- Three more companies invested in Phnom Penh SEZ have recently signed a MoU with the Kingdom’s Anti Corruption Unit (ACU), further emboldening the efforts of the zone provide a corruption-free investment destination.

The signatories from the private sector are all Japanese companies that are invested in Phnom Penh SEZ:

> Rokko Phoenix Co., Ltd. 

> Okato (Cambodia) Phnom 
Penh Co., Ltd. 

> Midori Techno Park (Cambodia) Corporation 

Phnom Penh SEZ was represented by Mr. Susumu Nagaoka, Senior Manager of Customer Service (Japan Desk), and by H.E Kheang Seng, Vice President of the ACU. Japanese companies represent the largest share of total investors in Phnom Penh SEZ, and according to Mr. Nagaoka, “such agreements and the constant fight against corruption is one important factor for their successful business in Cambodia”.

Phnom Penh SEZ CEO Hiroshi Uematsu, is upbeat on the industrial park’s progress in furthering the anti-corruption agenda both at the zone and in the Kingdom as a whole: “our and our tenants close relationship with the ACU is a signal that we take the fight against corruption serious. We want to give international investors the security that their business in our zone is conducted straight, and that they have a reliable partner in Phnom Penh SEZ. If there is a problem, we and the ACU will fully support them”, he said.

This most recent MoU follows other agreements that have been signed with the ACU by investors in Phnom Penh SEZ, such as Laurelton Diamonds (Cambodia), Cambodia Beverage Company, Aprati Foods (Cambodia) and many others, as well as the industrial park itself.

NSSF meeting on Health Care Scheme

On July 27th, 2017, National Social Security Fund (NSSF) of the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training (MoLVT) in collaboration with PPSEZ conducted a meeting on Health Care Program introduced by NSSF. Our speaker, Mr. Tort Polary, Chief of Heath Care Department of NSSF provided very useful information regarding the benefits of this program as well as some advice responding to the issues raised up during the discussion.
With 69 participants from various factories inside PPSEZ, Mr. Pol Chandara, the Deputy General Director of General Department from MoLVT and a Representative of MoLVT for PPSEZ and a Committee Member of all SEZs in Cambodia also encouraged all participants to support this program since it is very really important.
The meeting went well, and most of participants asked a lot of questions regarding the benefits and services as they were really interested in this topic.

Phnom Penh SEZ Plc.’s participation in “Thai+1 Cambodia Investment Seminar” Co-organized by DITP Thailand and Cambodia SEZ Association

On Wednesday the 19th of July 2017, in Bangkok, Phnom Penh SEZ Plc. participated in the “Thai+1 Cambodia Investment Seminar” which was co-organized by Department of International Trade promotion (DITP), Ministry of Commerce Thailand, and Cambodia SEZ Association.

The seminar was initiated between both parties, aimed at providing valuable information about Cambodia investment environment and policies to Thai and international investors who are interested in Cambodia. Around 100 participants showed up in the seminar.

From Cambodia, Mr. Hean Sopauline, Chief Office of Cambodian Special Economic Zone Board, Council for the development of Cambodia provided a presentation about” Investment privilege & Concept of Special Economic Zone in Cambodia”, and Mr. Fukuzawa Daisuke, Representative of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Cambodia Office delivered an introduction about Infrastructure Development In Cambodia. In addition to above, Kerry WorldBridge SEZ, Koh Kong SEZ, Phnom Penh SEZ and Sihanoukvill Port SEZ did zone introduction respectively.

From Thai side, we had the great honour to have Mr. Pornvit Sila-on, Director of New Economy did a welcome speech and Mr. Jirawuth Suwanna-Arjm Minister Counsellor (Commercial) Office of Commercial Affairs Royal Thai Embassy, Phnom Penh introduced about “Role of Thai Government to support Thai Investment in Cambodia”.

"Thailand is facing the cost increasing and industry upgrading, we have seen more and more Thai companies are looking for expanding in overseas. Cambodia with its very convenient location between Thailand, we strongly believe that it is one of the most important destination for Thai +1 companies," says Mr Ardisak, Phnom Penh SEZ Plc. investor relationship manager from Thailand.

We considered the seminar a great success, provided very important information to the participants and strongly believe that the seminar got more investors interested in investing in Cambodia.


July 18th, 2017 marked another special day for Phnom Penh SEZ Plc. as we witnessed the Ground Breaking Ceremony of the construction of a business hotel and serviced apartments in our zone.

This facility is built by KHMER INNOVATIVE SERVICE CO., LTD., the same company that runs Restaurant Tokyo, which is a very popular Japanese cuisine restaurant in our zone. When completed in the mid of next year, it will have 100 rooms available for short stay as well as long term stay. So services found at the serviced apartments around town can be received here as well.

We are very happy and look forward to the completion of this business hotel and serviced apartments. A lot of customers will be able to enjoy a nice stay in the calm and relaxing environment away from the busy city.

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