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.
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.
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.
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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From 12-15 of September 2017, a team from Phnom Penh SEZ Plc. and its group companies of 6 people led by Chairwoman Lok Chumteav Oknha Lim CHihiv Ho participated in the 14th” CAEXPO & the 14th CABIS which were organized by China-ASEAN Expo organizing committee in Nanning city, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of P.R China.
Country leaders, Ministerial dignitaries and businessman from ASEAN, China and other countries along the Belt and Road gather together at Nanning for the CAEXPO and CABIS, the two grand events. Phnom Penh SEZ Plc. had the great honour to be invited to participate the events. Except for the Chairwoman, the Chief Executive Officer Mr Uematsu Hiroshi and Senior Manager of Customer Service and Marketing & PR Ms. Michelle Zhao joined the events as well.
We were invited to join “Business and Investment Forum on the promotion of Trade, Investment and Tourism” which was co-organized by Ministry of Commerce Cambodia. During the forum, we had the chance to introduce the Cambodia investment environment and Phnom Penh SEZ group’s development to the hundreds of audience. Besides of that, we were also invited to attend “the promotion conference on ASEAN Industrial parks” together with other industrial parks from the region to those Chinese entrepreneurs who interested to expand investment to ASEAN countries.
"One Belt One Road Initiative is a very great plan, which will definitely benefit both China and countries along the belt and road like Cambodia. Thanks to the organizing committee for inviting us to join the events, we would like to take this opportunity to attract more and more Chinese investors, especially with technology transfer to Cambodia to lift up our industrial level" says Ms. Michelle Zhao, Phnom Penh SEZ Plc.
The events are important bridges and effective platforms to bond between ASEAN countries and China. We were very pleased to communicate with plenty of companies during the events. Cambodia will be the Country of Honour of next year’s China-ASEAN Expo, we will continuously join the events and firmly support its success.