Phnom Penh SEZ Organized a Study Tour to Sihanoukville Special Economic Zone (SSEZ)

On the 8th of July 2016, the management and staffs of 11 people from Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone (PPSEZ) visited Sihanoukville Special Economic Zone (SSEZ), an overseas economic and trade cooperation zone co-operated by Jiangsu Taihu Cambodia International Economic Cooperation Investment Co., Ltd and Cambodia International Investment Development Group Co., Ltd.

SSEZ is a very successful SEZ operator in Cambodia by the Chinese investor. They had the inauguration of the 100th enterpriser on 9th June under the presence of Prime Minister Hun Sen. To keep providing best quality service to customers, it was such a good experience for PPSEZ staffs to have a trip to SSEZ to learn and share ideas, current practices, and challenges with other SEZ in Cambodia. During the visit, we were very delighted to ask some questions and share ideas regarding our common practices related to operations, HR, legal, accounting, security and etc. 

Our great thanks go to SSEZ management team for their great hospitality and support in making this trip enjoyable and wonderful.

Social Security Scheme Implementation on Health Care

On July 01st, 2016, National Social Security Fund (NSSF) of the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training in collaboration with PPSEZ conducted a dissemination meeting on the policy of social security scheme implementation on health care to all tenants from various factories in the zone at PPSEZ’s meeting hall. The meeting went well, and most of participants asked plenty of questions as they were really interested in this topic.

Training on Basic Leadership Skills

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.

Quarterly HR Meeting with Tenants

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.

Phnom Penh SEZ Launches Solar Energy Initiative

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."

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