With a solid growth outlook for both the Cambodian economy and Phnom Penh SEZ, the country's leading economic zone is aggressively looking for new workers in all areas of its expanding industrial park. "When new investors come to our zone, they are usually excited by the opportunities and services we provide them with", says Carie Phou, Public Relations Director. "We also support our tenants and partners with assistance in the recruitment of workers, and this is an are where we really want to achieve fast progress. We can employ many more people, and are permanently looking for innovative ways to increase the number of applicants. With the increasing number of tenants at our industrial zone, we targets to recruit more than 10,000 workers by the middle of 2013. The Cambodian economy is booming, and workers today need more attention and care".
Phnom Penh SEZ has signed an agreement with a leading Cambodian diamond trading firm to establish an international standard, industrial diamond processing and export facility on the grounds of Cambodia's leading Special Economic Zone. The overall investment will stand at US$ 6 Million, with the necessary precision machinery being imported from Belgium, a global diamond processing and exporting hub.
Phnom Penh SEZ Co., Ltd. (PPSEZ) today signed an agreement with Japan’s Sumitomo Corporation aimed at strengthening marketing activities to attract more Japanese investors Phnom Penh SEZ. Sumitomo Corporation is one of the largest diversified corporations in Japan and has been engaged in a range of industrial parks in Southeast Asia such as Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand for over 20years. Sumitomo has been one of the largest investors in Phnom Penh SEZ too, with local subsidiary Sumi Wiring Systems Co. LTD opening a plant in 2011.
One-2-One, an NGO working in the medical sector in Cambodia, has donated towards the funding of an on-site clinic at Phnom Penh SEZ. Dr. Annie Chen-Green, Director at One-2-One, has also pledged support by providing medical support to local doctors and nurses, as well as to provide dental care and gynecological services to female workers at Phnom Penh SEZ.
Sumi (Cambodia) Wiring Systems Co. Ltd., the local subsidiary of Japan's giant Sumitomo Corporation, has started its operations at Phnom Penh SEZ with a modern wiring harness production line, where initially 50 workers are setting up the production while a headcount of 500 staff is to be reached by the end of this year.