To assist our tenants in developing and refining their skills in leading people, PPSEZ organized a one-day training course on Basic Leadership Skills on June 28th 2016 with 16 participants from different factories in the zone. The objectives of this course are to help all attendees gain a deep understanding of the term “Leadership” and its qualities, improve their ability to communicate effectively with others, identify common mistakes that a leader makes and how to avoid them, and strengthen their techniques for leading the team.
In the morning of June 24th, 2016, PPSEZ organized an HR meeting with its tenants in the zone to discuss some matters related to labour issues such as Worker Movement Declaration, Employment Book, Physical Checkup, Quota Request, Employment Card and Work Permit Process and Procedure.
During the discussion, our guest speaker, Mr. Pol Chandara who is the Deputy General Director of General Department of the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training (MoLVT) and also the Representative of MoLVT at PPSEZ shared with all participants very useful information related to the issues above.
Cambodian leading economic zone opts for renewable energy to decrease CO2 footprint and energy cost at the industrial estate.
Phnom Penh, 21st June 2016 – On Tuesday 21st of June, Phnom Penh SEZ launched its "Clean Energy Initiative" during an official ribbon cutting ceremony at the special economic zone. After a 4 month installation project, the two new solar panel systems, which will supply a part of the infrastructure's electricity on the industrial estate, are now fully operational.
The event was Presided over by H.E. Phay Bunchhoeun, Secretary of State of the Ministry of Environment.
"We show that reducing our CO2 footprint doesn’t need to cost money, and that we will save money from day one in our operating costs without having to invest our own capital. To act in an environmentally responsible way does not require specific knowledge or skills about the technology – it’s a matter of wanting to make a first step in a positive direction and finding the right partners," says Stephen Evans, Owner Representative of Phnom Penh SEZ Plc.
The two new solar power systems are composed of 400 panels and generate about 15000 kWh per month. It is an important step to reduce the cost of Phnom Penh SEZ infrastructure services and a great way to gain operational experience.
"Cambodia has excellent solar resources and we believe that this solution will be of great value to a lot of our existing and future customers. Some of our future investors are asking for solar solutions, and having those systems in place gives us a real advantage," says Evans.
Phnom Penh SEZ has formed a long-term partnership with Singapore-headquartered Company Cleantech Energy Corporation, which provides the equipment and technical support to enable the industrial estate to self-generate solar energy. A monitor showing the electricity that is produced and the amount of carbon saved every day has been launched during the ceremony and is now set up permanently in the company lobby.
"Tenants, investors, employees and all stakeholders understand and agree that Phnom Penh SEZ is truly committed to its ideal of social responsibility and reducing expenditures for tenants," said Robert Anderson, Deputy CEO of LCH Investment Group and in charge of spearheading Phnom Penh SEZ’s (a subsidiary of LCH Investment Group) drive to provide additional, clean power options to the estate.
For Raju Shukla, Chairman of Cleantech Solar Corporation, Phnom Penh SEZ is at the forefront of Cambodia’s clean energy movement by opting for solar power now. "There is a lot of interest in the market but whilst some companies watch, others act and I think Phnom Penh SEZ is putting itself in the leading group. They truly want to lead by example about the benefits, both for them as a business, as well as for the community and the environment."
Aiming to create a meeting where investors in the zone, related government institutions, and zone developer can meet to talk, raise problems, and share information and experiences, Phnom Penh SEZ Plc. has been organizing our Annual Customer Care Meeting every year.
And the meeting of 2016 was held on June 17th, 2016, under the presidency of H.E. Chea Vuthy, Deputy Secretary General of Cambodian Special Economic Zone Board and Cambodian Investment Board and Chairman of Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone Administration. We also received the participation of all the representatives of each government institution in the One Stop Service Center of the zone, as well as representatives of a lot of investors in the zone.
In this year event, concerns and questions regarding the electricity supply, its cost, and the alternative sources to the current supply, as well as topic of corruption were raised. To respond to the concern about the electricity matters, H.E. Chea Vuthy requested Colben Energy (electricity supplying company in the zone) and Phnom Penh SEZ Plc. to take the matters seriously and find whatever way to cope with the challenge with the stability and costs. His Excellency also mentioned that this challenge is highly prioritized by the Industrial Development Policy of the Royal Government of Cambodia as well. And regarding corruption matter, His Excellency strongly oppose all the corrupt practices, and ensure the participants that they can always report to him when they encounter any problems.
Overall speaking, the meeting was fruitful for our investors to meet and talk directly with us, the zone developer, and with the representatives of all the institutions in the One Stop Service Center.
As Presentation Skills are very useful in many aspects of work, PPSEZ organized a training course on Effective Presentation Skills on June 14th, 2016 at PPSEZ office with 23 participants from different factories in the zone. The purpose of this training was to assist all participants in developing their confidence and capability to give good presentations as well as to stand in front of a group of people and speak well.
The training was facilitated by Mr. Sun Samoeun, Senior HR Manager of PPSEZ.